Fall Elk Rut and Blue Ridge Parkway - tlcroce

Some pictures from past workshops

  • Sunrise in Cades Cove
  • Sunrise in Cades Cove
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Elk at Sunrise

Fall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

September 27th - 30, 2018, Maggie Valley, N.C. Instructors - Tom Croce

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains for three days of photographing elk in the Cataloochee Valley and landscapes and fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The weather is always a determining factor in the exact schedule, but a tentatively we will plan on spending one or two evenings along the Blue Ridge Parkway, weather permitting we may do some night photography.

We will spend mornings in Cataloochee Valley Photographing the Elk rut. In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12.

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field. General Itinerary - Plan to arrive on September 27th in Maggie Valley. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A, and orientation, and we will head out for a sunset along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 28th & 29th we will spend shooting in Cataloochee, where we will get there early to shoot the elk and then spend the morning exploring the landscape and rustic structures.

The fee for this workshop is $400.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants.

A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by August 1, 2018. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by August 31, after the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled. Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in August.

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