There is not much that can compare to the majesty of the Smoky Mountains – one of the most photographed locations in the country and one of our favorites. They are full of photographic inspirations. This workshop will be four days of almost non-stop shooting of a variety of photo “ops”: old barns and fences, peak spring wildflowers with and without critters on them, waterfalls, rivers, scenics galore, and more often than not, deer, turkey and maybe a mama bear with cubs, and if we are really lucky, a late covering of spring snow. North of the tropics, only China can match the Southern Appalachians in the diversity of flowers. The 521,490 acre park has more than 1,400 species of native flowering plants. These spring flowers combined with a diverse array of other subjects provide a photographer’s paradise. You are photographing light; it is all about light. The best light is very early morning and late evening so we shoot from pre-sunrise until the afterglow of sunset while learning how to deal with the mid-day light – a good time for close ups and macros. A block of rooms are reserved and we suggest that you call to reserve your room ASAP. Each room has a refrigerator, making it convenient to stock up on breakfast foods and snacks. We stop for coffee in the a.m. for those in need of a jump start and then we are off. We eat lunches on the road and then continue our day in search of the best light. One evening we’ll take boxed dinners up the mountain so as not to miss sunset. “Can’t be late for work”!! As in all of our workshops, participants will have the opportunity to experience all sorts of equipment, including an assortment of tripods. Participants will receive lots of one on one time in the field and have many opportunities to experiment and ask questions. Demonstrations are a great learning tool. We are there for our participants throughout the day, taking advantage of as much learning and shooting time as possible.
We will gather on Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the hotel conference room and end our session on Friday around 10:30 a.m. The fee is $760.00 (food and lodging not included). No additional fee is necessary for non participants. After reserving your spot in the workshop and receiving a confirmation, you’ll need to make your room reservation. Your reservation should be made as soon as possible after registering and receiving the confirmation at which time the contact information for the hotel will be provided. Make sure they know you are with the Nature’s Image Photography Workshops. Angela Quigley handles our reservations. March 12th is the cut off date for receiving the discounted group rate. After that date the hotel will charge their going room rate which is a good bit more expensive. So please reserve your room asap.
If you would like to register for this workshop, click here for the registration page.
Click here for hotel information, after you register.