The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Workshop - Thursday, October 12th to Sunday, October 15th, 2017 (Limited to 6 attendees)
This workshop takes place in one of our nation's finest National Parks - and that is saying something.  Split between Tennessee and North Carolina, the Park contains 522,419 acres of predominately Blue Ridge Mountains.  We'll spend our time on the north side of the Park, operating out of the city of Townsend, TN - a peaceful location near one of the main entrances to the Park and several key destinations for our workshop including Cades Cove, Little River, and the areas of Tremont, Greenbrier, and Metcalf Bottoms.  We could add others or eliminate some of these depending on conditions at the time.  Check out The Great Smoky Mountains Workshop Gallery to get a sampling of the types of scenes you can anticipate seeing/photographing.

The workshop fee is $525 with 1/2 of the fee  due by August 12th and the balance due by September 12th.  If you wish to pay by credit card, email me for an eInvoice from Square.  Please see the Workshop Overview page and F.A.Q. page for important workshop details including my refund policy.  You will find a listing of the forms that must be completed and other detailed information located in the PDF Gallery.

In Townsend, we'll be staying at the Talley Ho Inn that is on the main road running through town.  You should plan to be there before 6pm on October 12th.  We will have an arrival meeting and dinner at that time.  Please note that you are responsible for your own reservations directly with the Tally Ho.  Rates are $103 on Thursday and $133 per night on Friday and Saturday.

What to Expect
We'll meet, greet, eat, and plan at our initial gathering on Thursday.  Expect to shoot from before sunrise until after sunset on both Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday, we will shoot sunrise until noon and then depart. 

In the evenings, I hope to conduct a review of the day's shooting including a critique of images captured that day.  It would be a good idea to bring your laptop to download and do any initial processing of images you shot.  Although we will be using the LCD panel on your camera during the day, this is not an acceptable review device for a full critique or evaluation.

A detailed planning document can be downloaded at this link.  It should be printed and used as a checklist for workshop preparation.


Important Notes/Dates

  • Aug 12:  1/2 workshop fee due ($262.50)
  • Workshop and Waiver forms due with initial tuition payment
  • Make Tally Ho Inn reservations
  • Review all workshop materials on packing and preparation
  • Sep 12:  Balance of workshop fee due ($262.50)
  • Oct 12:  Arrive at Tally Ho Inn by 6pm