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.
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.
- 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