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Spring in the Smoky Mountains Workshop - April 2018 (Limited to 6 attendees)
I'm excited to announce my newest workshop that takes place in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the spring.  Again, 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 expect to benefit from spring rains and snow melt which should produce significant water flow for rivers, creeks, and streams - meaning beautiful waterfalls.  These conditions will also produce stunning wildflower blooms.  We will use these wildflowers in a wide range of compositions including fine detail in macro shots.  As always, I will have scouted ahead and will have the premium destinations selected for the type of photographs we hope to create.   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 TBD and the balance due by TBD.  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 TBD.  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

 
  • TBD:  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
  • TBD:  Balance of workshop fee due ($262.50)
  • TBD:  Arrive at Tally Ho Inn by 6pm