Tuesday April 24th – Sunday April 29th
Featuring scenic landscapes, plant and wildlife
In the beautiful Great Smokies
Instructors: Don Toothaker & Rick Berk
Recommended prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of your Camera
All Skill Levels Welcome
Group Size: Limited to 10 attendees
Spring time in Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a photographer’s paradise. The Smokies are renowned for their diversity of nature, abundant plant and wildlife, rushing streams, and ancient mountains. The month of April reveals many beautiful aspects of Spring throughout the park as we explore and pursue a variety of subject matter. In Cades Cove, we will explore the cultural elements of the mountain people. Along Tremont, we will expand our creativity by photographing rushing water and quiet landscapes. Throughout the park there is an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife to enjoy. From the top of Clingman’s Dome, we will capture mountain vista’s that are breathtaking. Each day, we will work on concepts of Subject Development, Exposure, Image Composition, Architectural Photography, Black and White Photography, Low Light Photography, and Long Exposures. There is nothing quite like the Great Smoky Mountains.
We will maximize our time in the field with hands on instruction as well as incorporating group discussion, classroom instruction, and image review during the workshop. Once on location, we will utilize local transportation to and from each destination.
Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Medium to High. There will be long days that include sunrise and sunset on the same day. There will be a fair amount of walking and at least one longer than usual hike.
In this workshop we will cover:
• Use of Lenses
• Use of Light Modifiers
• Subject Development
• Creative Thinking
• Shooting in Low Light
• Long Exposures
• Use of Filters (polarizers and ND)
• Image Processing
• Image Review
• Image Critiquing
The cost of this trip includes the cost of lodging and transportation while on location. You will need to separately purchase a flight ticket (or transportation) to and from the location. Meals are not included in the cost of the trip.
To make only a deposit, select the “Deposit Only” box below. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
Upon signing up for this walk, you will receive a confirmation email. This will list more specific instructions regarding this workshop.
Please read our Cancellation Policy before signing up.