Wednesday April 27th – Sunday May 1st, 2022 • Gatlinburg, TN
Featuring scenic landscapes, plant and wildlife in the beautiful Great Smokies
Instructors: Don Toothaker
A deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot on this workshop. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
Please note: The cost of your ticket does not include the cost of lodging
Recommended prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of your Camera
All Skill Levels Welcome
Group Size: Limited to 7 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.
•Daily excursions in and around locations in Great Smoky Mountain National Park
•In-field instruction at each location
•Image Discussion and Review
What’s not included:
•Air fare and transportation to Gatlinburg, TN
•Cost of hotel (We will be staying at the Black Bear Inn in Gatlinburg 865-436-5656)
•Cost of food
•Travel insurance (which is highly recommended for all travelers)
A Note About Traveling to Gatlinburg: It is recommended to fly into McGhee-Tyson airport in Knoxville. From there, you will need to rent a car to get to Gatlinburg, about an hour drive away. In the weeks leading up to this adventure, we will try to connect attendees that may be arriving at similar times in order to share rides through car rental.
There is also a paid shuttle you can take from Knoxville to Gatlinburg as well.
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
Camera, memory cards, batteries
A variety of lenses Wide angle, standard, and, of course, telephoto and super-telephoto zoom lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them
Please be aware that you will need transportation to and from Gatlinburg and to the hotel. One should plan for flight arrival between 12 and 2pm. We recommend flying into McGhee-Tyson airport (TYS). We will be completing our trip on Sunday in the mid-morning. Flights should be scheduled for early to mid-afternoon. Due to the variety of times attendees will be arriving, we will be unable to pick up attendees from the airport, which is about 60 minutes away, and so a car rental will be necessary to get to Gatlinburg. In the weeks leading up to this adventure, we will try to connect attendees that may be arriving at similar times in order to share rides through car rental.
We will be staying at the Black Bear Inn in Gatlinburg, TN, 865-436-5656. Please note: Your rooms are not included in the cost of your ticket. Please contact them as soon as possible. We are listed as the Hunt’s Photo Group.
A deposit is required to secure your spot on this workshop. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
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