What could be better than photographing the spectacular waterfalls of North Carolina during the verdant spring or glorious fall seasons? How about doing under the leadership of the foremost authority on North Carolina waterfalls? I literally wrote the book on the state’s waterfalls!
To make the best waterfall photos, you need to understand the nuances of lighting, water flow, time of day, and many other conditions. With nearly 40 years of experience exploring and photographing waterfalls, I have that covered.
These photo tours occur during my two favorite times to photograph the waterfalls of North Carolina. In early May, the new leaves are vibrant and many-colored, giving the forest a look that rivals autumn. The fall season in the mountains of North Carolina presents an unrivaled palette for photographers and creates the perfect complement for waterfalls.
I led my first photo tour in 1992. The location? North Carolina’s waterfalls. Join me and I’ll share with you experiences and photo secrets from a lifetime of chasing these extraordinary waterfalls!
All photos on this page are of waterfalls that you may photograph during these photo tours.
I do not establish a precise itinerary for photo tours ahead of time because I want to choose the subjects based on the weather and other conditions. Here is a general outline.
We will meet in the afternoon of Thursday, May 4 or October 19. After orientation, I will give a program on photographing waterfalls, after which we’ll have dinner as a group. After dinner on the spring event, you’ll photograph a waterfall under the light of the full moon.
We’ll get an early start on Friday and visit as many waterfalls as we can. Lunch will be in the field and dinner will be together as a group. After dinner, I may give another program for those who want to stay up for it.
Saturday will be a repeat of Friday.
On Sunday, we’ll head out in the morning and visit one or two additional waterfalls. We’ll return to the hotel for checkout and a final classroom gathering.
You should be in reasonably good shape to attend this photo tour. While we won’t be doing anything overly strenuous, we will be in the field all day on Friday and Saturday. Some of the waterfalls we’ll visit require steep (though very short) bank scrambles and may involve rock hopping streams. One hike we may do is about 1.5 miles one-way and has a moderate section with several steps.
Lodging and transportation to Brevard is not included. It is recommended that you stay at the host hotel, where we will have breakfast and classroom sessions. Complete hotel and traveling information will be provided when you register.
Full payment is required at the time of registration. You can register online by clicking the “Register Now” buttons on this page. If you prefer to pay by personal check, please contact me.