Ah! The Smokies in spring! The rumors are true. If you like photographing wildflowers, waterfalls and streams, and spring greenery, there isn’t a better place to be. This is my backyard and I’ve been photographing in the park for 35 years. I know where to find the water and the wildflowers, including places where we can get away from the crowds. My past participants have been asking me to offer a spring photo tour in the Smokies for years. Here it is!
This photo tour is suitable for everyone who has a basic understanding of their camera.
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. We will meet in the afternoon of Thursday, April 11. After orientation, I will give a program on photographing waterfalls and wildflowers, after which we’ll have dinner as a group. After dinner, we’ll go out for sunset shoot. On Friday, we’ll be in the field all day, with a break before dinner. We’ll have lunch in the field (provided) and dinner will be together as a group. Saturday will be a repeat of Friday. On Sunday, we’ll go out for a sunrise shoot and perhaps another stop on the way back to the hotel.
We will not be doing anything strenuous during this workshop. However, we will be making short hikes on park trails, so participants should be in reasonably good shape.
Lodging is not included and you are free to stay wherever you like. However, it is recommended that you stay at our host hotel, where we will have our Friday meeting and breakfasts. We will provide hotel info after you register. Transportation is included during the photo tour, but if you are staying at a different location, you’ll have to drive to and from the host hotel.
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.