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Waterfall All Day Workshop

Let's Shoot Widow Falls at Stone Mountain State Park west of Winston.  It's about a two hour drive, but it will prove to be an awesome location to get some nice shots of the falls and some of little tributary falls.


Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Photographer


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I am not sure of what you are used to, but my workshops will include the following:  

1 hour of "classroom" instruction to also include one or two custom handouts tailored to waterfall photography.  (If we all fit in one car, the car will be a rolling classroom and we can talk shop on the way up to the meetup.)

2 hours of shooting with periods of one on one instruction during the shoot.

1 hour of post shooting classroom instruction.

Stone Mountain Park is a bit of a drive.  We can all rendezvous in downtown Hillsborough at the Parking Deck and carpool from that location as we head west past Winston and on to Widow Falls.  My car can fit 3 passengers and gear comfortably and 4 passengers less comfortably.  I am more than happy to car pool for this trip.

I am limiting this meetup to 7 photographers in order for me to be able to provide the best one on one instruction as we start shooting.

Necessary equipment?????:  Any point and shoot camera or DSLR will do.  A camera with manual settings will do best for getting the "perfect" shot.  Tripods are not mandatory, but will be extremely helpful.  I can show folks how to steady their cameras without tripods and I will have 2 or 3 extra tripods available for those folks that don't have their own.   Email me with your equipment questions.

Here's a shot I got last fall at Widow Falls.

 

This is a small section of the falls.

 


I am requiring that photographers pay to sign up for this meetup.  I will do the meetup no matter how many attendees show up.  The only refunds that will be available for this meetup will be for photographers that show show up and don't think it was worth the money.  No questions asked.  I will offer a refund to any and all participants if they are not absolutely satisfied with the workshop.  No refunds for cancellations, although I will consider hardship cancellation on a case by case basis.


Finally, each person is responsible for his or her own equipment and well-being.  Neither Meetup.com nor I will be held responsible for anything other than providing a fun learning environment and an awesome photography lesson.  :-)

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  • Tracy

    I had a great time!

    June 2, 2013

  • Tracy

    Whoops... obviously I hadn't read my email before asking the questions below! Thanks for the note. See you tomorrow.

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Tracy

    Jim, I am looking forward to tomorrow. A couple of questions - are Hanging Rock State Park and Stone Mountain State Park the same thing (or is one a typo). And when you say meet at the parking deck in Hillsborough do you mean on of the ones listed here? http://www.ci.hillsborough.nc.us/content/parking-transportation

    May 31, 2013

  • Amie

    Hate to miss it but I am at trainning until the 15 th

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately wont be able to make this. I have a shoot in the afternoon that I am doing. Hopefully more waterfalls later!

    May 28, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Ginny ~ I will do a refund for you this week.

      May 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I did. Thank you very much!

      1 · May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am having my second photo showing for the month of June @ Wake Forest Coffee Co on this day .http://wakeforestcoffee.com/

    May 26, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Lee ~ Did you prepay for this?

      May 28, 2013

  • Mark

    Ill be driving from Sanford so Id like to meet up in Greensboro.

    May 28, 2013

    • Jim N.

      No problem. We can meet somewhere convenient. Let's decide Friday night on the where to meet.

      May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the last waterfall trip but I'm unable to make this one.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you give me am address for my GPS? And can I pay you in cash that morning?

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it too late? If not where do we meet again?

    May 13, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Never too late. Hillsborogh

      May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be coming from Greensboro. Let me know if you are going to first stop at the visitors center.

    1 · May 4, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Ginny ~ we will get it all figured out the week before the workshop. Let's wait and see where everyone is coming from before we finalize meeting points and times. Ok?

      May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK. Will await instructions!

      1 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So we meet up in Downtown Hillsborough @ 8:30am then drive to Hanging Rock? If we can not carpool where can meet @ Hang rock?Where does the classroom instruction take place?

    May 4, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Lee ~ the last time we did this we all drove up in the same car and talked shop on the way. If we don't all car pool, yes we can meet on location and instruction can take place there. Does that makes sense?

      May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes

      1 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about the Lower Cascades? Those are great to shoot.

    May 4, 2013

    • Jim N.

      That does sound nice.

      May 5, 2013

  • Jim N.

    "We can all rendezvous in downtown Hillsborough at the Parking Deck and carpool from that location as we head west past Winston and on to Widow Falls. My car can fit 3 passengers and gear comfortably and 4 passengers less comfortably. I am more than happy to car pool for this trip."

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It says that this will start at 8:30am Where?

    1 · May 4, 2013

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