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Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains Photography Workshop
Having grown up in the mountains of western North Carolina, I have spent uncountable hours exploring and photographing all areas of the absolutely gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains and the heart of the Temperate Rain Forest as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway. The workshop will begin Saturday morning in the heart of the temperate rain forest of Western North Carolina. I will take you on a journey like no other so that you can experience why the Great Smoky Mountains are so loved and cherished by all of those who have witnessed her great beauty and mystery. I will take you to waterfalls, landscapes and vistas that are both very popular and to some that are hidden away that very few people even know about. We will photograph areas from deep with the rain forest to majestic waterfalls, some of which you can drive under, or walk behind, some you can see from a distance and some of which you can walk right up to and touch. After capturing all of the magic of the temperate rain-forest on the first day, we will head north up on the beloved Blue Ridge Parkway for the next two days. Autumn is an absolutely awe inspiring time of year to go to this area. There is nothing like the sea of color that can be seen for miles in almost any direction you aim your camera. Wildlife is also very active and we should see plenty of it on this trip. As we work our way along this route, we will take full advantage of all of the best light conditions and times for the best shots in the best locations. Our trip is planned to be able to capture the most amazing sunrises and sunsets along any route east of the Mississippi. There is no place on earth, in my opinion, that has the diverse scenery, wildlife and natural beauty of this one region on the east coast. The only way to know its beauty is to see it, experience it, live it and capture it in a way that you can share it all with your family, friends and colleagues. Each participant will have portfolio worthy images from this workshop to share with others. I will work with each participant individually as we go along to make sure this is the case. This trip is going to be a limited to a small number of participants and each place we shoot, we will be making sure that each and every participant gets "the shot" they are looking for in that location. Accommodations: Accommodations are not provided for this workshop but shareable moutnain cabin style accommodations are available in a central location. Information is available upon request, as well as information on other local options such as hotels, etc. Transportation is not provided but carpooling will be encouraged to make it most efficient and beneficial for sharing the experience with the others on the trip as possible. What you will need: Camera with manual controls Tripod Circular Polarizing Filter Neutral Density Filter Plenty of SD cards or external memory Extra Batteries and/or charging system Comfortable shoes Snacks and drinks (other food options will be discussed on the discussion board as time gets close to the workshop. Often people bring potluck style meals to share, etc. Please make any special dietary requirements known as well. Recommended but not required: A laptop

Great Smoky Mountains

Mountains of Western NC · 06/08/2015, NC


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Would you like to take your photography skills to the next level and have some awesome adventures at the same time? Then this is the group for you. We go on one adventure after another exploring the world around us while capturing it all through the lens of our cameras. These workshops are designed for everyone from beginner to advanced photographers as Rena meets each participant where they are and helps them to reach their own personal goals with both classroom and hands on one-on-one instruction. Come join us for some fun and excitement as we travel together on this wonderful journey through the amazing world of outdoor photography!

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