Fall Color in The great Smoky Mountains



October 18th – 21st, 2018, Townsend, Tenn.


Robert Coomer

Robert Coomer

FIne Art Photographer

Robert Coomer is a fine art photographer chasing light and nature, both above and below ground. He has won many local and national awards, and has been involved in commercial design and photography for over 20 years. For the last 15 years he has been showing his work at regional art shows and fine art galleries.

To learn more about Robert Coomer, visit his website.

Tom Croce

Tom Croce

Landscape and Macro Photographer

Tom Croce believes that photography begins with the act of seeing, it is the art of noticing and seeing the beauty in nature and capturing that moment. Through his images Tom works to create environmental portraits that are expressions of the emotion and feeling of a place at the time of making the exposure, and to create images that capture a sense of time and place.

To learn more about Tom Croce visit his website.

The Art of Nature Photography in the Great Smoky Mountains

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 3 days of photographing the beautiful colors of autumn. We will spend several hours each day, as long as the light allows, shooting the landscapes located in and around Cades Cove, Tremont, Roaring Fork, just to name a few. The exact location and subjects will be determined by the weather.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12. Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera.

Each day’s schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field. General Itinerary – Plan to arrive on October 18th in Townsend, Tenn. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A and orientation. After which we will head out to shoot a sunset. The remaining days we will be heading out approx. 1-1/2 hour before sunrise, shoot until late afternoon when we will take a break for an early dinner, before heading out for the evening session. One afternoon we will spend discussing and demonstrating post processing, and a photo critique.

This workshop will require a moderate amount of hiking over rough, uneven terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a two miles over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain.

The fee for this workshop is $400.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. A block of room are reserved at the Highland Manor Inn in Townsend, Tenn.

A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by August 1, 2018. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by August 1, after which the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled. Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in September.

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