Spring in The Smoky Mountains


May 2 – 5,  2017, Townsend, Tn.


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.

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, for four days of photographing cascades, waterfalls, and wildflowers.

The weather is always a determining factor in the exact schedule, but a tentatively we will plan on spending evenings shooting sunset, from Clingmans Dome and along New Found Gap Road. We will spend mornings and afternoons shooting cascades, waterfalls, and wildflowers.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to six. This is a hands on workshop, we will spend several hours each day shooting.

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.

Plan to arrive on May 2nd in Townsend, Tn. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A, and orientation, before heading out to photograph the sunset along New Found Gap Road. The  remaining days will be spent shooting landscapes, cascades, wanterfalls, and wildflowers in Cades Cove, Tremont, Roaring Fork, and Greenbriar areas of the park. Sunday we will photograph in the morning then meet for discussion and thoughts over breakfast.

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 $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by March 1, 2017. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by March 1, 2017 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 early March.

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