Prolific wildflower blooms, lush green forests, flowering trees and rushing streams and waterfalls over moss covered boulders and rocks makes the Great Smoky Mountains a magical place in the spring. There's good reason the Smokies are called "Wildflower National Park!" This will be Joe's sixth year leading workshops in the park dedicated to the art and technique of creative nature photography.
- Dates: April 23-27, 2017
- Instructors: Joseph Rossbach
- Cost: $1495.00USD
- Deposit: $300.00USD
- Limit of 8
Each day’s schedule varies according to which location we visit that day, how long we shoot and what the weather conditions are. We could photograph all day if conditions are right and then have more class time the following day. Questions and problems will be addressed in the field whenever possible, which is the most effective way to learn nature and landscape photography.
Day 1 night at 5 pm
Opening night presentation, Q&A’s, orientation (it would be a good idea to have dinner on your own before the opening meeting)
Day 2 - 4, Tuesday, Wednesday
Photograph sunrise and/or early morning and late afternoon and/or sunset – and whenever the light is right. There will be presentations and critiques during the day.
Photograph in the morning or have class time; discussion and final thoughts over breakfast. We should be finished by checkout time.
Most of the locations we have scheduled will be within the ability of anyone who is in moderate shape. Although a short hike will be necessary to arrive at some locations, the trails are not trecherous. A standard liability waiver is included with your booking.
Professional one-on-one instruction in the field, expert digital darkroom instruction and critiquing, hours and hours of shooting, many amazing images!
What's Not Included
Airfare, airport fees and taxes, visa fees, meals and transportation (Participants are asked to carpool. Due to liability reasons, we are not able to transport guests).
Payment and Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable deposit of $300 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 90 days before the workshop starts. If you wish to cancel after final payment has been made, our refund policy is stated below:
Between 90 and 30 days: 25% refund (minus your initial deposit)
Less than 30 days and no-shows: 0% refund
If we happen to find another guest to take your place, we will give you a full refund (minus your initial deposit).
Recommended Lodging: Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
Address: 7766 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882
- Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
- Metering and getting a correct exposure
- Histograms, how to read
- them, and how to fine-tune exposure
- Creative depth-of-field effects using aperture control
- White balance and creative coloration
- Creating perspective, depth, and a sense of "being there" in your photos
- Creating powerful compositions with impact
- Composing to control your viewer's attention in your photos
- Compositional Balance, Tension, and Visual Flow
- How to use filters to capture dramatic light or create long-exposure effects
- A Digital SLR
- Sturdy tripod
- Wideangle lens
- Normal Zoom lens
- Circular polariser
- ND Grads, Solid ND's, ect..
- Telephoto lens
- Shutter release
- Lens cloths
- Photo backpack
- Trekking poles
- Waterproof outer layers
- Warm clothes
- Walking boots
- River Sandals
- Laptop loaded with Lightroom & Photoshop