2023 Great Smoky Mountains Workshop

October 23 - 27, 2023

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

What an opportunity to improve your photography and elevate your art!

Join us for this five day, immersive fall workshop to explore incredible photo opportunities in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. Year after year, this is the prime time to enjoy autumn foilage, classic Smoky Mountain grand vistas, river scenes, cascading water, and even some wildlife. Of course, with all the beautiful fall color, shooting macro is very exciting. They arrive early to scout and help find the most desirable locations. They provide coaching during the various shoots and offers two or three critiquing sessions and lessons in the classroom. Our home base is the gateway to the Smokies at The Highland Manor Inn in Townsend, TN. The workshop setting is informal, relaxing, and fun!


WORKSHOP: Monday, October 23 to Friday, October 27, – 2023 – Townsend, TN

REGISTRATION FEE: $1695 / $850 deposit (non-refundable)

SKILL LEVEL: All

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Easy to Moderate

LED BY: Lou NettelhorstTodd Nettelhorst


HOW THE WORKSHOP IS RUN:

This is a true immersive photography workshop, not just a coastal photo tour.  This means that the instructors will be working with you throughout the workshop to help you improve your photography skills.  Their thoughtful, gentle coaching style will encourage you to take your photography to the next level regardless of your starting point.

All of our workshops, classes and lessons include their learning cycle, which is to provide INFORMATION, give opportunities to PRACTICE using the information, and then receive FEEDBACK on your practice. They will provide you with as much, or as little, coaching as you desire.  The daily feedback sessions will include all participants and the feedback, like the teaching, is constructive, instructive and inspiring.  It’s all about the fun of learning by doing.

Participants will learn techniques of photographing all the above subject matter including vast and intimate landscapes tailored to their individual level of experience.  Both instructors are passionate about making great photographs. Their goal is to help you do the same.  They will make sure to maximize photographic opportunities, the itinerary is scouted prior to and will be flexible to make the most of changing weather and lighting conditions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This workshop is designed to accommodate all levels of photographic experience. It is important, however, that participants be familiar with their equipment and its operation.

DRESS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Fall weather can be quite unpredictable, so come prepared for combinations of wet, dry, cool and warm conditions.  Check the forecast and plan accordingly.  Please note:  This workshop is held rain or shine so participants should be prepared to shoot in all types of weather conditions.

Physical requirements:  Appropriate for people in good health and moderate to good shape.  Minimal hiking and walking.

LODGING:

Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center – Townsend, TN (October 20-30 – $139 per night + tax)

7766 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-2211

TRANSPORTATION and MEALS:

Participants are responsible for transportation to /from and during the workshop.  The two closests airport are McGhee Tyson Airport – Knowville (approx. 21 miles) & Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Airport (approx. 23 miles).  Carpooling will be coordinated during the workshop to/from locations as necessary.  Included is an a la carte continental breakfast each morning.  All other meals are the participant’s responsibility and all are encouraged to eat together.

PRE and POST ZOOM MEETINGS:

Meet & Greet Gathering: Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 7:30pm CT

Reunion Gathering: Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 7:30pm CT


DATE/TIME:  Monday, October 23, 2023 (8:00 am) – Friday, October 27, 2023 (7:00 pm)

COST: $1695 / $850 deposit (non-refundable)

The registration fee is non-refundable unless the canceling party provides a replacement participant, in which case a $50 processing fee is charged.   Full payment is due at least twelve weeks prior to the workshop start but no later than July 31, 2023.  No exceptions to the above policy.  Travel insurance is strongly recommended. All transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and any other miscellaneous expenses are the responsibility of the registrant.

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CONTACT: info@nettelhorstimages.com

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  • I liked that Lou was able to work with each person according to their needs, photographic challenges & interests, respecting each person for who they are, and retaining a sense of community while doing so.
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  • I like the organization of the program and that all distractions were taken care of making it easy to focus on photography.  I especially like the on-site feedback and daily reviews.
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  • An overall fantastic workshop! This workshop has far exceeded my expectations, and really changed the way I look at photography. I look forward to joining you on a future trip!
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