Smoky Mountains Fall Color

Nov 2nd - 5th, 2019

Join the MPA team an awesome weekend of photographing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! We have just returned from this year’s tour and it was outstanding! The clor was off the charts and the images and camaraderie were excellent!

In order to get optimum photographic sessions in on Sunday and Monday with less crowds, we will be arriving on Saturday the 2nd. We will be up before sunrise getting into the park on Sunday and Monday and in PRIME locations with no crowds. 

Guests with all levels of photographic experience, beginner through advanced are welcome!  Even if you are brand new to photography, there is NO NEED to feel intimidated on joining us! 

*Typically prime fall color season is the first week of November for this area. However, color and weather are outside of our control and may vary.

Level of Photography – 
If you are a beginner, fearful of travel, or unsure of photography settings, no need to worry! Our team is here to help you with any questions and you will fit right in with our personalized instruction! No need to feel intimidated at all. We’ve got your back!If you have more experience as a photographer, you will be able to work one on one with some of the top pros in the industry! Receiving very personalized instruction, catered to your needs.Fitness Level –
Easy hikes are involved. You do not have to be in great shape to do this tour as most photographic spots are easily accessible from our vehicles. You should be able to walk an easy hike.
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  • Dates: November 2nd -5th  2019
  • Cost: $1295 or  (EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $995 if paid in full by November 27th.  We have made this an awesome price! 
  • Limited Space Available! 
  • Non-Photo Spouse or friend rate $695 ( ONLY TWO available due to space) 
  • All permits and fees
  • Transportation while on tour during sessions. 
  • Personalized instruction from the MPA team! 

Tour Price DOES NOT Include:

  • Travel Insurance (HIGHLY recommended)
  • Accommodations- A special block rate has been set up at the host hotel. Approximately $80 a night. 
  • Transportation to/from Townsend, TN (Knoxville airport)  Easy Uber or Lyft rides available 
  • Meals (There are many options available) 


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Saturday, Nov 2nd 7 pm: We will meet at the hotel in Townsend, TN.  We will have an introductory meeting, review safety guidelines, we also will discuss plans, goals, and objectives for the tour. 

Sun and Mon:  We will leave before the sun comes up to take advantage of the morning light and possibly peak wildlife activity. There will also be an afternoon session continuing to sunset. Each day is paced to maximize photo opportunities and the schedule will be flexible to maximize getting the best light. We will use all available time to get the best images!

Tues- Depart at your leisure. 

Who Should Attend:
Anyone with an interest in photography from a beginner to professional.


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