Smoky Mountains

Nov 2nd -6th 2018

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

NEW  Photograph America the Beautiful tour!

Great Smoky Mountain National Park
November 2nd – 6th 2018 
*Fall Color Season

This is a small LIMITED group experience of ONLY 14 people with 3 instructors.  We expect this tour as always to sell out VERY quickly.

  Do not miss out on this exciting NEW photography tour!

*Join David & Ally McKay, and Steve Scurich for an awesome weekend of photographing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

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! 

*Instructors are scheduled, although may change based circumstances.
*Typically prime fall color season is 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 easy accesibale from our vehicles. You should be able to walk an easy hike.
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  • DatesNovember 2nd -6th  2018
  • Cost: $1395 or  3 payments of $465  (EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $1095 if paid in full by December 31st) We have made this an awesome price! 
  • Limited Space Available! ONLY 14 spots for this tour!
  • Non Photo Spouse or friend rate $700 ( ONLY TWO available due to space) 

Tour Price DOES NOT Include:

  • Travel Insurance (HIGHLY recommended)
  • Accomadations- A Block rate is secured at the host hotel
  • Transportation to/from Townsend, TN (Knoxville airport)  
  • Meals 

*Scheduled instructors are planned although may be substituted if the need arises. 

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Friday Nov 2nd 6pm : 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. 

Sat, Sun, Mon:  We will meet and be on location 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.

Time permitting, we will also do post processing education and/or image reviews. 

Tues- Depart at your leisure. 


Who Should Attend:

Anyone with an interest in photography from a beginner to professional.


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