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Mountains to Sea Workshops offers landscape photography workshops in both North Carolina and South Carolina.  Our Workshops are scheduled at key times throughout the year in both the low countries of
North and South Carolina, as well as the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee and now Virginia and West Virginia.  Our Adventure Workshops are designed for the outdoor landscape and nature photographer,from those just starting out to those that have been shooting for years.
Working in small groups, our goal will be to increase technical knowledge while expanding vision and creativity at visually inspiring locations.Learn to capture stunning images using techniques the professionals use, with hands on instruction in the field.

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Our Instructors

Alistair Nicol

Alistair Nicol is a fine art landscape photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and quickly developed a love for both the ocean and the mountains at a young age. Hiking out his backdoor up the side of Table Mountain and heading off to surf at the many beaches were some of his favorite activities growing up.  His thirst for adventure and the great outdoors started early and firmed a strong handhold on him.

Now he relishes getting out into this big beautiful world and capturing the incredible landscape and finer details.  Making memories and experiences of this natural world has always been a passion for him.  Sharing these experiences and helping others capture the beauty all around is his life mission.

Alistair specializes in landscape and fine art photography. You can learn more about Alistair, view his work, and see more on his website:

Tommy White

Tommy White is a Visual Artist and Landscape Photographer in the Southern Appalachians. Living in the quaint mountain town of Boone, Tommy is immersed in the heart of old mountain culture and the incredible beauty of the High Country.  With a great passion for nature and the Outdoors, Tommy enjoys exploring the remote reaches of the Western NC wilderness. His connection with the natural world is best seen captured in his dramatic and dynamic imagery.

Tommy’s life long passion is evident in his award winning work and his style is unmistakeable. His talent for capturing rare moments of fleeting light and synergy between elements have become recognizable in his work and his style can best be described in the way a scene is captured, unique in time, place and atmosphere.

As a Photography instructor, Tommy enjoys sharing his years of experience and his artistic approach with aspiring photographers. Tommy is especially fond of helping photographers identify and nurture their artistic vision and more importantly, how to bring it to life. An aspect of photography that is frequently overlooked in the common quest for speedy improvement and tomorrows post.

You can view more of his work at

Choose one of the packages below to learn more.

Fall at the Outer Banks

08 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
  • Instructors: Tommy White & Alistair Nicol
  • 3 day Workshop
  • Atlantic Sunrises
  • Golden Marsh reflections
  • Rickety Old Piers
  • Stunning Lighthouses
  • Long Exposures

Capers Island Campout

07 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
  • Instructors: Alistair Nicol & Tommy White
  • 2 day Workshop
  • Gourmet meal on the beach
  • Camping in the Boneyard beach of Capers Island
  • Golden sunrise reflections
  • Bike rides through the Boneyard
  • Star Trails and Time Lapse Photography
  • Long Exposures in the Boneyard

Highlands Winter Expedition

15 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
  • Instructor: Tommy White
  • 2 Day Workshop
  • access to hidden locations
  • golden sunrises and sunsets
  • Ice covered forests
  • Frozen lakes and streams

Spring in Charleston

22 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
  • Instructors: Alistair Nicol and Tommy White
  • 2 Day Workshop
  • Sunrises & Sunsets
  • Botany Bay Plantation
  • Peak Azalea Bloom at Magnolia Gardens
  • Folly Beach sunrise

Charleston Astrophotography

05 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
  • Instructors: Alistair Nicol
  • 2 day Workshop
  • Milky Way
  • Maximizing low noise techniques
  • Star Trails & Time Lapse photography
  • Light Painting

Spring in the Great Smokies

03 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
  • Instructors: Tommy White & Alistair Nicol
  • 2 day Workshop
  • Cades Cove wildlife and vast meadows
  • Clingman's Dome
  • Composing mountain streams and waterfalls
  • Panoramic Sweeping Vistas
  • Image Critique and Workflow

Charleston Private Instruction

  • Instructor: Alistair Nicol
  • Half Day Sessions
  • Sundown at Shem Creek
  • Sunrise at Botany Bay Plantation
  • Peak Azalea Bloom at Magnolia Gardens
  • Folly Beach sunrise

High Country Private Instruction

  • Instructor: Tommy White
  • Image Critique
  • Camera Technique and use of filters
  • Composition, lines, light & subject
  • Luminance Masking & Exposure Blending
  • Exploring the Blue Ridge!