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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

07 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
If you're new here, you may want to read about us and subscribe to the newsletter. Thanks for visiting and Happy Shooting! What to expect Come...

Highlands Winter Expedition

07 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
Join award winning landscape photographer Tommy White and explore the very best of North Carolina’s High Country in the Winter! This...

Spring in Charleston

19 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
  • Instructors: Alistair Nicol and Tommy White
  • 3 Day Workshop
  • Sunrise at Capers Island
  • Botany Bay Plantation
  • Peak Azalea Bloom at Magnolia Gardens
  • Folly Beach sunset

Charleston Spring Astrophotography

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

Spring in the Great Smokies

  • Instructors: Tommy White & Alistair Nicol
  • 3 day Workshop
  • Cades Cove wildlife and vast meadows
  • Clingman's Dome
  • Beautiful mossy streams and waterfalls
  • Panoramic Sweeping Vistas
  • Image Critique and Workflow

Charleston Astrophotography & Long Exposures

28 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
  • Instructors: Tommy White and Alistair Nicol
  • 2 Day Workshop
  • Capturing the night sky
  • Light Painting
  • Maximizing noise reduction
  • Lightroom & Photoshop

Blue Ridge Astrophotography

29 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
  • Instructor: Tommy White
  • 2 Day Workshop
  • Milky Way over Grandfather Mtn
  • Constellations and Nebulas
  • Light Painting foreground elements
  • Post Processing workflow

Roan Mountain Backpacking Tour

26 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
  • Instructors: Tommy White & Alistair Nicol
  • 3 day Workshop
  • Composition & "Seeing the Light"
  • 360 degree views!
  • Vast Grassy Balds
  • Camping under the stars
  • Astrophotography & Star Trails
  • Time Lapse Video