A full two days of adventure and exploration with photographer Alistair Nicol, in the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains. We will meet Friday the 20th for introductions and instructions before hitting the trail for an evening shoot. A seemingly limitless variety of subjects will be on hand from the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, a variety of waterfalls, Cades Cove and many of our favorite vistas. We’ll be kicking the mornings off with a spectacular sunrise, followed by a stop at our favorite mountain streams. Fresh springtime blooms will adorn the rivers with a display that sure to be show stopper! During the evenings, we will turn our attention westward and photograph three evenings of stunning sunsets. The views in the Smoky Mountains are some of the most spectacular east of the Mississippi, with layers of misty blue ridges and stunning vistas. This area of the park is also teeming with wildlife: bear, deer, turkey, coyote and elk are not uncommon in this area of the park. If you’re looking for the hidden beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, this workshop is for you! Note that hiking will be a part of this Smoky Mountain adventure, allowing us to get out beyond the normal public hotspots.
Locations include – Tremont, Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Morton’s Overlook, Oconaluftee Overlook, Newfound Gap, Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, Little River, Mingo Falls, Laurel Falls, Grotto Falls and many more! Changes will be based on weather conditions and announced the day prior so you have time to prepare.
Important: Hikes can vary in difficulty levels and can reach up to 1 mile or more. No one knows your condition and fitness level better than you. We will be in the mountain where terrain can be rocky and steep. If there any doubts, you may contact us at any time to discuss it in more detail. Your safety is always our highest priority. Helping us by being prepared will ensure you have a safe and productive trip.
Enrollment is limited to 6, to ensure that you will receive individual attention to address your particular needs. You’ll learn essential skills throughout the weekend that will enhance your image making in the future.
You will be responsible for your food, lodging and transportation.(carpooling is encouraged)
*A detailed Itinerary will be sent to participants one month prior to the Workshop with times and locations, with GPS coordinates. Note – Phone signal is limited at best in the Park, so make sure you know where you are going at all times in case you get separated from the group.
Important: Hikes can vary in difficulty levels and can reach up to 1 mile or more. No one knows your condition and fitness level better than you. We will be in the mountain where terrain can be rocky and steep. Your safety is always our highest priority. Helping us by being prepared will ensure you have a safe and productive trip.
*If you have a pre-existing medical condition, we will need to know about this in advance to assess your ability for this trip.
*All locations are subject to weather. To check the local forecast: Gatlinburg, TN
*An Itinerary and Equipment list will be sent out one month prior to the trip. A good Camera backpack is essential to reach our destinations.
*You will be responsible for your food, lodging and transportation. We have a block of rooms at the Clarion Inn, Gatlinburg. To get the availability: online – visit www.blackbeargatlinburg.com and enter Group Code: 22890. The group block will be held until Thursday, April-5, 2018. If you call, just mention that you are with, “Mountains to Sea Workshops” to ensure you receive the group discount.
You are required to make the minimum deposit to hold your spot. Full payment of the workshop tuition will be billed to your card within 30 days of your deposit purchase. One three day trips, your follow up payments will be in 30 and then 60 days.
Cancellations made more than 60 days, before the event date, may choose to reschedule to another workshop date(in the same calendar year), or request a refund minus a 20% admin fee. A participant is only eligible to re-schedule to a future Workshop on one occasion.
Cancellations made less than 60 days before the event date are only eligible for rescheduling if the opening(s) can be rebooked. The participant is not eligible for a refund if the cancellation is made in less than 60 days.
If the cancellation is deemed a medical emergency, the participant is eligible to reschedule to another Workshop, or a refund minus a 20% admin fee will be considered. Documentation must be provided to support the claim.
All always, call us if you have any questions. 828-773-0369 Tommy