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High Country Private Workshop


A half day private  personal photography instruction with award winning photographer Tommy White, Boone NC


Getting to the workshop

Boone is a quaint Mountain town in the North Carolina High Country.  It rests at a 3333 ft. elevation and is perfectly situated between Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Mountain City and Jefferson.  All beautiful mountains in their own right.  Boone is also the home of Appalachian State University which is now host to over 13,000 students which helps to give the town it’s young and vibrant spirit.   Most likely you will be using your GPS to find your way up to Boone, but some of the more popular way to travel in would be:

From Charlotte:  Hwy 77 North to I-85 South, 321 North to Blowing Rock, stay straight on to Boone.

From Raleigh:  I-40 West to Winston-Salem, In Winston-Salem merge on to Hwy 421 West and come straight to Boone.

From Johnson City, TN:  Hwy 321 straight to Boone

From Asheville:  I-40 east to Marion, Hwy 221 North, follow Hwy 221 through several stop lights, Hwy 221 will eventually run in to Hwy 105, Follow Hwy 105 in to Boone

If you are unsure about your directions, feel free to call me at:  Tommy White  ~  828-773-0369


Holiday Inn Express, Boone    1943 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607        (828) 264-2451

The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Boone      2060 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607       (828) 268-0677

Marriot Courtyard       1050 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607        (828) 265-7676

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Sunrise from Big Yellow, Panorama

What to bring:

  • Headlamp / Flashlight (bring two)
  • Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Water shoes (if we are photographing waterfalls or streams)
  • Nylon(zip off) pants are highly recommended in the mountain climate and will dry fast
  • Nylon, wicking T-shirts or fly fishing shirts work well in the climate.
  • Waterproof/Breathable Shell/Jacket
  • Waterproof/Breathable Nylon Pants
  • Cold weather gear(nylon pants, toboggan, gloves, wool or nylon socks, insulated wicking layers, waterproof shell)
  • Nylon Gaitors(morning backcountry sessions, ie. Roan Mtn)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Handwarmers(Fall, Winter and Astrophotography sessions)
  • Hiking Stick
  • Water (2 liter Lexan is recommended)
  • Snacks (crackers, protein bars)
  • An adventurous spirit

Recommended equipment:

  • Camera bag(backpack) with a rain fly
  • Camera and extra battery
  • Sturdy Tripod and Ball Head
  • Ultra-wide to wide angle lens
  • Mid-Range to Telephoto lens
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • ND filters with a filter holder(screw on filters are not recommended)  I use Hi Tech, Lee and Singh Ray
  • ND Graduated filters
  • Lens cleaning cloth and solution
  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop for editing
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Bodie Lighthouse Panorama

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Payment Policy
You are required to make the full payment at the time of booking.  I accept all Credit Cards and personal Checks.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made more than 60 days before the event date may choose to reschedule for another workshop date or request a refund minus a 20% admin fee. Cancellations made less than 60 days before the event date are only eligible for rescheduling or a refund if the opening can be rebooked.