Note that this workshop is not offered at present time; please see my other events!
Spring in the Smokies is a time of rushing streams and abundant wildflowers! North America's greatest diversity of wildflower species occurs in the park. We'll visit the classic locations such as Newfound Gap, Clingman's Dome, Roaring Fork and much more...but with Danny's expert locality knowledge, we'll also photograph the hidden locations that most visitors simply don't find for themselves. Layers of peaks and misty valleys, creeks lined with ancient mossy boulders, and verdant forests will be just a few of our photogenic subjects. We will stay in Townsend, Tennessee: the "quiet side of the Smokies". Forget the crowds of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Townsend is a lovely, quiet town that includes excellent accomodations and food without the traffic, crowds, and noise.
As always, Danny will be ready to assist you with all aspects of photography: not only finding the best locations, but also the best means to capture their beauty. Both artistic and technical assistance will be yours for the asking! Don't forget to bring some b&w film too...Danny is proficient in both color and b&w imagery, and can show you the best times and methods for using each type of film. The Smokies are one of North America's best locations for P A N O R A M I C photography, and special attention will be given to this different way of seeing. Even if you don't own a panoramic camera, you can capture beautiful panoramas with just a little extra effort.
Of course, all formats of film and digital cameras are welcome. Keep in mind, however, that Danny is one of the few workshop instructors specializing in large- and medium-format landscape photography, and other photographers interested in these formats can receive extra benefits from his experience. A full range of this equipment will be on hand, ready for questions and demonstration of important concepts such as tilt, differences in formats and usage, and so forth. If you wish, assistance in scanning, Photoshop technique and tips, and many other concepts can be discussed. Since the Spring season workshop does include wildflowers, Danny suggests that large format shooters would do well to bring a smaller-format camera as well. If you're new to Large Format, consider enrolling in the Intro to Large Format workshop as well, which immediately precedes the "full" workshop; participants in both events receive a $50 discount.
The workshop is limited to 8 participants; price is $795. The workshop begins on Monday afternoon, and runs through Friday evening. Be sure to sign up soon to assure your place!
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In the interest of keeping workshop prices as low as possible, please be aware that meals, accomodation, and transportation are not included in the event. Each participant will be responsible for these items and their respective costs, although DBP will be glad to provide suggestions for economical lodging. You will need to provide transportation for yourself during workshop and tour events; of course, participants may make their own arrangements for carpooling with one another if they so desire.