Great Smoky Mountains National Park October 27-29, 2019 -- 1

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Tuition - $389 - Only 2 non-shooting spouses permitted on this workshop.

There is a reason the Great Smokies is the most visited United States national park.  From the beautifully smooth sloping ‘smoky’ mountain views to the cool rushing cascades of water tumbling throughout the landscape, this park has something to offer everyone.  From over 100 species of deciduous trees, 1500 types of flowering plants, multitudes of mammals, birds and reptiles and elevations ranging from 875 to 6643 feet in altitude, this park provides an endless bounty for the photographer.

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Of all the seasons, Fall is the most magical in the Great Smokies.  Join us as we spend the weekend exploring historic Cades Cove, beautiful mountain vistas and the many winding streams flowing throughout the park.

This workshop starts at 3:00 pm on Sunday and ends 3:00 pm on Tuesday.  

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Full payment is required to hold your place in the workshop. No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2019 unless we have someone on the waitlist who can take your place. (See our Policies page for our refund and cancellation policy.)



Townsend Gateway Inn

8270 TN-73 

Townsend, TN 37882


Rooms are blocked from Sunday, October 27 and Monday, October 28, checking out the 29th -- Limited rooms are available the day before the workshop on Saturday, so if you want to come in the night before, book early.  

The rooms will range between $94 and $109 depending on the type you choose.

The above room rates do NOT include tax at 14.75%. The workshop doesn't start until Sunday.  PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS - WE HAVE BOOKED THE ENTIRE HOTEL AND SHOWS NO VACANCY IF YOU TRY TO RESERVE ONLINE. Tell the hotel you are with Natural Connections Photo Workshops to book and get this pricing.  The cut off date for the rate is September 1, 2019.  After that time lodging is subject to availability at the prevailing rate.  Any room cancellations must be made 14 days prior to arrival to get a full refund. 

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Local Airport:

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

2055 Alcoa Hwy

Alcoa, TN 37701

Car Rental - Major car rental companies are available at or near the airport. Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to, from, and during the workshop. We strongly recommend that participants share the cost of rental vehicles. We suggest this because some shooting locations on the workshop have very limited space for vehicles and we must require participants to carpool to these locations anyway.

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Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop. With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop. A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography, especially when shooting water.

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Weather – This workshop will take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera. Bring layers to dress in as weather conditions can change rapidly in this environment.