Fall Color in the Smoky Mountains

October 20-25, 2024

Townsend, TN and Maggie Valley, NC

The idyllic setting of Cades Cove, a nearly 7000 acre valley near Townsend Tennessee, is a sampler of everything the Smoky Mountains has to offer. We will spend three days exploring this unique environment as well as Roaring Forks, the Foothills Parkway, and the Tremont area. Shooting will include landscapes, mountain scenes, sunrises, sunsets, rushing water, pioneer cabins and, conditions permitting, wildlife. We’ll meet Sunday night to discuss shooting technique and what we’ll see and to lay out our itinerary. This will allow us to start shooting at first light Monday morning. We’ll shoot all day Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll discuss and demonstrate, in the field, composition and exposure techniques for shooting landscapes, waterfalls and macro. Around mid-day Thursday we’ll head for Maggie Valley to photograph the elk in Cataloochee Valley Thursday evening and two sessions on Friday. The workshop will end after dinner Friday. 

Places we’ll visit: Cades Cove, Tremont, Roaring Forks (motor nature trail), The Chimneys Recreation Area, and the Cataloochee Valley.

What we’ll learn: A variety of techniques for capturing dramatic mountain landscapes and waterfalls, macro techniques, techniques for capturing sunrise/sunset, and effective use of filters.

Kenny McKeithan Photography holds permits to conduct photography workshops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

When: October 20-25, 2024

This workshop will begin at 4pm on Sunday, October 20th and end after dinner on Friday, October 25th.

Cost: $749.00     CNPA Member $699.00      Deposit $200.00

If you choose to pay the deposit you will be sent a PayPal invoice on or about September 15th, 2024

If you would like more information on joining the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association please click HERE.


* Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, meals and lodging.

* We will carpool as much as possible from our hotel to the shooting locations.  

* Full amount must be paid by October 13, 2024

* Deadline for registration is October 13, 2024

*No refunds if cancelled after October 13, 2024

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