Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Spring

April 11-15, 2023

Townsend, Tennessee


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 four full days exploring this unique environment as well as Roaring Forks, the Tremont area, Roaring Forks, The Chimneys Recreation Area, Newfound Gap, and more. Shooting will include landscapes, waterfalls and streams, mountain scenes, sunrises, sunsets, pioneer cabins, and conditions permitting, wildlife. We’ll meet Tuesday 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 Wednesday morning. We’ll shoot all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We’ll discuss and demonstrate, in the field, composition and exposure techniques for shooting landscapes, waterfalls and macro. 

Places we’ll visit: Cades Cove, Tremont, Roaring Forks (motor nature trail), The Chimneys recreation area, Newfound Gap, Mingus Mill, Oconaluftee, and Clingman’s Dome

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

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

When: April 11-15, 2023

This workshop will begin at 4pm on Tuesday, April 11th and end after dinner on Saturday, April 15th.

Cost: $600.00 per person      CNPA Member $550.00

For more information about joining the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association 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 4/1/2023

* Deadline for registrations is 4/1/2023

*  No refunds if cancelled after 4/1/2023

Please review our Policies Page before registering.
Green moss covered rocks arranged in a zen like fashion in a stream with flowing water