Expedition Great Smoky Mountains

Overlook just past Morton's Overlook, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Robert Chaplin and I have worked with one another through the South Florida National Parks Camera Club (SFNPCC). Robert is an artistically focused, fantastic, passionate nature photographer. He leads workshops in the Florida Everglades and recently returned from hosting a workshop in Alaska with a Northern Lights theme. I encourage you to check out his website at www.rlchaplinphotography.com  

Over the last few months, Robert and I have been working together to create and co-host a Great Smoky Mountain National Parks Photography Workshop. Guess what? This is us, making the official announcement that you may…  

Join us for Expedition Great Smoky Mountains!


Date:  May 25th-29th, 2016 (3 full days of activities)

Small cascade near Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains

Location:  Townsend, Tennessee

Number of Participants:  Limited to 10 photographers

Cost:  $780.00 per person (Call for deposit and payment options)

The Great Smoky Mountains contain sweeping panoramic views of the ancient mountains, rushing streams, cascading waterfalls, and old growth hardwood forests.  These are each wonderful sites to behold and represent just a hint of the photographic opportunities that await.  Come join us as we explore this unique ecosystem with cameras in hand.   This workshop will be led by Jason Eldridge and Robert Chaplin.  We will be right there beside you to provide photographic recommendations and instruction.

John Oliver's Cabin, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains

Wednesday night, May 25th, we will all meet at the Trail Head Steakhouse in Townsend, TN for an orientation and to go over the itinerary for the following three days as well as get a sense of what each of you is looking for out of the workshop.  The May 25th welcome dinner is on us. 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be filled, sunrise to sunset, with photographic opportunities as we explore Cades Cove, Greenbriar, Clingman's Dome and more.  Finally, we will finish with a recap of the workshop and have breakfast Sunday morning, May 29th, as everyone leaves on their own.  This meal will be on us as well.

As a bonus; anyone interested can join me and Robert as we venture back into Cades Cove before heading home, for a little more photography. 

Morton's Overlook, Great Smoky Mountains

Included
•    Water and snacks during the day will be available at no charge.
•    Sun screen and Bug repellent will be provided as needed

Not Included
•    Food (other than the first night and the last breakfast)
•    Lodging (suggestions will be made)
•    Transportation

Small Stream, Greenbriar, Tennessee

We have set aside a block of rooms at the Best Western in Townsend, TN with a check in on May 24th and the check out on May 30th with an average cost of $101.00+tax per night.  We recommend everyone stay at the same hotel for convenience.  You may book a room for the listed dates or any variation thereof.  Reminder, each individual is responsible for booking their own room.   

If you are interested in rooming with another individual please contact us and we will help put you in contact with other interested participants.