Smoky Mountains Spring Photography Workshop - April 16-20,2021 - Sold Out


Cost: 2,195.00 USD
Deposit: 500.00 USD
Location: Townsend, Tennessee
Size: 6

Known as the “Wildflower National Park” the Smoky Mountains burst to life in mid April with some of the showiest displays of wildflowers, virgin green foliage, rushing mountain streams, dogwood and redbud tree’s and fog filled mountain vistas. Join Joe for a four day photo workshop where we will explore many of the iconic views the Smokies are famous for, but many more hidden gems in the park.


5 days of intensive photography instruction in the field and classroom, image lectures. image critiques, post processing training in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop & a custom printed 12x18” Fine Art Print of your chosen image from the workshop.

Does Not Include

Airfare, transportation, lodging & meals. We have secured a discounted room rate at a hotel in Townsend, TN for participants (this is also where we will be conducting classroom sessions). Car pool ride sharing is encouraged for traveling to shooting locations.


Joseph will focus on learning to “see” the landscape in new ways; unlocking creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity. In addition to composition and creative vision, they will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and remarkable images. During classroom sessions we will focus on creative and technical skills to help unlock vision & creativity. Image critiques will allow you to get feedback on your work throughout the week ensuring that you hone your skills and continue to push your personal and creative boundaries. Classroom editing sessions will cover Joe’s unique and creative approach to image development. In addition, you will leave the workshop with a gorgeous fine art print of your own made on professional fine art paper and printed with the top of the line ink jet printer.


  • Friday, April 16
    Meet & Greet starting at 5pm at the hotel followed by classroom lectures on Composition/Use of Light & shooting locations in GSMNP
  • Saturday, April 17
    Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session with lectures on shooting techniques including compositions, best practices, use of filters, creative exposure and more. Late afternoon/sunset field session.
  • Sunday, April 18
    Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session with lecture on shooting intimate images & waterfalls. Late afternoon/sunset field session
  • Monday, April 19
    Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session on editing images in Adobe Lightroom & image critique session. Late afternoon/sunset field session.
  • Tuesday, April 20
    Sunrise/morning field session. Workshop concludes at 10am.


There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road. Some locations, however may involve a short hike of approximately a mile with some elevation gain. We will be working along creeks, streams and waterfalls that will require walking and climbing over uneven and at times steep terrain. A modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.


A non-refundable deposit of 500.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot). Please see our Terms & Conditions for more detailed information.