April 17 - 21, 2013 (Wed. - Sun.)
Looking for a great opportunity to photograph in the Smoky Mountains?
Join Lou in this five day, spring workshop to explore incredible photo opportunities in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. Year after year, this is the prime time to enjoy wildflowers, classic Smoky Mountain grand vistas, river scenes, cascading water, and even some wildlife. Of course, with all the beautiful wildflowers, shooting macro is very exciting. Lou arrives early to scout and help find the most desirable locations. He provides coaching during the various shoots and offers two or three critiquing sessions and lessons in the classroom. Our home base is the gateway to the Smokies at The Highland Manor Inn in Townsend, TN. The workshop setting is informal, relaxing, and fun!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is designed to accommodate all levels of photographic experience. It is important, however, that participants be familiar with their equipment and its operation. The workshop does not cover theory, but instead emphasizes practical applications and techniques.
A digital SLR with a wide-angle lens for scenery; a telephoto lens for capturing wildlife or isolating landscapes; and if interested in close-up, a macro lens or extension tubes with your telephoto; plenty of flash card storage, depending on your shooting style; and a laptop with external hard drive for downloading and storing images. You’ll need a USB flashdrive to transport images for critiques. Other recommended accessories include your camera's operation manual, a quality polarizing filter, a sturdy tripod, extra batteries, a diffusion disk & reflector (Lou has some available for use), Hoodman loupe to avoid LCD glare (some are available to use), flashlight, lens cleaning cloth, blower to clean lenses, cable release/remote control, sun screen and ground cloth &/or knee pads for macro work. While we may not do a lot of flash photography, if you have a flash – bring it. Lou will have some extension tubes available to try with your Canon or Nikon cameras. If you are considering purchasing any equipment before the workshop, feel free contact Lou for suggestions.
Spring weather can be quite unpredictable, so come prepared for combinations of wet, dry, cool and warm conditions. For the weather forecast, check http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USTN0509 or http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USTN0509 before you leave home.
A block of rooms is reserved at The Highland Manor Inn [www.highlandmanor.com], 7766 E. Lamar Alexander Highway, Townsend, TN at a discounted rate of $69.50 + tax. The room block is reserved through March 16, 2013. Plan to arrive Tuesday, April 17, 2013. The workshops will begin at 8:00 am, Wednesday, April 18 and conclude by 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 21
Please contact the Highland Manor Inn for reservations at (800) 213-9462. Be sure to mention Lou Nettelhorst Photography Workshop. Each room comes with a refrigerator, microwave oven and cable TV. Our workshop’s classroom will at the Inn.
TRANSPORTATION and MEALS
The participants are responsible for their own transportation throughout the workshop. Carpooling to photo locations is encouraged because it helps with parking during this busy season in the Smokies. We eat all our meals together, but are responsible for our own expenses. Cooler bags are provided for the à la carte, continental breakfasts each morning.
ABOUT THE LEADER
Lou Nettelhorst is an accomplished, artistic photographer who shares his extensive knowledge on revealing nature’s beauty through workshops, seminars, classrooms, publications, and exhibitions. A photo editor summed up Lou’s photographs as follows, “Intensity, powerful color, bouncing form, and dramatic, emotional play characterize Lou's creative photographic style. As a viewer, you'll want to crawl into Lou's scenes and become one with the flora and fauna!” To read Lou’s extended biography, Click here.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday – Sunday, April 17 (8:00 am) – 21 (3:00 pm), 2013
COST: $850 (min. 5/ max. 10)
The registration fee covers instruction, presentations, critiquing, and all breakfasts. The deposit is non-refundable unless a replacement participant is provided. It is recommended that participants purchase travel insurance. Be sure to contact an insurance agency before registering.
CONTACT: Lou Nettelhorst, LouNettel@aol.com or 847-231-6088