828.707.6500/6115 [email protected]

Mountain Streams & Flowers

Exploring Macro & Intimate Scenes of Flowers & Mountain Streams

Get in Close to Create More Intimate Images!

(Available March 15 – September 30)

The Blue Ridge region hosts many species of colorful wildflowers, ferns, trees and other beautiful botanicals. And many of these ecosystems are the most interesting around mountain streams and cascades. In this tour, we escort you to some of the best spots to refine your photography skills with an eye to closer, more intimate scenes.

Possibilities include forest preserves, open fields and even a 5-mile round trip hike along a Smoky Mountain river (for full-day tours only). You will learn how to make closeup / macro portraits and intimate scenes that capture the mood and spirit of the plants, mountain streams and their habitat.

Start times vary depending on season, weather patterns and sunrise/sunset times. We notify participants of meeting times & locations upon registration.

We strongly suggest you bring a macro, or closeup lens, extension tubes, closeup diopter, and / or lens such as Lensbaby; and a tripod or other type of camera support.

Topics covered will include:

  • Aperture for sharp or moody images
  • Avoiding distractions
  • Maximizing shapes
  • Composition
  • Using diffusers & reflectors
  • Isolating your subject
  • Personality & gesture

Half-day Rates: $150/person

Full-day Rates: $280/person


Have questions or need more info? Contact us by phone or email: 828.707.6115/6500; [email protected]

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