Summer Landscape Workshop 2019

Blue Ridge Parkway

Location: Doughton Park in Laurel Springs, NC

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Duration: Full day starting around 5am at the park.

Cost: $150 per person

Limit: 10 participants (9 spaces left)

Lodging:  This will be the responsibility of the participant.  There are hotels in Laurel Springs area, but you can also consider camping at Doughton Park.

Description: The Blue Ridge Parkway is a favorite among landscape photographers in the Eastern Part of the US.  The Parkway goes for a total of 469 miles and in that distance, you can find mountain scenes, waterfalls, fields, and fences.  For this workshop, we will be starting out at Doughton Park which is at milepost 240 in Laurel Springs, NC.  This will be a sunrise workshop, so plan on being at the rally point well before sunrise.  There are facilities at the park, however, food should be brought in to avoid having to travel into Boone for options.  We will shoot for the full day depending on weather conditions.  If they are favorable, plan on staying until sunset.  While this workshop starts at Doughton Park, we will go where the light takes us.  There are many places along the Blue Ridge Parkway which are fantastic to shoot at this time of year.

Transportation: Driving conditions will be on all paved roads, and there will be ample parking, but it is encouraged to carpool to minimize impact as well as to get to know each other.

Facilities: There are restrooms at the park which will be open.  If we leave the park, restrooms are few and far between on the Parkway.

Meals:  This is the Blue Ridge Parkway, so there aren’t a lot of places to eat.  We will be close to the Northwest Trading Company which has some snacks and coffee.  It is recommended that you pack a lunch.  We will likely do a picnic style lunch break in the middle of the day.

Fitness Level:  Easy on manicured trails throughout the park.  It is a large park, and we may choose to drive to locations within it, but all areas are walkable.  If we venture out of the park through the day, we will take everyone’s thoughts into consideration.

Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  This is a landscape workshop so there will be opportunities for wide angle shots as well as tight telephoto shots.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular model.  A tripod is recommended as long exposures will possibly be used.  Polarizers and ND grad filters will be a great help for this workshop.  If you need filters, be sure to visit www.singh-ray.com and use “KISER10” at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  Also, make sure that your batteries are charged as this will be a long day, and you have plenty of memory card space.

Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

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