2020 Great Smoky Mountain National Park Workshop


2020 Great Smoky Mountain National Park Workshop

Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee

Workshop date: May 4th - May 8th, 2020
Pricing: $1,995 / $500 deposit*
Number of Participants: 10             
Instructor: Jason Eldridge and Beth Ruggiero-York
Location: Townsend, Tennessee

Physical Activity:  Mild

The Great Smoky Mountains contain sweeping panoramic views of 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.   For me, this is home, it is where I grew up and where I first fell in love with photography. Beth and I will be right there beside you to provide photographic recommendations and instruction.

Monday night, May 4th, we will all meet at the Trailhead Steakhouse restaurant 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.  

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be filled, sunrise to sunset, with photographic opportunities as we explore the Foothills Parkway, Cades Cove, Greenbrier, Clingman's Dome and more.  Each day there will be an opportunity to look at what you have captured and receive post processing instruction.  Finally, after photographing sunrise in the Foothills Parkway on May 8th we will meet for a recap and a final breakfast as everyone leaves on their own.  

Workshop Includes:

Greenbrier, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

  • Photographic instruction

  • Lodging - Private room at the Townsend Gateway Inn in Townsend, TN

  • Transportation during the workshop - We will be using a large van also known as a classroom on wheels! This will allow us to get to know one another, reduce our footprint within the park, and visit places where parking might otherwise be a concern.

What's not included:

  • Food

  • Airfare

  • Transportation - To and from Townsend


The best location to fly into is the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, TN.  

*A deposit of at least $500.00 is required to hold your reservation.  If you wish to make a deposit or pay by check you can call Jason Eldridge at 305-989-3279 to arrange specific details.  

To sign up click HERE!