Join Smoky Mountain native, and two-time featured speaker at our GNPA Smokies Weekend, Roger Trentham for two days of unique Smokies photography opportunities.  Also, former GNPA President Horace Hamilton will lead the group on two separate sunset photo adventures, weather permitting, and an afternoon of stream and flower photography.


Monday April 20 we will meet at the Flapstax Restaurant parking lot (956 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN) at 6:45pm on Monday April 20 and depart at 7:00pm for sunset shooting on the new section of Foothills Parkway near Wear’s Valley.

Tuesday April 21 will be spent photographing the best Spring wildflowers in a unique setting.  Here you will photograph a variety of wildflowers such as trillium, jack-in-the pulpit, wild geranium, dwarf crested iris as well as other macro subjects such as mosses, ferns and mushrooms.


Learn to utilize artificial lighting and backgrounds, learn focus stacking techniques and how these techniques and aids can be used in the field. Around 1:00pm we will break for lunch and reconvene at 2:30pm at the Chimney’s Picnic Area for more flower and stream photography.  We will have an early dinner and at about 7:00pm head for sunset at Morton Overlook on Newfound Gap Rd.

Wednesday April 22 you will have the opportunity few other workshops can offer, you will meet and photograph true Mountain Folk at an original Smoky Mountain log cabin.  We will arrive at the cabin before sunrise and through the innovative use of led lighting we will photograph the cabin as it was when the original inhabitants began their day.   We will then spend the remainder of the day photographing other historic structures, wildflowers and mountain streams.  The workshop will end at 2:00pm on Wednesday.

Group size is limited to ten (10) participants with a minimum of 5 required to hold the event.


Workshop Dates

Tuesday with Roger begins at 8:00 a.m. April 21. We will shoot until 1:00pm and then break for lunch.  At 2:30 we will reconvene at the entrance to the Chimney’s Picnic Area where we will continue shooting wildflowers until about 5:30pm. We will have an early dinner in Gatlinburg and meet at the Sugarlands visitor center parking lot on Hwy 441 just inside the park. At 7:00pm we will depart for the 30 minute drive to Morton Overlook for sunset photography.

On Wednesday April 22 we will begin at 6:00 a.m.  Those who register will be given meeting locations for Tuesday and Wednesday morning via email.  Both day one and two locations are a short distance from Gatlinburg.


We have identified a reasonably priced motel, Quality Inn, 401 Hemlock Rd. Gatlinburg. (865-436-6166).  Rooms are available starting at $53.99 per night with two Queen beds. We do not have rooms blocked off so do not delay in making reservations.  You may stay at another hotel if you wish. Gatlinburg has 1000’s of motel and cabin options.  Any motel with a Gatlinburg address will be convenient.



You can cancel up until end of day: March 20, 2020
Cancellation Fee: $50.00
If The GNPA Cancels This Trip, All fees paid will be refunded in full.