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November 14 @ 5:30 pm - November 17 @ 11:00 am


Mark your calendars now for this year’s Smokies Photo Weekend:
November 14-17.

Schedule at a Glance

Nov 14, 5:30 pm     Welcome session. Pizza dinner.

Guest Speaker Roger Trentham

Roger Trentham Nature Photography & instructor with Smoky Mtn School of Photography

Friday & Sat.

Nov. 15, 16             Field trips and classes


Nov 17 – 11 am      Closing speaker

Photo competition awards

Register EARLY

How Much?          
GNPA members only. $75 registration fee.

Includes all fees and pizza dinner Thursday night.

Does NOT include other meals, beverages or incidentals.

NOTE: Wine is not available for purchase in Townsend, so BYOB.

Where?                  Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center, Townsend, TN.

NEW LOCATION from previous years.

Highland Manor Inn can accommodate 80 attendees.

Room rates will be $109.50 per night (plus 14.25% taxes = $125.10). Essentially the same lodging expense as prior years.

When?                   Event & room reservations will open October 1.

Registration CLOSES on October 28.

Don’t Miss Out!


This year’s Smokies Photo Weekend will be bigger and better than ever.

Our new location can accommodate 80 people and we’ll have a separate, private conference center with a separate classroom, so we’re adding a few classes to go along with the field trips.  More information will be available soon on field trips and classes.  

We’ll have a photo competition with 3 categories: Wildlife, Landscapes and Macros/Close Up photography.  

This year there will be ribbons AND cash prizes for 1st place ($100), 2nd place ($75), and 3rd place ($50) in each category, and ribbons for honorable mention.  Plus, there will be a $125 Cash prize for Best in Show selected from the winners in each of the three categories. Winners will be announced Sunday morning.

Join us to photograph landscapes, water, wildlife, flora, the historic structures and buildings that all have been preserved to reveal the rich tapestry of the region.

The Smokies is well known for its wonderful fall colors, but in November, the crowds thin out, the leaves fall, and the forests reveal old growth trees, old structures, feeding bears & other wildlife, waterfalls, reflections, etc.  In years past we have still had good color in mid-November.  We have the privilege of GNPA members who have agreed to be field event leaders and will share their knowledge and love of both the Smokies and Photography!  

Download important information on the Smokies 2019 Fall Event Below.


November 14 @ 5:30 pm
November 17 @ 11:00 am
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