2019 Smokies Photo Weekend
Mark your calendars now for November 14 – 17, 2019 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

You really do not want to miss this annual event, just a great way to see and photograph the wonderful region of the Great Smoky Mountains. Plus, do it with other GNPA members and have a wonderful few days together, doing what Nature Photographers love.

REMEMBER ONLY CURRENT ACTIVE GNPA MEMBERS. If you have only registered with Meetup chapter, you STILL need to become a current GNPA member. To Join GNPA & Register go to www.gnpa.org. Join GNPA, then register for the Smokies Photo Weekend, you will not regret it!

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, Nov 14, 5:30 pm
Welcome session. Pizza dinner.
Guest Speaker: Roger Trentham, Nature Photography & Instructor Smoky Mountain School of Photography

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 15, 16
Field trips and classes

Sunday, Nov 17 – 11 am
Closing speaker
Photo competition awards

Register EARLY! 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.

Event & room Reservations OPENS October 1 and CLOSES on October 28. Don’t Miss Out!

Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center www.highlandmanor.com NEW LOCATION from previous years. Room rates will be $109.50 per night (plus 14.25% taxes = $125.10). Essentially the same lodging expense as prior years. Call to make your reservation at either (800) 213-9462 or (865) 448-2211.

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.

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 Smoky Mountains 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!

“ONLY current GNPA members can register and attend. To join GNPA, go to www.gnpa.org.”


November 14 - 05:30 pm


November 17 - 01:00 pm

Event Category:

Coastal Chapter Meetings, GNPA Meetings

Click to Register: https://www.meetup.com/Georgia-Coastal-Chapter-Georgia-Nature-Photographers-Assn/events/265773899/

Coastal Chapter of GNPA

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Georgia-Coastal-Chapter-Georgia-Nature-Photographers-Assn/

Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center

7766 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy

Townsend, TN, US, 37882