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Smoky Mountains Fall Color 2021

October 17 - 21, 2021

4 day/5 night workshop $1600/person Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service

Get a friend who has never been on our workshops to sign up by July 1, 2021 and get $100 off both of your registration fees!

Contact Nick for the discount! See contact page e-mail information!

CLICK here to send me an e-mail to sign up today and pay by check or go to the contact page to pay online!


4 days and 5 nights in the Gatlinburg, TN area and Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

**Not included in workshop fee: Hotel, meals, and transportation. Workshop will provide water and some snacks. **

Itinerary: Oct 17 - 21, 2021     We are proud to be an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service

Day 0 Arrival- Oct 17(Sun) Gatlinburg, TN

Due to Covid we will be following CDC guidelines of wearing masks and maintaining 6 feet distances while indoors for our computer time. Also some meals may be ordered and eaten in the hotel for less public interaction. Fly into Knoxville and then drive to Gatlinburg and check in to the Greystone Lodge on the River, 559 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738. Plan to arrive at the hotel by 2:00pm Sunday for check-in, introductions and quick trip to Grotto Falls. Any last minute changes of the itinerary will be discussed and Monday morning departure time will be set to allow us time to drive to Smoky Mountain National Park and arrive before sunrise. We need students with cars to carpool with each other. We want to keep the number of cars carrying students to a maximum of three, plus the instructors vehicle. Some areas will be tricky to keep all four cars together. Carpool assignments will be made before we arrive if possible. Let us know if you are driving to Tennessee or renting a car once you arrive so we can determine who will be driving each day and who will ride with you. Carpooling from Knoxville Airport will help everyone get here on time and keep your costs down by sharing that car expense. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 2:30pm to leave for Grotto Falls. Dinner at "No Way Jose's" Mexican Restaurant next to the hotel.

Day 1 - Oct 18 (Mon) Great Smoky Mountain National Park Other Areas around Gatlinburg

(Bring snacks for Breakfast) Leave hotel at 6:15am Sunrise at 7:51 at Clingman's Dome. Return to the hotel for computer time (Lunch in the area). Evening photos in the area. Dinner at Cherokee Grill near stop light #10.

Day 2 - Oct 19 (Tues) Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Other Areas around Gatlinburg

(Bring snacks for Breakfast and lunch) Leave early drive to Laurel Falls and River Road photos. ({Picnic Lunch in the picnic area). Evening photos in the area. Dinner at Chesapeake Seafood.

Day 3 - Oct 20 (Wed) Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Other Areas around Gatlinburg

( Breakfast near the hotel TBD) Leave early for morning photos along the Grotto Falls Loop Road. Lunch on the road, 2pm computer time and instruction at hotel, Evening meal at The Park Grill near stop light #10.

Day 4 - Oct 21 (Thur) Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Other Areas around Gatlinburg

(Bring snacks for Breakfast) Leave early for sunrise and early morning photos. Lunch in the ?????? area, computer time and instruction at hotel, Evening meal at Calhoun's between stop lights #8 and #10.

Day 5 - Oct 22 (Fri)

(Breakfast TBD) Depart for home at your necessary time to catch your flight or head for home by car.

Itinerary subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors we cannot predict This workshop will require mild to moderate hikes, many uphill half the way, to reach our destinations.

We hope you will join us on one of our adventures to help you learn how to create beautiful images with improved photography skills and artistic post-processing knowledge!

You must make your own individual hotel reservations, please call The Greystone Lodge on the River and request The Impassioned Photographer's Workshops (TIPW for short) block to secure the negotiated group room rate. For any additional questions please contact Nicole Shisler, Group Sales coordinator at 865-436-5621. A room rate of $107 plus taxes and fees has been secured for single or double rooms. These are weekday rates only for the workshop. If you come in early or stay late, the weekend rates (Fri, Sat and Sundays) are $162 per night plus taxes and fees If you are interested in sharing a room to save money we will give you the contact info for other students who may be willing to share a room. A book of rooms is being held for us until September 17, all rooms not booked by then will be released to the public. Be sure to book before that date.

CLICK here to send me an e-mail to sign up today and pay by check or go to the contact page to pay online!

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