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Hackberry Farm Photography Workshops Smoky Mountains

Summer in the Smokies


June 8 - 13, 2025

  • Starts Jun 8, 2025
  • 3,995 US dollars
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Available spots


Service Description

Highlights - Explore the beautiful and verdant forests and mountains of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Photograph the beautiful waterfalls and rivers in some of the oldest streams and rivers in the country. - Marvel at the abundant synchronous fireflies that this area is famous for. - The abundant wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains include abundant black bears, wild turkey, whitetail deer, and elk. - Soak in the area's culture where the spirit of the Cherokee and the pioneers is still strong. - Photograph the blooming rhododendrons in some of the nation’s most ecologically diverse areas. Description Travel deep into the Great Smoky Mountains to take in the culture, the wildlife, and the incredible scenery as the immense forests wake up for the season. As the sun bathes the landscape, watch white clouds wisp in and out of the mountain valleys at a mesmerizing speed. The minute mountains are born, the elemental forces of wind and water constantly conspire to wear down what tectonic forces steadily built. As a result, the mountains are shorter and less sharp than newer eminences - their peaks rounded by time, as well as all the natural forces that have carved a sliver here and cleaved a holler there. What's left is nature's indiscriminate best: an intersection of woods, water, and rock put together in a way that's inspired artists, songmakers, and photographers alike. These are the Smoky Mountains and this place is magical. Photography Workshop Dates June 8-13, 2025 Six (6) days and five (5) nights Starts and Ends in Asheville, NC Location The Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee and Gatlinburg Group Size We'll limit the group size to six (6) people. Arrival City and Departure City and Airport Code Asheville, NC (AVL) Activity Level and Description This is an easy trip with little to no hiking and only a few short walks from the van. Accommodations We’ll stay in nice, popular brand hotels during the workshop. This trip is priced for each participant receiving their own room. If you prefer a room share, please inquire. Trip Leader Gratuities On these trips, gratuities are not required or expected, but they are appreciated if our guests feel exceptional service and value is provided to them. What’s included All meals (except personal snacks and alcoholic beverages) Lodging Photography Instruction Transportation during the workshop What’s not included Airfare Travel and hotel costs beyond trip dates Souvenirs


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

To reserve a spot for this workshop, a deposit is required upon registration. If booking within 30 days of the start of the trip, the total cost of the trip is required in order to make a reservation. ​ If final payments are not received within 45 days of the start of the trip, we are allowed to consider your reservation canceled and can offer that spot to someone else. If you do cancel, we require written notice in which cancellation fees in the following amounts will apply: If canceled 45 days or more prior to the start of the trip, the total cost of the deposit plus a $50 per person administrative fee. If canceled within 45 days prior to departure - the total cost of the trip fee is forfeited. No partial refunds will be made for any reason for parts of the workshop that are not used by the client, itinerary changes, or any unforeseen circumstances. Russell Graves reserves the right to cancel a trip for any cause.


Contact Details

430.440.0085

russell@russellgraves.com

Dodd City, TX, USA


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