North Carolina
Digital Photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Capture Your Masterpiece
Join an award-winning photographer to capture the Blue Ridge Mountains in their beauty, learning about photography techniques, mountain ecology and local history along the way.
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Program No. 20140RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The natural beauty and unique culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains has attracted photographers for more than a century. Discover this area with your digital camera and perfect your skills with classroom instruction and field-excursions led by an award-winning photographer. Enjoy nature walks along the Blue Ridge, urban scenes of Asheville and the rustic beauty of a pioneer homestead.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile along well-trod paths and city streets; standing for up to a few hours on afternoon field trips.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Under the guidance of an experienced photographer and teacher, gain a better understanding of photographic techniques, composition, post-processing and creativity.
  • Enjoy opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and learn how to photograph landscapes, architecture, close-up subjects, people, water-flows and more.
  • Benefit from one-on-one instruction along with helpful photo-critique.

General Notes

This program is intended for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers. Participants are expected to have read the instruction manual for their cameras and be familiar with their basic operations. Opportunities for traveling companions to attend a different program at Montreat in the same week, if they are not as "focused" on photography as you.
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Gerry Pasternack
A retired software researcher, Gerry Pasternack has been an award-winning photographer for over 50 years. Originally concentrating on film-based black and white imaging and darkroom techniques, he now works in digital camera formats, along with associated software post-processing techniques.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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