22927
North Carolina
The Great Smoky Mountains Through the Photographer's Lens
Capture the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains through the lens of your camera as a professional photographer lends his expertise on sunrise and wildlife photography and more.
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Program No. 22927RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,049
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

Join a national park expert and a professional photographer and instructor to practice and improve your photography skills with the Great Smoky Mountains as your subject. Learn about the national park’s past, present and future at evening lectures, and capture its beauty by day as you explore the most famous nooks and crannies of the park, from Purchase Knob to the Newfound Gap. Get daily insights from your personal photographer on composition and techniques that will help you get the frame-worthy shots of the Smoky Mountain’s wildlife and landscapes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Light hiking on varied terrain.
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 ...

  • Armed with sunrise photography techniques from your instructor, capture daybreak from 5,000 feet at Appalachian Highland Science Learning Center, followed by picnic breakfast delivered to the mountaintop
  • Learn about Cataloochee Valley’s Elk Preservation Project, then take a field trip into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to photograph these majestic animals.
  • Walk along the Ocanaluftee River and photograph scenic mountain streams.
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Lindsey Ebaugh
Lindsey Ebaugh holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from UNC Pembroke. She has worked in multiple nature centers and was a traveling bee-keeper for half a year in South Dakota, North Dakota, California and North Carolina. After working as a middle school youth minister for ten years, she is now a self-employed jeweler/bag maker. Lindsey enjoys being outside, meeting new people and traveling. She's been to 44 out of 50 states and has visited Mexico, Iceland, Jamaica and plans to go to Kenya.

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

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Steve Dean
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Wilma Durpo
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