Workshops - John Deas Photography

Workshops

Workshops have a single goal - to make you a more confident and capable outdoor photographer. We hope to achieve this through in-depth instruction, practical application, demonstrations, and a variety of other teaching techniques. We work hard, but we'll have fun.  I keep the instructor to participant ratio very low to ensure that you get the time and attention that you need to make this a successful and rewarding experience. Although I may carry my equipment with me in the field, I will never be behind the camera when there is even one person who needs assistance. Occasionally I may use my camera for demonstration purposes; but generally, demonstrating a technique is best when done on the camera of the person with the question or challenge. If there are occasions where I feel that I can increase the workshop size above the ideal ratio (one to six), I will bring on an additional instructor who I know to be equally qualified to conduct/lead workshops.


The Outer Banks of North Carolina Workshop - April 5-8, 2018 (Limited to 6 attendees)

Nags Head Pier Sunrise
OBX Dune
Jennette's Pier Sunrise

This workshop takes place on the beautiful Outer Banks Islands of North Carolina - a narrow and scenic strip of land on the Atlantic Coast. Our main area of operation will stretch from the northern tip of the Outer Banks where we plan to photograph the Currituck Lighthouse to the southern reaches of the main island and the Hatteras Lighthouse - one of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses on the East Coast. We'll also visit Manteo, NC on Roanoke Island. The workshop fee is $525 with 1/2 of the tuition due by February 5th and the balance due by March 5th. If you want to pay by credit card, please email me for an eInvoice from Square. Our hotel in the OBX will be Days Inn Oceanfront Wright Brothers, 201 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Phone (252) 441-7211. You should plan to be there before 6pm on April 5th. Please note that you are responsible for your own reservations directly with the hotel. Rates are $76.00 for Thursday and $95.20 on Friday and Saturday. Reservations must be made by March 5th.


Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Workshop - April 26-29, 2018 Limited to 6 attendees)

End of the Day
Liquid Gold
Early Morning in Cades Cove

I'm excited to announce my newest workshop that takes place in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the spring. Again, we'll spend our time on the north side of the Park, operating out of the city of Townsend, TN - a peaceful location near one of the main entrances to the Park and several key destinations for our workshop including Cades Cove, Little River, and the areas of Tremont, Greenbrier, and Metcalf Bottoms. We expect to benefit from spring rains and snow melt which should produce significant water flow for rivers, creeks, and streams. These conditions will also produce stunning wildflower blooms. We will use these wildflowers in a wide range of compositions including fine detail in macro shots. The workshop fee is $525 with 1/2 of the fee due by February 26, 2018 and the balance due by March 26, 2018. If you wish to pay by credit card, email me for an eInvoice from Square.  In Townsend, we'll be staying at the Talley Ho Inn located at 8314 TN-73, Townsend, TN. which is on the main road running through town. (865) 448-2465.  You should plan to be there before 6 pm on April 26th.  Please note that you are responsible for your own reservations directly with the Tally Ho Inn. Rates are $97 per night. Reservations must be made by March 26th.

There are 3 openings left.


Waterfalls of the North Georgia Mountains - May 17th - 20th, 2018 (Limited to 6 attendees)

Bad Branch Falls
Minnehaha Falls
Toccoa Falls

I am also excited to announce my other new workshop that will take place in the North Georgia Mountains in the spring. We will spend our time exploring the waterfalls of North Georgia from our home base in Hiawassee, GA. There are over 30 waterfalls to photograph that are close to the area. We will work on a multitude of techniques including long exposure, isolation of sections of waterfalls, and composition. You will learn the best times of day to photograph, the best conditions to shoot in, as well as the right gear you will need to get into the water to be able to get unique photographs. The workshop fee is $525 with 1/2 of the fee due by March 18th and the balance due by April 18th. If you wish to pay by credit card, email me for an einvoice from Square.   In Hiawassee, we'll be staying at the Holiday Inn Express located at 300 Big Sky Dr., Hiawassee, GA. 706-896-8884.  You should plan to be there before 6pm on April 26th.  Please note that you are responsible for your own reservations directly with the Holiday Inn Express. Rates are $99.99 for each night.  Reservations must be made no later than April 17th.        


The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Workshop - Thursday, October 18th to Sunday, October 21st, 2018 (Limited to 6 attendees)

Foggy Morning Sunrise
Bear Claw
Cabin in the Fall

This workshop takes place in one of our nation's finest National Parks - and that is saying something. Split between Tennessee and North Carolina, the Park contains 522,419 acres of predominately Blue Ridge Mountains. We'll spend our time on the north side of the Park, operating out of the city of Townsend, TN - a peaceful location near one of the main entrances to the Park and several key destinations for our workshop including Cades Cove, Little River, and the areas of Tremont, Greenbrier, and Metcalf Bottoms. We could add others or eliminate some of these depending on conditions at the time.  The workshop fee is $525 with 1/2 of the fee due by August 18th and the balance due by September 18th. If you wish to pay by credit card, email me for an eInvoice from Square. In Townsend, we'll be staying at the Talley Ho Inn that is on the main road running through town. You should plan to be there before 6pm on October 18th.  Please note that you are responsible for your own reservations directly with the Tally Ho. Rates are $103 on Thursday and $133 per night on Friday and Saturday.

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