Tommy White Photography
Photography instruction is available throughout the year. Visit Mountains to Sea Workshops to see our 2017 Group Workshop schedule for North & South Carolina.
High Country Workshops and Private Instruction are listed below.
Private Instruction and Guided Trips
Available all year
A more personal photography workshop with award winning photographer Tommy White. This High Country guided tour will take you to the lesser known locations. I'll share the secrets that have taken me 35 years to accumulate. Believe me when I say, "this will be one you won't forget." The choice is yours on what to cover, meaning you can design your day as you wish. If you give me the go ahead, I will most likely take you on a sunrise trip to one of my favorite spots, high above it all. Afterwards, we'll load your images and unlock the magic in my favorite software. I don't hold any secrets back, I'm going to give you everything. Your session will be recorded, so you can watch it over and over again in the comfort of your own home.
My "go to" software is Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. I also use third party softwares such as Nik and a whole host of others. We can dive into workflow as deep as you like. This can be anything from the basics in Lightroom, an intro. to Photoshop or more advanced Photoshop techniques like exposure blending and luminosity masking. On a full day adventure, the sky's the limit! Tell me your vision and what you want to accomplish and I'll work up a day just for you. Topics we will cover include: camera settings, creative and advanced composition, "seeing" the light, shooting technique, the vision process, filters, post processing, monitor calibration, printing and much, much more. An image review is included in every session.
There will be moderate hiking to get to our shoot locations. I'm always flexible on this, but the better locations are up the trail.
My favorite areas include Grandfather Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Gorge, Roan Mountain, Pisgah and the Great Smokies. I am always up for a trip to these beautiful, target rich environments.
I am currently a Nikon shooter(D810 & D800), but familiar with most camera systems.
I am Licensed, Insured and CPR certified.
Private - 1/2 day Instruction (4 hours) $325 Add to Cart
Private - Full day Instruction (8 hours) $600 Add to Cart
Small Group(2-3) - 1/2 day (4 hours) $300 per person Add to Cart
Small Group(2-3) - Full day (8 hours) $575 per person Add to Cart
Guided overnights 828-773-0369 for a Quote
Lightroom & Photoshop Instruction only $75 per hour Add to Cart
These sessions are recorded on Skype so you review them at your leisure.
Roan Highlands Astrophotography Workshop
Two full days with award winning photographer Tommy White
Students in this Astrophotography Workshop will become night owls for a few days as we explore hidden beauty of the night sky. Our adventure will take us to the Roan Mountain Highlands to photograph the Milky Way. The sky on Roan is vast with many opportunities. Some the things we'll cover will be camera settings, focus, proper equipment, Light painting and much, much more.
We'll explore the grassy ridges with evergreens, rock formations and our famous mountain ridges. The techniques we'll cover will include how to shoot for the proper exposure in all of these situations and how to blend them into your final image for maximum effect.
Once we have made our captures, we'll spend the daytime hours in a classroom setting detailing the proper techniques used in post processing Astrophotography. We will be using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC.
There will be a moderate night hike up to a mile to get to our shooting locations.
Class size - 6
$450 per person Add to Cart