Estatoe Falls in the fog

Private Photo Tours 

Photo Tours are designed for any photographer.  It doesn't matter whether you're aspiring or advanced. Both will learn from the process, I guarantee it.  Photography trips are not just about learning.  They are also about visiting some amazing locations in perfect light.  I've been hiking these mountains for a long time, and know the weather patterns and where to be in certain conditions. I'm happy to share these techniques with you and get you in and out of these incredible and sometimes hidden locations to capture their amazing story.Whether it's long range vistas is your thing, or cool mountain waters, I know them all and would love to share them with you!

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Mountains to Sea Photography Workshops

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Book a Zoom Retouching Session! HERE

Contact me:  828-773-0369,

More about the Tours..

One on One photography tours are custom designed for you.  Just give us an idea of what you're looking for and I'll design a trip that will hit the spots during peak times giving you the opportunity to relax and focus on other things.  

I'll be making recommendations along the way for other opportunities during times that most people go home.  There is always something amazing happening in the High Country.

I was recently given access to one of our local and most pristine Mountains in the area, Grandfather Mountain.  I am encouraged to bring guests, so you will get to experience this amazing place with me at no entry fee.  It's a photographer's dream.  Bring plenty of cards and all of your dreamy lenses. 

Find out more about it here:  Grandfather Mountain

All private and small group sessions are welcome to ride with me.   This is super valuable time as I share all the ins and outs of landscape photography, and the software I use to map out my day and find new locations.  

This will be an information overload, but how fun is it to geek out on weather and photography!  I hope you will consider joining me on one of these custom designed adventures!       

Local areas I frequent include Grandfather Mountain, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Gorge, Roan Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Oconee, The Nantahala's and The Great Smokies.  

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My Workflow is simple and easy to understand, and I am happy to share as much or as little as you wish to learn.  Most folks find a lot of value in composition critique, image selection and the use of 3rd party software like Nik by DXO, TopazLuminar AI and TK Luminosity Masks.  Luminosity masking is also a popular discipline to learn.  It involves some of the most advanced techniques I know.  If creative compositing and layer blending is your thing, it is something I know very well.  My black & white techniques are very popular and some of my personal favorites.  I am happy to show you the many ins and outs of all of those conversions.

My equipment includes:

Nikon D850, D810 and D4s

Breakthrough Filters

Mavic 2Pro Drone

Ronin SC2 Gimbal

GoPro Hero 8 & 9

Macbook Pro

Software that I use:  Lightroom Classic & Photoshop 2022


Speaking Engagements

Just send me a contact form and we'll take a look at some dates.  I speak to groups of all sizes of groups and levels of photography.  

Send over your thoughts and I'll create something just for your group!

For more information:  828-773-0369,

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