UPCOMING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS 

 

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2020

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS FALL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2020

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ABOUT MY WORKSHOPS

1-On-1 Instruction At Your Level: Photography is more about though, ideas, and technique than it is about copying a photo. This means that it doesn’t matter what level of photography you’re at, you can expect to come away from a workshop with new ideas about photography and how to improve your images through creative style, expression, and an understanding of your camera settings. My workshops are designed to help you nail shots in the field and then compliment them in post-processing. Not only that, but with a relaxed environment, you can soak up all of the information covered with as much 1-on-1 instruction as possible. My philosophy is that YOU need to become a better photographer.

Small Class Size: Smaller classes are better because it insures that you are getting the most informative 1-on-1 instruction as possible. Smaller classes also tend to bond and share information more easily that larger groups.

My Photography Philosophy: Photography is about fun. It’s about being outside and soaking in the sights, sounds, and feelings all around you. Photography is also more fun when you’re around other photographers who just “get it.” I try to create a fun environment where you can enjoy your time in the location, learn at your own pace, enjoy and appreciate nature, and have a great time while doing it.

Never Stop Scouting: I love going to familiar photography locations and iconic places. However, I don’t do it to copy other people’s compositions or take the same photo over and over. I’m more interested in constantly scouting locations in order to photograph compelling angles and perspectives to make a classic location look unique.

Fully Insured and Permitted, Leave No Trace Advocate: I take pains to ensure my activities are 100% above board. I obtain all the necessary permissions and insurances required in order conduct my workshops. I am also a strong advocate of Leave No Trace (LNT) wilderness ethics. I teach responsible photography practices and never sacrifice the environment for the sake of a photo. My goal is to leave my photography workshop locations in better shape than the way I found them.

 
 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

David Johnston is a landscape photographer living in Tennessee in the United States. He photographs nature and produces content for websites like Outdoor Photography Guide and Visual Wilderness.

David helps people improve their landscape photography through online video. He runs his own YouTube channel, teaches photography workshops, and gives presentations on landscape photography.

After several years of leading workshops, David has experience leading groups in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Acadia National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, and Rocky Mountains National Park.