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Chris Greer and Jason Clemmons, the hosts of the new photography-themed TV show View Finders, will be leading an exclusive Astro Photography workshop atop Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.
Participants will be given driving access to the top of the mountain. Chris and Jason will guide participants through taking pictures of the sunset, North Georgia landscape, and beautiful Milky Way. An editing session will also take place in the Mountain Top Theatre, teaching participants how to use the latest editing software.
Brasstown Bald, GA
Program dates are July 29th and 30th and August 19th and 20th.
20 participants per workshop
Are you looking to improve your landscape photography skills so you can get that perfect shot of a waterfall or even the Milky Way Galaxy? Chris Greer and Jason Clemmons, the hosts of the new photography-themed TV show View Finders, are teaming up with FIND Outdoors, a NC-based nonprofit, to offer a truly special Astro Photography Workshop atop Brasstown Bald Recreation Area, the highest peak in Georgia. The chance to gain photography skills such as these doesn’t come around very often and we’re so pleased to be able to offer this chance to YOU!
The experience will begin with an after-hours journey to the top of Brasstown to capture key elements of a daily sunset including magic hour, the setting sun, and blue hour. Participants will be allowed to drive their cars to the very top of the mountain, a very special privilege that is only reserved for the participants of this workshop. You will then receive an in-depth tutorial on photo editing with the most popular programs used today. Your all-access pass continues with instruction on optimizing your sunset photos and how to process photographs of the Milky Way Galaxy that you’ll be taking under the cover of extreme dark and atop a location that will take your breath away. This will be an experience that you won’t soon forget, so pack up your gear and we’ll help you FIND Outdoors!
Hot and cold refreshments will be served during your six-hour workshop and access to the parking area on top of the Bald will be permitted for participants.
The workshops will begin at 6:00pm but participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes early at 5:30pm.
Participants should bring all their camera equipment, including camera with manual control, tripod, and extra batteries. Participants are encourage to learn how to operate the very basics of their camera before arriving at the workshop, which includes changing the aperture and shutter speed.
Brasstown is often much colder than below, especially at night. Participants should dress for cooler weather and wear close-toed shoes. Layers work best! Whatever you don’t wear can be left in your car.
Participants should also bring their own computer to use during the editing session. Make sure to charge your computer before arriving and please load Adobe Lightroom Classic (a free trial can be downloaded) on your computer. Please do not use Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud, as this version has more limited functionality.
Most of the program will take place at night. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Red light flashlights are strongly preferred.
Participants will determine if or when they want to cancel their reservation for weather or personal conflict.
Participants will receive a full refund if they cancel 7 or more days before the program start time. Participants will receive a half refund if they cancel 3 or more days before the program start time. If participants cancel within 3 days of the program start time, they will not receive a refund.
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