We are going to the Smokies again this year! It has become a tradition of GNPA, to take off to the Great Smokies National Park to photograph landscapes, wildlife, flora, the historic structures and artifacts that all have been preserved to reveal the rich tapestry of the region.

The Smokies is well known for its iridescent fall colors, but in November, the crowds thin out, the leaves fall, and the forests and streams reveal their beauteous old growth trees, ancient architectures, feeding bears, waterfalls, reflections, etc.

We have the privilege of GNPA members who have agreed to be field trip leaders and will share their knowledge and love of both the Smokies and Photography! 

Trip Leaders/Questions - Horace Hamilton and Rinku Rajan


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Schedule - November 15-18, 2018

  • Thursday Nov. 15 - Opening session 5:30PM-8:00PM

Pizza dinner and guest speaker, Tyson Smith Editor of Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography; Short presentations by field trip leaders

  • Friday and Saturday Field Trips with GNPA leaders or on your own
  • Saturday 8:00pm Deadline to turn in photos for the photo contest
  • Sunday 9:00am Closing session -  Guest speaker Bill Lea

Announcement of photo contest winners and awarding of cash prizes

Open only to Current GNPA members. Registrations Available - 50

Cost - Registration fee-$70 per person; Cancellation fee: $25. No refunds after end of day October 31, 2018.

Lodging - Talley Ho Inn (http://www.talleyhoinn.com/) 8314 State Hwy 73 Townsend, TN 37882 800-448-2465.  Make reservations by phone to assure the best rate, mention GNPA.  Reservations - (Regular Rooms) limited number at$ 69.00(weeknight) - $87.00(weekend) plus taxes (VERY Important to mention GNPA when making reservations)

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