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Grandfather Mountain Photography Weekend

August 14 - August 15

$60.00 – $100

NOTE: This event is sold out. To be placed on a waiting list, please email frank@grandfather.com.

Take your photography skills to the next level — 5,280 feet above sea level, to be exact — at the Grandfather Mountain Photography Weekend.

Due to COVID-19 and ongoing renovation to the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum, the nonprofit nature park’s annual Nature Photography Weekend and Camera Clinic have been combined into one event for 2021, taking place the weekend of Aug. 14-15.

Participants will be able to participate in a series of interactive field courses presented by professional photographers, including Vinny Colucci, Kyle Cook, Jamie Davidson, Bill Fortney, Melissa Southern, Tony Sweet and Tommy White, while photographing spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours, meaning opportunities for sunrise and sunset photography will also be offered. The annual Nature Photography Weekend photo contest will also return.

Participants are invited to camp for free at the Woods Walk Picnic Area or MacRae Meadows Friday and Saturday nights, taking advantage of one of the few opportunities to stay overnight inside the park.

Online registration for the Grandfather Mountain Photography Weekend begins here at 9 a.m. Monday, July 5. Admission costs $100 and covers three-day admission to the park, entry to all field courses, camping and optional participation in the photo contest.

Family members and guests of participants may visit the mountain at a discounted rate during the weekend if registered in advance.

Details are subject to change. For more information, please email frank@grandfather.com.


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Photography Weekend 2021 Participant
Includes three-day admission to Grandfather Mountain, participation in field courses, participation in photo contest, sunrise and sunset opportunities, camping.
$ 100.00
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Photography Weekend 2021 Guest
For guests of Photo Weekend participants. Includes three-day admission to Grandfather Mountain, camping, sunrise and sunset access. DOES NOT INCLUDE WORKSHOPS OR CONTEST.
$ 60.00
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