Nature Photography Weekend
Call it a picture perfect. Grandfather Mountain’s annual Nature Photography Weekend is a three-day workshop, featuring presentations from renowned photographers, one-of-a-kind shooting opportunities and a friendly, but competitive (and very optional), photo contest. Speakers touch on a variety of photography-related topics, encompassing both the technical and artistic elements of the craft and beyond.
Presentations take place in the afternoons and evenings, allowing participants to explore Grandfather Mountain and take their own shots during the day, while also participating in several outdoor field sessions (weather permitting) with professional photographers. Opportunities for sunrise and sunset photography are also offered.
Plus, participants may camp for free at Grandfather’s Woods Walk Picnic Area during the weekend, taking advantage of one of the few opportunities to stay overnight inside the park.
Admission covers three-day park admission, a Saturday evening meal, entry to all presentations and field sessions, and a flash drive for submitting contest entries. A reduced-price option includes all of the above, with the exception of the photo contest. In addition, family members and guests of participants may visit the mountain at a discounted rate during the weekend if registered in advance. This weekend books quickly, so register early.
Photo Gallery: 2023 Nature Weekend Winners (Also read about the Don Nelson Award)
Photo Gallery: 2022 Nature Weekend Winners (Also read about the Don Nelson Award)