What you'll do
Participants will have small classes teaching them how to use their personal cameras. I will meet with individuals or a group smaller that 6 participants and take them on a hands on photo safari in the Smoky Mountains while teaching them how to operate their camera. Class time runs about 1.5 hrs then we break for lunch at a delicious local BBQ house. The safari will last 1.5 hours. It will begin with an overall class of how camera operations interact. Basically how to come away from auto setting and get the best images by using camera controls. We then practice camera operations. After that, we hit the road (trails) to photograph the best souvenirs - their own personal photo creations. They take home new knowledge, personal images, and a new appreciation for the art of photography. I also offer stays at our Airbnb as an option. It was the first resort in Sevier County in 1884. The original cabin that remains is located on Historic Seaton Springs 11 acres. A cantilever barn built during that time, a log structure, babbling creek, and a small lake also occupy the private farm. Looking for family portraits in the Smokies? I can help!
We will have lunch at Preachers Smokehouse (off the beaten Path)
Syresa & Lonnie
I am a co-founder of Historical Seaton Springs Farm and Event Center in Sevierville, Tn. We are closer to Pigeon Forge and nestled in the fabulous Smoky Mountains. I am a professional photographer with over 20 years experience. A former member of my home state, Georgia Professional Photographers Association. I had continuous training with them for years after receiving my photography Certification with Clayton State College. After purchasing Seaton Springs, built in 1884 and listed as a significant fixture in Sevier Co, I am combining my last 4 years experience as a wedding planner .
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Where you'll be
We will start with class and photograph on Historic Seaton Springs Farm. We will then travel to the area around the less traveled Covered Bridge, and the area of Pittman Center (Dolly Parton's neighborhood during her youth) and end our travels in Greenbrier area of Smoky Mountain National Park
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Weather in the Smokies can be ever changing. Prepare for weather with temperature and climate variations. Jackets, rain gear are advised. Fuel your auto for our caravan.
Smokies Photo Class & Lunch with a Pro