If you want to develop your technical and visual skills in nature photography, I invite you to join instructor Kendall Chiles on April 17 for a Smoky Mountain Field School course titled “Spring Wildflower and Nature Photography.”

Chiles will concentrate on the two main subjects of spring photography in the Smokies—wildflowers and landscapes.

He’ll cover the principles of composition, perspective, exposure, light, and the proper use of equipment. Classroom instruction will be provided in the morning at Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and field instruction will be given in the afternoon.

The day-long workshop costs $49; online registration is available.

This workshop is applicable to both digital and 35mm SLR format cameras. You should bring lenses that have close-up capabilities and a tripod that can be used close to the ground.

Chiles is a freelance nature photographer with more than 20 years of photography experience. He teaches often through both the Smoky Mountain Field School and the UT Photography Certificate Program.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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