A special opportunity to camp in MacRae Meadows and take part in day and night activities led by Grandfather's naturalists and interpretive rangers. Additional cost, reservations required. Registration forms will be available online beginning May 1. For more information and registration details: 828-733-4326. (MORE)
Amateur and professional photographers can now register for the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic, a two-day seminar that offers presentations from outstanding photojournalists and opportunities for participants to improve their skills.
The clinic, set for Aug. 16-17, also allows participants the rare prospect of photographing scenic Grandfather Mountain at dawn and dusk and chances to network with others interested in the craft.
The 2014 speakers include:
- Rainier Ehrhardt, freelance photographer for editorial clients including Associated Press and Getty Images and experienced motorsports photographer;
- Scott Muthersbaugh, staff photographer at The (Burlington) Times-News and recipient of the N.C. Press Association’s 2014 Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year award; and
- Kevin Liles, an Atlanta-area freelance photographer whose resume includes the Super Bowl, Sochi Olympics, Final Four and NBA Finals.
A fourth speaker also will be announced in the coming days.
The Camera Clinic was originally organized in 1952 by the late Hugh Morton, developer of Grandfather Mountain and a distinguished photographer.
“We’re excited to offer the Camera Clinic again this year and are thrilled by the lineup of stellar photographers who are joining us,” said Marketing Director Katie Casella. “It will be a great chance for photographers to learn from these speakers and one another about the art of photography.”
Admission to the event is free for working photojournalists and members of the N.C. Press Photographers Association. Admission for all others is $50 and includes a buffet dinner on Saturday.
Online registration opened July 15 at grandfather.com. Anyone wishing to secure a spot must purchase a $50 pass online; the charge will be refunded to those who show valid press credentials or an NCPPA membership card at check-in Saturday.
A discounted two-day admission ticket is available for $30 for guests of Clinic participants who wish to enjoy the park but do not plan to attend the seminars. This ticket allows guests to come and go as they please Aug. 16 and 17. Guests may also purchase tickets for the Saturday buffet dinner for $10.
Basic campsites are available in the Grandfather Mountain Woods Walk Picnic Area for those participating in the Clinic.
Please visit grandfather.com/events/grandfather-mountain-camera-clinic/ for more information and a full schedule.
The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325 or plan a trip at www.grandfather.com.