Intuitive Nature Photography Experience in Asheville, NC

Asheville Photo Tours41 Forest Gate DrPisgah Forest, NC 28768
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This photography experience is unlike any other! Not only will you learn new photography skills, but you will also learn to use your mind's eye to visualize images before you take them. Create more impactful photos by connecting with the environment rather than just capturing it. Ashville, North Carolina, is the perfect place to practice these photography skills thanks to an abundance of wildlife, plant life, and beautiful landscapes.

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from Ashley, one of our Pisgah Forest Travel Experts
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Hands-on coaching and instruction.
  • This tour will have a maximum of 6 travelers.
  • A break for lunch is provided. Cost for lunch is not included.
  • Experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge through your camera.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems or serious health conditions.
  • Tour includes a variety of scenes and locations depending on the time of year, weather and light.
  • Participants should be in reasonable physical condition and able to hike a short distance (less than 1 mile) with your camera gear.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


from Intuitive Nature Photography Experience
Connect with the Soul of Nature Through Photography. Learn to use your heart, mind & spirit to connect with Nature and deepen your photographic vision and voice. Activating your personal connection with Nature will help you create more heart-felt and compelling photos to express your vision and love of Nature.

Guided meditations will be used to connect us with the elemental energies of the area to assist in your communication with Nature. This grounding in a more intuitive, contemplative and peaceful state of heart and mind will prepare you to create more impactful photos.

Plenty of time will be allowed, as well for instruction in creative composition and the technical ins and outs of using your camera to create the images you see in your mind's eye.

This photography experience is for those who wish to combine their photography, creativity and spirituality to create more expressive and meaningful images.

Start times vary depending on season, weather patterns and sunrise/sunset times. We notify participants of meeting times & locations upon registration.

Distances from the car can range from roadside to short hikes under one mile in length.

Areas of exploration may include:
Basic composition
Making use of light
How to lead the viewer
Long exposure
How to simplify
How to eliminate clutter
How to choose and frame your subject
Leveraging the power of your camera
Connecting with the spirit of Nature
And more...

This is a full-day only Photography Experience. We will have a break for lunch.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Intuitive Nature Photography Experience

What is a photo tour? 
Photo tours are half-day or full-day, hands on photography excursions led by Bonnie or Chris Allen. You will visit the best spots for stunning photography depending on weather and seasonal conditions. Your guides provide individualized and group instruction based on skill level and interests. You drive your own car and meet with your guide(s) at a predetermined location. We notify tour participants of meeting location in the week prior to your tour date.

Who should attend? 
Tours are intended for photographers of all levels from beginner to advanced. If you want to explore the beauty of the Asheville and Blue Ridge area to create more exciting images, these tours are for you. Participants should be in reasonable physical condition and able to handle short (under one mile) hikes with your camera gear.

Are children allowed?
Adolescents who have a strong interest in photography are welcome as a registered participant.

Are pets allowed?
No, but service animals are welcomed.

Is hiking involved?
We choose locations where you can spend most of the time practicing your photography. Most of our stops will be along the roadside. In some cases, a short hike of less than a mile may be required to get to the best spot. We will be in wilderness areas, so it is important to dress for maximum comfort and safety. We suggest sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants, layers and rain gear to cover changing weather conditions. Be sure to bring adequate water and snacks for your own comfort.

What kind of camera gear do I need to bring? 
We want to help you have more fun and make better photos regardless of the sophistication of your camera gear. Bring what you have along with your manual (if you still have it). We will help you learn how to use your camera gear, and make more impactful photos.

Of course, your results can be enhanced if you have gear that allows more control over camera settings such as aperture, exposure and focusing. If you have them, we strongly suggest polarizing filters and a sturdy tripod.

What topics are covered?

  • Basic composition.
  • Making use of light.
  • How to lead the viewer.
  • Long exposure.
  • How to simplify.
  • How to eliminate clutter.
  • How to choose and frame your subject.
  • Leveraging the power of your camera.
  • Connecting with the spirit of Nature.
  • And more...