Macro Photography Experience in Asheville, NC

Asheville Photo Tours41 Forest Gate DrPisgah Forest, NC 28768
View on Map
Starting at
$125.00
INSTANT CONFIRMATION

Overview

Learn how to capture beautiful up-close images during this outdoor macro photography experience! An expert will teach you how to adjust aperture for sharper images, basic compositional skills, and more! There’s nowhere better to test these new conventions than in Asheville, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountain region is full of unique plants and wildlife just waiting to be captured through your lens.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pisgah Forest Travel Experts
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Get in close for intimate nature images!
  • Includes hands-on coaching and instruction.
  • We strongly suggest you bring a macro, or close-up lens, a tripod, or other type of camera support.
  • Participants should be in reasonable physical condition and able to handle short (under one mile) hikes with your camera gear.

Description

from Macro Photography Experience
Get In Close for Intimate Nature Images. The Blue Ridge mountain region is home to many species of colorful wildflowers, ferns, trees and other beautiful botanicals. You will learn how to make closeup / macro portraits and intimate scenes that capture the mood and spirit of the plants and their habitat.

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

We strongly suggest you bring a macro, or closeup lens, extension tubes, closeup diopter, and / or lens such as Lensbaby; and a tripod or other type of camera support.

Topics covered will include:
-- Aperture for sharp or moody images
-- Avoiding distractions
-- Maximizing shapes
-- Composition
-- Using diffusers & reflectors
-- Isolating your subject
-- Personality & gesture

Tripster Customer Reviews

Have you been to Macro Photography Experience? Share your knowledge and be the first to review this.
TripAdvisor Reviews
TripAdvisor user image
David G
"The Icing on the Cake"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019
We had a great experience with Bonnie and Chris. They are just the right combination for beginner and advanced photographers to have a memorable experience and get high value images. I took my children and grand-daughter on a half-day adventure that included a hike to a beautiful waterfall. All four of us got a chance to work with Chris and Bonnie to improve our shots and learn different techniques. They are very knowledgable about photography and the best areas/times to be at strategic areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway near asheville, NC>
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Bloktwriter
Washington, DC
"Great Asheville Activity"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2019
Bonnie and Chris Allen are fine photographers and equally fine teachers. They're kind, patient and knowledgeable. My group of four ranged from experienced to still-learning-to-get-off-auto. They treated us all individually. They know a lot of spots in the North Carolina mountains that are beautiful and ideal for trying various photography techniques.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Johnand13
"Best day of photography in a long time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2019
I could not imagine spending a nice day of photography with two nicer people than Bonnie and Chris Allen. They were flexible to change our scheduled date twice due to weather and when we finally got together for the first time, the weather was almost too good. They know the area and where to shoot and they are good photographers and always find a new angle, view or detail to capture. They offer help and suggestions, without overwhelming you and work to your level of capability. This was our first trip but it will not be the last.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
pixnmemories
"Landscapes & Waterfalls, Macro and Post Processing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2019
With expert knowledge of photography and their local environment, Chris and Bonnie dissolve “camera angst” before it gets started. They are very personable and easy to be with, exuding genuine interest in helping clients achieve their own goals. Each has a gifted eye for both subtle and dramatic, which they share in a straightforward way which is easy to assimilate. I would encourage anyone with any sub-strain of post-processing paralysis to consider their post processing offer. It will not surprise me to see any of these observations echo throughout the comments. I have come away with knowledge and memories well above expectation.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Doug L
"Relaxed yet "focused" teaching style"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2018
I really enjoyed the Vistas and Waterfalls photo tour with Chris and Bonnie in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. In preparation, I sent them my technical photography questions as well as areas of interest and they zoned in on them during the tour and covered exactly what we had discussed. I learned a lot about camera technique and composition, and had good results. Thanks Guys!
Read More
Star Map Pin Icon
Macro Photography Experience is located at Asheville Photo Tours41 Forest Gate DrPisgah Forest, NC 28768
Attraction Map Pin IconAttractions Hotel Map Pin IconHotels & Lodging

Frequently Asked Questions about Macro 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?
Please no children or pets. Adolescents who have a camera and a strong interest in photography are welcome as a registered participant.

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? 
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.

For the Outdoor Macro Photo tour, we strongly encourage you to bring a macro, or closeup lens, extension tubes, closeup diopter, and / or lens such as Lensbaby; and a tripod or other type of camera support.

What topics are covered?

  • Aperture for sharp or moody images.
  • Avoiding distractions.
  • Maximizing shapes.
  • Composition.
  • Using diffusers & reflectors.
  • Isolating your subject.
  • Personality & gesture.