Blue Ridge Parkway mini workshop

Blue Ridge Parkway Sunset Workshop

Where: MP 405 near RT151.  Please google it and if you have any questions ask me prior to leaving so you can arrive on time.

When: May 20 2016, Friday /  inclement weather date May 21Sat

Time: 5:00 PM – Dark

Details:  This is geared toward the advanced beginner to the intermediate skill level. Please bring your gear including a DSLR and your tripod (TRIPOD is a must). If you have any filters such as  Neutral Density filter, a graduated neutral density filter as well as Polarizing filters please bring those as well. You will need at the very least the basic skills of photographer under your belt, that is to say you normally shoot in AV, TV or S, or M mode regularly or have a strong desire to get out of P mode. We will introduce ourselves briefly and then start to discover and unlock the tricks to photographing a successful silky waterfall.  I will go over composition, useful settings, and what makes a well composed sunset.  I will spend private time with each of you. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have. I will have extra filters, but as you know, they are lens size specific.  If the weather works with us, you will leave with super shots of the sunset and will have had a great time learning  new skills that you will then need to put into practice!  Included in this is a post production screencast tutorial of my workflow using one of the images of the workshop. Processing properly is as important as composing and capturing a good image.

Requirements: Minimum of 2 people signed up with a maximum of 5. This is a small curve on the road and does not hold many cars. Please take care during this workshop as we are on the curve roadside. In the event that the weather does not permit us to hold the event, we will move to the inclement weather date. By signing up, you agree that you can be available for both dates. If you are unable to make both dates please let me know in advance and I will do my best to work with you on another upcoming workshop. Refunds are only given in the event I have an unforeseen circumstance or an act of Nature prevents a safe environment to hold the workshop. You will need at the very least a DSLR and a tripod. Other important things to consider, good footwear that grips the earth, bug spray, sunglasses and sunblock. I am hoping there will be little sun during our shoot, which is why I am doing this early in the day!

Cost: $75 per person paid here at the time of sign up

Disclaimer: By purchasing this event you agree and understand that you are over the age of 18 and fully understand and accept responsibility for yourself and will not hold Deborah Scannell Photography responsible for any injuries, accidents, theft, loss or damage to you, your car, and or any photography equipment.  



  1. Reply
    Rebecca Kyzer March 14, 2014

    Deboah, I cannot find this on the map. What does MP stand for? what city is this close to?

    • Reply
      Deborah Scannell April 7, 2014

      HI Rebecca, Mp stands for Mile Post. I will check in with you via email with more details on this.

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