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Registration for Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain Opens April 1

Photographers delight in the opportunity to shoot mountain beauty during Grandfather Mountain’s Nature Photography Weekend on May 29-31. Photo courtesy of Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.


The featured presenters for 2015 — Justin Black, Brian Call, Vinny Colucci, David Marx and Alistair Nicol — come from across the nation and will speak on a variety of photography topics encompassing both the technical and artistic elements of the craft.

Presentations take place in the afternoons and evenings, allowing participants to explore Grandfather Mountain and take their own shots during the day. Opportunities for sunrise and sunset photography also will be offered.

Participants are invited to camp free at the Woods Walk Picnic Area during the weekend, taking advantage of one of few opportunities to stay overnight inside the attraction.

Admission to Nature Photography Weekend is $115 and covers three-day park admission, a Saturday evening meal, entry to all presentations and a flash drive for submitting contest entries.

Family members and guests of participants may visit the mountain at a discounted rate during the weekend if registered in advance.

Online registration begins at 8 a.m. April 1 at www.grandfather.com. Photographers should act fast — the event usually fills within a matter of days.

For more information, visit grandfather.com/events/nature-photography-weekend-2/ or call (828) 733-2013.

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 visit www.grandfather.com to plan a trip.