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Fall in western North Carolina is an amazing time of year. The sound of a bugling elk echos through the valleys. The elk rut is in full swing, bulls will be gathering their harems and protecting them from other bulls. For the beginner to the seasoned pro, join Neil on an action packed, North Carolina Elk photography workshop. Space is limited so register quickly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Neil with the form below.


Cost: $875        

Deposit: $325 - non refundable.


September 25-27, 2020 | 6 spaces available

Min-Max: 3 person minimum; 6 person maximum.                                                                                       

Skill Level: beginner to advanced

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Wildlife Portraits

  • Composition

  • Wildlife Behavior

  • Technical Skills ex. (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, metering)

  • & much more!

Physical Difficulty: easy to moderate

Transportation:  IS INCLUDED during the duration of the workshop.

Lodging: Lodging IS NOT included. Hotels will be recommended upon registration.


North Carolina Elk Photography Workshop:

Workshop -Day 1 2pm - 6PM

  • (3pm) Everyone arrives & meets at base camp in Cherokee, NC

  • We will venture out to photograph elk in a pre-determined location

  • After returning from to the hotel we will have a short presentation covering the weekend ahead.

Workshop - Day 2 5am - 6PM

  • (6:00am) Leave to photograph elk

  • (AM Hours) In field hands on instruction photographing elk

  • (Midday) Depart for lunch, break.

  • (PM Hours) In field hands on instruction photographing elk

Workshop - Day 3 5am - 12PM

  • (6:00am) Leave to photograph elk

  • (AM Hours) In field hands on instruction photographing elk

  • (12:00pm) Workshop ends, everyone will depart to head home



In order to register for this workshop please first contact us either by email or by phone in order to inquire as to whether or not there is room. With only 6 participants, this workshop may fill up quickly.

Once you have confirmed that space is available we will need two things from you in order to make your spot on this workshop official:

  1. A signed and completed registration form which will be emailed to you.

  2. A $325 deposit - NON REFUNDABLE.

Once your registration and deposit have been received, you will be notified by email.


The deposit is due within 2 weeks of notification of your intent to register for the workshop.

The final installment is due 30 days from the start of the workshop.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions regarding this or any workshop. Below you will find a simple contact form in place to make this process as simple as possible for you. If you would like to talk personally to me please feel free to contact me at:


Name *

  • How do I sign up?

    • To sign up using the contact form above. I will instruct you from there.

  • Deposit?

    • The deposit is due within 2 weeks of registering for the workshop. Total of $325.00 - NON REFUNDABLE. Deposits are non-refundable due transportation and refuge permits.

  • Cancellations?

    • If for some reason you need to cancel, please contact me AS.SOON.AS.POSSIBLE. I will then go over the cancellation procedure.

  • What size lenses do I need?

    • We will be photographing wildlife, some at close range and others at great distances. I recommend at least 200mm or greater, & wide angles lenses. If you would like to contact me to let me know what you have I would be happy to help out.

  • Should I rent equipment?

    • If you have only wide angle lenses or less than 200mm, I would recommend renting a telephoto lens. I wouldn't purchase a lens specifically for this workshop. Rental is the best way to go. Here are a couple links to online companies I recommend. & Also if you are local, ASAP PHOTO & CAMERA in Greenville, NC has a selection of rental gear. Call them ahead of time and schedule your camera or lens.

  • What type of clothing should I wear?

    • This workshop is in late summer, so the mornings could be cool & mid-day could be warm. Please dress accordingly.

  • Not included?

    • Meals, photography equipment

  • What equipment do you recommend to bring?

    • Telephoto & Wide angle lenses, tripod, any photography gadgets that you normally would. I would rather need it & have it than need it and not have it.