PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS PRESENTS
MANY DAYS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Smoky Mountain area provides a multitude of photographic opportunities. Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, photographers have unlimited resources. There are mountain vistas, streams, waterfalls, overlooks, sunrises, sunsets, historic structures, floral and fauna, and wildlife -- to name just a few. In the Spring, there are wildflower expeditions and many areas of the park where wildflowers grow in abundance. Summer brings whitewater rafting, waterfalls, clear views at Clingmans Dome. During the Fall months, capturing images of the foliage as the shades of leaves turn into gold, orange, and red. Winter offers opportunities to catch snow-covered mountain vistas and farmland and much more. Hiking trails provide great opportunities for photography.
In the towns surrounding the national park, you will be able to capture images of attractions, historic structures, mountain vistas, rivers, lakes, streams, and outdoor activity.
In Gatlinburg, there is a historic covered bridge, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, the Gatlinburg Overlook, and an old water mill which is located along the Spur.
In Pigeon Forge, you will find The Old Mill Historic District which houses two restaurants, a general store, moonshine store, lots of crafts shops, and more. The main feature is The Old Mill, a historic grist mill which is still operational today.
Sevierville features the beautiful courthouse, a statute of Dolly Parton, a historic covered bridge, and a historic downtown area.
Several guided photography tours are available. Wildnerness Wildlife Week™ provides classes and tours. The Spring WIldflower Pilgrimage offer classes and tours. Tremont Institute also provides guided tours and classes.