Devils Fork Photography Workshop with Don McGowan

At Devils Fork State Park

This three-day adventure into creative digital photography is a chance to learn, practice, and integrate a variety of new skills: new ways of seeing the visual world, new ways of thinking about the photographic process, new ways of technical understanding – from the mind’s eye to the camera to the computer. Don McGowan has over 30 years of photography experience, and has held many titles, including staff photographer of Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains. Don has traveled the nation to take photographs of magnificent landscapes, scenic locations, and all that natures shares with us. Experience the beauty around us at Devils Fork State Park and have Don teach you along the way to take better photographs to preserve your memories.

Advanced beginners, intermediates, and budding professionals are welcome. A basic knowledge of your camera - aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure and compensation - is essential. A laptop computer with image-processing software (PhotoShop, OnOne, etc.) is required. A basic understanding of that software is essential.

Because of the magnitude of photography equipment that exists, Don has compiled a list of equipment you will need for this workshop. Please check .Don’s website for the equipment checklist and to see many of his images, additional information about him, and reach out to Don if you have any questions.

This photography workshop package includes a three night stay in one of the villas at Devils Fork State Park. Check-in on Monday afternoon, experience photography lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday with Don at various locations throughout the park, and then check-out on Thursday.

Contact Devils Fork State Park to register for this photography workshop and reserve your cabin. Additional nights lodging before or after the program dates may be available.


  • March 12, 2018 - March 15, 2018
  • Registration Deadline

    February 23, 2018

    Event Hours

    Check-in at the Devils Fork State Park Ranger Station at 4 PM on Monday March 12, 2018. Check out on Thursday March 15, 2018 at 10 AM.

    Meeting Place

    Devils Fork State Park Ranger Station

    What to Bring

    This program package includes three night's stay in a villa, so please bring food and beverages as dining options are few and far away. Clothing for variable weather in March. Camera equipment list will be posted on Don McGowan's website:


    $749 for a single occupant/program participant, or $579 per double occupant/two participants.