Table Rock Photography Workshop with Don McGowan

At Table Rock 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 nature shares with us. Experience the beauty around us at Table Rock 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 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 cabins at Table Rock State Park. Check-in on Thursday afternoon, experience photography lessons on Friday and Saturday with Don at various locations throughout the park, and then check-out on Sunday. Contact Table Rock State Park to register for this program and reserve your cabin. Additional nights lodging before or after the program dates may be available.


  • March 8, 2018 - March 11, 2018
  • Registration Deadline

    February 23, 2018

    Event Hours

    Check-In at 4 PM on Thursday March 8, 2018 and check-out at 10 AM on Sunday March 11, 2018.

    Meeting Place

    Table Rock State Park Ranger Station

    What to Bring

    This three day program includes a cabin at Table State Park. Please bring your own food and beverages as dining options are few are far away. Suitable clothing for various temperatures and weather conditions in March. Camera equipment list will be available on Don McGowan's website:


    $749 per single occupant/program participant or $549 per double occupant/ two participants.