PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS with Peter Lorber & Courtenay Gilbert

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the perfect place to photograph the vibrant colors of Autumn. The rich red, bright gold, deep purple and lush green leaves of the more than 100 native tree species in the park create a vast color palette for incredibly spectacular photographs. 


In addition to the beautiful fall foliage we will explore and capture the breathtaking ethereal blue-hazed mountains, ridges and valley landscape the Cherokees once called the “land of blue mist”.


We will journey through a picturesque and historic valley dotted with cabins, barns and farmhouses from the late 1700s.


Bring your neutral density filters, there are scores of plunging waterfalls, roaring rivers and meandering streams to photograph. Pack a long lens too, if you are lucky you might spot one of the 1500 black bears of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 


We have carefully planned this workshop to get you to the most picturesque locations at the perfect times to capture these iconic landscapes during the best light. 


And as in all of our workshops we enjoy great restaurants, stay in upscale accommodations, and share lots of laughter while surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This makes our workshops perfect not only for you the photographer, but also for your non-photographer travel partner looking for an amazing vacation!


Who and What

Our photography workshops are for discriminating photography enthusiasts of all skill levels.


We provide the perfect environment for you to combine your love of travel and passion for photography while surrounded by like minded people in a fun, relaxed and creative atmosphere.


This workshop is led by Peter Lorber, a master panoramic photographer, and Courtenay Gilbert, a professional photographer, post production specialist. They will work with you to expand and improve your photography skills. They will also show you how to create technically perfect and artistically stunning panoramic images using various panoramic VR drives from manual heads to the top of the line Seitz Roundshot motorized VR drive. You will learn how to stitch your panoramas using professional stitching programs such as PTgui and, finally, how to optimize your images in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


You will also have the opportunity to shoot with the latest Hasselblad H6D-50C medium format digital camera and a variety of Hasselblad lenses and accessories. Both Peter and Courtenay are Hasselblad trained professionals and have been training top photographers for over ten years.  


Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon and other brand shooters will benefit from Peter and Courtenay’s over one hundred years of combined photography experience. They will share tips, techniques and camera set-ups learned over time.


Our small group sizes allow us to customize our workshops to your individual needs. We make sure you get the personal attention you need to get the most out of your time with us.


In addition to guided photo shoots, we will also spend time working on the amazing images you will capture during the workshop. We will go over organizing your images, learning proper stitching techniques and answer any Photoshop and Lightroom questions you may have.


This workshop is designed for the advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced photography enthusiast interested in taking great photos in beautiful locations and having an amazing photography workshop vacation!



This is not a workshop where you spend most of your daylight shooting hours sitting in a classroom. We get you up and out to make the most of each and every day to capture as many great photo opportunities as possible.


A detailed day-by-day itinerary will be handed out during the “Welcome Meeting” at the start of the workshop.


  • Sunday, October 23 - Early evening, Welcome meeting and dinner

  • Monday-Thursday, October 24-27 - Guided photo shoots on location

  • Friday, October 28 - This is our open day. We will either spend this day working on the beautiful images captured during the week, go back to a favorite location, visit a location we may have missed due to weather or all of the above. Our small group size allows us the luxury of customizing our itinerary to meet the group’s needs keeping our schedule flexible.

    • Friday night is our farewell dinner.

  • Saturday, October 29 - Breakfast and check-out


A typical day consists of:

  • Sunrise location shoot

  • Early morning location shoot to capture the beautiful low angle light

  • Late breakfast/early lunch

  • Midday break, instructional

  • Afternoon and sunset location shoot

  • Fine dining dinner to unwind, tell our stories of the day, enjoy great food, and most of all share lots of laughter with your new found friends!


Click here to register or contact Addie Lorber for more information:, Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911


Travel Info

    • Great Smoky mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina


    • We will be lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

      • 635 River Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, USA

      • TEL: +1-865-436-0048  FAX: +1-865-436-2324


    • We will carpool and caravan to the shooting locations during the workshop.


    • 72º - 40º


    • Knoxville, TN (McGhee Tyson Airport) plus 1 hour drive to Gatlinburg, TN

    • Ashville Regional Airport, NC plus 2 hour drive to Gatlinburg, TN

    • Greenville-Spartenburg International Airport plus 3 hour drive to Gatlinburg, TN

Great Smoky Mountains

Tennessee / North Carolina
October 23-29, 2016

Registration and/or More Information

Contact - Addie Lorber 

E-mail -

Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911

Sold Out
waitlist only

October 23-29, 2016

Workshop Cost

$3,850.00 (USD) - Per Workshop Attendee

Includes lodging


No charge for a Non-Photographer Travel companion staying in the same room



Click here for PDF

or contact Addie Lorber, 561-361-0031



To and from shoot locations will be included for the first 2 people to register for the workshop (not including to and from airport) 



8 Maximum


Activity Level

Moderately easy


  • Six nights lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn, Gatlinburg, TN

  • Five full days of guided photo shoots and expert instruction

  • Post shooting image editing and instruction

  • Demonstration and use with instructor of the Seitz Roundshot VR Motorized Drive

  • Opportunity to shoot with the latest Hasselblad medium-format digital camera and lenses

  • Instruction and use of NovoFlex VR - System II Manual Drive

  • Adobe Lightroom Instruction

  • Adobe Photoshop Instruction

  • Hasselblad Phocus Instruction

  • A print of your best workshop image up to 24 inches by 96 inches!


Not Included
  • Meals, transportation



HiltonGarden Inn

635 River Road

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, USA

TEL: +1-865-436-0048

Check-In: 10/23/16 Check-Out: 10/29/16


For hotel information contact Addie Lorber at 561-361-0031 or


What to bring
  • Camera gear 

  • Laptop with good processing capability 

  • Memory Cards, at least 6, no smaller than 16GB - plan on shooting at least 16GB per day

  • External hard drive for backup copies (optional, but highly recommended)

  • Card reader

  • Tripod, good quality

  • Cable release

  • Camera manual

  • Neutral density and Polarizing filters

  • A wearable backpack photo case for possible short hiking trips.

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Four weeks prior to the start of the workshop we will send out a more detailed "What to Bring" list 

If you have any questions or requests please use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Tel. 561-361-0031



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