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Asheville Photo Tours

Asheville, NC, USA
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About Asheville Photo Tours
Award-winning Nature & Fine Art Photographers, Chris & Bonnie Allen take clients to special, often secret locations in the Blue Ridge Mountain region, including mountain vistas, waterfalls and magical forests. During the tour, we provide hands on instruction to help clients improve their photography skills and make better photos.
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Vistas & Waterfalls - Half-Day Photo Tour

All photo tours include hands-on coaching and instruction to help you improve your photos both artistically and technically. Most tours include two guides, a husband and wife team who are skilled, award-winning Nature & Fine Art photographers. You get lots of personal attention and guidance, and tours are customized to the types of photography and natural locations that interest you the most.
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4 hours
from $125.00

Vistas & Waterfalls - Full-Day Photo Tour

All photo tours include hands-on coaching and instruction to help you improve your photos both artistically and technically. Most tours include two guides, a husband and wife team who are skilled, award-winning Nature & Fine Art photographers. You get lots of personal attention and guidance, and tours are customized to the types of photography and natural locations that interest you the most.
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8 hours
from $240.00
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Kent Green wrote a review Sep 2020
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Wow! The most productive day ever of my photographic career ever and above and beyond that, it was a joy to be with Chris and Bonnie for the day. Not only are they both excellent photographers and teachers, but they have boundless energy and knowledge of the Asheville area. Had I tried to learn the basics of the area on my own it would have taken several trips vs up and running in just one day! We started well before dawn to get in position for some sunrise vistas, then we photographed several waterfalls, and finally, we shot a several different abstractions which are my favorites. I recommend the full day tour as it allows you to change locations and subjects a number times and get to know the area better. I learned a number of new techniques and came home with some great shots! I have taken a number of photographic classes and tours, but Chris and Bonnie's was by far the best.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rmccully wrote a review Aug 2020
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Spent a great day with Bonnie and Chris on a Vistas and Waterfall tour. We found spots off the beaten trail which resulted in wonderful images. Bonnie and Chris were so helpful with their guidance and enthusiasm for the subjects. It was a fabulous day!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ChrisAllen, Owner at Asheville Photo Tours
Responded Aug 31, 2020
Thanks so much for your review Ruth. You have a great eye for capturing the beauty of waterfalls and vistas in your photos, and it was a pleasure sharing the day with you! Best wishes as you continue enjoying your photography passion, and we hope to see you back again on your next visit.
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Linda Davidson wrote a review Feb 2020
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Even though my originally sceduled all-day vacation photo shoot had to be cancelled due to a winter storm warning with heavy snow and black ice, Chris offered me a post-processing option to teach me the basics of Lightroom & Photoshop. He arrived at my hotel during the worst of the storm armed with two laptops and spent several hours of patient and detailed instruction on these software packages. By the end, I was able to skillfully transform my worst photos into ones I would be proud to show anyone! I would most definitely book again with Asheville Photo Tours if my travels bring me back to the Asheville area (but I think i'll try a month other than February!)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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David G wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had a great experience with Bonnie and Chris. They are just the right combination for beginner and advanced photographers to have a memorable experience and get high value images. I took my children and grand-daughter on a half-day adventure that included a hike to a beautiful waterfall. All four of us got a chance to work with Chris and Bonnie to improve our shots and learn different techniques. They are very knowledgable about photography and the best areas/times to be at strategic areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway near asheville, NC>
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Chris A, Owner at Asheville Photo Tours
Responded Oct 18, 2019
We had a wonderful time with your family, David! We really appreciated your enthusiasm and playfulness in learning how to make better photos. Thanks for your review and keep making pictures!
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Melvin123 wrote a review Aug 2019
Leicester, North Carolina48 contributions22 helpful votes
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Anyone with teenagers knows the challenge of trying to find something to do with them. I took my daughter on a photo tour with Chris and Bonnie and she loved it. We used our iPhones and learned how to take breathtaking pictures as well as have a great time visiting waterfalls in the Asheville area. As she put it “Dad, I totally upped my game (with regards to iPhone picture taking). I can’t wait to post these on Instagram.” Chris and Bonnie are very patient and excellent teachers. They also know all the secret nooks and crannies of the Asheville area. We went to a waterfall that is a local secret not mentioned in typical area hiking and guide books. We spend a wonderful afternoon visiting waterfalls and learning how to take both scenic and artistic quality pictures. Lots of fun. Chris and Bonnie are delightful. We learned how to frame a picture, how to use the “rule of thirds”, how to use specialized apps, how to tell a story with a picture, what are the best camera angles and how use lighting to best advantage. They also teach simple and easy to understand tips on shutter speed, focus and exposure control features available on smart phone apps. We learned that a little knowledge can make a huge difference in the quality and impact of our everyday iPhone photos.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from ChrisAllen, Owner at Asheville Photo Tours
Responded Aug 30, 2019
What a delightful time we had with you and your daughter, Melvin! You both were quick learners and very receptive to suggestions on improving your photos both artistically and technically. We look forward to seeing some of the photos on Instagram!
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