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About WNC Photo Tours
Providing photography tours & lessons around Asheville, NC. We offer small, private tours that focus on helping you capture better photos. Our tours take you to the most breathtaking locations across the Blue Ridge Mountains that only the locals know about. And we pick you up! We are currently open and taking safety precautions for our guests! Visit our website to learn how we're handling COVID
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Custom Half-Day Photo Tour with Photography Lessons from Asheville

We’ll work directly with you to create a custom, private tour that is perfect for you and your photography interests. Together we'll pick locations that fit your interests and your desired amount of hiking, from a couple of miles to no hiking at all. This is ideal for travelers looking to go off the beaten path. And we pick you up!

We offer small, private tours that focus on helping you capture better photos. Our tours take you to the most breathtaking locations across the Blue Ridge Mountains that only the locals know about.

Our award-winning photographers know the Blue Ridge Mountains better than anyone else in the area! We are currently open and taking safety precautions for our guests! Visit our website to learn how we're handling COVID.
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5 hours
from $152.83

Elk & Waterfall Photo Tour w/ Photography Lessons

Need a guide to help you find the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? We’re offering just that! We currently have a 100% success rate in finding the elk!

For our private Half-Day Elk & Waterfall Photo Tour, we put a lot of effort into thinking about what would be the most enjoyable half-day winter tour we could possibly put together. What we came up with is a trip that takes you about an hour west of Asheville out to Great Smoky Mountain National Park to see the elk herds in Cataloochee Valley and visit a couple of waterfalls. Our Elk & Waterfall tours are very adventurous and sure to please!

We know when and where to find the elk
We can get you (safely) close to the animals!
We’ll make sure you have the right settings to capture the elk!

Things we'll cover on this tour:

- Long exposure settings for getting smooth, silky waterfall effects
- What filters to use and why
- The best settings to use for wildlife
- And so much more!
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6 hours
from $160.00
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4mhatcher wrote a review Mar 2021
McKinney, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
Jay was personable and accommodating! He picked us up at our hotel in Asheville and based our tour on our preferences. He spent time assisting my wife, who is a novice level photographer and still was able to give me (more advanced photographer) help and pointers along the way. We captured great waterfall and sunset photographs. We really enjoyed our experience.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Christina S wrote a review Oct 2020
Hudson, Ohio10 contributions1 helpful vote
Amanda was knowledgeable and helpful. Great scenery and awesome pics from the experience. Her enthusiasm for the Arts and the scenes were contagious. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jonette O wrote a review Oct 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Jay's passion for photography was a major contributor to the experience being totally enjoyable. I purchased the half-day trip as a gift to my husband and went along to watch and see the Fall colors. Jay was so inviting to photography that I ended up taking as many pictures as my husband. Ending the trip on the Parkway at sunset was fantastic. I have already used the tips Jay provided and continue to take photos, now we have pictures of my husband, not just me. Thanks, Jay!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mike C wrote a review Oct 2020
Great Falls, Virginia113 contributions30 helpful votes
Jay took us to waterfalls, overlooks, and sunset spots. We did a very modest amount of hiking and got some wonderful pics. Worked out well.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jvpritc@aol.com wrote a review Sep 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia658 contributions8 helpful votes
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WNC Tours provided us with an exceptional photo tour experience is the Asheville NC area. Jay took us some of the most breathtaking photo spots in the Pisgah National forest. His instruction on both camera and iPhone were brilliant and invaluable. He even knew where the best coffee stands were located. My wife is the expert photographer in the family and she learned quite a bit on tour and she was very pleased. We enjoyed a wonderful day in his company, and it was well worth the cost of tour and then some. We highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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