To our Mountain Lens family,
First, and by far most important, our team at Mountain Lens wants to reach out to you and wish you good health and all the support you need during this very challenging time.
As you may have already inferred from tenor of the news, our workshop schedule is, for the most part, on hold. All of our instructors are, along with you, awaiting signs of recovery and the opportunity to reschedule.
So if you are currently on the schedule to attend any of the workshops listed below, please check directly with your instructor for the latest status regarding cancellation or rescheduling.
Here at the Mountain Lens venue, we are healthy! We are also busy exploring ways that, during this wave of “social distancing” and beyond, we can offer variants of our workshops that our instructors can deliver via distance learning, including webinars, online classes, and one-on-one mentoring.
And for photographers looking to use this unprecedented time to refine and strengthen their portfolios, Jeff, and perhaps some of our other instructors, will be offering digital portfolio reviews and one-on-one interactive critiques.
So whereas this may be a time of caution and relative isolation, it can also be a time of learning and creative fulfillment.
In the meantime, take good care, offer support to those around you, and we’ll be back in touch soon.
Jeff & April
Mountain Lens is an extraordinary setting to experience photography programs that are highly educational and inspirational. Our mission is to provide the finest technical and creative resources for photographers and other artists in a motivating, nurturing and beautiful natural environment. Beyond classes and workshops, we offer personalized services so you can fully render and share your vision and your art. We can help you configure and fine-tune your post-processing software and your display, streamline the way you organize and archive your photos, and customize your digital imaging strategy to reflect your unique vision. And yes — we can create large, beautiful, fine art prints — treasured keepsakes that reflect your expanding skills and boundless creativity.
Embedded in our twenty-acre mountain setting is a high-tech training room as well as elegant accommodations for out-of-town guests. In addition to a high-tech classroom, the training room now includes a full chef’s kitchen, a beautiful island, and a comfortable, intimate lounge area. The entire space is designed specifically as a “family-style” gathering place where small groups can learn, share, dine, and socialize. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, and whether your favorite learning style is one-on-one or in small groups, you will be immersed in a beautiful environment in which to learn and master your technical and creative skills.
And just outside of our comfortable and well-equipped training center are twenty acres that feature ponds, waterfalls, and over a mile of cleared trails and footbridges along meandering creeks, through a forested hillside, and up to a boulder-strewn hilltop. Photo opportunities abound right on the property, with many more in the nearby DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway.