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photo walk

Photography class and hiking experience

photo walk

Photography class and hiking experience

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
photo walk

Photography class and hiking experience

photo walk

Photography class and hiking experience

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll start our adventure by getting to know what it is you're hoping to learn from this experience. I'll do this by spending a couple of minutes with each of you individually to assess your photography knowledge and hear what you hope to learn. Then it's time to get started! We'll meet at the Rough Ridge trailhead and hike up to the peak together, stopping to take photos along the way. The hike takes approximately 2 hours to hike to the top with many breaks along the way. During the hike I will be talking and teaching about how to shoot in manual mode, achieving correct exposure in difficult and weird lighting, and overall how to get the most out of your camera beyond shooting in auto. Anytime we reach a good stopping point on the trail, we'll break out our cameras and begin shooting the beautiful landscape before us! I'll give you some ideas of how to frame and compose your image while you shoot, and come around to each and every one of you to offer guidance, advice, and answer any questions you may have. Throughout the experience I will also be photographing you! I'll document you as you take photos and I will also take portraits of you (and your partner, friends, group) at a couple of locations along the hike. When we reach the top of the hike, we will photograph the Blue Ridge Mountains in all of it's glory at sunset! Then we'll hike down and our adventure concludes!

Your host

Learn more about Alexa

Alexa

I'm the founder and photographer of Blueberry Rocket Studios, a creative and adventurous wedding photography company. I've studied under a National Geographic photographer and at multiple fine art schools such as Penland School of Crafts and Anderson Ranch. I have been photographing landscapes and portraits for 2.5 years and have traveled all over the US to do so! I love being able to create artwork that captures the essence and feeling of a place and a moment. There's no feeling quite like being able to look back on an image that has sentimental importance, or to remember what it felt like being in a place you that looked like a postcard.

What's included

Equipment
I will provide: - hand warmers - headlamps - first aid kit essentials

Where you'll be

We will be hiking Rough Ridge, a beautiful trail found on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock and Boone, NC. Rough Ridge is a Boonie favorite and a must-see if you're visiting the area. Along the trail there are 3 beautiful pull-off's that are more beautiful than the next, each featuring a sweeping mountain view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I first visited Rough Ridge 5 years ago and when I think of Boone, I can't help but think of this hike

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Guests must be familiar hiking or spending time in the outdoors and bring a camera. A DSLR, SLR, film, or mirrorless is preferred, but we can work with the camera on your phone if you absolutely do not have…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

We are hiking in the wilderness without immediate access to restrooms, food, and medical attention. Please plan accordingly! Use the bathroom before you leave home and bring full water bottles (2 is advised), snacks, extra socks, bug spray, and a backpack to carry everything.

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Photography class and hiking experience
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Previous price:$100 $75/person
New experience
Previous price:$100 $75/person