I attended my first Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend. About 150 professional and amateur photographers had the opportunity to hear presentations from top nature photographers in the evenings and photograph spectacular scenery and native animals during the day. Images from Friday and Saturday’s photo excursions were entered in an informal contest with winners announced at the event’s conclusion Sunday. Here is a link to the winning photographs: 2015 Nature Photography Winners
The presentations included talks and techniques on such topics as "Advanced Digital Techniques and Tips", "Photographing the Stars: A Complete Guide to Capturing the Night Sky", and "Improve Your Landscape Photography with Adobe Lightroom".
It was a great time and I would recommend this photo weekend to anyone who loves nature photography.