Waterfalls Boot Camp Workshop

June 22 – 26, 2020

Location: Hampton Inn, Pisgah Forest, NC

Instructors: Les Saucier and Mary Presson Roberts

Limit: 10 participants

Tuition –



Begin your summer with an educational adventure exploring some of the most photogenic waterfalls on and around the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest with Les Saucier and Mary Presson Roberts.

Les and Mary will teach you, in the classroom and in the field, the skills needed for photographing waterfalls, capturing reflections, and looking past the label of “waterfall.”

During the classroom presentations, you will learn which settings are best to use for sharing your vision of waterfall scenes, how to use your gear and filters when photographing moving water, and how to compose scenes in an artistic way.  Additionally, you will learn  ways to post process your images in creative ways.

Participants will benefit from two invaluable critique sessions during the week.



Tentative Schedule –


  • Monday – Meet at The Hampton Inn for dinner at local restaurant, followed by introduction to the workshop in Hampton Inn’s conference room
  • Tuesday – Photographing in the field, lunch, classroom time
  • Wednesday – Critique of participants’ images from Tuesday, teaching, lunch, photographing in the field
  • Thursday – classroom teaching time, lunch, photographing in the field
  • Friday – critique of images from Wednesday & Thursday, wrap up by 12pm

Start your summer off with this workshop.  You will then be prepared to experience, photograph, and enjoy waterfalls in all seasons.

Additional Information About This Workshop

Tuition does not include travel, lodging or food. Participants should be able to sustain full days, some may include a sunrise and/or a sunset shoot, and moderate walks on uneven terrain.

Accommodations –

The Hampton Inn, 275 Forest Gate Drive, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, (828) 883-4800

Upon registration for this workshop, you’ll be provided with a discount code for available lodging at the Hampton Inn. Please consider booking your room early. Brevard and Pisgah Forest are popular destinations during the time of this workshop.

Hiking and Exertion –

There isn’t much need for hiking unless you choose to do so.  Most locations are a short distance from parking areas. Grounds may be uneven at some locations. Days can be long, so participants need to have stamina for a day in the field.  We might be on the go some days from sunrise until sunset.

Transportation –

Participants are responsible for their own transportation during the photo tour, as well as getting to the workshop/photo tour location and returning to your point of origin. We encourage car pooling during the workshop/photo tour when possible.

Cancellation Policy-

If you need to cancel your registration before 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a refund for the event’s tuition paid minus a $25.00 processing charge. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows once the event has started. To initiate a refund, please send an email to [email protected]

The Mary Photographer and Saucier Photography reserve the right to cancel a workshop, class or photo tour. Should the cancellation of an event by The Mary Photographer and Saucier Photography be necessary, participants will be informed as soon as possible and tuition fees refunded in full. The Mary Photographer and Saucier Photography are not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of such a cancellation. We encourage participants to purchase refundable transportation fares and/or to purchase trip cancellation insurance. By registering for a workshop, it’s understood that you are aware of and agree to our cancellation policies.

Trip Insurance –

Trip insurance is highly recommended in the case you need to cancel at the last minute due to family emergency and/or illness.  Each hotel has its own cancellation policy, which you are responsible to be aware of and to follow.

10% off workshops and photo tours for returning clients – If you have taken a previous workshop or photo tour of three days or more within the last five years with Saucier Photography or The Mary Photographer, you’re eligible to receive a 10% discount on future three-day or more workshops and photo tour registration fees. (Sorry, photo club sponsored workshops don’t qualify for this discount, nor do our one or two-day workshops.)   When registering, choose Returning Participant from the drop down menu.

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