(Update March 4th: The summit is sold out. You can send an email to April – april@f32photo.com – to get on the waiting list)

(Update Feb. 4th: As of now there’s just over 50 spots left, so we are indeed almost sold out)

Ok, here’s some sneak peak news for ya’. Last year I gave the keynote and taught several classes at the very first Great Smoky Mountains Photography Summit (I wrote more about the experience here)It’s basically the only 5-day conference of it’s kind for landscape photographers. And, it sold out in just days. There were over 100 people on the waiting list.

Wanna know the most common question I heard from people whenever I posted a photo from it? “How come I missed it?”, or “How do I sign up for next year so I don’t miss it?”. I posted about it everywhere I could, but I know that some people missed it so here’s your chance.

Limited Space

Last year it sold out within days, after everyone started blogging about it. So this year I begged, pleaded and got down on my knees to my friends there, and asked if they’d let me post about it early. Now, the graphics haven’t been created yet, the website schedule isn’t even updated, but I did manage to steal a link to the 2016 registration page and I even have the instructor list.

Sign Up Here

First, here’s a link to the registration page and it’s live now. It will sell out. And, the hotel will sell out too. Space is VERY limited (only 200 people). The reason being is that it’s just impossible to give the quality of instruction, and the level of personal interaction that we give, to any larger of a group. Plus, there’s no place to host any more people in that area. Not to mention a huge part of this conference is everyone getting to shoot. Late October is one of the busiest times of the year there, and we simply can’t accommodate more and still give you an incredible experience.

Instructors & The Deets

By the way, “Deets” is how my 14-year old kid says details. Apparently if I don’t say it, I’m not cool 😉

When: October 26-30th, 2016

Where: Great Smoky Mountains & Tremont Lodge (rooms will sell out so book early)

How Much: $499 early bird special

Here’s the list of instructors. Of course Bill Fortney is there, and I’ll actually be teaching a pre-conference workshop as well (space is limited, so leave a comment here if you’re interested). And yes, for all of you that were there last year – back by popular demand…my mom will be coming with me again. Apparently people like her a lot more than me 🙂 I think my wife is coming along this time too, so if you ever really wanted to get all the dirt on me, you’ll have the necessary people there to do it 🙂

The All Star List
Matt’s Mom
Matt’s Wife
Jack Graham
Dan Bailey
Ellen Anon
Dan Bailey
Deborah Sandidge
Len Rue Jr.
Ken Jenkins
Richard Barnabee
R C Concepcion
Bill Lea
Jim Begley
John “Snake” Barrett

I hope to see you there. And don’t forget. If you want to read my recap and some photos from last year, make sure you check out this blog post.

Have a good one!

PS: If you’re in any of the following areas, here’s where else I’ll be speaking this year. (leave a comment here if you’re interested and there’s no link).

Cincinnati – PhotoPro Expo (Feb 5th)

Dallas, Ft. Worth TX area – Competitive Camera Store and a Small Personal Workshop (April 21st – 23rd)

Buffalo, NY – CanAm Photo Expo (April 8-10th)

Chicago – Out Of Chicago Summer Conference (June 23-25th)



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