This event is by special invitation. If you recieved a link to this page you can signup for the event.


This event is FREE of charge ( well almost ).

There is a $25.00 registration fee to cover the cost of the Friday Night cookout hosted by the motel.


There are 12 rooms blocked at the hotel. I will take a maximum of 15 people out of who I sent the link too. This is all I can handle so please register ASAP


The hotel is the Townsend Gateway Inn in Townsend NC.


Here are the special rates. Once the room block is filled they will still book rooms at this rate until they are filled.

Hello Vinny


We are pleased to confirm your group booking of 12 rooms, for arrival on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and departing Sunday, October 21, 2018.


The following Room Types have been reserved for your group.


2 - Cottages, $109.00 per night, $500.31 for 4 nights, including taxes.

4 - Single King Rooms, $94.00 per night, $431.46 for 4 nights, including taxes.

6 - Double Queen Rooms, $99.00 per night, $454.41 for 4 nights, including taxes.


All rooms require confirmed reservations with a credit card no later than September 1, 2018.
Any unconfirmed rooms will be released back to the motel on September 1, 2018.
Confirmed reservations that are cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to 1 night plus tax.

Rates are based on 4 night stay, early departures will be charged full amount.

Additional Nights are available, 2 nights before and 2 nights after, at the same nightly rate.


The rates & terms changed from the May dates due to peak season.

Your attendees may reserve a room by calling us at (865) 238-0123 or reserve online at:

When booking online they will need to enter Promo Code: VCP2018 
This promo code will allow them to book the rooms in your group block at the discounted rates.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (865) 238-0123.



We look forward to your arrival,


Pete Girard

Townsend Gateway Inn





       This event is sponsored by Singh-Ray filters and Think Tank / Mindshift It is also sponsored by Hunts Photo. Please visit there website for your shopping experience.








We will be exploring the Smokies from the Townsend area. singh-Ray filters will be available to try as well as some Singh-Ray specials. Amoung the normal landscape filters we will all shoot with the two styles of Singh-Ray IR filters. Throughout the event we will have classroom time to look at images and ask questions. Field instruction will offed at different shoot locations. Those who are intersted in the new Nikon features, a short program on optimizing your Nikons will be given. I will talk on the D5, D500, D850,and D7500


Please joints for this amazing event. A christmas gift from me to you.


Register Here. You will only be charge $25.00 for Friday night cookout. Please advise me of any dietary needs at least 3 weeks prior the event.