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North to Alaska! | Teresa Houze

When you mention vacationing in Alaska, most folks envision being extremely cold, boarding a cruise ship to see glaciers and beautiful snow capped mountains.  It's true, Alaska is all that but so much more!  Our 49th state is filled with some of most breathtaking scenery, world class fishing, abundant wildlife for hunting and viewing, and [...]

June 9th, 2016|Guest Blogger, SMJOP|4 Comments

It’s All About The Elk! | Bob Finley

I like landscape photography, mountains and animals.  I kept seeing magazine photos of giant bull elk with huge racks, against a backdrop of mystical mountains.  But I thought they were all in the Rocky Mountains and Canadian Rockies and therefore out of reach for an “enthusiastic amateur” like myself.  Someday.  Maybe.  But then…I found out [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Guest Blogger, SMJOP|1 Comment

Shooting the Milky Way | Howard Gutgesell

If you want to escape the sunset crowds at Clingman’s Dome, come back at midnight. The beauty of night photography is that there are no crowds. The downside is that you have to do it at night! Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the night sky is the Milky Way, at least from a landscape [...]

October 1st, 2015|Guest Blogger, Night Photography, SMJOP|1 Comment

The Power of Water | Cosby Creek

As we all know water can be a very powerful force and this was witnessed last week when a flash flood struck Greenbrier, Cosby Creek and Big Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains. Fortunately, no people were injured. I have spent a lot of very enjoyable times photographing these three streams and I’ve gotten to [...]

July 6th, 2015|Landscape Photography, SMJOP|0 Comments

Thank You For Your Support

First, we want to thank the hundreds of people who have subscribed to the Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography in the few days since its lunch. It is a testament to the wonderful photographers who contributed their work to the first issue on faith and to the many people who love to photograph in the [...]

March 31st, 2015|SMJOP|2 Comments

What is Nature Photography

When I first thought about starting a photography magazine I had to consider what kind of subject matter it would cover. Sitting right next to the most visited National Park in the United States, it only made sense to have nature photography as a major component. That just moved the question one step further down [...]

February 24th, 2015|Research|11 Comments

Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography

Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography.  This is a free photography magazine filled with photography tips, interviews and reviews.  It will be published several times a year. Please sign up with the button below to receive your electronic copy of this free magazine as soon as it is available! Subscribe for Free After [...]

February 23rd, 2015|SMJOP|0 Comments