Paul grew up in these mountains, and he still lives here today. At 13, he was riding his bicycle around Cades Cove, roaming through the woods photographing bears, then hiking to the peaks to shoot sunsets. Two decades and two dozen Smokies Workshops later, he's still doing the very same things.

Needless to say, you're in good hands if you're looking for someone with intimate knowledge of the Smokies as well as first-class photography instruction. See what others have said below. Join Paul this Spring or Fall for an unforgettable weekend. Select AUTUMN or SPRING below for more details.

" Whatever your skill level, Paul will meet you there and take you further down the path of photography. These weekend workshops are a terrific value and loads of fun. Can't recommend them enough! "
- Patresa H
" The smokies workshop was a great experience that truly advanced my photography skills. Not only was the scenery amazing, but Paul's guidance and teaching was invaluable. His ability to enthusiastically teach is truly a gift, and his unquenchable thirst for adventure does nothing but motivate you to explore, appreciate, and capture memorable photos. I cannot wait for my next Light Finds adventure. "
- Camden C
" Just a note to thank you for the Smokies Workshop Weekend. You have a great style in the way you convey your thoughts. I was away from photography for 30+ years, but your thoughtful and careful encouragement was much appreciated. The weekend was planned so that no matter the level of ability, there was something for everyone. I look forward with excitement to your workshop in the Tetons next fall. Thanks for the Memories! "
" I had such an exciting time with Paul in the Smoky Mountains on his Fall Workshop about Light. I learned so much in such little time, and I am so intoxicated with new information and ideas. I plan on a fun journey with photography in the future. Paul has so much energy and a true love of his work. He breathes it into all of his instruction and, of course, we had the beauty from the gorgeous scenery which surrounded us all weekend. Thank you, Paul. "
- Linda R
" Another exhilarating experience with you in Light Finds' 2012 Autumn Smokies Workshop. Your dynamic classroom presentations, coupled with your persistent and tailored individualized helps in the field, filled us with new knowledge and new skills. You are doing exactly that which you are meant to do. Thanks again, Paul. "

- Chuck K