Val in Real Life

Turning Misfortune into Opportunity: A Photographic Journey

Each April I return to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont for the spring photography workshop led by the fabulous Bill Lea. While it’s largely a family reunion for me […]


A Plea for the Everglades…

Last week I dragged the Fred and George down to South Florida. We did a great many things in my old stomping grounds and one of the places we visited was […]


Shameless Self-Promotion…

Two things are upon us my friends… and they’re both about the fabulous Great Smoky Institute at Tremont. This week marks the beginning of their annual photo contest as well […]


Find Your Photography Bliss at Tremont

As you know, I’ve become a bit of a Great Smoky Institute at Tremont junkie. It’s becoming a second home to me this year as I’m working toward my Southern […]


Real Life Connections: The Tremont Workshop Junkies

This addition to Real Life Connections is actually a collection of people. But, as a collective, they’ve greatly impacted yours truly and totally qualify for inclusion. And yes, it has […]

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