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Western North Carolina Foto Fest
with Bill Lea & Kevin Adams


Attention: Information on this website pertains to the 2015 Foto Fest. We are taking a break in 2016. We will be back with a much expanded and improved Foto Fest in September of 2017. Please check back in January 2017 for all the details.

Date: September 10-13, 2015
Registration: $165 — $95 for students (Click here to register)
Location: Asheville (Info on venue and travel logistics)

Guest speakers & Instructors:Troy Paiva, Mike Moats, Doug Gardner, Jon Holloway, Les Saucier, Michael Skinner, Clay Bolt, Frank Herzog, Margery Diamond

Wow, are you in for a treat!! Bill Lea and Kevin Adams have organized what has become the MUST-ATTEND photography event for North Carolina and the Southeast. With experience gained from a combined 66 years of photographing and teaching, Bill and Kevin started from the ground up in creating this extraordinary festival. They’ve combined the best features from other photography events with their own ideas for an exciting and rewarding learning experience.

Persons who attend Foto Fest tell us that what they like most about the event is not only the terrific learning experience and access to a wide range of vendors, but also the personal touch. At Foto Fest, you are not just another attendee at just another photography convention. You are part of a photographic family.

If you have ever witnessed the passion, dedication, and strive for excellence that Bill and Kevin have for everything they do, then you know that Foto Fest is an event you will not want to miss. For 2015, they have retained everything that made the previous events such big hits and have also incorporated new ideas to build upon this success.

The most fun a photographer can have in the Southeast!

Barn and house in Cataloochee Cove, Great Smoky Mountains

Highlights of the 6th Annual Western North Carolina Foto Fest

  • Wide variety of new programs by our guest speakers
  • “Macro Boot Camp” photo shoots with Mike Moats
  • Thursday evening light painting workshop with Troy Paiva and Kevin Adams
  • Thursday evening photo shoot with Bill Lea in Cataloochee
  • Vendors provide hands-on experience, showcasing photo gear and services
  • Friday morning photo shoot at Chimney Rock State Park with Kevin Adams
  • Friday morning sunrise shoot on the Blue Parkway with Bill Lea
  • “Meet Your Neighbours" field workshops with Clay Bolt
  • Creative Portrait Photography workshops with Jon Holloway
  • DSLR video workshop with Doug Gardner
  • Great door prizes
  • Complimentary wine bar
  • Birds of Prey Photo Shoots with Michael Skinner
  • Photo contest winners published in Foto Fest booklet
  • Professional digital camera sensor cleaning available
  • Relaxed atmosphere of fun and learning
  • Terrific photography locations within easy driving distance from venue

More about programs and photo shoots

Learn about our great lineup of speakers

Check out the new Frequently Asked Questions page