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Reelfoot Lake Photo Workshop

813 Lake D

Hornbeak, TN 38232

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Experience and photographs sunrises, sunsets, birds, and nature at it's finest. Get up close and personal on our boat to photograph wildlife

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 Reelfoot Lake Photo Workshop - Limited to 8 | 2 SPOTS REMAIN

 Looking to take your creative expression to the next level?

  • Blair Ball Photo Workshops are designed to challenge you to reach new heights with your photography.
  • Join professional photographer and instructor Blair Ball on a fun, enjoyable few days at Reelfoot Lake.
  • This instructional workshop will be both on land and in a pontoon boat.
  • Learn first hand how you create photographs you’ve always dreamed of making!

Register by May 1st and receive a 40% Discount

Where: Reelfoot Lake, Tiptonville, Tennessee

When: Friday Evening - Sunday Morning July 9th -11th 2021

Tuition : $449| If you register by May 1st your tuition is $249! | 40% Discount | After May 1st $449

*For the past 7 years I've held the price at $199 PP. Unfortunately last year the State raised their fees substantially for the boat in morning and at sunset. I pay the guide as well. New for 2021 the state of Tennessee is requiring sales tax.

As a result I've raised it to $249 PP. 

Class Size: 8

Instructor: Blair Ball

 About Blair Ball

If you have any questions, or if you wish to register for this workshop, please email Blair Ball (

The Destination

Reelfoot is the only large natural lake in Tennessee, and gives its name to Lake County, Tennessee, in which it is located.

Reelfoot Lake State Park, located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, is one of the greatest hunting and fishing preserves in the nation. The lake encompasses 25,000 acres (15,000 of which are water) and harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles. Other animals are also diverse and abundant here. Its many species of flowering and non-flowering plants attract botany enthusiasts from all over the country. Cypress dominates the margins of the lake, but many other trees and shrubs are also present. There are over 240 plus species of birds in the Reelfoot Lake area.

Sample Itinerary

Friday Night the 9th

  • Brief meeting 5:00 PM at Bluebank Resort to discuss upcoming Saturday timelines and events. Get to meet one another. Then we will leave at promptly at 7:00 PM for those that are here for a sunset photo event. The drive is approximately 30 mins. It's an awesome place for sunsets, so plan on being there if you can.

Saturday the 10th

  • Sunrise from the banks of Reelfoot Lake. We will start early to get there at least 30 minutes before sunrise.
  • 1/2 day pontoon boat trip around Reelfoot Lake. Looking for birds, (Egrets, Herons, Eagles, Ducks, Osprey and possible newborns in nest). Also, stop for lotus flowers, and other natural animals.
  • Lunch out on the lake. We will dock and have lunch at a local restaurant on the water.
  • In the afternoon we will walk around the boardwalk area and photograph. Usually see dragonfly’s, frogs and birds.
  • Sunset out on Reelfoot Lake. We will be taking a boat to photograph wildlife with soft light in early evening, then position ourselves for a great sunset. 

Sunday Morning the 11th - Bonus

For those who want to stay over, I've arranged for us to photograph Eagles in their large cage. Also, have arranged to photograph different Owls outside of their cage in a prearranged setting. This is the icing on the cake for this photo workshop. You can get some amazing up close and personal photos of these birds!!!

As noted above, we will do some walking on this workshop. Walking will typically be easy. Every participant must complete and sign a standard liability waiver and medical form before participating in this workshop.

Getting There

It’s approximately 120 from Memphis in Northwest Tennessee in a town called Tiptonville.

Map of Reelfoot Lake

What’s Included

- Photography one on one instruction

- Boat transportation

- Drinks

- Location guiding

- Inspiration

What’s Not Included

- Hotel

- Meals

- Tips

- Transportation to Reelfoot Lake

Recommended Equipment

Don't fret...if you don't have some of this equipment. My good friend Roger at Lens Rentals has all of this available for rent at reasonable prices.

- Wide angle to normal zoom lenses (in the range of 17mm to 200mm)

- Longer telephoto zoom for wildlife (100-400mm)

- 1.4x teleconverter

- Electronic shutter release

- Neutral Density Filter

- Polarizing Filter

Compact Flash or SD Cards (Bring Extras)

- Extra batteries

- Sturdy tripod

- Sunscreen

- Raingear

- Waterproof boots

- Bug repellant

- Pack to carry photo and personal gear

- Water bottle

- Clothing for warm weather

* Be sure to familiarize yourself with your camera and manual before arriving.

Recommended Lodging

Our base of operations will be the Bluebank Resort at Reelfoot Lake. Please contact them or Reelfoot Lake Inn directly to reserve your room.

Bluebank Resort

813 Lake Dr. Hornbeak, TN 38232

Ph: 1-877-258-3226

Cypress Point Resort

 3535 TN-21, Tiptonville, TN 38079

Ph: (731) 253-6654 

Reelfoot Lake Inn

1520 State Route 21 East Tiptonville, Tn 38079

Ph: 731-253-6845 |



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813 Lake D

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Organizer Blair Ball Photography

Organizer of Reelfoot Lake Photo Workshop

Blair Ball is a professional photographer and educator from Germantown, TN right outside Memphis. Blair specializes in Workshops, Landscape, Sports, Portraits & Corporate Events. His works have been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and websites. He's Past President of the Memphis Camera Club where he served two years, as well as Vice President for two years. 

He's photographed projects for Amazon, The Travel Channel, American Cancer Society, Cotton, Inc., Church Health & Dr. Scott Morris, Teach for America, several Chambers of Commerce and Colleges.

His Reelfoot Lake Photo Series is in the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid in Memphis. 

His Tagline: The Storyteller

Motto: Believe in Serendipity

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