The Valley Junkyard Night Photography Workshop Since 2008 I've taught a series of night photography and light painting workshops in California junkyards with Troy Paiva. We go to amazing places, and help take your night photography and lighting skills to the next level. The next Valley Junkyard night photography workshop will be September 6-8, 2014. The workshops often fill quickly. Contact me to sign up! Update: As of July 25th, there is only 1 spot left. The Valley Junkyard Night Photography Workshop The Valley Junkyard is an old-school, post-war junkyard, with thousands of cars from the 1930's to 1990's. Some areas are packed tight with classics, but there are also some clear sections with room to isolate your subject. Perfect for light painting! Pearsonville Workshop alumni will find many similarities between the two locations. All night photographers will find endless possibilities at this amazing junkyard. The workshop includes 3 afternoons of classroom sessions, and 3 nights of shooting with hands-on instruction. The classroom sessions will include shooting and lighting techniques, constructive feedback, and post-processing tips. At night, you'll have 2 experienced instructors available to help hone your night photography and light painting skills. Photos from the April 2014 Valley Junkyard Workshop. Take a 360 night tour of the Valley Junkyard. Take a 360 night tour of the west yard. Joe's photos of the Valley Junkyard. Troy's photos of the Valley Junkyard.