Paul’s Junkyard Night Photography Workshop with Troy Paiva and Joe Reifer

Armored car I -- by Joe Reifer

Armored car I — by Joe Reifer

Registration for the first night photography workshop at our new location opened this morning via email list, and filled by early afternoon. The Paul’s Junkyard Night Photography Workshop runs April 15-17, with headquarters in Lancaster. Contact me if you’d like to get on the waiting list, or to get on the email list for priority notification on future workshops.

Here’s a gallery of 18 new night images from Paul’s Junkyard: a Mojave Desert location with hundreds of vehicles, many used as props in the television and film industry. There are police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, buses, limousines, taxis, armored cars, garbage trucks, travel trailers/RVs, semi-trucks, heavy equipment, a jet, and 2 helicopters. The site also contains a crushed cars, farm equipment, collapsing garage buildings, and piles of metal waiting to be recycled. This amazing mix of vehicles and debris is a night photography paradise. Enjoy the photos, and hope to see you at a future workshop!

5 thoughts on “Paul’s Junkyard Night Photography Workshop with Troy Paiva and Joe Reifer”

  1. Hi,
    I love this location! Can you tell me what junkyard this is? I would like to use it for a music video shoot in the future. I’m also interested in taking one of your workshops! Amazing stuff!!!
    Dave Fridlund
    Santa Clarita, CA

    1. The workshop business that Troy Paiva and I run is delicately tied to finding and accessing unique locations. We spent a great deal of time and money finding Paul’s, and will not be revealing location out of courtesy to the owner. We do not want future workshops jeopardized by photographers either sneaking in or asking for access. One of the reasons for the demise of our previous location at Pearsonville was the site owner growing tired of all of the people sneaking in, and the surrounding liability issues. There are dozens of locations to shoot in the Mojave, many of which can be found online. Try,, and various ghost town sites. Cheers – Joe

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