This morning Troy Paiva and I announced a new night photography workshop to our email list. We’ll be at Eagle Field for the full moon this November – it’s a historic WWII air training base with a cool collection of cars, planes, and old buildings. As of this afternoon, the workshop is full. Contact me to get on the waiting list, or to get on the notification list for next time. You can also contact Troy regarding an alumni event at Paul’s Junkyard in the Mojave Desert, October 18-20th.
A prop cockpit from the movie Timecop sits next to a pile of airplane parts and a Huey helicopter in this 360º night panorama at Paul’s Junkyard.
The fall 2012 Paul’s Junkyard Night Photography Workshop registration opened to our email list on Monday and filled in just over 1 day. The good news is that light painting juggernaut Troy Paiva is considering adding an alumni shoot-only workshop for the October full moon. This will potentially open up 3-4 spaces for the full workshop experience that runs September 28-30. Contact me to get on the waiting list!
Paul’s Junkyard is a Mojave Desert night photography paradise. Part movie car storage yard and part hardcore metal recycling facility, Paul’s is packed with photographic possibilities. We’ll spend 3 full moon nights helping you improve your light painting, and 3 afternoons in the classroom doing critiques and learning techniques.
Speaking of techniques, I’ll be showing 3 new night photography post-processing demos during the workshop. These Photoshop techniques will help you put the finishing touches on your images and quickly solve some common problems with light painted images.
1. Intense warm and cool – deepen the blue night sky and warm up the desert sand at the same time for rich, intense color.
2. Impossible highlight repair - An easy and natural looking fix for blown highlights from light painting.
3. Quick detail rescue – A simple way to recover detail in areas where gelled colors are oversaturated.
Registration is open for the fall 2011 night photography workshop at Paul’s Junkyard! The workshop runs September 10-12, 2011, and includes 3 afternoons of technique discussions, critiques, and post-processing demos. After the classroom sessions it’s off to the junkyard for 3 nights of shooting and hands-on instruction with Joe Reifer and Troy Paiva. Workshop tuition is $900.
Paul’s is a Mojave Desert junkyard with hundreds of vehicles, including a wide array of tv and movie prop cars. There are police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, buses, limousines, taxis, armored cars, garbage trucks, RVs, 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.
Ready to shoot under the full moon at an amazing desert junkyard this Fall? Just send me an email to sign up or if you have questions.
And don’t park too close to the dinosaur: