Workshops & Tours

 

Light Painting Workshop at Old Car City

Date: Friday, November 15th, 2019 

Cost: $298.00 (Includes day and evening admission to OCC)

Instructors: Jerry Keefer and Don Rosenberger 

(Jerry’s Website https://keeferfineart.com/

Old Car City located in rural White, Georgia contains the largest known junkyard of classic cars.  Situated on 34 acres, Old Car City has over 4,000 American made cars, trucks and vans.   The photographic possibilities are nearly endless! 

Our workshop will start on Friday at noon, during the afternoon hours Jerry and Don will be available to assist you with artistic and technical advice.   We encourage our participants to walk the trails and learn the layout of Old Car City so navigating at night will be easier.  At 3:00 pm, Jerry and Don will discuss  techniques for Light Painting and answer questions.  We will take a short break for dinner at 4:00 pm then start the actual Light Painting when we reconvene again at 5:00 pm, and the workshop will end promptly at 11:00 pm.   Jerry and Don will be demonstrating techniques such as using Flash during the early evening hours or as landscape photographers say, the blue hour.  Then when it is dark enough that we can keep our shutters open for more than several seconds, we will start light painting.  Participants are welcome and encouraged to work with us until they are comfortable doing it on their own.  We will still be happy to assist until you have a firm grasp on the techniques involved.  Some participants may have a firm understanding of Light Painting and in those cases Old Car City is large enough for you to pursue your work without being encumbered by the group. 

Prerequisites:

Each participant should have a solid understanding of exposure (f/stop and shutter speed) and know how to operate your equipment.  While we are happy to help, it is not possible for either instructor to be versed in every camera model on the market. 

Recommended Equipment:

A sturdy tripod and head is essential.   You may need to check your exposures or adjust your camera settings and must be able to do this without causing your camera to move and subsequent images not properly line up. 

Camera

Lenses – Wide Angle thru Medium Telephoto 

Remote Shutter Release

Headlight and backup flashlight or headlight for navigating in the dark

A Cell Phone on your person is recommended

Off Camera Flash and Multiple Light Sources are recommended

Additional information will be emailed to participants. 

 

Risks: 

You will be in a rural wooded area with rusty cars.  Participants may wish to consult with their physician regarding the need for a tetanus shot.  There may be wild animals or animals that are nocturnal in nature.   Don has made two visits to Old Car City and have never seen snakes or other animals, but considering the rural setting it is reasonable to expect they exist. 

Each participant will be required to sign a liability waiver in order to participate. 

To register just email don@donrosenberger.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice.   If you would rather pay by check, just let me know and I’ll send you my mail address.  

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund if the workshop is canceled.  Participant may cancel up to 7 days prior for a full refund.  Less than 7 days and we will issue a refund minus a $100.00 fee.  

Rain Date:  Saturday November 16th.   

Lodging:  There are a number of reasonably priced hotels in the area.  We will try to secure a group rate and will notify participants prior to October 1st.  

 

 

 

 

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