Light Painting Workshop at Old Car City


Date: Friday, November 13th, 2020 

Cost: $300.00 (Includes day and evening admission to OCC)

Workshop is Full – Message me to be added to the wait list.  


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 5:00 pm,  But your workshop fee will cover all day and evening access to Old Car City.  During the daytime hours I will be available to assist you with artistic and technical advice.   I 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, I 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,  the workshop will end promptly at 11:00 pm. 

 I 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.  I will still be happy to assist until you have a firm grasp on the techniques involved.  

I will offer a zoom session aprox 1 week prior to the workshop.  A download of that session will also be made available to participants. 


Each participant should have a solid understanding of exposure (f/stop and shutter speed) and know how to operate your equipment.  While I am happy to help, it is not possible for me 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. 


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. 



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.  I have made four prior 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 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 mailing address.  

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund if the workshop is canceled.  Participant may cancel up to 30 days prior for a full refund.  Less than 30 days and we will issue a refund minus a $100.00 fee. 

Please do not book airfare without confirmation the workshop has met minimum participant levels.   

 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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