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 workshops often fill on the day they're announced to our email list. Contact me to get on the list! The Valley Junkyard Night Photography Workshop During the April 2014 full moon, we held our first workshop at the Valley Junkyard in California's Central Valley. We hope to offer another workshop at this location in the fall of 2014. 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. Take a 360 night tour of the Valley Junkyard. Check out Troy's photos of the Valley Junkyard.