Night Photography Workshops
I typically teach 1-2 night photography workshops each year in the Mojave Desert with Troy Paiva. From 2008-2010 we taught at the Pearsonville Junkyard. Starting in 2011 the workshops moved to Paul's Junkyard. The best way to improve your night photography and light painting is hands-on with experienced instructors. Featuring unique locations, an excellent student to teacher ratio, and a laid back style, our night photography workshops are a superb way to take your skills to the next level. Workshop registration often fills quickly, sometimes within one day of being announced. The best way to secure a spot is to contact me to get on the email notification list. Spring 2013 I will not be teaching a workshop in the Spring of 2013. However, Troy Paiva will be hosting a Spring 2013 workshop at Paul's Junkyard May 24-26th. Check out www.lostamerica.com for more information. Paul's Junkyard Night Photography Workshop Workshops include 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. Paul's is a Mojave Desert junkyard 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. Night photos of Paul's Junkyard: Joe Reifer | Troy Paiva | Paul's Junkyard Flickr Group | Video of Paul cutting a car in half! As your instructors, our intention is to shoot for demonstration purposes only. We'll spend our time helping you hone and improve your night photography and light painting skills. We'll also be conducting several hours of technique demos and lectures on the afternoon of the first day, and a critique of your first night's shooting on the second afternoon and an in-depth look at Troy and Joe's post-production techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom on the third afternoon. We will have 6+ hours of legal access each night for photography, as well as daytime access for scouting.