|Lights, Camera, Action! Special Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar|
For decades, capturing powerful locomotive images has been a favorite pastime for photographers. And now, the California State Railroad Museum is proud to host "Trains & Tripods," a two-part program that includes an optional seminar on existing light photography and a photographers-only photo session inside the visually-enticing Museum before it opens to the public for the day. Interested amateur photographers can choose to attend one or both of the activities. Conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA consultant Dave Henry, the fast-paced and information-packed lighting seminar is scheduled for Friday evening, May 10, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. while the "bring your own tripod" photography opportunity is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
This two-part special "Trains & Tripods" program is designed for amateur photographers interested in understanding more about lighting techniques and also taking advantage of a rare opportunity to photograph amazing locomotives in a closed and controlled environment. Seminar participants are encouraged to bring their cameras as the hands-on seminar will focus on topics that include (but are not limited to) the following: use of a wide variety of lenses, lighting and color balance information, exposure considerations, depth-of-field pointers for maximum sharpness, composition tips for maximum impact and will also include expertise about the new world of digital photography.
Friday night's seminar includes:
Space is limited to 50 participants and advance registration for "Trains & Tripods" is required. The cost is $35 per day or $60 for those interested in both activities. All photographers are required to sign a release of liability and a "not for commercial use" clause. If you have questions please call 916-445-7373.
Operated by California State Parks with assistance from the nonprofit CSRM Foundation, the California State Railroad Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Widely regarded as North America's finest and most-visited railroad museum, the complex of facilities includes the 100,000-sq. ft. Railroad History Museum plus the reconstructed Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station and Freight Depot, 1849 Eagle Theatre, and Big Four and Dingley Spice Mill buildings in Old Sacramento. 24-hour info: (916) 445-6645