Photographing the California Automobile Museum
2200 Front Street
Sacramento, California 95818
Cars and Cameras!
What could be better than combining two hobbies into one great photography workshop!
Join Canon Live Learning instructors Jim Rose and Erik Allin in a program designed to help you make great images of cars from all eras — from a 1886 Benz to modern day classics.
Like most museums, photography with tripods is not allowed and in many museums using a flash is not allowed.
That won’t be the case in a Canon Live Learning photography workshop.
Bring your tripod and your Speedlites to take advantage of unprecedented access before normal museum hours to photograph some truly great automobiles.
On Saturday afternoon, April 21, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. there’s an orientation and walk-thru of the museum to give you a preview of the location. This is a good time to make a shot list of what you want to photograph.
On Sunday morning, April 22, from 7:00-10:00 a.m. (before the museum opens to the public), workshop participants will have the museum to themselves. Signage and chains will be removed and, in some cases, cars will be moved to give you full views of the cars.
Shoot with your Canon “dream” lenses and camera bodies. We will have gear for loan on site.
The museum will provide models in period costumes and even a driving demonstration of the 1886 Benz. Get your DSLR video ready.
We will have multiple flash stations to set up, so you can learn how to use wireless radio controlled Speedlites. What’s more, we will hold demonstrations on using tilt-shift lenses for hood ornaments and automobile details. Finally, we will teach you how to create custom white balance in mixed light environments.
Even though this workshop is sponsored by Canon, all camera brands are welcome so don’t miss this only opportunity to photograph classic cars in a private non-public setting.
What to bring:
• Your camera with lenses
• Your camera’s instruction manual in PDF form on your smart phone
• Plenty of empty memory cards
• Fully charged camera batteries
• Tripod and flash
• Remote release (cable or infrared)
• Polarizing filter
• Comfortable shoes