$30 – $80

Presidents Heads Evening Photo Shoot & Light Painting Workshop

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Hampton Roads Materials

8212 Croaker Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Take advantage of this super unique opportunity to photograph these internationally renowned decaying Presidential statue heads while they still reside in our great state of Virginia. With full permission from the landowner, we will have a 4 1/2 hour window to photograph these magical artifacts in low light. You will register on the property, sign a waiver form, then have 90 minutes of leisurely shooting time before sunset - amongst only 11 other photographers. When darkness sets in, you will have the option to participate in a light painting workshop by Jimmy Powell from the Stellar Media Group. You are not obligated to participate in the light painting session of the evening but to get the most out of the experience, we recommend the following:

* Tripod - REQUIRED

* The widest angle lens you have

* A shutter release cable or wireless shutter release trigger and a familiarity with shooting in BULB mode - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

* A working knowledge of your camera settings, particularly knowing how to change your aperture and ISO quickly between shots

Our light painting guide will provide detailed instructions on adjusting your camera settings to the different types of illuminations that he offers and will allow attendees to participate with manipulation of pixel sticks, orb tools, tubes, light painting blades, etc. as long as you wear dark clothes.

5 tickets have been made available for sale to non-photographers that want to experience the Heads at night without photographing them. This type of ticket allows access to the Heads beginning and is strictly observational.

There is a chance of muddy or wet conditions in the area in which you will be shooting. Plan accordingly with your footwear and clothes. The mosquitoes are also very active in the area during this time of year . Please bring protective clothing and bug spray.

You will need to bring all of your own traditional camera gear as none of that will be provided (with the exception of the light painting tools that Jimmy utilizes ). DRONES ARE ALSO PERMITTED.

At the landowner's request, you will also need to sign a Waiver of Liability form that was mutually accepted upon by himself and John Plashal Photo, LLC.

Be certain of your availabilty to attend this event prior to registration in that the only situations in which full refunds will be offered are due to a cancellation due to inclement weather or if the Heads are prematurely moved away from Virginia to their final resting place. They are scheduled to leave this spot later this year.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ACCESS THIS PROPERTY ON YOUR OWN ACCORD. THERE ARE SECURITY CAMERAS AND MOTION SENSORS EVERYWHERE. YOU MAY GET ARRESTED.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please arrive at Hampton Roads Materials at 8212 Croaker Road in Williamsburg, Va. in time for our 6:45PM orientation. Drive to the end of the long driveway and park near the trailer on the left. I will be there to assist you.

What can I bring into the event?

Apart from all of your own photo gear, I would recommend a folding chair, footwear that can get ruined, protective clothing from mosquitoes and other insects, bug spray and snacks you may want. I will be providing a cooler full of waters. Jimmy provides light painting gear for the workshop but you should have your own high lumen flashlights, etc. for when you shoot on your own.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact John Plashal at "john@johnplashalphoto.com" with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

Be certain of your availability to attend prior to registering. Refunds will ONLY be issued if the shoot is cancelled due to inclement or dangerous weather. We will still conduct the event in the event of a forecasted intermittent shower or storm in that we will have options to take periodic shelter. An e-mail will be sent out to all registered guests 48 hours prior to the event with an update on the weather. In the event of a cancellation, you will be fully refunded and will have the ability to register for a future workshop. Future workshops MAY not be on Saturdays. They also may be on Sundays.

What is the "Nighttime Observer" ticket?

I have been getting several requests from non-photographers that only want to experience the Heads in the dark and to observe the photographers during the workshop. This ticket has been designed for this small group of people and is strictly observational. No camera gear is allowed to be brought in for those with these tickets.


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Hampton Roads Materials

8212 Croaker Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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