Explore the old Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces up close

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Thursday, June 17 - Join us on the Hoover-Mason Trestle, a raised walkway four stories above ground level that lets you get up close to the Bethlehem Steel stacks & blast furnaces like never before!

We'll start during the daylight hours, exploring the towering structures of the old Steel Stacks along with some of the human-scale details you can only see from this unique vantage point. We'll discuss photo techniques and compositional ideas to create images that tell the story of the place and the people who worked here.

Then at dusk, we can take advantage of the beautiful lights on the Steel Stacks and learn how to blend them with the fading daylight, for images that juxtapose the old and the new.

Please note: Tickets are limited to 8 photographers for this workshop. Register now to reserve your spot.

Cost: $49.99

Thursday, June 17
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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Key topics for this session:

  • Creative composition ideas
  • Using natural light in interesting ways
  • Mixing ambient & artificial light
  • Storytelling & developing a project

Gear to consider:

We'll be very close to our subjects, so wide angle to short telephoto lenses will work well. Lenses with a large maximum aperture, ƒ/2.8 or lower, can be helpful as the sun goes down. You may want to bring a tripod to use for later in the evening, but you could leave it in your car until the last part of the shoot.

Hoover Mason Trestle photos

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