Lonaconing Silk Mill

Lonaconing Silk Mill


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Join me for my third workshop at the Lonaconing Silk Mill in Maryland. I have chosen to return in March because I really felt that the lighting was better than in the summer months when the leaves obscured the light coming through the windows (even though the leaves added a unique look to the images). We will photograph on Saturday March 2nd from 1:00pm till 5:00pm inside the mill, then outside of the mill till 6pm. During dinner we will spend time sharing our images with the group. This will aid us all in seeing different views, perspectives, etc.. Sunday morning at 9am we will head back out to the Silk Mill to capture all of those images that we missed. :) This will give us one full afternoon and one full morning to photograph. To see some more of my images from this great location click here.

Rain or shine
Date: Saturday & Sunday March 2nd & 3rd
Time: Meet at 12:45pm sharp Saturday afternoon at the Silk Mill
Place: Lonaconing Silk Mill, Lonaconing Maryland
Cost: $399.00pp (which includes the $150.00pp admission fees and dinner on Saturday night with the group).
I recommend that you bring a sturdy tripod and an assortment of lenses. My gear bag for this workshop will include: Oben CC-2320L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs-this is a reasonably priced sturdy tripod that I will be testing out for B&H, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Autofocus Lens, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens, Canon 15mm fisheye lens replaced by the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Fisheye Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens, Lowepro Urban Photo Sling 150 (Black), Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Case , a foot stool, knee pads and a drop cloth.
A detailed PDF with additional instructions and hotel recommendation will be sent out upon registration. This workshop needs a minimum of 12 participants- Right now I have 13 paid deposits, I can take a couple of more-If you want to sign up for this workshop I would suggest doing so soon.

About the Silk Mill:
The Lonaconing Silk Mill or aka the Klotz Throwing Company is located in Lonaconing, Maryland within the National Lonaconing Historic District along the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad’s mainline. It is the last intact silk mill in the United States and was in operation from 1907-1957. Initially, silk was imported from Japan and China and the factory produced silk thread. During World War II that changed to rayon. The mill shut down operation in 1957 and has fallen into disrepair. The owner of the silk mill is trying to raise money to restore the mill and he allows photographers to enter the dilapidated building for a fee. After speaking with the owner the opportunity to photograph here may be lost forever if he is forced to sell.

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2 Responses

  1. Kim DeCamp says:

    Hi Denise,
    Just purchased your ebook and really enjoyed reading it!
    I wondered if you could give some expertise on macro lenses.
    I have a Nikon 300D. I have a 18-200 lense and a 70-300 lense. My husband bought me a Micro Nikkor 40mm lense for christmas. We aren’t sure if this is the best choice for macro photography. Any thoughts? We can return it to B&H if there is another lense that you recommend. Thx! Kim

  2. denise says:

    Hi Kim,

    Thank you for commenting on my eBook. I believe that the Nikkor 40mm lens is an entry level lens. I have heard great things about their 60mm and 105mm lenses, I am a Canon shooter and I like the Canon 100mm lens for my stye of Macro.

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