Lonaconing Silk Mill ~ August Workshop Announced!!

Image © 2013/Denise Ippolito Photography
I know a lot of folks would want to cut this off at the top and minimize the window, however I want to highlight the window- with it’s empty space it adds a sense of desolation to the image that I want.


Image © 2013/Denise Ippolito Photography
This image inspired by workshop attendee Betsy Wilson, who by the way has a great eye -thanks Betsy!

Lonaconing Silk Mill ~ AUGUST 3 & 4, 2013

On my recently concluded workshop I had a great group of photographers. Each of which were very kind and considerate to the other folks in the group making my job as a leader much easier, and I really do appreciate that :). It was a fun time and I met some new clients that I hope to work with again. I have a few more images to share but I’ll do that later. It feels so nice to sleep in my own bed!

Join me for my fourth workshop at the Lonaconing Silk Mill in Maryland. I have chosen to return again in August because I don’t want to wait for another winter to pass as the roof is in bad shape. The owner of the mill is looking into funding for the roof and if that happens then all will be good. I just don’t want to chance it as there is still so much to uncover at the silk mill… We will photograph on Saturday August 3rd from 1:00pm till 5:00pm inside the mill, then outside of the mill till 6pm. During the pizza party I will spend time sharing some of my images and post-processing tips with the group, I will also be offering image critiques for those who want to share some of their images from the day. 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. This workshop needs a minimum of 12.
*Anyone wishing to spend the morning photographing with me in the mill for a semi-private pre-workshop can sign up for the private session (August 3rd 9m- 1pm) for an additional $300.00 per person limited to 4.

Rain or shine
Date: Saturday & Sunday August 3rd and 4th
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 Pizza Party 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.

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.

Lonaconing Silk Mill

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8 Responses

  1. denise says:

    Hi Len,
    I received your full payment so consider your self signed-up. I missed seeing you this time but I am glad your car did not break down in Lonaconing!

  2. Nancy says:

    You created that desolation with all of the window…really nice…love the leaf….very tempted to go in August…

  3. denise says:

    Arthur, Thank you for your kind comment.

    Hi Nancy, Thanks so much, I appreciate it.

    Andrew, thank you, much appreciated.

  4. Roger Friend says:

    I am signing up. Looks like a great location. Looking forward to participating.


  5. denise says:

    Roger, I am looking forward to meeting you. You will love photographing at the Silk Mill!

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