Workshop - Painted Barns Session One
Workshop was located in Cameron, NC and was conducted by Jamie of New Life Photos based in Greenville, NC
We met at the Dewberry Deli under the Old Hardware about 8am. We paired up and set out for our morning session not to far from the town hub.
Up on a small hillside stood 6 out buildings of all shapes and colors. We had a short talk about the barns, how they came to life and set up with the tripods to capture that special moment.
I set up with my tripod and started shooting my pics, I could see so many different compositions through my lens and Jamie suggested just the same. She taught me some nifty shortcuts for the features on my camera that I dreaded to learn.
It seems like all that I learned so many years ago in high school started coming back but I fought it because of the simpleness of Digital SLR :) But this old dog did learn some new tricks and I was so happy with my new found tricks.
Most of the barns were old tobacco drying barns. The outside looks very weathered but inside the wood look beautiful. They were constructed of wood, metal, cinder block and combination of two or more types.
The colors were awesome and still very vibrant while others were showing their age!
I can only imagine the stories these barns could tell...especially when there were 20+ summer students back in 1999 painting the barns! The talent is relevant in the finished product. They have captivated my interest in knowing the story behind each piece. I have done some research online and there are many webpages you can view that will describe the barns in more detail. Just google the title of this blog and read on!
I hope that you will look at the page with all of my barn photos.
It was a full day of sharing tricks of the trade, good laughs, great lunch, and total satisfaction of a capture worth processing!