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3G Workshops are coming BACK to El Centro, California!

Join 3G Aviation Media for a full-day photo experience on Saturday 16 March 2019 at the Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow.  Get up close and personal with modern and vintage military aircraft, talk to the pilots and photograph them all.  We are excited to partner with the NAF El Centro team to bring our night shoot and chalet experience to the west coast!

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Airshow Chalet WOrkshop

Workshop attendees have all-day access to the 3G Aviation Media chalet at the NAF El Centro airshow on 16 March 2019.  Stop by, eat lunch, take advantage of the front-row shooting opportunities or cool off and rest your feet in the tent with a drink!   Once the airshow flying ends on Saturday, attendees will assemble at the chalet for an exclusive post-airshow photoshoot.  While not as long as the usual 3G sunset and twilight shoot, it will give attendees an opportunity to capture aircraft on the flightline without the crowds before the sun sets.  

What is included

  • Airshow access - Airshow is free to the public, so there are no "extra" fees just to get in the gate!

  • Access at the 3G Aviation Media chalet.

    • Exclusive front-row access near show center

    • Catered lunch

    • Beverage service throughout airshow (soda, water, and yes, beer/wine!)

  • Hands-on assistance and techniques during airshow from 3G team

  • One-on-one photography instruction, tailored to YOUR skill level

  • Access to modern and vintage military aircraft as photo subjects

Friday Night shoot

Join us the night PRIOR to the airshow for a great evening of shooting the static aircraft on the NAF El Centro flightline.  On Friday 15 March 2019, while the rest of the airshow crowd is at the concert, you will be shooting the aircraft in twilight!  Once it gets truly dark, the airshow fireworks will begin and you will have a perfect opportunity to pair the fireworks with your favorite airframes.  

Equipment provided

  • Off-camera lighting for twilight and night photography. (Both light-painting and strobe photography)

What is included

  • Limited-access photoshoot with static aircraft on the NAF El Centro flightline on Friday night.

  • One-on-one instruction tailored to YOUR photographic skill level.

What is not included

  • Transportation to and from NAF El Centro

  • Lodging - If you are attending this event, there are several hotels throughout the El Centro and Imperial area that are within 15 minutes of the airfield.

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