3G Aviation Media

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7 Oct 2017 Atlanta, GA


7 Oct 2017 Atlanta, GA

from 199.00

Sat Workshop topics will include:

  • Sunset photography and photo-shoot "How-To"

  • Shooting aircraft detail & isolating subjects 

  • Flightline safety during photoshoots

Sun Photo editing workshop includes:

  • Editing Techniques

  • Image Management

  • Prepping Images for print

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3G once again offers their most popular aviation workshop: 

the Atlanta Warbird Weekend!

Join 3G Aviation Media for a full-day photo experience on Saturday 7 October 2017 at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend.  Get up close and personal with vintage military aircraft, talk to the pilots and photograph them all.  We have added even more opportunities to shoot and learn with the 3G team, while still providing an exclusive sunset aviation photoshoot.

Workshop Overview

The day will begin with a brief classroom session taught by Tony Granata and Doug Glover, covering an orientation to the layout of the Peachtree Dekalb County airport, and basic flightline safety.  Tony and Doug will then discuss how to shoot aircraft details in the crowded environment of a fly-in, using examples from their portfolios.  After these classes, attendees will be able to spend the rest of the morning walking the warbird ramp and putting their skills to the test.  

After a break for lunch, attendees will return to the classroom to discuss the preparations and layout for the evening's sunset photo-shoot.  The 3G instructors will demonstrate several tools that they use to set up sunrise and sunset photo shoots, along with the photographic techniques they employ.  Once the class is complete, attendees will return to the warbird ramp to capture the afternoon's activities, which include warbird arrivals and departures, ground operations and re-enactors in WWII uniforms all providing fascinating subjects for both aviation and portrait photography.  During the afternoon, Tony and Doug will be at the airfield pavilion, available for one-on-one instruction and critiques, allowing you to shoot, learn and re-shoot your subjects, without ever leaving the warbird ramp!

Attendees will meet up about an hour and a half before sunset to be escorted onto the flightline for their exclusive photo-shoot.  This is your opportunity to have several warbirds as your photographic subjects with good light and without the crowds!  After using the warm light of the golden hour, the photoshoot will continue into twilight, using a variety of lighting techniques to illuminate the subject aircraft.  After about another hour of shooting, the workshop will wrap up and adjourn to a local eatery to discuss the days events.

What to Bring

What do I bring?  Like many of our fly-in and airshow workshops, LESS is more for this event!  At a minimum, you are expected to bring your own camera and tripod, but here are some guidelines for what gear to bring:

  • Camera – Bring whatever you shoot with.  Our instructors have experience documenting aviation subjects with numerous makes and models from high-end DSLRs to consumer ILCs and even smartphones.  At the end of the day, use the best camera that you are comfortable operating, and if you want to use this workshop to branch out into other equipment styles, let us know.
  • Lenses - Bring the right glass to capture wide-angle shots of multiple aircraft at sunset, and close-up details of aircraft.  We recommend at least one wide-angle and one telephoto lens.  
  • Tripod – We will be shooting before and after sunset so longer exposures will require the use of a sturdy tripod.   
  • Speedlights / Light Stands – Off-camera lighting will be provided by the 3G team for sunset and night photography.  Doug will demonstrate a few different techniques for using speedlights and then turn you loose as a team to creatively light your aircraft subjects. 
  • Flashlights for Light Painting – If you want to lightpaint, bring a very bright, handheld flashlight.  We recommend at least 300 or more lumens, such as the SureFire series of tactical lights.  Tony will demonstrate techniques at first and then we encourage YOU to illuminate the aircraft as a team!
  • Camera Bag – We will be able to store our equipment in our classroom for most of the day, but IDEALLY bring a camera bag that allows you to carry all of your gear comfortably around the flightline.  Once we start the sunset/twilight photoshoot we will be carrying all of our equipment onto the flightline with us.  PACK LIGHT!

What is included:

  • Sunset/twilight photography photo session and lessons

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

  • Access to vintage military aircraft as photo subjects

What is NOT included:

  • Transportation to and from the Peachtree Dekalb County Airport
  • Meals during the event.  There is a restaurant and food vendors on site at the airport.
  • Lodging -  If you are attending the Atlanta Warbird Weekend, 3G Aviation Media and the CAF is working on a group rate with the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.  More info will be posted as it is arranged. 

Want to take your aviation images to the next level?  

Attend the 3G Aviation Media workshop that focuses on your images AFTER you press the shutter!

On Sunday, Tony and Doug will kick off this workshop by walking attendees through several of their editing techniques.  Example images from their portfolios will show you how the RAW image file from your camera can be manipulated to tell the story that your images are meant to tell.  

After working with attendees on their images for part of the morning, Tony and Doug will demonstrate several ways to manage your images, using Adobe Lightroom and other archiving software, ensuring that you can find that favorite image of yours quickly!  

Tony and Doug will also share techniques for prepping your images for print.  After all, those images aren't intended to just sit on your hard drive for years to come, they belong on your walls!

Throughout the four hours of instruction, Tony and Doug will give you personalized instruction and assist you with applying concepts and techniques to YOUR images to bring forth YOUR photographic vision.  This is not a class in how to create images that mimic the styles of our 3G photographers, but rather a class to make you comfortable with the tools that can bring forth YOUR style from the images YOU photographed!  

Location / Times

The Photo Editing Workshop will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, located just minutes from the Peachtree Dekalb County airport where the Atlanta Warbird Weekend is being held. Sunday class will start promptly at 9 AM and run until 1 PM.  Refreshments will be provided. 

If you are attending the Atlanta Warbird Weekend, 3G Aviation Media and the CAF is working on a group rate with the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.  More info will be posted as it is arranged. 


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