Over the last several weeks, Old Car City has seen some interesting visitors drop by to interview Dean about Old Car City and to just take some fine pictures. I was fortunate enough to be able to meet both visitors and spend a little time with them.
Our first visitor is a celebrity in the Photoshop circles. Pete Collins is one of the “Photoshop Guys” at Kelbyone training, which is an online training resource for Photoshop. Pete also is the co-host of Photoshop User TV and has a regular column in Photoshop User Magazine. Pete was about midway through a week long photography trip with some friends when they stopped by to shoot at Old Car City. I look forward to seeing some of his images from Old Car City being used in some of his new tutorials. Pete is a great guy and I highly recommend his workshops and classes. We had a great conversation about layers and using some of the great rust and patina on the cars as a texture layer.
Our next visitor was Marissa Gawel, recipient of the National Geographic Young Explorer’s Grant. Marissa, along with Penn Greene, are traveling throughout the country seeking out and documenting America’s Road Side Attractions. From Marissa,
“We’re looking to understand the role of the attractions we’re visiting-withing their cities and withing the greater context of American culture. The creators of the sites built their museums, homes, and art for reasons that vary from the spiritual to the entrepreneurial, but, regardless, have brought their towns new narratives and new business. I’ve found the creations we’ve seen so far are incredible, and speak to the creative spirit of this country”
While you are there, read through the other post about all the wonderful places they have visited. What an incredible trip, I am so jealous, I would love to take that kind of road trip.
The weather this weekend is shaping up to be great! Head on out to Old Car City this Saturday and make some images to add to your portfolio. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Don’t forget to check out the current issue of Hot Rod Magazine. It has an article with images made at Old Car City. Well worth checking out.
Here it is, the premier of the Old Car City USA Theme Song! Lots of great things are coming to Old Car City in the future.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Old Car City USA!
We hope everyone had a fantastic time with their family and friends during the holidays. If you got new camera gear for Christmas, now is as good a time as any to head out to Old Car City and give that new gear a “test drive”. I will be heading out soon to try out a new 8 mm fish eye lens. I am sure it will provide some interesting results.
We are looking forward to a great new year with everyone at Old Car City. There is always something interesting happening and we love to meet all the new visitors and make new friends when they drop by for a visit.
We often get questions about our pricing, so I will explain the two different price points.
$15.00: This price point is for visitors that are not here for photography purposes. This is usually for the visitors that want stroll around and take a walk down memory lane and find the old family car, dad’s old truck, or your first car. Basically, you’re just here to look.
Children six and younger are free.
Children ages 7 to 12 are $10.00
$25.00: This is the price point for photographers and models. Models include anyone that is having their picture taken regardless of their age or if they are professional models or not. So if your here for taking pictures or being in pictures, this is your price point.
Commercial Photography: This is a negotiable price and is take on a case by case basis. The determining factors of the cost are related to the size of the production, timing of the production, the end use of the images and the distribution of images. An example of this kind of shoot is the recent Hot Rod Magazine shoot. There were 5 or 6 people, including the photographer, producer, and assistants. They drove a 2015 Corvette into an area around the old cars and set up lighting equipment. They negotiated a special rate due to the shoot being for commercial purposes.
Also, just a reminder of our hours:
Wednesday – Saturday from 9:00am -4:00pm
Sunday – Tuesday Closed
Looks like tomorrow will be a great day to head out to Old Car City USA to do some photography. Mostly sunny with no chance of rain and a high of 60 degrees. With the leaves gone and the changing angle of the sun, the light has been great in all areas. You can always find a spot with great light, but you may want to hurry up and shoot because it changes fast under the trees.
Hope to see you out there tomorrow.
Hello, my name is Clint Brownlee and I am a local photographer in Woodstock, Georgia. I have been going to make photographs at Old Car City USA for a while now and I am now helping Mr. Lewis by writing and managing content for the Old Car City USA website. I will be posting several times a month to keep everyone up to date on all the exciting things that have been happening and will be happening at Old Car City. Of recent note is the article that Hot Rod Magazine wrote for their website about Old Car City. I happened to be there when the photographers from Hot Rod were there shooting a spread for the December issue. They were so interested in Old Car City, that they wrote a great article about it. Go here to read the article: Hot Rod Magazine, Old Car City USA
There are some very interesting and exciting things that will soon be happening at Old Car City in the coming months, so we will keep all of you up to date on the latest news.