Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, founded in 1880, holds a unique place in America’s history, as a Southern constructed, blast furnace in a newly-created city. Immerse yourself in the nation’s only 20th century industrial museum, located in Birmingham, Alabama, with your camera and your imagination. Walk among the steel behemoths and work yards, now silent, and photograph a world that was actively producing 25% of our nation’s iron, a century ago. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is offering a unique opportunity for photographers with a 1-day photography workshop, taught by Meg McKinney, a professional photojournalist.
Dusk to Dark Light – When Sloss Furnaces was producing 25% of the nation’s pig iron, work continued into the night. Discover the changing ambient light from autumn’s light, into dark. A flashlight, or biker’s headlight, is recommended.
Required: Participants are required to photograph with a DSLR camera, able to walk on uneven ground, carry their own photography equipment, walk up and down stairs. A tripod, a variety of lenses, and laptop for downloading images, are recommended.
Participants must be minimum of 18 years of age. Workshop is for participants only, no models, or guests allowed. No drones permitted. Masks are required.
Experience Level: Confident beginner to experienced photographer.
Instructor: Meg McKinney is an experienced photojournalism teacher (Samford University), and will lead participants through out the day. Meg’s professional background includes staff news photographer at Texas dailies, staff photographer for Southern Living magazine, and an M.A. in Journalism, University of Missouri. Visit: www.megmckinneyphotos.com.
Workshops to include:
Introduction to Sloss Furnaces at the Visitors Center.
A photography lecture, and individual instruction during the day, with Meg McKinney.
Behind-the-scenes tour in non-public location, lead by Ty Malugani, Sloss Furnaces Education Coordinator.
Catered light meals provided.
Non-alcoholic beverages provided.
Admission for one adult.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: to register, please email Ty Malugani at firstname.lastname@example.org.