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For Immediate Release: 4/22/2015

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Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2


Paul Hammond,

California State Railroad Museum

916-849-0679 or

Cheryl Meyer

California State Railroad Museum Foundation



Sacramento, CA. – Lights, camera, action!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” for photographers on Friday evening, May 1 and Saturday morning, May 2, 2015.

The unique program starts with an optional, fast-paced and information-packed seminar about existing light photography on Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will be conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA Live Learning Instructor Dave Henry.  Then on Saturday morning, a photographers-only “bring your own tripod” photo workshop will take place inside the visually-enticing museum on Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (before it opens to the public for the day).   Photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities.

To participate in the “Trains & Tripods” activities, the cost is $35 per person for the Friday evening seminar, $35 per person for the shooting workshop or $60 per person for both.  Space is limited to 50 participants and advance registration for “Trains & Tripods” is required. All photographers are required to sign a release of liability and a “not for commercial use” clause.  To register online, interested photographers can visit For general questions about the Railroad Museum, please call 916-323-9280.

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