Bodie Researched for Alton Towers Theme Park

This was a fun video to shoot. U.K. theme park Alton Towers decided to research an authentic mining town for their Altonville Mine Tours attraction they’re opening this week. We spent one day up in Bodie capturing video, time-lapse footage, stills, interviews and sounds, and this was the result.

The day before the Alton Towers shoot in Bodie it was snowing on us

I’d like to thank the California Film Commission for the quick turnaround on our film permit, Bodie State Historic Park / +California State Parks for supporting the research and production, and +Lori Hibbett for producing sunrise and night time-lapse footage of Bodie’s iconic car on the shoot.  The main cameras used for the production were the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D by +Canon USA.  Lori uses the Nikon D800E and D750 by +Nikon USA.

For more information on accessing the historic buildings and town of Bodie, California, for photography or filming, contact Jeff Sullivan Photography, www,JeffSullivanPhotography.com.

Jeff also teaches night photography workshops in Bodie, and night and landscape photography workshops in Yosemite, Death Valley, and the Eastern Sierra.  His 2017 schedule will be released shortly.

This photo of Bodie by Jeff was featured on the cover of Locations International 2015, a directory of locations for film location scouts that was distributed at the Cannes Film Festival.

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June Milky Way Over Bodie Church

I completed my second Bodie night photography workshop of the year June 27. I just added a sixth date, September 17, as July 29, August 28 and October 1 became sufficiently full.

Information: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
#BodieStateHistoricPark #nightphotography #photographyworkshop
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Bodie at Night

The Milky Way, seen though broken clouds over Bodie.
For 2016, my June 27 workshop in Bodie is full! Here are the remaining Bodie workshop dates this year, filling fast:

Saturday June 4 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am
Sunday June 5 – morning / interior access

Friday, July 29 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am

Sunday August 28 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am

Saturday October 1 – morning / interior access
Saturday October 1 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am

For more information and registration:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/28/bodie-night-photography-workshops-2016/

Many workshop dates offer extensions for shooting in the Eastern Sierra and/or Yosemite as well:

Yosemite: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
Eastern Sierra: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/eastern-sierra-fall-colors-photo-workshops/
Death Valley: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/

#landscapephotography #photographyworkshops #nightphotography #bodiestatehistoricpark

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Bodie Night Photography Workshops 2016

It’s time to kick off another year of night photography workshops in Bodie!  My June 27 workshop in Bodie is full.  The remaining  Bodie workshop dates are filling fast :

Saturday June 4 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am
Sunday June 5 – morning / interior access

June 27 – *FULL*

Friday, July 29 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am
(the night before the Saturday, July 30 Ghost Stories night).

Sunday August 28 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am (the night after after the Saturday, August 27 Ghost Stories night).

Saturday October 1 – morning / interior access
Saturday October 1 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm – 1 am

We have four nights and two interior access sessions with space remaining.  Two of our Bodie nights are timed to be the night before or after a Bodie “Ghost Stories” night, when the park lets anyone stay until 10 pm with regular park admission.  That doesn’t give visitors much more than sunset and twilight in the long days of summer, but it’s still after-hours access, a perfect practice session before our August 28 workshop or following our July 29 workshop.The sun and stars move south to north over the course of the summer, and the Milky Way rises earlier and moves southeast to southwest from month to month.  This changes the compositions available. I’ve shot in Bodie at night multiple times in each month in recent years, so I have a lot of experience and composition knowledge to draw from in order to help you move efficiently around the park from shot to shot.

A discussion of the characteristics of the various dates appears on the Bodie workshop page on my new blog: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
Registration is there too: the workshops currently open for enrollment have the payment/registration linked to the price net to the description.

I’ll place some examples below.  For a lot more, see nearly 400 of my Bodie photos in this album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/albums/72157630926160354

Bodie at Night

Starry Night over Bodie Church

Going Nowhere Fast

1927 Dodge Graham at Sunset

Hope you can join us!

www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

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We have just a few spaces remaining for our last night photography workshop in Bodie this year! With an early sunset, we'll enjoy twice the dark sky shooting hours available in summer Bodie workshops. Come for one night or two. I'll shut down registration soon:

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

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Our Last 2015 Bodie Night Photography Workshops Oct 11/12
We're wrapping up another season of Bodie photography workshops with two night sessions on October 11 and 12. Most participants so far are enjoying a discount by taking them together, but photographers on a budget can sign up for either night separately: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

We've had another great season or Bodie workshops, with four interior access sessions and these being our 5th and 6th nights in the park this year. As our 4th season draws to a close, we'll pass 30 workshop sessions in the park and many tens of thousands of dollars raised for historic building stabilization.

We never know if the workshop program will continue on the following year, but if you can't join us this month we hope to offer you more dates next year!

www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
#nightphotography #workshops #bodiestatehistoricpark #california

 

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Blue Hour at the Bodie Church

A shot that I ran across from one of our night photography workshops in late June 2013. We've opened up separate registration for nights and mornings/interiors to fill our last few spots for 2015: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

#bodiestatehistoricpark #californiaphotography #nightphotography +Bodie Photo Workshops
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Bodie Night and Interior Access Sessions, Starting at $245!

Our first Bodie workshop of the year is coming up next month! We have just a few spaces left in the combined workshop for both, so we're opening up registration for a separate night workshop or morning interior access session in Bodie on May 24 for people who want one or the other:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/04/night-photography-workshop-bodie-2015-may.html

We have FAQ and registration here:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

#nightphotography #photographyworkshop #bodiestatehistoricpark
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Mammatus Clouds Over Bodie

Don't forget to consider black and white conversion for some of your digital photos. I'm thinking of conducting a black and white workshop in Bodie this year. Contact me if that sounds interesting to you.

If you're a +500px member, you may be eligible for a free copy of +on1 Perfect Effects 9 software to give yourself more options for black and white conversion (as well as many color effects as well). Here's my blog post today on the offer:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/03/05/500px-offers-free-onone-perfect-effects-9-to-members/

I used Perfect Effects 8 to convert this image to black and white. I'll start adding more of the images I processed with PE to an album here on G+: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/6122821450547274577

#blackandwhitephotography #bodiestatehistoricpark #photographyworkshop #on1pics +Bodie Photo Workshops
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CBS Segment on America's Ghost Towns

Their 7-minute video aired Sunday has a lot of interesting historical photos and information from Bodie. I couldn't find a the video on the +CBS This Morning G+ page to share, so I embedded the video in a blog post along with some photos from Bodie: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2014/10/cbs-features-bodie-americas-best-ghost-towns.html

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CBS Features Bodie With America's Best Ghost Towns
I've embedded their video in a post on my blog:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2014/10/cbs-features-bodie-americas-best-ghost-towns.html
#bodiestatehistoricpark #ghosttown #history
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CBS Features Bodie and America’s Ghost Towns
America’s Best Unrestored Ghost Town, Bodie CBS aired an excellent segment on America’s ghost towns last Sunday, including Bodie, California. Here’s the segment featuring Bodie from their Sunday morning show: The haunting re…

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America's Favorite "Ghost Town"

With Fall colors, the solar eclipse and the Orionid meteor shower all packed into October, not to mention wrapping up my guidebook, I haven't had much time to look at photos from our workshops in Bodie earlier this month, but here are a few. +Lori Hibbett and I mostly stayed out of buildings so our customers could access 14 of them. We do run cameras during many of the night shots to monitor exposure and light painting effects.

We're done for the 2014 season after 6 sunset/night and 5 sunrise/interior access sessions. When the 2015 dates are available, we'll publish them here: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
#bodiestatehistoricpark #ghosttown #photoworkshops

      

In Album Bodie State Historic Park, California

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