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Location: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
The abandoned Cambria Iron Works in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is one of the most amazing abandoned sites I’ve had a chance to photograph in the state. To my knowledge, I was one of the first photographers to be given permission to photograph this site, and we are running the first and only photography tours of the building.
This site is on the National Register of Historic Places, one of only two former steel mills to have this distinction.
We will concentrate our time in the former Blacksmith Shop, which was built in 1864 and closed in 1992. This area consists of three large rooms and contains many of the tools and machines that were used to build and repair the machinery in the facility. In fact, the shop’s ten-ton, steam-powered hammer is owned by the Smithsonian, but remains in its authentic location.
During the tour, we will discuss composition, how to tell a story with your images, and the basic camera settings needed to get the optimal shots.
The minimum age to participate is 18. As with all workshops, you will be required to sign a waiver prior to entering the building.
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