American Treasure Tour Photo Workshop -Saturday, August 10, 2024


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Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024
Time: 3:00p-6:30p
Cost: $125
Max Participants: 20
Location: Oaks, Pennsylvania

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The American Treasure Tour Museum in Montgomery County is one of the most incredible places that I’ve explored in Pennsylvania, and I’m excited to be one of the very few people ever given the chance to run a photography workshop in this special museum.

This museum is the collection of one unnamed collector and features literally hundreds of thousands of incredible items spanning almost every subject imaginable from antique automobiles and vintage toys to circus memorabilia, old store signs, and giant busts of Brittany Spears and Donald Trump.

I know saying that there’s something for everyone is a bit cliche, but if you love photographing objects, macro photography, and the like, there really is something for everyone here.

Giant busts at the American Treasure Tour in Oaks Pennsylvania

Normally, visits to the collection are done via an indoor trolley ride (Which you might consider booking separately to see the collection and learn its history prior to the workshop). This makes getting quality photos very difficult. However, during this workshop, we will actually be able to walk through the collection and take up-close photos of the great items on display. All the lights and animations will be running, so the photo opportunities here are endless.

This opportunity is very rare, and if you wanted this type of access outside of a photography workshop, you’d be paying a LOT of money to rent the facility on your own. Instead, you’ll get three hours of photography with the collection to let you get some fantastic photos.

Clown at the American Treasure Tour Photography Workshop

That makes this workshop an incredibly rare and special experience that you definitely won’t want to miss.

Note that participants will have a lot of freedom to photograph the collection, but representatives of the museum will be on-hand to make sure rules are properly followed. You will not be allowed to touch or move the collection, and you can only go behind it with permission from the staff. Their decisions on what can and can’t be done are final and failure to follow rules may result in being asked to leave the site without a refund.

I will be on hand throughout the event and am willing to provide as much or as little help as you’d like during your visit to the museum. I highly recommend bringing a medium-range zoom lens, a DSLR or mirrorless camera, and a tripod to make sure you can get the best possible shots. If you think you’ll want help during your visit, bringing your camera’s owner’s manual is also a good idea.

Merlin seen during an American Treasure Tour Photography Workshop

Note that the minimum age to participate in this workshop is 18. Everyone attending is required to purchase a ticket regardless of whether or not they will be shooting photos.

Since this workshop is indoors, it is a rain-or-shine event. However, if we must cancel the workshop for some reason, we will try to reschedule it. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, you can apply your amount paid to another photo workshop or receive a full refund.

Inside the American Treasure Tour in Montgomery County PA

This workshop also has a minimum number of participants required for it to go on. Should that minimum not be met at least 10 days prior to the workshop, all money will be refunded.

If you have any other questions regarding site rules, refund policies, suggested equipment, or anything else, read our FAQ page. You can also message me using the form below.

Note regarding Covid: Unless required by local regulations or requested by the owner of the site, masks will not be required. Note that we will always follow local regulations and the wishes of the site’s owner, so these policies will be changed should local regulations change or if requested by the owner of the site.

Pep Boys statue during an American Treasure Tour Photography Workshop


About the Instructor

Jim Cheney of UncoveringPA is the instructor of these photo workshops. Jim Cheney is the writer, photographer, and creator of Uncovering PA. He is an award-winning photographer that has photographed all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Jim’s photography focuses on creating unique images utilizing long-exposure shots of waterfalls, sunsets, sunrises, and cityscapes. He also has an interest in abandoned photography.

You can see more of his work on the Uncovering PA Instagram page or on his personal Instagram, JimCheneyPhotography.

Click here for a list of equipment used by Jim.



American Treasure Tour Photography Workshop
American Treasure Tour Photo Workshop -Saturday, August 10, 2024