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The Presidents Heads - Evening Photo Shoot and Light Painting Workshop

  • Liberty Live Church 8201 Croaker Road Williamsburg, VA, 23188 United States (map)

Take advantage of this super unique opportunity to photograph these internationally renowned decaying Presidential statue heads while they still reside in our great state of Virginia. With full permission from the landowner, we will have a 5 hour window to capture these mysteriously beautiful artifacts in low light. We will begin by meeting at the Liberty Live Church at 8201 Croaker Rd. in Williamsburg at 6PM before heading over to the Heads during dusk. You will have 2 hours of leisurely shooting time before sunset amongst only 11 other photographers. When darkness sets in, you will have the option to participate in a light painting workshop by Jimmy Powell from the Stellar Media Group. You are not obligated to participate in the light painting session of the evening but to get the most out of the experience, we recommend the following:

* Tripod - REQUIRED
* The widest angle lens you have
* A shutter release cable or wireless shutter release trigger and a familiarity with shooting in BULB mode - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
* A working knowledge of your camera settings, particularly knowing how to change your aperture and ISO quickly between shots

-Our light painting guide will provide detailed instructions on adjusting your camera settings to the different types of illuminations that he offers and will allow attendees to participate with manipulation of pixel sticks, orb tools, tubes, light painting blades, etc. as long as you wear dark clothes.

For those of you that aren't interested in the sophistication of light painting during the evening, there will be the option to shoot with your own flashlight or in the absence of any illumination at all.

A light dinner from Chick Fil A is included with the ticket price.

There is a high likelihood of muddy or wet conditions in the area in which you will be shooting. Plan accordingly with your footwear and clothes. ALSO BRING BUG SPRAY

You will need to bring all of your own traditional camera gear as none of that will be provided (with the exception of the light painting tools that Jimmy utilizes ). DRONES ARE ALSO PERMITTED.

At the landowner's request, you will also need to sign a Waiver of Liability form that was mutually accepted upon by himself and John Plashal Photo, LLC.

This event will proceed under ALL sky conditions except those that forecast steady rain. In the event of its cancellation due to inclement weather, full refunds will be initiated on 6/21. . Be certain of your availabilty to attend this event prior to registration in that the only situations in which full refunds will be offered are due to a cancellation due to inclement weather or if the Heads are prematurely moved away from Virginia to their final resting place. They are scheduled to leave Virginia this Summer.


Tickets :


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Only those with tickets will be able to access the property for the shoot.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We will meet at the church then drive to within a few hundred yards of the Heads. You will have easy access to your vehicle if necessary.

What can I bring into the event?
Make sure to bring footwear and clothes that are conducive to muddy conditions. I will give an update on the mud situation a few days prior to the event. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What's the refund policy?
Full refunds will be offered if there is a chance for precipitation during the evening. They will be initiated on June 21st, the day before the shoot.

Earlier Event: June 22
The Presidents Heads Walking Tour