“All the uniqueness and excitement of shooting in a slot canyon in the southwest, with the convenient location of Buffalo, New York. For anyone who is fascinated by urban decay and architectural monumentality, a weekend shooting at Silo City is not to be missed”. Michael Reichmann The Luminous Landscape Workshop Details Silo City Workshop Dates: October 2-5, 2014 Location: Buffalo, NY Investment: $695 Workshop Size: 20 REGISTER HERE Capture Integration will be supporting photographer Mark Maio with his upcoming Silo City workshop in Buffalo, New York. Mark’s workshop provides exclusive authorized access to grain elevators and outbuildings on six acres of property. The unique opportunity to conduct a photography workshop at Buffalo’s Childs Street grain elevators is due to the vision and generosity of Rick Smith. Rick owns six acres of privately controlled abandoned grain elevators along the Buffalo River. Rick’s vision for the area is to make it a multipurpose facility featuring design, the arts, entertainment and industrial heritage. I met Rick in June of 2012 after he invited me to spend an afternoon photographing the grain elevators and outbuildings on his property. Within the first hour of exploring the area, I knew I wanted to conduct a workshop onsite. I also figured there were other photographers who, like me, enjoyed abandoned industrial spaces for both their aesthetic as well as their historical and architectural significance. In all the years I had photographed the grain unloading process in Buffalo, my only images of the elevators were made from the outside along the river. I respected the “No Trespassing” signs posted along the abandoned elevators and couldn’t secure permission to get inside those still in operation. The opportunity to organize a two and a half day workshop with authorized unlimited access to every area of Rick’s grain elevators and outbuildings was too good to pass up. I hope you agree and decide to join me. This year we have added a half day of photographic access to the Francis G. Ward Pumping Station. – Mark Maio 1. Test drive medium format digital camera systems from Phase One and Mamiya Leaf in one workshop at an incredible location full of great photographic opportunities. © 2014 David Chew 2. Get hands on setup and instruction for a variety of digital camera systems, tripods and portable lighting systems from Chris Snipes who has over 20 years experience with the best digital cameras in the world. 3. Create spectacular images with Leica M and Monochrome camera systems with a variety of Leica lenses. © 2014 Mark Russell 4. Obtain expert instruction from award winning architectural and fine art photographer Randy Van Duinen on HDR, light painting, and available light photography. © 2014 Randy Van Duinen 5. Receive professional advice and critique on your images created while at the workshop from Mark Maio, Julio Alvarez, MD, and Randy Van Duinen. © 2014 Kevin Raber 6. Gain exclusive access to one of the oldest grain elevator complexes in the world with the ability to climb and get different views and angles while shooting during all times of the day. © 2014 John Eaton 7. Capture images of urban decay and architectural monumentality that you will not find any where else in the world. © 2014 Judd Plattenburg 8. Bring your own models and wardrobe to shoot fashion and portrait studies in a complex of unique locations and backdrops. © 2014 Kevin Raber 9. Work with the new Profoto B1 battery powered strobe systems to create images with both available light and on-location strobes. © 2014 Mark Russell 10. Visit the Ward Pumping Station, which is one of the largest water treatment facilities in the world, to shoot the rare old rusty pumps and artifacts once used to supply water to Buffalo, NY.