Register for the "Aviation Photography" Workshop with John Slemp!
This is an event sponsored by the Peachtree Corners Photography Club, open to dues-paying members only. Come with your camera and learn to improve your aviation photography in a hands-on workshop.
Registration is required. See the registration in the member portal. We hope you will join us!
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Workshop: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Optional Lunch: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Duration: 6.5 hrs
Workshop Fee: $20
Lunch Address: 510 Briscoe Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Workshop Address: 690 Airport Rd., Briscoe Field, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Trip Leader: John Slemp
Join us for a special hands-on workshop on aviation photography. John Slemp, an aviation
photography expert and instructor, will be our workshop leader.
We will start with an optional lunch at The Flying Machine Restaurant at the Lawrenceville hangar
where we can photograph lots of different kinds of aircraft surrounding the restaurant. After lunch, John will start the workshop with a short class on how to approach aviation photography, example photographs, and very important safety instructions.
Then we will photograph a Cessna 150 airplane belonging to one of our members, Mark Sirull. In
addition to photographing the airplane inside and out, Mark will take anyone who is interested on a ride around the airport (one person at a time – it’s a two-seater!).
Another special treat will be the opportunity to photograph a homebuilt F1 Rocket N255D
airplane and meet the owner/pilot Darrell Hudec.
As it starts to get dark, we will light-paint both airplanes and try some other cool techniques for
some WOW images. Register today!
The fee for the workshop is $20 per person. To secure your reservation, payment will be
made in advance. There is a Paypal button on the registration page.
If you choose not to use Paypal, you can also pay by check (made to Peachtree Corners Photography Club) or cash. Please email us at email@example.com if we should expect check or cash.
Lunch is on your own. Lunch is not included in the $20 fee.
Meeting Location Details:
Lunch will be at the Flying Machine Restaurant at the Lawrenceville airport hangar, 510 Briscoe Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Meet at 12:30 pm if you wish to join for lunch and workshop.
The workshop will be at Briscoe Field (KLZU) in Lawrenceville, Georgia on the other side of the airfield at Hangar 1, 690 Airport Rd., Briscoe Field, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. A map can be found at this link: EAA 690. Meet at 2 pm if you wish to join the workshop only.
What to bring and what to wear:
Things to bring:
Several lenses like 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and a macro lens if you have one. If you want to photograph planes taking off and landing during the lunchtime, bring a long lens at least 400mm.
Ear Plugs (in case it’s loud)
A flashlight (we will be shooting after dark)
Knee pads can be helpful when kneeling on the tarmac to get interesting shooting angles
Tethering is a great idea to see what shots you’re getting real-time. Feel free to bring your tethering cord and laptop.
What to wear:
It is VERY important that you wear soft clothing and shoes with no buckles, zippers, or anything that could scratch the paint of the airplanes.
When the sun goes down it may get chilly, so bring a jacket.
This event will be rain or shine, although if it’s raining, we will move inside the hangar.
Your bags and extra gear can be kept in the hangar while we’re shooting.
About John Slemp:
Former Army officer turned pro photographer. 25+ years’ experience creating award-winning images for clients worldwide. Aviation a specialty since 2007. Rode in a C-130 three times before ever landing in one. First Catholic mass was at the Vatican, with the Pope. First golf course I ever stepped on was at the Masters in Augusta. Lover of a good cheeseburger, fly fishing, and my dog Winston. Published author. Less hair than when I was younger, but I'm a lot wiser…
See examples of John’s work on his website at
Lunch will be at the Flying Machine Restaurant at the Lawrenceville airport
hangar, 510 Briscoe Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
The workshop will be at Briscoe Field (KLZU) in Lawrenceville, Georgia on the other side of the airfield at Hangar 1, 690 Airport Rd., Briscoe Field, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. A map can be found at this link: EAA 690