View Single Post
Old 10-05-2019, 07:45 PM   #7
Sean Mathews
Senior Member
 
Sean Mathews's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinM View Post
It will be interesting to see how this goes. Technically, these are not Lerro Charters, but rather, Strasburg/VMT charters in which Pete has been hired to organize the photography part of it. The railroad schedule is entirely up to the railroad. My biggest concern will be the Saturday afternoon session, because the railroad still intends to run its full schedule of regular trains....meaning we have to pass the tourist train every 30 minutes. THAT could get interesting.

I concur on the night shoot. Only a couple of friends opted for that. I don’t personally think that any night shoot is worth that kind of money, only because the time is limited, the weather is a huge question, and even with 35 people, contention for the “sweet spot” would always be an issue. With that kind of entry price, expectations on the part of the patrons would be high. Again, it is worth noting that the price was set by the railroad and the VMT.
Agreed. I went to the shoot last year that was a benefit for the barn that burned down. That was smaller though. 75 on the evening photo shoots. That's a pretty large amount of people.

Really the only reason I signed up was I'm headed home from NY to VA from reserve duty and it is semi on the way. $200 is reasonable. I'd almost say a night shoot should be included at that price, but with that many people... no thanks.

I might head out Sunday evening/ Monday morning and camp out at that field down the way and take some "non charter" photos.
__________________
Astrophotographer, former award winning college photojournalist, and hopeless rail photographer.
Sean Mathews is offline   Reply With Quote