April 1 and 2, 2016 Barn Workshop.
On April 1 - 3 we attended the Earthsong Photography Appalachian Barns Workshops by Don McGowan and his wife Bonnie Cooper. We photographed in Madison county which is estimated to have over 19,00 barns in various states of repair.
On the evening of April 1 we had lectures by Don and also Taylor Barnhill who is the chief architect and researcher with the Appalachian Barn Alliance. Don did an outstanding lecture on composition, what to look for in photographing the barns and how to process our images. Taylor talked about the history and design of the many types and functions of the area barns.
On April 1 and 2 we literally shot from dawn till dark. Don did a great job selecting interesting barns and getting us to them at the best times of day.