Going to Hang at the Old Car City Workshop

While I was out in Atlanta for the Imaging USA Expo, I got a call from my friend Bill Fortney.  Bill was out checking out a place called the Southeast Rail Museum out in Duluth, GA.  He wants to take a workshop that he is doing in March to the Old Car Museum, and thought this would be a great spot to go to.

I met him out there and thought the place was absolutely wonderful.  There was just sooo much to shoot!  Jealous of all of the areas (and the fact that I only shot for like an hour) I asked him if he wouldnt mind if I crashed his workshop.


To know Bill Fortney, is to know that he is the warmest southern gentleman out there.  “Brother, I would love it if you would come” was his immediate reply.  So, this March 6-9 2013 I will be crashing his workshop out in Atlanta.  Now, I will be be doing some shooting, but I would be more than happy to worwk with anyone that’s coming to the workshop to make images.

If you want to take a look at some pictures from Old Car City (Over 36 acres of Rusting old cars.. thats like portrait city!) make sure you click on the picture to get to Jim Begley’s website.  He’s got a GREAT collection there.

I think this will be a good time and there only a few spots left.  If you guys want to go, make sure you ping Bill about it. I know you’ll dig his workshop.

Contact Bill Fortney


Mobile Phone:   (606)-344-0455

Old Car City & The SE Railroad Museum

March 6th-9th, 2013



  1. Wow, that’s some pretty awesome material for images! I’ve gotta go check those places out!

  2. Always love have you with us!!! “You’re going to love Old Car!” As you can see from jim’s images it is a gold mine of color and texture and Jin will be teaching his HDR methods too. Thanks for the shout out, and for joining us!!

  3. Hello, Bill.

    I picked up on this on G+ with a post from RC. It sounds like a great time. Do you have the particulars put together for it? Cost? Accommodations? Etc.?

    Thanks for all you do.

  4. Bill is absolutely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met!

    I went to several of his Great American Photography Weekend workshops and he always was great to be around and I learned so much at those. One particular one was at Grandfather Mountain and I remember talking to him about a bald eagle that was there and he asked if I got any good shots of it. Well, at the time I was fairly broke and my longest lens was a 105 macro lens so I told him I wasn’t able to really get in close enough to get anything good. Without hesitation, Bill asked what camera I was using and after I told him, he took me out to his truck (or maybe it was a van…it’s been a few years!) and got out a MONSTER telephoto and told me to “go get some shots of that bird!”

    Other than being a workshop attendee, Bill didn’t know me from Adam and here he was letting me hike up the mountain with a lens that cost more than my car at the time!!

    I don’t know if he would even remember that now, but I’ve never forgotten his kindness!

    I look forward to going on another Bill Fortney workshop in the future!

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