Photo opportunities at Railroad Museum

Lights, camera, action. Back by popular demand, the California State Railroad Museum is proud to host a unique “Trains and Tripods Photo Opportunity and Lighting Seminar” on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday (photography seminar) and on 7-9:30 a.m. on Saturday (shooting workshop).

The two-part program includes an optional seminar on existing light photography and a photographers-only photo session inside the visually-enticing museum before it opens to the public for the day.

Amateur photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities. Conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA Live Learning Instructor Dave Henry, the fast-paced and information-packed lighting seminar is scheduled for Friday evening with the “bring your own tripod” photography opportunity scheduled for Saturday morning.

Space is limited to 50 participants and advance registration for “Trains and Tripods” is required. All photographers are required to sign a release of liability and a “not for commercial use” clause.

To register visit

For more call 916-323-9280.

Operated by California State Parks with financial assistance from the non-profit California State Railroad Museum Foundation, the California State Railroad Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Widely regarded as North America’s finest and most popular railroad museum, the complex of facilities includes the 100,000-square foot Railroad History Museum plus the reconstructed Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station and Freight Depot, 1849 Eagle Theatre, and Big Four and Dingley Spice Mill commercial buildings in Old Sacramento.

California State Railroad Museum

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