Workshop: Overnight Light Painting in an Abandoned Hospital + Photowalk + Class
April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 6:00 am
*NOTE: Some folks saw the fantastic images from our last overnight at this abandoned hospital and asked if we could do it again. LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE THIS TIME!!
Yorktown Memorial Hospital was abandoned in the 1980’s. Since then, it has been a spooky example of what happens to buildings when humans are no longer around. Filled with the dirt, peeled paint and ghosts of the past, the structure takes on a whole new life after the sun goes down and the hospital becomes pitch black.
Although they charge a good bit for staying overnight, the photography opportunities are well worth it!
This event includes a primer class on “Light Painting” (light painting with flashlights, strobe flashes, gels, etc), a small-town photowalk, a museum of early medical equipment, and an overnight stay in the Yorktown Memorial Hospital!
Photowalk price cover entry fee for overnight in the hospital, photowalk, museum donation, and the Introduction to Light Painting class.
We will CARAVAN to each stop, starting at Bucc-ee’s in Katy. We will drive to Cuero, Texas (about 2 hours) to photowalk the main street and the Pharmacy and Medical Museum.
Then we will continue our drive to Yorktown. Once there you are welcome to photowalk the town or check into a hotel if you don’t plan to stay all night. We will meet back up at 5D Steakhouse for dinner and light painting discussions at 4:30pm.
Some people may prefer nicer accommodations than me, I’m probably going to just sleeping bag it in the hospital when I’m ready to sleep. There are two nearby hotels. Also, there are no bathroom facilities in the hospital, so having a nearby hotel room isn’t a bad idea.
Southern Inn and Suites – (361) 564-2236
Yorktown Inn and Suites – (361) 564-2700
Leave comments below if you want to arrange carpools or buddy-up to share hotel expenses.
Note, because they only allow very small groups, this is a “photographers-only” event. No guests please.
9 AM: Caravan leaves from Buc-ee’s in Katy. This is a good place to gas up, get some snacks, batteries for your flashlights, etc. ( 27700 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77494 ) *Note: If you plan to carpool, *do not* leave your car at Buc-ee’s, they tow carpoolers. 🙁
If driving to Katy from your location is out-of-the-way, you can just meet us in Cuero, Texas at 11am.
11 am: Lunch at Rosie’s Mexican Restaurant ( 202 N Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954 ) https://24mov.es/2TGOkT6
12 Noon: The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas ( 114 E Main St, Cuero, TX 77954 ), and some Downtown Cuero photowalking.
Yorktown is about 30 minutes away from Cuero.
When you arrive in Yorktown, spend some time photowalking downtown, checking into your hotel (if you get one), and resting up for the overnight events. I suggest starting at Yorktown City Hall (119 E Main St, Yorktown, TX 78164).
Also see the Yorktown Historical Museum ( 144 W Main St, Yorktown, TX 78164 )
Or take a nap so you can stay up all night! 🙂
If you want to skip the Pharmacy Museum and Cuero, Texas photowalk, just meet us at the Light Painting class at 4:30pm.
4:30 PM: Low-Light, Light Painting camera discussion and Dinner at 5D Steakhouse ( 632 W Main St, Yorktown, TX 78164 ) Website: http://5dsteakhouselounge.com/menu
We will leave dinner and head directly to the hospital to start our overnight stay!
Details on what to bring will be provided later.
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