Old and New Car Collection Photo Workshop

Special events


Join us for a unique photography opportunity and Sony loaner equipment at the Rambler Ranch in Elizabeth CO. This car collection consists of over 800 vehicles and an array of displays including a vintage Sinclair filling station, a 1960’s home replica, a vintage diner, and a scrap yard full of cars. Rambler Ranch is a private collection and not typically open to the public.

The day will start with an introductory talk from the owner Terry to let you know about the collection. . We will then begin by photographing in the scrap yard, where the cars are weathered, old, rusty, and have a lot of character allowing for creative images. Weather permitting we will have the opportunity to photograph a Rolls Royce, Bentley, and McLaren outside.


During the day we will have shooting stations set up with models posing with the cars and tech staff from Mikes Camera and Sony to help you setup your shots. The macro photography opportunities are endless. Hood ornaments, grills, logos, appliances, and collectibles are just a few items that can be photographed up close.


Gallery and Critique Wrap up the workshop with a fun and rewarding critique and gallery at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows. We will review your favorite image from the shoot and share techniques that really worked. You’ll be astonished by the immense variety of images that will have been captured and spend some time giving and receiving positive and informative feedback. Your image will be printed as a 12x18 and matted for you to take home.

Sponsored by Sony, you can bring your own camera, or try out the Sony Alpha series of cameras, and a wide assortment of lenses at no charge!Borrow some Sony gear, and get a $25 gift card to purchase Sony gear at Mikes Camera! Credit card and drivers license required to check out gear.  

What You’ll Learn

While this event is a Meet-up opportunity for photographers our Mike’s Camera staff will be on hand to help you perfect your photography. These are some of the areas that they will provide guidance on:

  • Learn about lens choices for cars and models
  • Macro and close up photography techniques
  • Capturing fine detail
  • Using outdoor light to your advantage
  • Looking at cars from different angles to get a more creative shot


$99, Plus Eventbrite processing fee
You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite fee.

What to Bring

Camera(s) with an extra memory and extra battery
Variety of lenses – wide angle and macro
Tripod – shutter release (not required but helpful with Macro Photography)
Flash, diffuser, reflector (Optional)
Polarizing Filter
Focus Rail – for those up close shots
Bring your lunch and Water (or visit the town of Elizabeth a few miles away for lunch)

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Doors open at 8:00am for orientation, and photography begins at 8:30, bring your own lunch, or it’s a short trip into Elizabeth for a sandwich. Rambler Ranch has a great picnic area with tables right outside the gas station. The event ends at 2:00pm.

Credit card and drivers license required to check out gear.  

Workshop: Saturday June 29, 8am to 2pm

Rambler Ranch

Gallery and Critique: Tuesday July 2, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Mike's Camera, Park Meadows


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