In partnership with the Wawa Welcome America Festival, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will be offering free admission for all museum guests.
Andrew Taylor will explore the creative options provided by various kinds of lenses and lens accessories. Lens Aperture and Focal Length will be discussed in detail to provide a better understanding of which lens works best for various situations and why. The course will also include exploring specialty lenses, from ultra-wide-angle, Fisheye, Macro, and Tilt-Shift lenses to ultra-long telephoto lenses & Prime lenses that can add a new dimension to your image perspective. The discussion will also cover understanding Tilt-Shift Perspective and Depth of Field. You will learn how lenses are manufactured to better understand why there is such a price & quality difference between them. The discussion will also explore several common and inexpensive lens attachments, from polarizers to neutral density filters.
The story of Harry Stutz is a unique and fascinating one. Stutz was an American auto manufacturer, entrepreneur, self-taught engineer and early automotive innovator.
With a mere five weeks to build and test a car, he and his team managed a respectable eleventh place finish at the inaugural Indianapolis 500-mile race, propelling this high-end automotive marque into immortal history as the “car that made good in a day.” Stutz would continue to dominate the racing scene, and would go on to create one of the most-successful early American racing programs, taking home the checkered flag in 25 out of 30 races entered. Join us on Saturday, July 9, as we examine the life and work of one of America’s earliest automotive and discover for yourself why Dr. Simeone considered these cars to be worthy inclusions to the collection.
Next Year, Ferrari's Ass Is Mine.
It was 1964. Carroll Shelby was on the cusp of achieving his long-sought dream of winning the World GT Championship. His newly unleashed Daytona Coupes had been dominating throughout the season, racking up both wins and points, and were nipping on the heels of Enzo and his champion Ferraris. It all came down to one last race, and Shelby was determined to win, having entered three Daytonas to compete that day. At the very last moment, Enzo would withdrawal all of his entries, effectively nullifying the race from the points competition, and guaranteeing his team as the season points winner. Carroll was furious and declared that he would be back the following year determined to win, whatever the cost. Join us for our next Demo Day as we explore this historic rivalry and uncover the true story of Ford v. Ferrari.
Established in 1905, the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy is considered to be the world's oldest continuous motor race, and has a deep history and legacy to match. Legendary drivers including Nuvolari, Moss, Fitch, and Shelby have all competed, and claimed victory, in what many consider to be one of the most iconic and significant races to be held on the British Isles.
As part of this Demo Day, we will also be introducing the newest entry to the Simeone Collection. In his final days Dr. Simeone purchased one last car as a surprise to our staff and guests. Want to know more? Stop by and be amongst the first to see for yourself!
Andrew Taylor will explore the art and science of white balance and color temperature. This course covers how to adjust your camera's white-balance settings and what to do when the auto white balance goes wrong. The discussion will explore optional aids for white balance calibration, and scenarios where inaccurate color may well enhance, adding to the right stylistic choice. Backlighting will also be discussed as a way to expand your creative options in your photography. You will learn ways to make the most of shooting into the sun or a bright light source.
Successful sports car racing is a collaborative effort. Although the drivers are typically the stars of the show, the most accomplished drivers need a lot more than a fast car to win the race. From the pit crew to the support team, engineers and specialists, it takes a lot of effort to build and maintain a winning team. But behind all of these talented professionals, there is one person who is responsible for it all, the team managers. Join us for our next Demo Day as we take a closer look at 3 of the most impactful team managers that have ever stepped on the grid - Luigi Chinetti, Alfred Momo, and Lofty England. Their stories might not be as glamorous as the cars they managed or the tracks on which they competed. However, each of their influences can still be felt in the racing world today.
Flash is best used as a spice, too much or too little can be bad but used in the right amount and the right way, a flash can be very nice. Andrew Taylor will explore the concepts and techniques behind effective lighting with flash. The discussion starts with fundamentals that build on exposure principles taught in the previous installments of Foundations of Photography Exposure --simple techniques that improve the results from a camera's built-in or Hot-Shoe Flash. The discussion will include the flash concepts of Fill & Bounce Flash techniques and on using flash as a key light. The course will also explore topics ranging from syncing flash, repeating flash, to shooting with one or more off-camera flash units and flash accessories.
FIt takes abilities beyond luck and money to create a world-renowned and iconic brand. More than just an automotive pioneer, Ettore Bugatti was an artist, a visionary, and a gifted designer. His contributions to the automotive industry and design aesthetic are still recognized today, despite his passing almost 75 years ago. But how did this come to be? Join us for our next Demo Day as we take a closer look at the man that defined this famous marque through his writings, illustrations, and most importantly, his automobiles.
Nuvolari, Biondetti, Ascari, and Farina were four of the most influential Italian drivers in the history of motorsports, admired by fans around the world for their skill and bravery. Join us as we take a closer look at their life and legacy and examine the factors that made them champions.