Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where We Will Meet
Historic Copperton Park Sign (Northwest corner of park)
Where The Walk Will End
Historic Copperton Park Sign (Northwest corner of park)
About This Walk
Join us in Historic Copperton Utah (near Salt Lake City) to photograph the really cool cars in beautiful Copperton Park and some Historic Copperton Utah sites.
We will meet at the historic “Utah Copper Company Community Park” sign at the northwest corner of the park. We will end the walk just before 12 noon near the food trucks (southwest corner of park) to beat the rush if you choose to have lunch there.
We will wander the park looking for cool cars and art to photograph. This is your chance to make some really cool artistic automotive photos, get some fun photos of the kustom art pieces that will be auctioned and even some people photography. Optionally photograph the old Post Office, an old row of historic homes and the St. Paul Methodist Church. Please respect private property and privacy of the owners when photographing homes.
All skill levels and camera types are welcome. I will be shooting with both my smartphone and mirrorless full size camera. Tripods are not necessary. For lenses, any should work: fisheye, wide angle, mid range and telephoto zooms up to 200mm should be good.
Copperton was established in 1926 by the Utah Copper Company as a housing and “model city” for its employees. It was intended to be a “showplace for company-subsidized family life”. Copperton is the only remaining mining town for the Bingham Canyon “Kennecott Copper” Mine. Much of Copperton is included in the Copperton Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Copperton Park aka “Utah Copper Company Community Park” was established in 1927.
The Kulture Krash Car Show is a Halloween-themed car show and kustom art auction held annually in October in Copperton Park. Kulture Krash features Rat Fink style artists. The show benefits the Angel’s Hands Foundation, a all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improve the quality of life for individuals living with rare and undiagnosed medical conditions in Utah.
Post Walk Thank You and ReminderOctober 12th, 2023
THANK YOU for attending the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk at the Kulture Krash Car Show and Art Auction in Copperton! The weather was perfect and there was a LOT of eye-candy and some real candy to enjoy too.
Two reminders: (1) Photo Content (2) Facebook Group
1) You have about 2 more days to enter your favorite/best image in the contest. There are some great prizes. Go here to enter the contest: https://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/historic-copperton-and-classic-cars/
2) Please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelbyphotowalkutah and post as many photos as you want to share from the walk with your fellow walkers.
Thanks again and keep walking.
Walking tomorrow!October 6th, 2023
Only one more sleep until the big day!!!
Don’t forget to charge your batteries and empty your memory cards, then make sure all your gear is in your bag before you head out the door.
KSL published an article about the Kulture Krash car show and art auction. You can read it here:
See you tomorrow,
Walk DetailsOctober 4th, 2023
We are getting very close to the big day. Here are some details about our walk.
Copperton is easy to find. Just head west on 90th South and keep going. After 90th crosses Mountain View Corridor, it will turn slightly to the southwest and the name will change to New Bingham Highway. Keep going. Eventually you will cross under some railroad tracks. Welcome to Copperton.
There should be plenty of parking, both in the street and in some parking lots to the south of the park along Hillcrest Street.
10am: Meet at the Historic Copperton Park sign (Start Here on the map) at the north west corner of the park. This is the corner of Park Street and Freeman Gulch Way. After an introduction and group photo, we will be on our way.
You can either wander the park and/or take a short side trip down some of Copperton’s streets.
If you’d like to check out some of the historic buildings, make your way to the corner the state highway (the road into town) and Apex Road to check out the Post Office, head down Apex Road lined with historic homes and around the corner to the Methodist Church on Hillcrest Street, then back to the park. Please keep in mind that all of the homes are private residences. Please respect the occupants’ privacy. I’ve highlighted Apex Street in yellow on the map.
In the park, there is a lot to take in. First of all there are the cars. Take your time soaking it all in. Look for details, lines, curves, reflections. Then there is the “Rat Fink” art auction with some pretty cool art and Disney/Super Hero/Cartoon characters to interact with and photograph.
11:30am: Children’s costume parade in the park
12 noon: Meet back at the Copperton Park sign to share any stories/photos. There will be a few food trucks in the park that you can get some lunch at if you’d like.
More details about how to upload your favorite photo to the photo contest will be shared later. Also check out the companion Facebook group to share additional photos:
Any questions, please ask!
Thanks for participating!
Artistic Automotive Photography TipsOctober 2nd, 2023
Hey everyone, this is a slideshow of an artistic automotive photography presentation I’ve done for some photography groups. 10 minutes of tips for the photo walk! 😉
Copperton Walk just 4 weeks away!September 9th, 2023
Hello Walkers, we are now just 4 weeks away from our Copperton Photo Walk!
I would like to ask two things:
1) Please join the photo walk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelbyphotowalkutah
2) Share information about this walk with your social circles. You can share one of the posts I’ve made in the Facebook group or write your own, but please include a link to the sign up page for this walk. https://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/historic-copperton-and-classic-cars/
Thank you for signing up to walk and I look forward to meeting you!