Workshop: Collection photography

Thursday 20 July 2017

A photography training day at The Shuttleworth Collection intended to teach attendees the basic camera skills required to photograph aircraft. The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training, combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.

Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera, this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR and are looking to get more creative and understand the use of shutter speeds and apertures. We do not discourage more competent enthusiasts from attending this course, but it will cover some basic elements of camera settings.

It is essential that you own a DSLR camera with a removable lens and a camera that allows manual control of shutter speeds and apertures.A standard lens is all that is required, however a zoom lens will be beneficial. A range of practical skills will be taught, from capturing static images, portrait photography (using a period dress re-enactor), and moving subjects in the air. It will leave attendees fully primed to take on an airshow with their camera!

This is an outdoor event, suitable clothing and footwear will be required.

Workshop tutor: Darren Harbar


Westland Lysander – static
Miles Magister – running

Event Timings

9.30 – arrival with tea and coffee
10.00 – classroom session
11.00 – static aircraft photo session
12.30 – classroom session, debrief and questions
13.00 – buffet lunch served*
13.30 – static aircraft and re-enactor photo session
15.00 – flying aircraft photo session
15.30 – classroom session, debrief and questions
16.30 – close

Additional info

Free car parking is available on site. Shuttleworth reserves the right to cancel this event if minimum numbers are not achieved. All aircraft appearance are subject to weather and aircraft serviceability.

*Please email enquiries or call 01767 627 924 with dietary requirements.

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