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Aviation Photography Night Shoot 2024

The popular Shuttleworth Night Shoot returns in 2024

We are excited to be working with Darren Harbar Photography once again for the Shuttleworth Collection Night Shoot 2024. We will be running the event on Saturday 12 October with three aircraft, not only running their engines, they will also taxi a short distance, enabling a range of different angles to be captured during each run. In addition, where possible, our pilots and ground crew will be in appropriate dress to add a period feel to the occasion.

In addition to our running aircraft, we’ll be applying some special lighting to two of our hangars, and even picking out some other individual aircraft and vehicles for some special illumination. Both days will be full of fantastic photo opportunities that are unique to Shuttleworth!

All aircraft are subject to change if serviceability or weather effects their appearance.

The Night shoot is open to anyone with a camera, but it is recommended that attendees have a basic understanding of night photography in order to make the most of the event. The use of flash will not be permitted during the engine run part of the evening and it is recommended that you use a tripod if you have one. The official collection photographers will be on hand to offer advice if needed and there will be a welcome talk from the Shuttleworth team.

Attendees can enter Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens during the day to see our wonderful collection of aircraft in the hangars before the illuminations start. Meet in the Runway Café at 17:00 for a light meal before a chance to enjoy the sun setting, and an opportunity to capture some images on the airfield – with vehicles and re-enactors posing alongside some of our classic aircraft. When the sun has set, we will then be running up the engines on three aircraft, with a great opportunity to see the aircraft in an unusual way.


Additional Information

What to bring

  • A camera that offers removable lenses and manual control – Digital Single Lens Reflex camera (DSLR) or Mirrorless/Compact System Camera (CSC).
  • Sufficient battery power to keep your camera running all day
  • Memory cards with sufficient space to capture lots of images
  • Suitable clothing to be on a grass airfield
  • Tripod is recommended
  • NO FLASH can be used during engine runs

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