Spitfire Photography Experience Day September 2024
This photography day is designed for those who are already competent with a camera, but it can equally be fun for entry level users and can be fun for compact camera owners too. There’s no difficult photographic challenges during the day, just lots of specially set up opportunities to capture images you just won’t get anywhere else. The day is themed around The Shuttleworth Collection genuine Supermarine Spitfire Mk V (AR501), and you spend the entire day getting up close and personal to this historic airframe. Darren Harbar ensures that you get some fantastic photographic opportunities by managing the access to allow all attendees to get a wide range of images, including period re-enactors to pose with the aircraft. You need not even have a camera to enjoy this day, as you get up close and personal to the aircraft and so long as you are within weigh limitations and can access the aircraft unaided, then you get to sit in the cockpit as part of your day! There’s even a talk by a current Spitfire pilot and a presentation on this particular aircrafts fascinating WWII history. The ultimate day for fans of the Supermarine Spitfire, and you even get lunch supplied! The event is limited to 22 people, which ensures it remains a personal day, and allows everyone to get the access they desire.
About Darren Harbar Photography
Darren has been running photography days for many years, and has a great reputation for his training workshops and specialist subject days. Having worked as the editor of Which Digital Camera and as the test and technique editor on Practical Photography before setting up his own business seven years ago, Darren is well equipped to run these days. He has the ability to delve into a variety of camera brands menu’s to help his clients realise the potential of their cameras, which can be a critical factor. His training style has been described as ‘cutting through the jargon’ and one client once stated that every camera club should have a Darren Harbar on hand! Darren takes time to help each client on his event days and can target specific needs, be they entry level or more advanced questions. He also wants to ensure you enjoy your day and get the best possible value for money.
All aircraft are subject to change if serviceability or weather effects their appearance.
What to Expect
What to expect:
- Up close and personal experience with a WWII Supermarine Spitfire
- Sit in the cockpit (subject to weight and self-manoeuvrability)
- Special photographic scenes, set with natural backgrounds
- Presentation on aircraft’s history
- Period re-enactors to pose for portraits
- On hand professional advice along with hints and tips throughout the day
- Meet a Spitfire pilot
- Arrival drinks and lunch supplied
Who’s it for:
- Any photographer who wants a close up day with this genuine WWII Spitfire, and unique photographic opportunities
What to bring:
- You and your camera – it’s as simple as that!