Learn the secrets of picture-perfect photography with RAF museum

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting two exclusive photography events, where iconic aircraft will be the inspiration for the photos.

Lockheed Hercules C130K. Picture - Threshold Aero
Lockheed Hercules C130K. Picture - Threshold Aero

The aviation photography workshops and after-hours night shoots are suitable for any keen photographers looking to advance their skills.

The workshop is a full-day, hands-on course offering attendees the chance to learn, plan, execute and develop as aviation photographers.

Visitors can learn about composition, shutter speed, aperture and ISO, in a practically-led course, utilising the museum’s historic aircraft to capture internal and external shots, cockpit photos and even working with a re-enactor to bring the images to life.

British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft programme EAP

Photographers will then put their newly-acquired skills to the test and enjoy exclusive access to one of the museum’s hangars for one hour after the museum closes.

The beginners workshop will take place on November 21, with the advanced workshop on November 22. Workshops run from 10am to 5pm and costs £75 per person, which includes lunch and is limited to 15 people per workshop (over 16s only).

Both courses are delivered by Lee Chapman of Chappers Photography, an experienced aviation photographer and lecturer.

RAF Museum Cosford Public Events Manager Ulrike Stuebner said: “You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enjoy these events, they are suitable for all abilities.

EAP and Jaguar at RAF Cosford. Picture: Tony Jauncey

“However, there will be experts on hand to offer advice if needed. We’re really looking forward to seeing the incredible images people capture, and we’re excited to showcase the aircraft in a completely different light, especially those usually displayed indoors.

“To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, we are putting in place a number of precautions for the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff.”

Tickets are now available to buy via the museum website.

For further information on the workshops, visit rafmuseum.org/cosford

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