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Photography Experience Day

If you want to learn, improve or simply enjoy photography, an experience day with us offers you the opportunity to photograph trains, stunning scenery, market towns, local heritage and meet great people. We even take you ‘behind the scenes’ to areas not open to the public.

Our experience days are for photographers of all abilities – beginner through to advanced. Led by expert tutors from our partners North West Photography Courses, you can have as much or little support as you need to enjoy a great day out. The numbers are small, no more than six to a tutor.

The course starts in the morning at Bury Bolton Street Station, in a training room and on the platform - including welcome tea/coffee, safety briefing, tuition tailored to the aims/ambitions of attendees, light lunch then out onto the system and location shoots.

The Railway runs through some great scenery and local heritage which lends itself to wonderful opportunities for photographing the various steam and diesel trains (subject to timetable), as well as stations, landscape and people.

In the afternoon we will return to Bury where a unique behind the scenes photographic opportunity is available, followed by a debrief covering the days photographic experiences.

WHAT DOES THE DAY INCLUDE?

The first part of the day is at Bury Bolton Street Railway Station. Here we will be using a mixture of informal training and ‘hands on’ photography on the platform.  Expert tuition in will be given in camera modes, techniques, composition, post production and tailored to your specific requirements.

A light lunch will be provided before we board the train (steam or Diesel) to Irwell Vale for location photography. Here we will spend time photographing the trains, station, and local landscape. This is a wonderful location growing out of the local mill industry since 1833.

We will return by train to Bury Bolton Street Station and enjoy a unique behind the scenes visit to areas not open to the public, where we can get up close to the engines and see work going on to repair and maintain them.
 

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