Medieval Battles Photography Workshop

Timeless fun at Loxwood Joust!

Included

Professional Photo Guide
Transportation (return from London)
Pro lenses & camera bodies to borrow
Small tour (max 7 participants)

Dates & Times

1)  Sun 7th Aug, 2022

  2)  Sun 14th Aug, 2022

2023 – Dates yet to be announced

Fitness Level


Easy

Price


£ 60

Availability


1)  Sold Out!

2)  Sold Out!

2023 – Waitlist available

Join Us

Join us for the U.K.’s most spectacular medieval (mediaevel) festival is only for two weekends each year so book now or you’ll have to wait 12 months for your next opportunity!

This amazing extravaganza is held in the picturesque woodlands of West Sussex and features full-contact jousting, along with other daring displays of weaponry, including archery, muskets, and cannon fire as armored knights and their retainers prepare to meet in great numbers for the melee on the thunderous battlefield, granting us many unique photographic opportunities.

Melee combat with axe swords spear in armour at Loxwood Joust

You will also be able to “wander the Living History Village, situated in the Medieval Meadow, where inhabitants live and work exactly as they would have in the middle ages. Peruse their traditional wares in the Medieval Marketplace, where traders and hawkers vie for your attention and wandering minstrels, dance troupes, and a court jester entertain the crowds throughout the day.” So a number of interesting and unusual portrait possibilities are available.

Almost 50 re-enactment groups take part in Loxwood Joust each year so it is on a scale unlike other medieval events.

We’ve recently sent an advance party to scout Loxwood for the best photographic positions and have devised battle tactics to enable you to capture some amazing shots!

Loxwood Joust starts to wind down around 5-5.30pm, so we expect to leave the event soon after and arrive back in central London around 6.30-7pm.

Splinters fly as two costumed knights joust
Recommended Equipment
  • Walk around/kit lens – 18-55mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm
  • Telephoto Lens – 70-300mm, 100-400mm, 70-200mm, 200-500mm (main lens used)
  • Extra batteries & memory cards
  • Weather appropriate clothing
Included / Not included
  • Included:
    • Professional photo guide & tuition.
    • Return transportation from London in our comfortable 8 seat vehicle.
    • Battery charging facilities in vehicle

    Not included:

    • Food & drink
    • Travel to start point or from end point of tour.
    • Personal & travel insurance
    • Anything not specified as “Included”
Fitness Level
Easy This tour involves walking of up to 10 minutes along paths/trails and requires occasional short steep steps or inclines.  A person of low-average fitness level should have little difficulty.
Where We'll Meet
Collection point for tour is Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP.

Return journey will have two drop off points.  The first is in central London, close to Warren Street, Euston Square, Euston, & Great Portland Street tube stations.

Second drop off point will be West Acton Station.

We expect to return to London between 19.00-19.30.

Meeting point map.

Testimonials

Thank you for all your support on such a wonderful day at this amazing location! You are a great host Dion: so professional and so knowledgeable.  Can’t wait for the next trip you organise!!
Gina S.

Great photography!  I’ve been wanting to visit Bodiam Castle for ages but it is so difficult to get to without a car. Really enjoyed using the filters and learned so much on the workshop.  Thanks very much!
Serena L.

Guide

Dion Hitchcock UK Photo Tours workshop guide

Dion Hitchcock

Dion is an expat Australian based in London, United Kingdom. A prodigious traveller, after visiting 40+ countries he decided it was high time to learn about photography so he could better document his travels and quickly caught “the bug”. He became involved in several camera clubs assisting them running workshops and now runs his own, including in the UK, Iceland, and his home country of Australia. A qualified pharmacist, he’s now swapped helping patients and teaching pharmacy students for helping clients with both the technical aspects and artistic side of photography. Although an unconventional transition, he sees this as a natural progression as both of his parents are artists who instilled in him an appreciation of the beauty of the wondrous world around us.

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