Jousting & Medieval Battles Photography Workshop

Timeless fun at Loxwood Joust!

Capture the moment that lance explodes on shield and when the noble warriors clash on the battlefield in their finest armour.

Last updated: 18 Apr, 2024

Included

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

Dates & Times


1)  Sun 4th Aug, 2024

  2)  Sun 18th Aug, 2024

Fitness Level


Easy

Price


£ 65

Availability


1)  Places Available

2)  Places 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. Medieval Battle Photography

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.

Medieval Battles Photography Workshop. 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.

Loxwood was AMAZING! A great day out. Loved the costumes and trying to capture the jousting impact and the melee combat was so much fun. Can’t wait to go again!

Jenny L.

Guide

Dion Hitchcock UK Photo Tours workshop guide

Dion Hitchcock

UK Photo Tours is owned and operated by professional photographer, Dion Hitchcock.

Dion brings over a decade of expertise in teaching and guiding photography. He is an expat Australian and when not running photography tours, resides in London, UK, running photography workshops or as a locum pharmacist. His extensive travel experiences, spanning over 40 countries, ignited his passion for photography as a means to chronicle his journeys. This passion quickly evolved into a profound interest, leading him to actively participate in various camera clubs, assisting them in conducting workshops. Today, Dion independently operates his own workshops mainly across the UK, and occasionally internationally.

His London-based photography Meetup groups have 7,000+ members and over 500 5-star ratings.

Dion still maintains his registration as a pharmacist professional, dedicating his time to aiding patients and educating pharmacy students. However, he has transitioned his time into the realm of photography, where he assists clients in understanding the craft’s technical and artistic aspects. This shift, though unconventional, aligns with his upbringing; both of his parents were artists who nurtured his appreciation for the world’s inherent beauty. His extensive photography experience, professional background, passion for teaching, and numerous five-star reviews ensures you’ll be in the best of care whilst on tour.

You can reach Dion at info@uk-photo-tours.com

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