Vintage Aircraft Photography Workshop

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines!
Last updated: 14 Apr, 2024

Included

Professional Photo Guide
Transportation (return from London)

Entry ticket to event

Pro lenses & camera bodies to borrow

Small tour (max 7 participants in transport)

Dates & Times

1)  Sunday 12th May 2024

10am–7pm (Best of British Airshow)


2)  Sunday 30th June 2024

10am–7pm (Festival of Flight Airshow)

Fitness Level


Easy

Price


1)  Best of British £70

2) Festival of Flight £75

 

Includes transport from central London.

Contact us for meeting us there pricing.

Availability

1)  Last 3 Places


2)  Available

Join Us

Join us for an amazing day outdoors in a picnic setting to watch a sensational flying display programme of some of the world’s oldest and rarest airworthy aircraft!

Enjoy the unmistakable roar of the Spitfire’s Rolls Royce Merlin engine along with other favourite aircraft, and if the weather is kind the skilled pilots will take to the skies in the magnificent early Edwardian aircraft!

RAF Supermarine Spitfire in flight. Airshow Photography day out

Join us for an amazing day outdoors in a picnic setting to watch a sensational flying display programme of some of the world’s oldest and rarest airworthy aircraft!

Enjoy the unmistakable roar of the Spitfire’s Rolls Royce Merlin engine along with other favourite aircraft, and if the weather is kind the skilled pilots will take to the skies in the magnificent early Edwardian aircraft!

Along with the priceless Edwardians, the extensive Shuttleworth Collection also contains some of the only airworthy examples of genuine combat aircraft from WW1 and WW2, along with the graceful lines of multiple world aviation speed record holders from the 1930’s.  It is a rare display unlike any other in the world and

The Old Warden airfield is unique in having an L-shaped airfield, allowing the aircraft to bank close to the spectators and to pass at the perfect angle for practicing our panning technique.

We’ll have multiple telephoto camera lenses and bodies to borrow if required. 1 x Canon, 2 x Nikon, 1 x Sony adaptor.

Vintage Airshow photography. 1934 De Havilland DH88 Comet
Recommended Equipment
  • Walk around/kit lens – 18-55mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm (for static aircraft)
  • 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.
    • Entrance ticket to event
    • 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/grass.  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 so much for this great day out – I will go through my pictures but no matter the photographic results, I have had so much fun!

Perfect organization, great tips at meeting point and during the trip, and that airfield and the airshow were an absolute, fascinating delight!  Although I was very much focussed on testing my own camera in this new area (for me), I’ve really enjoyed using your gear for a while during the airshow.  Nice meeting everyone in this small group, too.

Pierre

Thanks very much for an amazing day out, Dion.  The aircraft were incredible to see and photograph and thanks for lending me your lens.  I’ve got some great photos!

Will definitely go on another workshop…and probably this one again next year.  Thanks again!

Rob 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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