Vintage Aircraft Photography Workshop

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines!


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

Dates & Times

1)  Sun 3rd September 2023

10am – 7pm

Fitness Level



£ 65


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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

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.


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.


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.


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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Please note that our tours and workshops are always in high demand and usually sell out. We historically have over 90% occupancy so we strongly advise to book early.

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All of our guides are fully vaccinated and have had booster doses. We encourage participants to be fully vaccinated if clinically able to.

To further reduce risk, we’re continuing with requiring masks to be worn in the vehicle (unless medically expempt). Vents will be open and windows lowered in the vehicle to increase fresh airflow. We provide antiviral hand gel in the vehicle and at any accommodation, along with spare surgical 3-ply face masks for participants if required.

We’ve adopted the tour industry standard of requesting a negative Covid-19 lateral flow test within 72 hours of the start of the tour, and ideally for the result to be logged on the government website. This test can be done at home.

By asking for a negative test we hope you’ll agree it is for everyone’s protection and helps to provide a smooth and safe tour. In the UK, you can obtain free lateral flow tests from either your local pharmacy scanning a QR code, or sent direct to your home through the website , or by calling 119.

We ask all participants to please be vigilant in reducing their exposure risk to Covid-19 in the 10 days leading up to the tour, and remember to test if you have any symptoms and ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place.

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