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Photography Workshop - SOLD OUT

8 February 2020

Update 19/12/19
The Photography Workshop is now sold out. If you would be interested to hear about future Photography Workshop events please email

We have teamed up with Chappers Photography to offer a unique, hands-on course in aviation photography. You can expect to learn the theory behind aviation photography, pick up some tips and tricks and try out your newly learned skills in a range of settings, scenarios and cameos in and around the RAF Museum

The course will start at 10.00am, your day will begin with some informative photography theory in one of our state of the art lecture theatres. You will then test out some of this knowledge using the incredible collection of aircraft and exhibits as your subjects.   

In special edition to the event, we will have exclusive access to photograph the cockpits of two iconic British aircraft and will be able to walk on board one of the larger external aircraft for a private viewing and internal photoshoot. We will also be joined by a period RAF re-enactor who will pose next to some of the aircraft to add human interest to your photographs.

Photography course RAF Museum Cosford

Attendees will also have one additional hour after the Museum closes to access the National Cold War Exhibition away from the public. Here, you can put your newly acquired photography skills to the ultimate test. This is the only place in the World where you will be able to photograph all 3 V-bombers!

The course will be led by an experienced aviation photographer and fully qualified lecturer in adult education. 

The event is suitable for all abilities, we welcome beginners, intermediate and experienced photographers who wish to refresh their knowledge. 

Tickets cost £75.00 per person (including parking and lunch).  Places are limited to 20 places and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Please click here to book

Please note the event is suitable for over 16’s. 

Exclusive Aircraft Access (subject to change):
Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 (cockpit photography)
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 (cockpit photography)
Lockheed Hercules C130K Mk 3 (internal photography)

Event Timings:

10:00am: Arrival, briefing and welcome
10.30am: Course Start 
11.30am: Museum photography practice 
12:15pm: Q&A from the practice
12:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm - Course resumes with aircraft access / close view cockpit shots
2:45pm: Break / Shop visit
3:30pm: Course resumes with aircraft access / close view cockpit shots
4.00pm: Exclusive out of hours access in Hangar 
5.00pm: End of course 

Please note...
  • Only ticket holders will be able to gain access to the workshop
  • The event is for age 16 and overs only
  • You must bring your own camera (any type and model of camera is acceptable)
  • In addition, you may benefit from bringing the following if you have it: 
  • Wide angle lens Additional lens up to 200mm
  • Tripod
  • Flash guns
  • Memory cards
  • Spare battery
  • The photography will occasionally take place outside, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Lunch is provided (please notify us of any dietary requirements)
  • The aircraft will be in their usual Museum settings
  • The Museum will remain open for ticket holders for an exclusive access slot between 4.00pm and 5.00pm

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