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Gatwick Aviation Workshop

The Gatwick Aviation Museum is packed with some incredible and unique photo opportunity. During this workshop you’ll be able to get up close to almost all of the exhibits and even get access inside a few of the larger aircraft. The day will involve a series of fun photography challenges and assignment, where you and your fellow course members will work and learn together to achieve goals and unlock your photographic potential and capture some great images.


Some of the areas covered include…

  • Top tips for getting better photos
  • Discover the photographic potential in unlikely subjects
  • How to shoot a panoramic image
  • Dealing with tricky lighting by shooting HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • How to stitch a perfect panoramic image
  • How to improve colour and contrast
  • Simple adjustments to RAW or JPG files

Price FULLY BOOKED!        Date – 20th July 2014 

This workshop is subject to our Terms and Conditions

Places Available – There will be a maximum of 9 spaces available
Location –Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, Surrey
Duration –10am-4pm with 45 minute lunch break
Other Information –Moderate fitness is require. Access to the aircraft is via steps and the ground can be uneven.
More information – please Contact us stating your interested in the Gatwick Aviation Workshop


F.A.Q.’s about this workshop.
Before you decide on to book take a look at the questions and answers below to help give you a little bit more of an insight into what to expect.

Who will be running the workshop?
Gavin Hoey will be leading all the workshops.

Where is the workshop located?
Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, Surrey. It’s located just a few minutes away from the M23 Motorway. The nearest Train Station is Gatwick Airport.

What time does the workshop start?
We suggest arriving at around 10.00 for a 10.15 start.

Will we get access inside the planes?
Most of the aircraft at the museum are single seater, access isn’t possible. However t he highlight of the day will be access to the interior of the giant Shackleton. Its interior is a photographers delight with most of the original instruments and equipment still intact. You’ll have access to the interior, including the cockpit and bomb aimers window. If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at HDR photography, this is the place to be.

Are refreshments included?
Tea or coffee will be available and if your really lucky there may even be some of Sam’s legendary home made cakes or biscuits for you to enjoy. You’ll need to bring you’re own lunch as there are no shops or restaurants in the near vicinity.

What will I need to bring?
DSLR Camera is recommended. Your camera instruction manual if you are unsure of how it works. A standard lens (e.g. 28-70mm) should be fine for most things but a wide angle lens (e.g. 18mm or less) would be useful. Sufficient memory cards and batteries for a days shoot. A tripod and Suitable clothing for the weather conditions, whatever they might be.

Can I bring a non photographing spectator?
The museum will be closed to the public so unfortunatly you cannot bring spectators.

Can I contact you?
If you would like to speak to Sam to book or ask a question then you are welcome to call 01342 717428. If no one is available to take your call please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively you can send Sam an email

Can you recommend somewhere to stay?
We have many photographer who travel long distances to be with us. Being so close to Gatwick airport means there’s no shortage of places to stay and a wide variety of prices to choose from. If you would like to include an overnight stay with your visit please take a look at the excellent information provided by Trip Advisor. London: Gatwick Hotels

Do you have any tips to get the most from the workshop?
Tip 1: Make sure you bring plenty of spare memory cards and batteries (or charger)
Tip 2: Don’t buy a new piece of equipment just to attend the course, you may not need it.
Tip 3: Don’t panic if you get held up. Just give a call and let us know.
Tip 4: Don’t expect every shot to be perfect. The workshop is all about learning and that means making mistakes
Tip 5: Do have an open mind, everyone’s taste in photography is different.