Photowalk West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 2020

A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around the stations and the heritage line, West Somerset Railway (public area access only).

This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain.
All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer.
The headline visiting locomotive as at November 2019 will be British Railways Class 9F 92134 built at Crewe in 1957, withdrawn from Birkenhead at the end of 1966 and finally returned to working life at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2019. The Spring Gala will be its first visit to southern England in the preservation era.
Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited if your a member of my photography club this event is free to attend, to join there is a one-off joining fee, payable on booking your place.
We are meeting at 10.00 am
We are meeting outside the Minehead Tourist Centre, The Beach Hotel, The Ave, Minehead, TA24 5AP opposite the railway station.
Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications.
Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society, Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission.
Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
"Many thanks for all the help on your photography workshop in getting me away from auto settings, and understanding depth of field, rule of 3rds ect, it has been a great help in improving my photography skills and making everything even more enjoyable than I ever thought possible, Many thanks, Mark." Mike, Taunton, Somerset
“Mark has the knack of simplifying the technical. He is always available to answer questions, even when they have been asked before.” Katrina, Minehead, Somerset.
"After having owned my Nikon DSLR camera for many years and never having taken it off Auto, I decided to join Mark on one of his Full Day Camera courses. He took me through the basics and encouraged me throughout the day, by adding new skills at varying locations. By the time we had finished, I felt confident to continue learning and practising my new skills. A great day for those who need to better understand their camera. Thanks Mark." Karen, Porlock, Somerset
"Mark has endless patience, is very encouraging and has a wealth of knowledge, he has been a great support in helping me progress my intermediate photography skills from capturing the shot to editing in Lightroom." Joanne, Minehead, Somerset.
”We had some lovely days with sun, clouds, rain and wind. Today an Exmoor photographer showed us some beautiful places on Exmoor. Thank you Mark Stothard for taking us the whole day out and giving us a lot of tips 😀” Elma, Facebook, NL.
"Mark's passion for his art of photography, comes through in the warmth and professionalism he shows in all his workshops. He makes you feel welcome, relaxed and nothing is too much trouble! He simplifies instructions so that we can all understand. We all come away feeling greatly inspired and with new knowledge to become better photographers ourselves. His variety of workshops shows his broad knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the trip out onto Exmoor to photograph ponies and Highland cattle, where his enthusiasm is evident. The ambience of the smaller groups, where everyone is friendly and Mark inspires us to help each other, as well as sharing his tips and knowledge with us. I would thoroughly recommend attending any of his workshops." Sue, Bridgwater, Somerset.
A maximum group size of 12 means there will be plenty of 1 to 1 tuition time ensuring that you get the most out of the trip.
Mark Stothard, BA (Hons) in Photography, LRPS
max 12 guests
Travel to and from the meeting point, food and drinks, Personal items and then cost of the train ticket which starts at £32 for an adult, more details
Camera ideally with a mixture of focal lengths wide-angle and long lens, spare batteries, plenty of memory cards perhaps a monopod if you're using a long lens
Sunday 26th April 2020, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Free to Club Members, membership is one-off £45.00


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