“A Summer Events Workshop” has been planned for Monday 23rd July 18 at Peterborough Cathedral, lead by the curator and photographer of the cathedral Adrian Stone. There will be a maximum of 12 participants for this workshop, so it will be on a first come basis.
The course would be reserved for Bedford Camera Club only.
Here are some key points. I must stress that the planning is still at the outline stage, but this information will give you a general overview of the possibilities.
We would get together at the Education Centre at 10 AM for an introduction and a briefing. Refreshments will be served. We will have sole access to a locked meeting room so personal possessions and photographic kit can be stored there safely.
We could then complete a tour of the Cathedral precincts including the West Front, the medieval gravestones, external views, and the cloisters.
Moving inside, our group will be able to photograph throughout the ground floor. We can change the lighting to highlight specific photographic subjects. There is stunning stained glass to shoot, the ornate ceilings, the choir stalls, medieval statues, the altar area and the beautiful east end. You will also be able to shoot in the medieval library.
We’ll then have a shortish lunch break at the Education Centre where tea and coffee will be available. Each member would need to bring a packed lunch.
Afterwards we would move up to the first floor called the Triforium, where there are beautiful shots to take, it’s a great vantage point. All being well we will then go up further to see the roof timbers, the bell ringing area, the wooden winch used in the original construction, and out onto the rooftop for views around the town and beyond.
We will have cathedral guides with us throughout the day. We may also have an archaeologist joining us, who will share with us the history of the cathedral and its construction. Adrian will be available to suggest good vantage points with us, areas of photographic interest and to help less experienced members with their camera settings.
The day will draw to a close at 4PM.
The day long workshop will cost £40.00 each.
Before the event Adrian will also send us some basic tutorials on architectural photography and suggested camera settings for preparation.
As the workshop is limited to a maximum of 12, it will be on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, please confirm to Bruce Deacon at firstname.lastname@example.org soon as possible to reserve your place. If the course is oversubscribed, then there will be a waiting list in case anyone drops out later !