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Our evening will start at around 19:30- 20.00 and run until approx 23:00 but we will keep the end time flexible. We will be meeting outside the cafe near the engine shed. Unfortunately, due to the current situation it is likely the cafe will be closed so we would recommend bringing your own food and drink provisions, but we will confirm this before the evening. After our usual brief we will head out to start our photography. We are planning a number of outside set pieces for you around the site, down on the Branch and under the coal stage. The engine shed will be open, but we will not officially be using it, however attendees are welcome to photograph in there if they wish. We will be actively encouraging you to find your own cameos as Didcot Railway Centre offers so much for the photographer with a keen eye and an interest in industrial heritage. You will not be disappointed with what you will find to capture. Couple to this the atmosphere of a Victorian Railway Depot, period dressed re-enactors, smoke machines, plenty of time to be creative, and of course the Moon and we think you will come away with some wonderful images.
The shed has stood on the site for around a hundred years and during itís time has seen many residents from the Great Western Railway to British Railway before passing into the ownership of the current custodians, the Great Western Society. During its time little has changed and to this day it still holds so much of its original fixtures and fittings. The shed is not only a Mecca for railway enthusiasts but is also a huge draw for any photographer that wants to record history and make images that will impress and push the boundaries of any industrial scene.
We are not enforcing the use of face masks and gloves on our events but would encourage anyone who would like to wear them to do so. We recommend that you do bring a small bottle of hand sanitiser and follow the government guidelines at all times. Our aim is to create a photography experience that is both safe and enjoyable and will have you coming home with great photographs and memories.
If you would like to book for the evening event as well as the day event then head to our combined event that we are offering a discounted rate for: Combined event bookings
Images are for illustrative purposes only.
- Spare batteries
- Lense cloths
- Camera protection - rain covers etc
Other things you should bring
- Flask of hot drink
- All levels welcome
- Sturdy outdoor shoes
- Warm clothing
- Wet weather gear