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Monday 12th July 2021 Mid Suffolk Railway, Brockford Station, Hall Ln, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket IP14 5PW

A day of portraiture at the Mid Suffolk Railway

A day of portraiture at its best, all in the setting and backdrop of a true quintesntial steam and vintge railway with a host of models and re-enactors .


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About this event

TimeLine Events are pleased to be running this day of summer portraiture at the authentic Mid Suffolk Railway. This event will aim to push boundaries of your creativity and deliver you a brilliant day of photography and learning. Join us at this fantastic location with exclusive access and 4 wonderful models and a professional photographer on hand who will be offering everyone tips and guidance to take stunning location portraiture. This promises to be a great day of variety and atmosphere.

The unique backdrops of the railway station will be fantastic in creating eye catching portraits and imagery, and we will have a loco in steam with carriages at our disposal for the entirety of the event. Not only will you be able to take images on the platform with the loco, but you will be able to go inside the historic carriages to capture beautiful portraiture with our own lighting and smoke machines available for you to use. Immerse yourselves into the inspirational surroundings of this wonderful station to create images that will stand out from the rest! TimeLine staff will also be on hand as well as the professional photographer to offer you photography tips and guidance for creating stunning images. Questions are very welcome throughout the day so this is also a perfect event for anyone wanting to have more practise and improve their model photography.


This event is open to 20 photographers only. 


What to expect:

  • 4 excellent models/re-enactors
  • An abundance of props
  • The use of the loco in steam as a backdop and use of inside the carriages
  • A photo opportunity everywhere you turn 
  • Masses of atmosphere
  • Beautiful period backdrops

We will explore, discuss and put into practice the following, during the event:

    •    Creative approaches and compositional ideas
    •    Shooting for magazines & competitions
    •    Using models inconjuction with your lens apertures to create impact
    •    Getting the best out of your lens and using depth of field 
    •    Shutter speed, aperture and ISO’s for ‘people’ photography
    •    Shooting hand held
    •    Using a reflector with natural light
    •    Using constant light sources
    •    Using a live model and directing your subject

During the event there will be sufficient opportunity not only to record the inspirational scenery but also to speak with us on a one to one basis. We will have review sessions throughout the day to ensure that everyone has made the best of their time with us with short Q&A sessions and image reviews.

This event will start at 11:00 with a brief introduction. Shooting will start straight after and we will work on location around the station and with the loco and carriages until the event finishes at 17:00.

Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.

Images are for illustrative purposes only and models on the day may vary.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing

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