Photograph a Blacksmith at Work

20 May 2016

10:00 - 12:00

Little Duck Forge, Portsmouth
Eastney Beam Engine House
Henderson Road
United Kingdom

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RPS Member£10.00 
Non RPS Member£15.00 

Image © Steve Hughes of Retina Photography


Fancy a photographic challenge? Want to be somewhere warm and dry? Then join us for this workshop session photographing Portsmouth's 'Iron Maid' blacksmith at work.

The Little Duck Forge Blacksmith, Portsmouth

How do you set exposure such that bright flames are not over exposed yet the detail of the black coals are not lost? What ISO/shutter speed is best to get those sparks 'just right'? We can't promise to answer all of these questions but we will give you an environment where you can practice and find out for yourself.

This event is being restricted to 7 people to ensure we all have time to get the shots we want and also, the time to practice and to learn from each other. You don't need to be 'professional standard' or to have expensive equipment, but an understanding of how to take photos in manual or 'program mode' rather than fully automatic would be an advantage.


Price of attendance, payable in advance, is £10 for RPS members and £15 for non-members. Please book online to secure your place.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. 


(Image: Montage by Steve Hughes of Retina Photography, taken as part of an ongoing personal work photography project called Weekend Passions)

Martin Silman
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