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CREDIT: Martine Hamilton Knight DLitt(hon)

Historical Architecture Photography – Bromley House Library

Event info

NEW - Fully Booked.

Limited to 8 places.

This course is designed for confident DSLR/Mirrorless System users who would like to expand their skills shooting architecture and interiors, applying them to a distinctive listed building. 

You are based in the 1751 Georgian gem, Bromley House Library with Martine Hamilton Knight DLitt (Hon), FHEA, who is one of the UK’s foremost architectural photographers. On this course, she will explain how a pro tackles historic buildings to show the structure, form and lighting. You’ll be working on tripods, using long exposures, and styling images to create mood and atmosphere.

After a session briefing, Martine enthuses and guides you through these wonderful spaces with their period furnishings and collection of some 40,000 books housed over four floors. It also retains its private walled garden with mature trees. The building played a key role in the British history of photography and we explore the attics where the framework of commercial photographic studio from 1841 still exists. It’s this attic floor where recent renovation has been able to reveal the fuller scope of how the portrait studio functioned, and you’ll be able to create evocative images in this area.

If you’re trying to create stories with your architectural work, rather than just single images which so often epitomise the genre, this location gives you an ideal opportunity to build beautiful narratives or panels with your photographs.

Bromley House library is in the centre of Nottingham, just off the Old Market Square. There is no parking at the site, so using one of the Park & Ride sites is the best idea, there are numerous locations around the city where parking is free and its a hop on a bus or the tram which will drop you within feet of the door.  It’s only about £3/4 return for as many people as are in the car with you, so if you are bringing family or friends to look around the city for the day, there’s no extra cost for them on the bus either.

Bromley House is situated between the main public library and the Market Square, look for the Georgian door between Barnardo’s and a Newsagents. Ring the bell and tell them you’re meeting Martine Hamilton Knight.

Course Structure:

Please ring the doorbell and ask for Martine Hamilton Knight and the photography course.  

Please arrive at 10.45 for am 11am start. We have approx 45 minutes for lunch and the course finishes at 5pm.

We shall provide tea & coffee and there are numerous cafes in the city centre but you may want to bring a packed lunch instead.

Please Bring: Please bring your Camera, all Lenses, spare Batteries & spare memory cards plus a Tripod - (if you have one), if not we have plenty for you to borrow. a notebook & pen. Please remember to bring your camera instruction book if you still have it.

Please bring your own mask to wear where needed and your own hand sanitiser and mugs.

The tutor will need contact details for track and trace, we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

Additional Notes: Our day is spent in a listed building and Bromley Library is spread over 4 floors. It does not have a lift, so please advise us if you have mobility issues.

About the Tutor: Martine Hamilton Knight D Litt(hon), FHEA is a long established, award winning independent architectural photographer based in the city of Nottingham. Her images have been published internationally and are regularly featured in architectural books and journals.

Martine is a Manfrotto Ambassador and also is a part time lecturer on the MA Commercial Photography at Nottingham Trent University.


Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Our day is spent in a listed building and Bromley Library is spread over 4 floors. It does not have a lift, so please advise us if you have mobility issues.

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


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