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CREDIT: Justin Minns

The magic of infra-red

Event info

This is an on-location workshop for up to six people.  Tickets will go on sale on 19 January.


On this workshop, led by Justin Minns, we’ll be spending the day at locations in the south of Suffolk which are suited to infrared techniques.

Contrasting with the surrounding landscape, Freston tower is a 15th century folly on the banks of the River Orwell which makes a great subject for infrared photography. The shapes and textures of the trees and cottages along the River Stour are just as effective in infrared and we’ll spend time exploring both of these areas with our cameras while learning how to use filters and all the skills and techniques you need to compose, create and process stunning black and white infrared images. We will stop for breakfast at a café (not included in the price).

There will be some walking but each is no more than 20 minutes and mostly on firm, level ground. There will be some gentle uphill walks.  Wheelchair access is very limited here.

Please bring / wear:

  • Loose change for car parks and public toilets
  • Camera, charged batteries, memory card
  • Tripod (essential if using filters)
  • Shutter release
  • IR-converted camera or IR filter if you have them (Justin will have some spare filters for people to borrow if not)
  • Suitable for the weather, location and time of year
  • Walking boots



This will be a category C event for up to 6 people.  Category C means events that focus on a particular skill or technique (such as long exposures, composition or night photography) and/or on getting the best from a particular location. The event leader will have good location knowledge to ensure that the best is made of the prevailing conditions and will be a skilled landscape photographer able to offer tuition at all levels. These events are usually led by professionals but sometimes by volunteer members of the landscape group.  

The workshop leader will be observing appropriate social distancing measures and will require participants to do the same.  Please do not book this event if you are unwilling to comply.

Ticket prices for this event include a £2 carbon offsetting charge.  For more information click here.


Your data

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Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Venue Information

Approaching Freston Hill from the north, after passing under the Orwell Bridge, follow the road alongside the River Orwell.  There is a lay-by on the left as the road starts to go up Freston Hill. Go past this lay-by and pull into the second one about 100m further on.

There are toilets at Flatford but none at Freston.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.


Freston Hill

Large lay-by