Car Photography Workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu with James Mann FRPS

04 June 2019

10:00 - 16:30

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu,
New Forest
United Kingdom
SO42 7ZN

Tel:0117 3164480

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Non RPS Member£82.00 
RPS Member£61.00 
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How to Photograph Cars Workshop with James Mann FRPS at the National Motor Museum

10.00am-Free entry to the museum

Meet in the terrace room at the Brabazon restaurant for an informal introduction.



  • Shooting statics, details, engine and cockpit.
  • Switching to manual, shutter /aperture priority, ISO, file size, auto focus, auto-exposure, aperture and depth of field. Flash adjustment.
  • Choosing sympathetic locations
  • Lighting and Reflections
  • Camera bags, back pack, Billingham, camera care.
  • Choosing a tripod. metal. carbon fibre, folded length. type of head.

Shooting action                                                                    


  • Panning, zoom pan, long and short lens
  • Cornering
  • In and on car moving images
  • Bolt on goodies including small rigs

Photographing at a museum or show                   


  • Shooting inside the National Motor Museum. Including the land speed record cars and other special features.

Round up

3.30-4.30pm Brabazon

Terrace room

  • How to get the right passes and shoot at motorsport events
  • Editing your images, re-sizing for the web, and file transfer.

What to bring

  • Equipment: Bridge, compact system or SLR camera and a tripod if you have it.
  • All weather clothing. Packed lunch or use local amenities.
  • Time: 10-5.00pm
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Flashgun

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu,
New Forest,, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

James Mann FRPS is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society-Publisher at AutoFocus Books-Photographer to Classic and Sports Car-Author of the bestselling book 'How to photograph cars'-Photographer for the award winning book ‘Art of the F1 Race Car’-Member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and winner of the 2010 ’Motor sport photographer of the year’-Photographer of the Royal Mail stamps ‘British Auto Legends’


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.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

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