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Starbuck
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What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by Starbuck » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:11 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been wondering if any bases in the UK hold any sort of photoshoot.

If anyone has any info please post it below.

Also I'm not entirely sure what thread I should be posting this question in.

Thanks

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Re: What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by Tiger 1 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:24 pm

Hi Starbuck

I think Northolt is the most frequent... sorry I can not give you more details but I`m sure there are a few of the other guys on here that will be able to help you further.

Over to you guys.

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Re: What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by EGVP » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:00 pm

Northolt has two per year. Markham has (had?) them fairly infrequently. There has also been the odd events at Coningsby, Odiham and Brize.

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Re: What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by 633 squadron » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:02 pm

Also a few at Lakenheath.
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Re: What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by Starbuck » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Marham is my local base and they have emailed me with "We do not have any plans to hold an Enthusiasts Day this year."

Not had much luck with Lakenheath, I'd love to go and shoot at either or both USAF bases.

I'll have to drop a message to the RAF bases mentioned and see what I get back.

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Re: What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by sneezy24 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:28 am

I did the autumn one last year, my first 'night-shoot', really enjoyed it.
Couldn't make the one so far this year, and not sure if there will be one later (runway being resurfaced?)

Tripod essential, long exposure times, but I got some cracking pics!

I went via Heathrow to get some commercial shots too.
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Re: What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by sneezy24 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:32 am

Some of my pics here...

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Re: What bases in the UK hold photoshoots?

Post by James Cutting » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:38 pm

Starbuck wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Marham is my local base and they have emailed me with "We do not have any plans to hold an Enthusiasts Day this year."

Not had much luck with Lakenheath, I'd love to go and shoot at either or both USAF bases.

I'll have to drop a message to the RAF bases mentioned and see what I get back.
Marham already held 2 this year, and would be very surprised if they held any more (other than families day) going forwards with the security of the F-35.

RAF bases in generally tend not to hold photoshoots that often - If you Google 'Timeline Events' they often organise the occasional photoshoot i.e. Odiham, but generally RAF don't do them. Maybe keep an eye on Coningsby, they are hosted by COAP (Centre of Aviation Photography)

Again, MH & LN don't old photoshoots, more of a base tour unfortunately, but they are getting much harder to come by.

In general, bases don't tend told photoshoots as such really unfortunately.
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