Why not book one of our 1 to 1 steam railway photography courses with our leading railways photographer, Mark Writtle?
Mark has been a professional for over 20 years when he set up Writtle Photographic and a keen amateur for many years prior to that. He now photographs and designs some of the best steam railway memorabilia around the UK and supplies most of the major heritage railways in England.
He will take you around some of the best locations of your favourite railway, planning timings and locations, showing you how to control your camera, produce better quality photos and find the best compositions.
When booking, please advise of your preferred railway for your course and we will arrange a mutual day with you. We regularly work at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Great Central Railway, Severn Valley Railway, Mid Hants Railway, Bluebell Railway but can accomodate others if it meets requirements.
‘Thank you SO much for yesterday’s photography course on the Watercress Line in Hampshire.
It was a brilliant day, and I really appreciate all the preparation and planning that you had done ahead of the day. You had looked in-depth at the workings and settings for my specific camera, but you had also worked out a perfect itinerary for the day, based on the specific train timetable on the day.
As a novice photographer, with my new digital camera, I was very privileged indeed to learn from your 30 years as a photographer. Not only are you very knowlegeable as one would expect from a real expert, but you are also a very accomplished teacher too.
The fact that you were happy to travel to the Watercress Line, near where I live, made the day even better. I can now return to the track-side locations that you showed to me, in the future, to experiment and practice taking more photos.
I was amazed by your in-depth knowledge of the Watercress Line and the best locations for taking photographs by the way.
I learnt so much about how to use my camera properly, how to frame shots and understand the light, and what scenes make the best photos. It was an excellent kick-start that will now enable me to use my camera much more effectively in the future, that I could have achieved without your help.
I came with my list of questions, and you answered all of those and taught me a whole more in addition. It was a very enjoyable and fun day too.’