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Photo Shoots

Bringing you the best opportunities in aviation photography…

Dedicated Photo Shoots, often with Workshops attached.

There are two forms of Photo Shoot operations… One regularly engages with the ‘home team’ Royal Air Force to bring small groups of photographers a day behind the scenes to raise money directly for station charities, either as a dedicated COAP visit or assisting in wider Enthusiast events. Often these are short notice and are collated via e-mail application, and we undertake a share of the work on behalf of the organisers to assist in the preparation and delivery of a number of allocated spaces / tickets.

Our placing of photographers over 2016-17 events has had a hand in raising over £3500 for station charities, something which we are very proud of. Just check out some of the RAF testimonials about what it has meant to enthusiast photographers seeing and learning more about the RAF at home!

The second type of Photo Shoot concentrates on the preservation scene on specific themes, mostly in the UK and often in conjunction with the re-enactment pros at TimeLine Events Ltd. We are also expanding these dedicated shoots into Europe and the USA.

…Perfect scenes, legendary machines, period equipment and personnel, all expertly positioned and lit for you to capture!

Not only do these Photo Shoots include memorable recreations and re-enactments of stunning scenes, they also feature a full pre-shoot Workshop to ensure you get the most from the shoot and get the very best out of your photography. They will sometimes include an overnight stay/morning post-processing Workshop. A truly fantastic way to improve your photography in a relaxed environment and get to grips with all levels of image editing afterwards.

Photo Shoots overview…

• Photo Shoots for dedicated small groups.
•  Historic scene recreations, with period actors, delivered in partnership with an established organisation.
•  Dedicated pre-shoot briefing to ensure you get the most from the experience.
•  Regular bespoke Workshops to ensure you get the best out of the shoot.
•  Year-round participation.
•  Raise money for charity.

  • It was one of those ‘pinch me’ moments to be quite honest.

    Mark, Photo Shoot attendee.

  • In a word: Superb. Nothing but praise from start to finish.

    Rolf, Photo Shoot attendee.

  • Thoroughly enjoyable insight into life on a front-line RAF squadron with unparalleled photographic opportunities. Exceptional.

    Leigh, Photo Shoot attendee.

  • It was just truly incredible and something I will never forget. I didn’t just have such an amazing time and snapped some beautiful aircraft, I met amazing people who I am still in contact with.

    Josef, Photo Shoot attendee.

  • Exceptional, unrestricted access to life on a front-line squadron that is normally denied to members of the public. An excellent visit and I have to pinch myself to bring home the fact that I really was there and I was that close .

    Ian, Photo Shoot attendee.

  • Photoshoot #7

    20 places available for day behind the scenes at RAF Odiham, raising money for Station charitable causes. No charge from COAP.

    Questions about the Operations of the Event? E-mail Rich on rich@centreofaviationphotography.com or call direct on +44 (0)7768 816029

    THE SMALL PRINT: All dates are preliminary until confirmed and ready for booking. All events are subject to change (especially the Assignments, as they are conducted with operational squadrons) and are subject to security, operational, technical or weather issues. As such, COAP, Service Providers and the respective militaries are not responsible for cancellation at any stage, bad weather or non-flying activity. Safety and Insurance is your own responsibility and risk. Safety and insurance is your own responsibility and risk. Please note that some Assignments can be very, very physically demanding, in extreme weather, for extended periods of time, with intense , fast-moving activity and any bookings are accepted on that basis. If you have any questions about the physical undertaking, please get in contact.

Hours of photographic operations
available through COAP this year!
Hours of expert training
available through COAP this year!
Hours of expert insider knowledge
available through COAP this year!