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Learn how to take great pictures

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

Calling all budding photographers - here's your chance to make your Instagram shots really stand out from the crowd.

The Battle of Britain Memorial here at Capel-le-Ferne is a great place to take a camera or smartphone, with lots of opportunities to take some really atmospheric shots - but the truth is that our pictures often don't quite match up with what was in our mind's eye.

This clifftop site offers a range of inspiring subjects, from the replica Spitfire and Hurricane to the black granite Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall and the enigmatic expression on the face of the airman at the centre of the National Memorial to the Few.

But while the subject matter is easy to spot, it’s not always that easy for young photographers to capture quite what they can see in front of them. Somehow the angle’s wrong, or the lighting isn’t quite right, or it’s all just too far away.

Now the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is offering to help put that right by giving youngsters top tips and tricks to help them make the most of their day out.

Two tutors, one a professional photographer with many years’ experience and the other an iPhone photography enthusiast and social media expert, will be running afternoon workshops aimed at helping beginners aged between eight and 14 develop their skills.

The sessions will run from 1.30 to 4.30 pm at the site, on Saturday 30 July and Wednesday 17 August. The cost of £33 will directly help the Trust’s charitable work to tell the story of the Battle of Britain and the men who fought it.

Sign up today to book your place - they are limited - and spend an afternoon learning how to capture images that will wow your friends. Both our experts are fully DBS checked and the best picture taken on the day will be used for a postcard that will be sold in the shop in The Wing.

]Follow these links to find our more and sign up. Saturday 30 July or Wednesday 17 August.

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