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The South West Photography School

Cornish Mining Heritage Camera Days - One to One

Graham Barrett FIMEMME ARPS MifL CertEd

Graham was the Assistant Engineer in the 1970’s and the Mill Engineer in the 80’s at the world famous South Crofty Tin Mine and so has a wealth of first hand experience of working underground as well as on the surface.

“In 2009  Graham gained his Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society with an evocative panel of mining heritage images called Relics and Ruins based on the sites we now visit with our students. He shares his photographic knowledge, expertise and first-hand experiences in such an engaging way which brings to life Cornish history as well as the camera. You will not only enjoy a day full of great photography but come away with an added enthusiasm for Cornwall’s unique role in the industrial revolution which changed the world.”

No doubt you’re familiar with the iconic sight of the distinctive ruined engine houses throughout Cornwall - there are a vast number of individual mines spread throughout the county, inland and on the coast. Certain areas have particular concentrations of sites which makes visits to them varied and interesting. We have a choice of 6 Districts - from the Caradon District in the East of the county to the St Just District in the far west including St Agnes, Redruth and Camborne and the Tregonning District where we hold our workshops.

Cornish Mining Heritage Camera Days

Booking a Workshop with the South West Photography School

All of our workshops make excellent presents for anyone who is digital SLR camera mad and we go out of our way to make it a great experience for everyone whatever they are celebrating. We are open throughout the year just contact us by phone or email to check availability and to arrange your date or why not send them a gift voucher - they’re valid for twelve months and lets your loved one decide when they would like to book their treat

 Whole Day Workshops run from 10.00am to 4.00pm with a break for lunch ( Pasty can be pre-booked, bring your own or a pub/cafe)

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£225 per person

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 You can chose to spend a day improving your camera skills in any one of these truly unique mining Districts, develop a better feel for composition and most importantly understand the power of light on the landscape all with the added guidance of someone who knows the area and its history like the back of his hand.


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