Aviation Photography at the RAF Museum

Tuesday 16th July 2024

This is a unique opportunity to capture some of the incredible feats in avionics with your camera. Join us on this visit to the RAF Museum Midlands and spend time shooting Messerschmitts, Hawker Harriers, Cygnets, Vulcans, Spitfires and more.

This museum visit is led by Stephen Walton, iPhotography’s Head Tutor, a professional photographer with nearly 20 years of experience to help you to improve your photos. 


With thanks to iPhotography member Carol Fourie, we have now secured an exclusive and private tour of a Nimrod R1 aircraft as part of our photo walk. The RAF museum have also proposed a photography competition on the day with a chance to have your images displayed at the museum.

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment and secure your spot on this incredible event!

Image: RAF Museum Midlands Copyright
Image: RAF Museum Midlands Copyright

What's There?

This visit will take you through a number of open displays in different aircraft hangars around the museum site (indoor and outdoors). We’ll meet outside the main entrance before heading indoors where you’ll see aircraft such as;

  • Spitfires
  • Vulcan B2
  • Messerschmitt
  • Hawker Harriers
  • Helicopters
  • Tanks & Military Trucks
  • Nimrods
  • Lockheed Hercules


Full details of the location will be included in a confirmation email when you reserve your spot.

Image: RAF Museum Midlands Copyright
Image: RAF Museum Midlands Copyright

What Do I Need to Bring Along?

It doesn’t matter what camera equipment you have. During the photo walk, your tutor can show you what settings to use and when to make the most of a moment. It’s a good idea to pack light with room for snacks and water.

Bring along a couple of memory cards and a spare battery too. It’s up to you if you want to take your tripod and lens filters, simply consider the location and the weather on the day.

Though most of the exhibitions are indoors, some larger jets and planes we’ll visit are outdoors.

There is a cafe on-site as well as bathroom facilities with accessibility. 

How Long Does a Photo Walk Last?

Our visit to the RAF Museum Midlands should last approximately 5 hours.

During the day, you can chat to fellow photographers and find out a little more about what they enjoy shooting. It’s a great way of making photo friends if you normally shoot alone.

We’ll spend time composing our shots to capture the scale, power and grandeur of these incredible machines.

Image: RAF Museum Midlands Copyright


Date: Tuesday 16th July 2024

Min Group Size: 4 (walks may be cancelled if the minimum group size is not met).

Time: 10am – 3pm

Entrance: Car parking, and a donation to the museum, will be paid on your behalf by iPhotography.

Accessibility: Suitable for All

Also Included: Virtual Editing Session

Also included in this event is a private online editing session with your group and tutor. The date for this 1-hour class will be arranged after the event and be hosted via Zoom. You can show off your shots, get editing tips and get feedback from others.

Reserve Your Spot for this Photo Walk

RAF Museum Midlands Photography Visit
+ Virtual Editing Session
16th July 2024

Price: £85

You must be over 18 to book a photo walk. Pay in full or spread the cost with PayPal Pay Later

Image: RAF Museum Midlands Copyright

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