For photography courses Worcestershire has some great landscapes and the Severn Valley Railway runs in some of the most picturesque scenery in England.
We meet at the brand new Engine House in Highley near Bridgnorth, which is modern train museum. This gives us the chance to photograph steam trains indoors, before riding the train to Hampton Loade ferry, returning via the Country Park Halt. Alternatively we can visit the beautiful village of Arley.
Your course price includes admission to the Engine House, your return train ticket to Hampton Loade or Arley. There is a cafe with great views in the Engine House, and a great pub at Arley. For more station details and timetables see www.svr.co.uk We meet at the Engine House when it opens at 10:45am and finish there at 5pm.
When we stated to teach photography courses Worcestershire was a natural place to start, and the Severn Valley Railway has been one of our venues from the beginning. The line has been used in countless TV and films – most recently in “The Chronicles of Narnia” and previously Robert Powell dangled from a bridge in “The 39 Steps.” The line runs through 16 miles of beautiful countryside between Kidderminster, past Bewdley to Bridgnorth. The photographic opportunities are tremendous – everything from the river valley wildlife to the period station details, and of course the trains and carriages themselves. The Engine House houses up to eight locomotives and the royal carriage as used by King George VI, among other railway memorabilia. Even if you don’t like trains it’s a lovely way to spend the day – the landscape moves all by itself! It’s a fun place to take sepia olde-worlde shots, or capture the movement of the trains, or concentrate on working in the tricky interior light of a museum. There are great opportunities on the line, which is why when we look for venues to run our photography courses Worcestershire is a very good choice.
Thanks to the SVR staff for allowing us to run photography courses Worcestershire on the Severn Valley Railway.