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Bomber County photography evening

28 September 2024

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Following the huge success of our Bomber County Photography Days, we have once again teamed up with Darren Harbar Photography to run another day in 2024. Last year’s afternoon and evening format proved so popular, that we are once again going to run the event through the afternoon and into the evening. The day will conclude with both our Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ and Tony Agar’s stunning Mosquito individually running their engines in the late evening light. 

The afternoon will start with a chance to capture both the Lancaster and the Mosquito positioned on the airfield for some clean, timeless images. Following a break for something to eat (provided), the early evening will then see the aircraft joined by period vehicles and re-enactors. As the sun starts to set, we’ll be utilising the vehicles and re-enactors positioned with the aircraft as they both individually run their engines. If the weather gods play ball, the shots against a sunset could be truly stunning! 

This has the potential to be a stunning event that’s aimed at photographers who are comfortable in shooting in low light. Please note that flash photography will not be permitted during the engine runs, so a tripod is recommended. 

This photography day is designed for those who are already competent with a camera, but it can equally be fun for entry level users and can be fun for non-camera owners too. There are some photographic challenges during the day, especially in low-light when the aircraft run their engines. Flash photography is not permitted during the engine runs, and a tripod is recommended.  The event will feature lots of specially set up opportunities to capture images you just won’t get anywhere else. Professional aviation photographer Darren Harbar, is on-hand throughout the event to ensure that you get some fantastic photographic opportunities and advice available as needed. He manages the access to around the airframes to allow all attendees to get a wide range of images, including period re-enactors to pose with the aircraft. The event even includes a presentation on the history of both aircraft by the owners, plus some expert photographic advice on making the most of the day with a camera. The ultimate day for fans of both the Lancaster and Mosquito!


Who’s it for:

  • Any photographer who wants a close up and personal day with two wonderful WWII aircraft at an historical location with unique photographic opportunities.

What to bring:

  • You, your camera and a tripod (if you have one) – it’s as simple as that!

About Darren Harbar Photography

Darren has been running photography days for many years, and has a great reputation for his training workshops and specialist subject days. Having worked as the editor of Which Digital Camera and as the test and technique editor on Practical Photography before setting up his own business seven years ago, Darren has the ability to delve into a variety of camera brands menu’s to help his clients realise the potential of their cameras. His training style has been described as ‘cutting through the jargon’ and one client once stated that every camera club should have a Darren Harbar on hand! Darren takes time to help each client on his event days and can target specific needs, be they entry level or more advanced questions. 

Visit www.darrenharbar.co.uk for more about Darren Harbar Photography

Related news about this event

Schedule for Bomber County photography evening


Arrival for tea/coffee


Introduction to photographic ideas by Darren Harbar


LAHC talk


Static photos of the aircraft on the airfield


Tea in the NAAFI


Static photos with the reenactors and vehicles


Mosquito ground run


Lancaster ground run


Event ends