Photographing Old Buildings Workshop

Photographing Old Buildings Workshop

an appreciation of textures, details, space and light

05/06/2019 - 05/06/2019
Course Type: 


Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Union Chapel
Compton Terrace,
N1 2UN, London
United Kingdom
Required Equipment: 

Delegates are required to bring their own digital cameras (of any type) and a tripod if they have one.


£85 pp

Event details

Photographing Old Buildings Workshop: an appreciation of textures, details, space and light
Presented by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, in partnership with Union Chapel

5 June 2019, 10:00 - 15:00

The SPAB, in partnership with Union Chapel, presents this NEW workshop on photographing old buildings. Whether you are a beginner or regular photographer, use a smart phone or digital SLR camera, photograph for work projects or leisure, this workshop is a unique opportunity to explore Union Chapel and receive professional guidance on photographic techniques and composition. This workshop will develop your appreciation of the space and light within old buildings and boost your confidence in photographing textures and detailed features.

This workshop will be limited to a small group. Delegates are required to bring their own digital cameras (of any type) and a tripod if they have one. Delegates will be encouraged to create a mini series of photographs during the workshop, which will be reviewed in a relaxed feedback session at the end of the day. The workshop will also include a short talk about the SPAB and Union Chapel. Certificates of attendance for CPD purposes will be available on request.

This workshop is suitable for:
•    adults with a general interest in photographing old buildings; 
•    property managers or building conservation professionals who wish to improve the quality and composition of their photography for record keeping and reporting.

The workshop will be led by Ralph Hodgson, a photographer based in London. Ralph's wide-ranging professional experience ranges from portraiture and news, to documentary work for industry, government and corporate affairs and reportage for charities and NGOs. He has a long-standing interest in the heritage sector and in ancient buildings.

Completed in 1877, Union Chapel  is an architectural treasure. Over the past 25 years the Chapel has gone from facing demolition to being Grade 1 listed. It is home to a working church, an award-winning venue, a unique organ and The Margins Project for those homeless and in crisis in London.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. The SPAB remains true to its founding principles and is now the oldest and most technically expert building conservation charity in the UK, fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage. The SPAB is a membership organisation and offers training, events and expert advice, as well as publishing a quarterly Magazine, technical pamphlets and advice notes.

Places are limited so book now!

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.