Historical Properties - Papplewick Pumping Station

07 November 2013

10:00 - 16:30

Papplewick Pumping Station
Rigg Lane
United Kingdom
NG15 9AG


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RPS Member£99.00 
Non RPS Member£99.00 

Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottinghamshire is one of Britain's most important examples of a complete Victorian water pumping station. With exclusive access for the RPS, this day is packed with opportunities for creative image making hosted at this beautiful lakeside triumph of engineering.


Aimed at those who are comfortable with their cameras and want to take memorable images with technical guidance where needed, and professional lighting set ups throughout the day for shooting technically controlled interiors. 

the day includes:

  • Exclusive access to the station and its beautiful lakeside gardens and grounds
  • classroom session to inspire you with image ideas and advice on colour temperature control 
  • The opportunity to learn the secrets of lighting in large interior spaces
  • Plenty of time to work at your leisure to create winning pictures with technical assistance when you require

Papplewick Station opened in 1884, powered by two massive Watts Rotative Beam Steam Engines which pumped water from a depth of some 200ft. Lovingly restored and fully functioning, the main engine house is beset with decorations of birds, flora and fauna, stained glass and ornate lanterns. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in architecture, engineering and victoriana in all its glory!

Your Tutor
Since graduating from the Surrey Institute of Art in 1990 Martine has specialised in architectural photography. Over the last 22 years she has run a successful business working for a variety of organisations including architects, construction companies, interior designers and advertising agencies. Her work has been published in many international books and journals. www.builtvision.co.uk

Clients with special needs or requirements must advise the RPS before the event so that appropriate measures can be taken. There is wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities at some of our training venues, but courses including outdoor activity are likely to encounter steps, gradients and other physical barriers. Often old listed properties do not have lifts and certain shot viewpoints may involve using several flights of stairs. Further details can be obtained from the RPS office and should be discussed before the event.

Tea or coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon breaks.
Lunch is not included, and Papplewick is in the heart of the countryside so please bring a packed lunch.

Meeting place - Education block, top of the drive, past the chimney, red brick building on RHS, Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane (Off Longdale Lane), Nottingham, NG15 9AG

Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

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