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Photography Days

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The Kirklees Light Railway are offering one day photography days which will give attendees an opportunity to use their digital camera in a more creative way whilst photographing different areas of the railway. These areas include trackside, stations, engine shed, lineside, coaling and workshop areas. 

Courses will be led by professional photographer, Dave Edmondson L.R.P.S who will be able to give you advice and guidance on taking good quality images in different settings.  

Dave will be able to offer tips and guidance if participants need it. Each course is limited to 5 participants to allow enough time and guidance to be given to everyone. 

Courses will begin at 09:00 and run until the locomotives are put into the shed at the end of the operating day (17:00 - 17:30).


PLEASE NOTE: Participants should be in reasonable health, taking into consideration distances they will be required to walk and equipment they will need to carry. Participants must be 16 years or over. Participants must make the Kirklees Light Railway aware of any medical issues they have that may affect them during the course at the time of booking.

Course Fees & Course Dates

£60.00 per person

Places must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of the course date.

The dates of the courses are seasonal to allow a choice of backdrop settings for your images.


Winter - Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March 2017

Spring - Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017

Summer - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017

Autumn - Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2017


Book online through our online ticketing site or call 01484 865727

What is included in the course fee?

    • Safety instructions
    • Safety briefing upon arrival
    • Complimentary tea & coffee throughout the day
    • Packed lunch 
    • Photo tuition and advice from qualified photographer
    • Guided photography walk
    • Use of hi-vis jackets
    • All day travel ticket for the railway

What must participants provide on the day?


  • Any photographic equipment they wish to use - camera, tripod etc.
  • Sturdy footwear suitable for walking on uneven grounds - no sandals or flip flops
  • Suitable/waterproof clothing