PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION DAYS
SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2023
Heaton Park in Manchester is the setting for our next location event with a vintage travel theme. We have three trams, plus a vintage car and bicycle set amidst the sheds, sidings and tram lines of the Tramway Museum
Our lineup features six models, five of whom are making their debut appearances for Session Days on a location event. We also have additional models who will be interacting on set as the sessions are in progress.
WHEN IS IT?
This event is being held on Sunday 16th September 2023. Morning slots start at 9:20 AM and finish at 12:32 PM and afternoon slots start at 14:00 PM and finish at 17:12 PM .
WHERE IS IT?
Heaton Park Tramway Museum is located in Heaton Park, Manchester, M8 4LZ. We have three vintage trams exclusively for our use on the day.
The venue is outdoors and will include access on each tram and in the sidings. As there will be some upper deck opportunities and on/off trams, the venue is not wheelchair friendly.
WHAT IS IT?
The event features six models who will all be in uniform/costumes of the period. There will also be additional models, moving between sets. There are eighteen places for photographers in the morning and another eighteen places for photographers in the afternoon .
The price to attend this event per photographer is :
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We believe firmly that group events should allow everyone attending to get an equal opportunity to shoot with each of the models. We arrange attendees into groups of three and then rotate each group around the sets in turn approximately every 27 minutes or so. Our events are run with precise timings so that it works for everyone involved with a short break between each set. On this event each attendee will get to work with each of the six models in turn
This event is outdoors using natural light. We will have some continuous lighting available for use if required, the usage of which is included within your admission price. If you require assistance using the lights provided then we will be on hand to provide expertise.
You are also welcome to bring along your own lighting rigs if you are more comfortable using them but you must keep them with you at all times and observe COVID compliant usage restrictions.
It is not required to wear a mask on this event but you may do so if you would like to. Attendees should bring their own masks if they prefer to wear one.
There will be hand sanitisers available at the location.
Tea/coffee will be provided on this event.
Register for a Place on Vintage Travel
MEET THE MODELS
Our glamorous model for the day is Scarlett Luxe, who will be making her debut appearance for us. Scarlett is a highly experienced vintage model and actress who works commercially all over the UK.
Tom is a professional, historical re-enactor and model, also making his debut appearance for us. His 1940s persona and look is a trademark style of his and he will be going to work on the tram.
Lynda is as versatile as she is popular and is a superb character model and actress, capable of a multitude of different looks. For this event she will be taking on the role of Grandmother and Housewife.
Ben is the ultimate character model with great versatility and attention to detail. He will be our tram conducter for the day and will be checking everyone’s tickets.
Daisy is making her debut appearance for us and is a vintage book cover model. She has distinctive red hair and will be wearing a 1940s red dress with suitcase.
Richard is our US Army Captain on leave for this event and will be bringing a suavity and sophistication to proceedings.
As an additional bonus, there will be a number of additional models floating between sets to provide image opportunities when interacting with the featured models. These include a child, spiv, policeman and mechanic.
Our child model is highly experienced and will be interacting with the featured models on trams. She will be dressed as a 1940s child complete wih teddy bear.
DEAN TURNER as THE SPIV
Dean will be joining us as The Spiv, selling bloomers and stockings and generally engaging in nefarious activity around the location and avoiding the long arm of the law.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Heaton Park Tramway Museum is run by the Manchester Transport Museum Society Ltd and is a registered charity, set up in the early 1960s. The Society’s aim is the preservation of documents and artifacts relating to public transport in the Manchester region.
The Society reopened the former tramway siding in Heaton Park having unearthed the original tram rails which had been buried under layers of concrete. There is now a fully functional tram network in place and a range of restored trams from the early 20th century. Session Days will have three trams for our exclusive use on the day of our event and we will be transporting attendees from the entrance to the park to the tram shed to start this event. We will also have a vintage car and bicycle for a variety of story telling images.
There is free parking on site and we have a first class lineup to suit the theme of the venue. There is also a cafe next door to the event.
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