Photographic Sessions at Blackpool Grand Theatre 10 October 2017 by Visit Blackpool Love photography or want to take up a new skill for 2018? Why not join internationally renowned photographer Sean Conboy for a unique Photographic Session at the 123-year-old Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Following sell-out success of Blackpool Grand Theatre’s Photographic Sessions over the past 5 years with international photographer Sean Conboy we have decided to increase the number of sessions per year and in addition, create a brand new more focused ADVANCED Photographic Session allowing more seasoned photographers the time and opportunity to talk to a leading photographer in his field as well as have the time to photograph such an incredible building. Sean has been the official photographer for The Grand for many years and his work is regularly featured in all our media as well as many international magazines. Conboy’s BASIC Photographic sessions will cover; Using Manual can help your photography, Using light to your best advantage, Improve your interior photography and, How to look and find pictures in a space. Participants will also get time to roam the auditorium of The Grand and photograph. Our new ADVANCED Photographic sessions will cover; Full explanation of tilt and shift camera movements, How to use flash and led lighting to help light interiors, Practical demo of an interior shoot, Chance to use Pro flash lighting and tech camera with Hasselblad 100mp digital back and, How to achieve the best viewpoints and use different focal lengths of a lens to make the most of the subject. Only 6 places are available on this course so places are limited and you have more opportunity to spend more one-on-one time with Conboy. To be given this level of access to the building in all its glory is a highly unusual occurrence. Whether you want to learn the basics, dream of building on your existing photography skills, or are budding professional – these Photographic Sessions are the ideal master class for all levels. These sessions are just under 5 hours and will provide you with a variety of skills needed to photograph beautiful structures and interiors. The day will begin with an introductory presentation, where Sean will use his extensive technical experience to advise you how to best capture the perfect shot. You will then have the opportunity to take pictures of The Grand’s Grade II* listed interior using Sean’s top tips with your own camera. Sean’s career in photography spans over 30 years and includes working for the most prestigious Swedish camera manufacturers, Hasselblad. Sean has won numerous awards for his architectural images, and over the last few years he has become involved with both lifestyle and people photography for corporate reports and advertising campaigns. Known for his use of space and light, Sean is best known for creating majestic images of large-scale interiors, as well as drawing the viewer into more intimate spaces with perfectly crafted composition and lighting. When asked what, he enjoys about photographing The Grand, Sean said: “The Grand Theatre has one of the finest interiors in the country. The beauty about photographing The Grand is that there is so much detail- you can always find something new to photograph. What is special about these unique photographic sessions is that people will have the opportunity to choose which part of The Grand they wish to photograph…they may even capture something that has never been photographed before!” “I love capturing detail and external structures. I have been lucky enough to photograph all over the world! My photography career has taken me to the outback of Australia, North Finland, and all over the Middle East. I still really love coming back to the Grand Theatre in Blackpool - it’s such a stunning building. On these Photographic Sessions, you can see for yourself what a joy it is to capture the history and beauty of The Grand in a photograph.” Don’t miss the next opportunity to learn photographic skills directly from internationally renowned photographer Sean Conboy, and capture this beautiful Frank Matcham Grand Theatre with your own camera. ADVANCED Photographic Session – Tuesday 16 January 2018 BASIC Photographic Sessions – Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 January 2018 Running time 10pm until 3pm (lunch is not included) Book now by calling 01253 290190 or visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk Tickets BASICS £40.00 and ADVANCED £120.00 Don’t forget - Parking is available at a discounted rate at the secure West Street Car Park, directly opposite the theatre’s entrance. Book your parking ticket when you book your show tickets from the Box Office and you can have parking from 5.30pm until 12.30am for only £2.50!