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Following sell-out success of Blackpool Grand Theatre’s Photographic Sessions over the past 6 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 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 Photographic Sessions – Basics 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. 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. Running time 10am until 3pm (lunch is not included).

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.

Prices
  • £40