The regular shoots at both unique and interesting locations organised by NDPS Secretary, Tom Watson have proved to be such a successful addition to the annual programme of events that they have become widely referred to amongst members of the Society as ‘Tom’s Tours’.
About once a month Tom organises shoots at East Anglian locations that are of interest to photographers where often it is difficult to successfully capture good images. Generally this is either because getting good images is not possible without exclusive access or it might be because the venue is open to the general public. In other cases it is because photography is not normally allowed inside the venue during normal opening times.
Past trips have have proved popular and include:
Historical buildings in Norwich, such as the Cathedrals, the Avia Marble Hall, and Dragon Hall (similar visits have also been made to Cambridge and Ely)
The hidden Streets under the City of Norwich
Jarrold’s Print Museum.
Traditional Morris Dancing at dawn on 1st May at various locations around Norwich
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Local heritage Steam Railways and Museums
Norwich Aviation Museum
Street Photography around Norwich, Cambridge and Ely
Plans are to organise future shoots further afield
Because obtaining permission to gain access to photograph these locations sometimes takes a lot of effort and time to finalise the actual details and dates of these shoots can vary to the dates first published. Also new shoots are likely to be announced as the season progresses. it is important therefore for those members who are interested in attending these events to keep an eye on the website for details of the latest shoots being organised. Details of Tom’s shoots are also announced at the start of the Society’s Tuesday meetings throughout the season and in the newsletter ‘InFocus’.
Equally, anyone is free to make suggestions for future shoots and Tom will do his very best to make it happen.