Historical View of the Moon

18 July 2019

18:30 - 20:00

Bristol HQ
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164480

Non RPS Member£4.00 
RPS Member£3.50 
Information pack (PDF, 101 KB) →

With regret we have had to cancel this talk due to low numbers.

Historical View of the Moon
The Moon has always inspired photographers, from Bond and Whipple’s first daguerreotype exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851 to the work of James Nasmyth and James Carpenter, who frustrated by the technical difficulties of photographing the moon with wet collodion plates resorted to building large scale plaster models, which were lit for dramatic emphasis and photographed. 

The resulting book The Moon considered as a Planet, a world and a Satelite published in 1874 is an intriguing publication. Taking a photographic perspective, this talk gives insight into how capturing the Moon has been challenging, even for astronauts, during the race for space.

Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Please see our contact page http://rps.org/contact which will show you how to find us.

Please be aware that the car park in the Paintworks on a weekday is limited to three hours, though there is no time limit at the weekend. You can book a place to park your car nearby at this link: https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/locations/show/4294938009

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

Liz Williams
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

Region: Bristol (HQ)Group(s): Historical