arrow-leftarrow-rightclose downloademail Facebookinstagramlinkedin pinterestplussearch tripadvisortwitter
Past event

Photography Masterclass Workshop

Discover Leeds Castle through a photographic lens. 

Guided by professional photographer, Chris Lacey, you will gain access to a photography masterclass at Leeds Castle, learning of trade photography secrets, finding the best locations to shoot, and listening to expert advice on composition, camera settings and filters. 

No matter the level of photographer you are, this workshop is suitable for any skill level and any make/model of DSLR camera or smart phone… please remember to ensure it is charged and in a good working condition. Chris will work with you and your equipment, giving you the tools to enhance your photography skills.

What you will experience:

– Learn the insights into photography from experienced and professional photographer, Chris Lacey

– Understand the basics of how photography works (including ISO, shutter speeds and aperture)

– Gain experience in photographing landscapes, exterior and architecture, gardens and florals, and macro photography

– Discover the tools and skills needed as you prepare to take an image, whilst you’re taking your image and what to do after you’ve taken your image

– The workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 1pm

– Refreshment tokens are complimentary (lunch is not included)

About Chris Lacey:

I have been a professional photographer, producer and director for over 20 years. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, I have had the greatest of pleasures in photographing some of this country’s finest heritage properties.

From majestic and intriguing interiors and architectural gems, breath-taking landscapes, beautifully manicured and historically significant gardens, portraits, products and lifestyle photography.

My photography has been utilised in national magazines, books, guidebooks, advertising campaigns, exhibitions, and much more. As well as working as a photographer, I was also the Head of Photography for the National Trust for 18 years until 2021, where I directed photographic operations including the commissioning of many of the UK’s finest photographers, and acting as their lead photographer. Creating well over one million images, my work has helped inspire a nation to become members, and to visit their properties and support their cause.

Some of my many clients, who I have had the privilege to work with include; Leeds Castle, BMWi, Pavilion Books, The Rothschild Foundation, National Trust, National Trust Holidays, Longleat Safari Park House and Gardens, The Trussell Trust, The Open University, Waddesdon Manor, Hestercombe House and Gardens, The American Museum, The Holburne Museum, South West Outdoors Festiva, and Bath Museums Partnership.

Price: £100 per person

Participants must be an admission ticket holder. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Centre upon arrival, or in advance via our website If you book your admission tickets 48 hours ahead of your visit, you will automatically receive an early bird discount.