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Milburngate to help photographers light up Lumiere with night-time photo workshops

As part of its sponsorship of the 10th anniversary edition of Lumiere, Milburngate is helping photographers capture the perfect picture during the festival with a series of special night-time photography workshops.

Taking place during the festival in Durham City in November, the workshops will be led by photographer and astronomer Gary Lintern, who specialises in dark sky photography, heritage sites and rural landscapes.

This is the first-time photography workshops have taken place during Lumiere, and will offer enthusiastic photographers of all abilities the chance to develop their night-time photography skills.

Open to absolute beginners and more experienced photographers, the workshops, which take place on Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th November, are part-funded by Milburngate and have 12 places available on each session.

The workshops will help photographers make their experience of Lumiere last a lifetime by giving them the opportunity to create stunning images of some of Lumiere’s amazing light installations, which will be located throughout the city.

Among them will be Mysticète by Catherine Garret and Top’là Design, the stunning and strikingly life-like apparition of a whale, which is sponsored by Milburngate, and will be appearing from the River Wear next to the Milburngate development site.

The installation, which originally appeared in Durham in 2015, is one of a collection of some of the most popular artworks from previous festivals, which are returning as part of Lumiere’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Gary Lintern said: “This is an amazing opportunity for photographers to create vivid and high-quality images of Lumiere that will last a lifetime. I am really looking forward to working alongside photographers to share my experience and knowledge of shooting in low light locations, which will enable them to take photos that will do justice to the amazing light installations that the artists have created for Lumiere.”

Allan Cook, Managing Director of Arlington Real Estate, which along with Richardson, is developing landmark living, working and leisure destination Milburngate, said: “We’re delighted to work with Gary Lintern to host these unique workshops, which will make Lumiere extra special for those taking part. We have been supporting Lumiere since the first festival was held in Durham in 2009 and this 10th anniversary will definitely be one to remember with some amazing new installations and some returning classics like Mysticète”.

The workshops will take place on Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th November, from 4.30pm – 7.00pm and 8.00pm to 10.30pm for a non-refundable booking of £19.00. Bookings can be made on http://www.photographyexperiences.co.uk

Photographers will need to provide their own camera, ideally a DSLR or mirrorless, although bridge cameras are also suitable, and tripods are optional but will enable better shots.