Fancy Photographing Gargoyles?

This may be of interest to some of you its the Gargoyle Project and they are looking for volunteers to visit churches and take images of the pesky fellas .

 

GARGOYLES will be the subject of a photography event at Tilton on the Hill on Saturday. ( A Church which is worth viewing – link here)

Tilton on the Hill Church

The village church is playing host to a training day to get more photographers involved in recording medieval carvings inside and outside all of the churches in Leicestershire and Rutland. The scheme, called Project Gargoyle’, was launched in 2009 by Leicestershire County Council.

It has already seen volunteer photographers record carvings in more than twenty churches across the county, but the project is hoping to get more people involved. The training day starts at 10am with an introductory lecture about medieval carvings by Bob Trubshaw, volunteer co-ordinator for the project, which is open to all.

There will be a break for coffee at 11am, followed by an introduction to guidelines for photographing and recording. There will be a break for lunch at 12.30pm, ahead of an afternoon workshop photographing the carvings inside and outside Tilton Church.

Experienced volunteer photographer David Morley is hoping to be there to provide guidance and Liz Blood, project co-ordinator with the county council, will organise the day. Prospective photographers will need a digital SLR camera, a long telephot lens, a tripod and access to a computer.People should bring their photographic equipment on the day as well as a cushion for comfort on the wooden pews.

Organisers ask people to read the project guide online at www.leics.gov.uk/gargoyle. Please note that this project is no longer active….

Attendance is free but places on the afternoon workshop need to be booked on 0116 3056187 or via liz,blood@leics.gov.uk

Taken from Harborough Mail

Author: Chris Jones

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  1. Hello and sorry! I came across this but it has no date on it… It’s probably far to late now and yet I’d interested to hear if the “Project Gargoyle” was still live?

    I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know, please.

    All the best, Mark.

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  2. Hello, I think this project has now finished…

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