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BROOKLANDS MUSEUM AIRCRAFT FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHY

Today a change from photographing cars at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey. With last weeks official opening of the new Aircraft Factory by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, today was a follow up photography session covering all of the exhibits and factory areas for the Museum's website and social media pages...
23/11/2017
Inside the Bellman Hangar an ‘Aircraft Factory’ environment has been created, harking back to the Hangar’s original use as a manufacturing building. Exhibitions explore the history of aircraft manufacture - from the pioneering early aircraft of wood and fabric, to the supersonic airliner and the technologies of the future.

The Factory Floor is designed to evoke an authentic factory atmosphere and is packed full of activities, enabling visitors to try out aircraft-building skills for themselves, drawing on the Brooklands spirit of experimentation and creating an unique learning experience. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the Loch Ness Wellington, with additional areas focussing on the factory floor in early and later years, life for the factory employees away from work, and displays on the development of Wings, Fuselages and Propulsion.

Access to the Brooklands Aircraft Factory is included in general Museum admission. The exhibition is part of the Re-Engineering Brooklands Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival Project. I have only posted a few photos on the blog s to see the Wellington in all its glory is a breathtaking sight, you also have the opportunity to design your own aircrafts and learn about the Museum's aviation history which started in 1915 when Vicker's started manufacturing aircraft at the site.

As the light inside the hangar is subdued it was important that I used a tripod and low ISO on the camera, these images will be used in media for some time to come and will need to be reproduced as high resolution files. The 14-24mm wide angle zoom was the perfect lens for the job, I set the lowest ISO on the Nikon D850 and exposures ranged from 5 to 25 seconds, drawing in loads of ambient light and plenty of detail throughout the whole image due to the apertures of F11-22.