Sat, 17 Jun|
Battle of the Alamo – Full Scale Re-enactment Photography Workshop
A unique opportunity to photograph a full-scale battle including live firing, authentic camps, and civilian life. Never has an epic battle of 200 reenactors been put on purely for photographers – expect a colourful, explosive display of top notch reenactment without ropes or restrictions
Time & Location
17 Jun 2023, 10:00
Abbots Bromley, Abbots Bromley, UK
About the event
A unique opportunity to photograph a full-scale battle including live firing, authentic camps, and civilian life. Never has an epic battle of 200 reenactors been put on purely for photographers – expect a colourful, explosive display of top notch reenactment without ropes, restrictions, or the public. You will get unrivalled access to work with the reenactors with a unique insight as to what will happen and when during the battle.
- Two sides of approximately 100 men/women each, beautifully turned out in colourful period costume
- Two authentic living history encampments organised as streets
- One historical surgeon
- Lots of fine-looking flags, just calling out to be photographed
- Every re-enactor briefed and set up to work directly with the photographers
- Masses of photographic opportunities consisting of posed individuals, clusters of re-enactors and entire companies of living history enthusiasts, all willing to work closely with the photographers
- Timetabled weapon firing displays, individually or collectively in clusters of varying sizes
- A unique opportunity for the photographers to take photographs of the two armies lined up on the field moments before the battle re-enactment starts. This has never been done before. Weapons will be loaded only after the photographers are safely off the battlefield.
- Choreographed battle photography – the photographers will know beforehand what photographic opportunities to expect of the battle re-enactment
- A flypast from a Hawker Hurricane! Thanks to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (subject to weather & serviceability)
The Remember the Alamo Association grew out of two days of exceptional re-enacting that formed a part of a celebratory weekend marking the 300th anniversary of the Masonic movement in Britain. That anniversary occurred in 2017. Over 750 British, European and American re-enactors took part in the two-day recreation of the thirteen-day siege and battle of the Alamo, and a marvellous time was had by all.
The historic battle of the Alamo culminated in a surprise dawn assault on a rebel Texan and Tejano garrison holed up in the old, rundown Catholic mission of San Antonio de Valero, on the edge of the small Mexican town of San Antonio de Bexar in Texas. The assault took place in the early hours of 13th March, 1836. The attackers were soldiers of the Mexican army led by the infamous Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The battle has gone down in American history as one of the most memorable of all time and has spawned many films, including John Wayne’s spectacular movie The Alamo. Twelve Englishmen, four Scotsmen, a Welshman and twelve Irishmen fought and died at the Alamo and the Mexican army that fought bravely against them used British weapons. Is it any wonder then that British re-enactors and living history enthusiasts wish to tell this story. It is a good story, rich in colour and full of unforgettable characters, including Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.
Battle for the Alamo
Photography workshop pass£90.00+£2.25 service fee