Introducing Carl ZEISS Pro Workshop at Rendcomb College- 26/07/2017

On July 26th we are hosting a unique experience with ZEISS, introducing their extensive range of lenses.

You will have 4 sessions to get hands-on access to all of the lenses esteemed ZEISS ambassadors and professional photographer Luke & Mandy Woodford.

This will all take place at the beautiful Rendcomb College in Gloucestershire, which is host to 230 acres with views across the countryside. 

The event will also be supported by, Gitzo, Manfrotto, and Lexar Professional Memory.   Giving you the opportunity to find out more about their product line up and how it could benefit your photography.

All this is available for just £25 with spaces limited to 20 people. You will receive a FREE Lexar 32GB 1000x Pro SDHC UHS-II worth £45 when you arrive at the event!

Attendies on the day will also be able to enter a photographic event and WIN £500 worth of Carl Zeiss vouchers to spend at Clifton Cameras, on any Carl ZEISS products.

Event Photographer

  • Luke & Mandy

    Luke started to photograph his model girlfriend in the very early days of their relationship. After a couple of shoots, they could feel it was the start of something exciting, they just didn’t know what it was yet.

    One winter morning during a conversation over breakfast, they discussed the possibilities of an enchanting creative journey and what they could do together. They just adored the art they conceived and decided to start their own series. This went through some early names and finally rested on ‘Two Souls’ the next summer.

    The ambitious couple create imagery at every spare moment they have. The rapid rate in which they operated led to their journey of evolving into their own brand; Luke & Mandy. 

    In the summer of 2015, Luke took Mandy to her birthplace Zimbabwe to ask her to marry him.

    In 2016 the duo partnered with ZEISS, the world’s most renowned camera lens brand. They had always admired ZEISS’ work and viewed them as the best in the industry. The relationship quickly evolved into the pair becoming fully fledged ambassadors by early 2017.

    In 2017 Luke & Mandy started working with Hungry Eye Journal as 

    Editor-in-Chief and Art Curator. They have been delighted to be involved with the renowned, UK-based filmmaking and photography publication. 

    They are both dedicated to showcasing the very best in emerging and established talent, and it’s the perfect platform to do so.


Photographic Activities

  • Photo shoot with Luke & Mandy Woodford

    You will try out the different lenses available through ZEISS with this unique opportunity. Invaluable guidance from Luke Woodford, you will shoot in natural light inside the period rooms and walk around the beautiful grounds of Rendcomb College. You will also be able to try iPhone lenses available through ZEISS.

    We will hold a photographic competition, where the best photo taken on the day will receive a £500 ZEISS voucher.

    Your best image needs to be emailed to by Monday 31st July and the winner will be announced via email on Tuesday 1st August. Giving you time to look through the images you have taken and send the best photo across to Olivia.

Venue – Rendcomb College, Gloucestershire

  • Rendcomb College dates back to 1920 when it was founded by Frederick Noel Hamilton Wills whose uncle and cousins had earlier endowed buildings at Bristol University.

    There has been a house and a church in Rendcomb since the 12th Century and were both rebuilt in the late 17th Century. The house and estate was owned by the Berkeley Family until the early 20th Century and was first put on sale in 1913.

    Frederick Noel Hamilton Wills purchased the village and houses in 1918 and alongside J H Simpson as Headmaster, Noel Wills opened the school for twelve boys in June 1920.

    Girls were introduced into Rendcomb College’s Sixth Form in 1972 and the school became fully co-educational in 1992. 

    Located in the picturesque Cotswold village of Rendcomb, our pupils benefit from the ample on-site facilities within our 230 acre estate.


    Itinerary – ZEISS Pro-workshop

    9:30am – 10:00am - Time of Arrival

    Teas and Coffees on arrival.

    10:00am - 10:30am - Welcome and Introduction to ZEISS Lenses

    Introduction to the ZEISS ambassadors, Luke and Mandy Woodford. Luke Tait from ZEISS will go through the different ZEISS lenses available to use throughout the day.

    10:30am – 11:15pm - 1st Hands-on Session

    You will be allocated your group for the day and be taken by the ambassadors to start your first hands-on session:

    Group 1 – Indoor Portrait session with Luke & Mandy

    Group 2 – Landscape/Woodland session with Luke Tait from ZEISS

    11:30am – 12:15pm - 2nd Hands-on session

    Your allocated group will be accompanied by one of the

    Ambassadors, to start your second hands-on session:

    Group 1 – Landscape/Woodland session with Luke Tait from ZEISS

    Group 2 – Indoor Portrait session with Luke & Mandy

    12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch break

    Reconvene in the house for a finger buffet lunch

    1:45pm – 2:30pm 3rd Hands-on session

    Your allocated group will be accompanied by one of the

    Ambassadors, to start your third hands-on session:

    Group 1 – Outdoor Portrait session with Luke & Mandy

    Group 2 – Architectural Session with Luke Tait from ZEISS

    2:45pm – 3:30pm 4th Hands-on session

    Your allocated group will be accompanied by one of the

    Ambassadors, to start your fourth hands-on session:

    Group 1 – Architectural Session with Luke Tait from ZEISS

    Group 2 – Outdoor Portrait session with Luke & Mandy

    3:45pm – 4:30pm Afternoon Tea with Q&A Session

    Although you will be able to ask the ambassadors questions during the sessions and breaks, we have dedicated a Q&A session for any outstanding questions you have from your experience throughout the day.

Also on the day find amazing support from these fantastic brands;

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entrance to the event is restricted to twenty customers, each of which must have purchased a ticket before the 24th of July 2017
  2. If you are unable to attend the event, please notify us by sending an email to to cancel your place. We will issue a refund for as long as we receive 7-days notice prior to the event date.
  3. The event is designed, to enable you to see the full range of ZEISS lenses and iPhone lenses. You will be able to discuss the lenses with ZEISS Ambassadors & Clifton Cameras Ltd.
  4. The following activity will be put on throughout the day, to give you the chance to use the ZEISS lenses to the best of their ability: Indoor and outdoor model shoot. 
  5. The event will also give you access to representatives from Manfrotto, & Gitzo.
  6. All people attending the Photography Workshop will receive a FREE Professional Memory Card, to record images on of your day. Your ticket will also include a buffet lunch.
  7. You will also receive a number of special offers, exclusive to attendees, from other manufactures at the event. 
  8. Tickets and entry to Rendcomb College are valid for Wednesday 26th July 2017 only. 
  9. Whilst at Rendcombe College you will be provided with teas and coffees on arrival along with a selection of pastries. A finger buffet style lunch and afternoon tea. Should you have any food allergies please let Olivia Wike know by emailing her at
  10. You are welcome to bring your own photographic equipment to this event. Equipment insurance is not included, but is recommended as Clifton Cameras can not accept any liability for loss or damage to your equipment.
  11. All participants agree to have their photographs taken throughout the event, and for these images to be used for any activities in association with the advertising, marketing and promotion of this or future events. 
  12. All participants allow Clifton Cameras Ltd to use images, whilst retaining full copyright, the participant has taken on the day. These images may be used in conjunction with activities associated with the advertising, marketing and promotion of this or future events.
  13. These Terms and Conditions are to be interpreted in accordance with English law and any dispute arising out of these Terms or their subject matter is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.    
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