Long Exposure Photography Workshop
In beautiful North Somerset
Small group photography workshops
The Art Of Long Exposures - One Day Photography Course
Long exposures have become increasingly popular in landscape photography over recent years since the introduction of extreme ND filters which allow for extended exposure times. On these one day long exposure photography workshops Andy will show you how, with a little creativity, long exposures can change the way we look at moving objects and capture a real sense of time passing. The results can be highly effective, allowing the photographer to create some truly compelling images.
You will learn…
- Appropriate camera settings
- Composition techniques
- The use of extreme ND filters (10 and 6 stops)
- Exposure time calculation
- Combining with graduated filters
- Suitable for all
- Andy Page
Long Exposure Photography Workshop On The North Somerset Coast
Perfect for long exposures
The stretch of coastline from Clevedon to Burnham-on-Sea, provides for the perfect location for long exposure photography. Clevedon’s graceful Victorian pier, the magnificent long pier and vast stretch of beach at Weston-Super-Mare and the striking Grade 11 Lower lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea are our principle subject matter for this workshop, offering plenty of opportunities to make some wonderfully moody captures.
Timed for the tide and sunset
This workshop has been timed, as best as possible, to take advantage of the tidal conditions of this area – the Bristol Channel being home to the second highest tidal reach in the world. We will photograph throughout the day and, as the tide retreats, leaving behind wet sand and reflections of the pier, we will capture the sunset at Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier.
Use of ND filters
You will learn how to perfect the technique of long exposures, making use of extreme neutral density filters to capture movement and effectively slow down the passage of time. Your tutor; Andy, will take you through the many considerations of composition, focusing and calculating exposure times, as well as combining the extreme ND filters with graduated filters to control exposure. For those who don’t have any filters there will be a selection of Kase filters available for you to borrow.
Long Exposure Workshop - General Information
This workshop is aimed at those looking to master the capture of long exposures with the use of extreme neutral density filters such as the 6 and 10 stop filters.You should have a good basic understanding of your camera and be confident with it before attending the workshop. If you are in any doubt if the workshop is suitable for you please call Sarah on 07760 498 112 to discuss. You will receive both practical and technical advice, as well as individual hands on guidance. There will also be demonstrations in the field.
We will meet at Clevedon for introductions and a brief of the day before commencing. There will be a break for tea & coffee. Depending on the workshop times (see below) please bring a packed lunch with you. If the workshop starts later in the day dinner will be taken at a local pub(not included). The workshop will finish after sunset at which point you will be returned to Clevedon.
- Tuesday 12 Sept 12:30pm to 8:30pm
- Wednesday 27 Sept 12pm to 8pm
- Wednesday 25 Oct 11am to 7pm
- Thursday 23 Nov 10am to 5pm
You will need to make your own way to and from the meeting point at Clevedon (you will need to park your car on one of the residential side streets). We will require one additional driver on each workshop date to help transport fellow clients between workshop locations – your fuel will be reimbursed at the rate of 27p a mile.
A moderate degree of fitness is required. The majority of the walking is on flat ground.
- DSLR or mirrorless camera ideally with both wide angle and telephoto lenses
- Cable/remote release
- 6, 10 or 15 stop Neutral Density filter.
- Whilst not essential, you will also benefit from bringing neutral density graduated filters and a polariser
- A rain cover for your camera.
Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email email@example.com for more information.
NB: We will also have some Kase ND filters to lend out on the day. Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please ensure that you insure your photographic equipment. It is also recommended that you take out personal insurance in case you need to cancel.
Unless stated otherwise, group workshops will only operate with a minimum of four photographers. In the event of your workshop being cancelled by Sarah Howard due to there being less than four participants your payment will be refunded in full including your deposit.
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