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Long Exposure masterclass

£150.00 GBP

East Anglia's Long Exposure photography masterclass.

Based on the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex coastline this Landscape Photography One-2-One 5 hour session looks in-depth at how to use landscape filters for long exposure photography.

If you would like to attend this session but further afield than the East coast or if you would like this to be run for a club or group, then please get in contact to discuss this further. 


What is long exposure photography?

Long exposure photography is when you take a photo over a prolonged period of time.  It is an image that you cant take handheld if you want it to be sharp. By using long exposure it will create blur within the image. Traditionally it is used for water or clouds, or even to remove people from images. This effect is created by using what is called Neutral density filters that we attach to the front of our lens

The Long exposure Masterclass, is it for you?

For my own work I only use the market leading Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters, and I  fully appreciate photography can be an expensive passion, so with this in mind, I will supply you with all the filters and adapters for you to try out on the session,  this gives you the best opportunity to see exactly what you will get for your money should you then  invest in a kit. But best of all, this is a great opportunity for you to see what type of filters you prefer for your style of photography, again things we will explore throughout the session.

This workshop is aimed at anybody who has some basic understanding of the manual controls on their DSLR/CSC camera, right through to people who know how to use their camera and just want to improve their photographic practice.

How do I teach The Long exposure Masterclass and what will you learn?

The day is filled with landscape photography tuition out on location in the East Anglian coast. Followed by a Cafe break where we will talk through what we have shot and how to approach editing it, you are welcome to bring along a laptop to edit a few images while we have a cuppa.

This is one student to one tutor session (unless you decide on the 2 people option, see below) You will get all the help that is needed to maximize your learning from the day.

The day will be solely tailored around your needs, so in brief: You will have somebody to show you what to look out for in creating those perfect images before you have even got the camera out of the camera bag, right through to advice and pointers to how to edit those shots

By the end of the session, for those with basic knowledge,  you should have a full understanding of what the settings on your camera do and I hope to get you away from shooting automatic modes, You will have knowledge of what filters achieve what results, how to calculate exposures correctly. You will be taking control of your camera and the settings and letting the creativity start to flow.

learning outcomes

  • Reading your cameras light meter.
  • Full understanding of Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO.
  • Manual focusing.
  • Metering Modes.
  • Setting up your camera correctly for shooting long exposures.
  • What ND filters are used for what effects.
  • Calculating long exposure times correctly.
  • Understanding of landscape compositions.
  • Thoughts on editing images.


What experience do I have as a tutor?

All day while shooting we will be discussing the theory behind making work, what stands out and what sells, what makes a good image and how can we get that image we see into our cameras. This comes off the back of my many years of commercial photography experience and time spent studying photography as an art form.

You know you will be in good hands on the sessions with myself.

I spent over 4 years of teaching and writing workshops for all levels and ages of photographers for the countries biggest photographic retailer Wex Photo Video.

As one of the ambassadors for Formatt-Hitech filters, a UK based, yet one of the worlds largest landscape filter companies, they fully support me in my work and passing on the knowledge of photography as I meet their high standards of excellence through my sessions.

5 years studying landscape and architecture photography to Masters degree level with some of the best mentors and tutors the country has, 

I have also picked up a few awards along the way and I have exhibited and been published worldwide, just check out my Shows and Awards page

Other information for the day.

We can either start at a pre-determined location that is convenient for you, or the session can start at Dibs's house, you can then be driven in his car for the duration of the session.

The session duration is for 5 hours.

Please bring along snacks and drinks, as due to the locations we will be shooting having limited facilities. There will not be the guarantee of a shop being nearby at all times.

We will stop for a hot drink and a bite to eat at some point throughout the day, this is not covered in the workshop cost.

Will you need any filters?

I will be able to lend you a full setup of Landscape filters to cover every shooting scenario. This will allow you to experiment with different effects under expert guidance. But if you are interested in landscape photography we would encourage you to invest in a setup. I can advise you in what kit to get as it can be a little daunting looking at what you may or may not need.

I also have a discount code for buying filters. You can get an automatic 10% of all filters on the Formatt-Hitech Filters site by using the code DIBSM10 at the checkout.

I will email you all the specific details about locations after booking,  but if you have any questions before booking then please do get in contact.


Essential kit:

DSLR or CSC Camera

Spare Batteries and memory cards

Wide angle lens

Cable or radio release for the shutter

A sturdy tripod, I can lend you one if required

Lens cleaning kit

Camera bag

Warm and cool clothes

Food and drink

Sturdy footwear

Change for car parking


What is not included:

Travel to and from the start location

Food and Drinks

Camera or personal accident Insurance


Booking information

Booking is confirmed one full payment has been received via the checkout system.

Just get in contact before or after booking to arrange a suitable date and we will take it from there.

You will receive an email 2 days before the start date of the workshop, this is to confirm the starting location because we need to plan and amend finer details to accommodate the forever changing UK weather. 

Cancellations

Over 2 weeks prior to the event and you will receive a full refund.

Within 2 weeks of the session, you will be offered another chance to book a date.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to adverse weather. A full refund or booking onto the amended date will be offered in this case

Please also note

The locations we visit on the session may require the purchase of a car park ticket. Please make sure you have adequate change.

Please bring along food and drink, sensible footwear for walking on unpaved pathways and suitable clothing.

The session will require a relatively good fitness level as we will be walking on unmade paths and coastal areas, as an example, you will need to be able to carry your camera bag while walking for 20 minutes along the coast.

Camera insurance is not included in the price.

Don't forget to charge your batteries. Make sure that you have sufficient space on your memory cards for a day’s shooting.

I have the means to charge a spare battery for you on the day. So bring along your camera battery charger and let me know if you need to plug it in.

I look forward to meeting you on the day of the session, but if you have any questions feel free to get in contact.

Kind Regards,

Dibs