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Exploring Coastal Long Exposures

As photographers, we often capture small moments in time as our camera shutter is open for a fraction of a second. Now with the introduction of extreme neutral density filters we have the ability to slow things down and enable the camera to capture light over a long period of time.

This one-day workshop is aimed at showing you both in-camera and compositional skills to make amazing ethereal photographs using this technique. Rye was chosen specifically for this workshop as it holds many great subjects for long exposure photography.

We will be based at Rye Nature Reserve which is sit­u­at­ed just out­side the beau­ti­ful town of Rye which dates back to the 14th Cen­tu­ry. Rye Nature reserve is a tri­an­gle of land that is des­ig­nat­ed as a Site of Spe­cial Sci­en­tif­ic Inter­est and is a mosa­ic land­scape of many dif­fer­ent habi­tats through which are paths that lead to the edge of the coast.

Rye beach con­sists of both shin­gle and sand and changes rapid­ly as the tides change. If the tide is high the sand is cov­ered and the waves rise and retreat back to sea over the shin­gle. As the tide retreats this gives way to large open areas of pris­tine sand banks. One of the most fas­ci­nat­ing aspects of this area is the exten­sive dis­play of groynes which have been weath­er and wave-beat­en and offer a vast array of pho­to­graph­ic opportunities.

As photographers, we often capture small moments in time as our camera shutter is open for a fraction of a second. Now with the introduction of extreme neutral density filters we have the ability to slow things down and enable the camera to capture light over a long period of time.

This one day pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop is aimed at show­ing you both in-cam­era and com­po­si­tion­al skills to make amaz­ing ethe­re­al pho­tographs using this tech­nique. You can also explore the use of ICM which lends itself to long expo­sures. Rye was cho­sen specif­i­cal­ly for this work­shop as it holds many great sub­jects for long expo­sure pho­tog­ra­phy and you will receive plen­ty of hands on, one to one tuition from your work­shop leader who has pho­tographed here many times before. The day will con­clude with an image review where you will share the images you have tak­en and we will offer fur­ther tips on how to refine what you have learned on the day.

If you like this min­i­mal style of pho­tog­ra­phy with smooth water and streak­ing clouds cre­at­ing almost sur­re­al images, then this one-day work­shop is ide­al for you.

1 Day

Maximum 6 People

The price includes extensive one to one tuition during the workshop.

Travel to and from the location, accommodation and meals and drinks. Travel and camera Insurance.

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Exploring Coastal Long Exposures