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The Isle of Portland - Long Exposure Special

£175.00 | 23rd April, 2024 | Fully Booked

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The Isle of Portland is a must-visit location for fans of long-exposure photography. It boasts some of Dorset’s most dramatic coastal scenery, which really lends itself to the ethereal look generated by long exposures.

We will meet at Portland Bill early in the morning. There are a number of superb locations all within easy reach – the classic red and white lighthouse at Portland Bill is justifiably famous and Pulpit Rock has featured in countless photographs. However, there are also some hidden gems on the island, such as the gently curving Church Ope Cove, littered with sea-worn pebbles which the waves wash over. There are also far-reaching views from Portland Heights across Chesil Beach - a 17-mile shingle spit which stretches all the way to West Bay near Bridport. In short, we will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding suitable subject matter.

Don’t worry if you don’t presently have any filters, as we have LEE Filter systems and filters for participants to use, including a number of Big Stoppers, Little Stoppers and Super Stoppers, as well as sets of graduated neutral density filters. This is the perfect opportunity to develop your long exposure skills, or try the techniques for the first time. Mark and Ross are both Lee Filters Masters and will be able to help you with all aspects of filtration and long exposure photography.

The group size is limited to just 8 participants and there is plenty of room to to spread out at all the viewpoints. Having two tutors means that you will also be guaranteed a high level of individual attention. As it is a one-day event, we will spend as much time in the field as possiblle - locations are all close together and so we there will not be any need for car sharing. We'll have time for a short stop in a local café but it's a long day, so please bring plenty of snacks and drinks with you. We'll aim to make the most of the available light and ensure that you benefit from a full day's photography and tuition. 

As we will not start the day with a classroom briefing, we will instead send a comprehensive set of briefing notes for you to study before the workshop. On the workshop itself, you can put what you've studied into practice under the guidance of your two tutors. 

Mark and Ross both have an intimate knowledge of this area, so as well as receiving expert tuition from your two tutors, you can be sure that you will be in the right locations at the best time of day to make the most of them. We hope you can join us…