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The Isle of Portland - Long Exposure Special

£165.00 | 06th November, 2020 | 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 lend 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 Jeremy are both Lee Filters Masters and will be able to help you with all aspects of filtration and long exposure photography.

We have designed this workshop with social distancing in mind. The group is limited to just 8 participants and there is plenty of room to spread out at all the viewpoints. There are two tutors, so this also allows us to split into two separate 'bubbles' (though as a training event, we are excempt from the 'Rule of 6'). You are guaranteed a high level of individual attention on this workshop. As it is a one-day event, we will spend the whole day in the field. There will be no car-sharing (all locations are very close together) and we will not stop at any pubs or cafés - so please bring a packed lunch and drink with you. With no waiting for lunch to be served and only minutes between locations, we will also be able 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 Jeremy 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…