I run short coastal photography workshops mainly exploring long exposures using Neutral Density (ND) filters, achieving exposures of several seconds in bright light.
We meet for orientation and a brief introduction, discussing what we will cover during the workshops, which are 100% practical photography. We are concentrating on long exposures using ND filters to achieve these, but there are lots of other possible images to be made. We finish 2.5 hours later.
Throughout the workshops I am on hand to advise how best to set your camera up, discussing angles to shoot from, composition ideas, and anything else you need help with. I will also advise on the best ways of calculating the best exposure when using the filters.
These workshops are limited to a maximum of six participants at Osea, and 10 participants at Dovercourt and Brightlingsea where we have more room, so everyone has plenty of 1-2-1 time with me, and as usual I don't race off at the end, so if you wish to stay on to chat or discuss any part of the day that isn't a problem at all.
Any type of camera is suitable for these workshops, as long as it has some way to attach filters, and can allow a longer exposure. Lenses from a wideangle to telephoto can all be used, and as we're not moving about much during the workshop it shouldn't be too much of a hardship to bring a selection. A tripod is really essential for these workshops.
Upcoming dates are shown below, you can book using the form below those.
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I also offer private photography tuition, so that you can receive my undivided attention all year round.
Please see the different workshops available below:
Monday 11th March 2024
- Brightlingsea Beach
- 11.00am-1.30pm 10 Spaces
Saturday 1st June 2024
- Dovercourt Lighthouses
- 6.45pm-9.15pm 10 Spaces
Friday 20th September 2024
- Brightlingsea Beach
- 12.15pm-2.45pm 9 Spaces
Wednesday 23rd October 2024
- Dovercourt Lighthouses
- 3.30pm-6.00pm 10 Spaces
To book onto these workshops, please use the form below, selecting the date required, and entering the participant's name and contact number.
Techniques and equipment for long exposure photographs using neutral density filters.
By visiting great coastal sites with interesting subjects to shoot employing long exposures, we have plenty of time to cover all you need to know to understand how, and why, long exposures can produce effective compositions.
This is an artistic and technical photography workshop, but the technical side refers more to the specifics of the location and techniques we'll be using, rather than how to use your camera. If you need help with that, book yourself in to a 'Know The Basics' workshop first.
An understanding of the controls of the camera is very useful, as we will be controlling depth-of-field, subject movement and more. However, the purely compositional aspects of the day can be achieved with little to no technical knowledge.
These Long Exposure photography workshops cost £35 per person, with a maximum of 6 participants at Osea, and 10 participants at Dovercourt and Brightlingsea.
The workshop runs for 2.5 hours in total, and is a purely practical outdoor session.
Everyone gets some 1-2-1 time, which can be used to address any aspect of your camera, photography, or anything else you wish to cover.
No. I have had customers as young as 10 on a standard workshop and have even run workshops for children's groups, with an age range of 7-11. The other end of the age spectrum is no hindrance either!
Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a designated, appropriate adult; this may be a family member, nanny or chaperone. If the appropriate adult is not a workshop participant no extra charge will be incurred.
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Yes you can, just follow the steps for 'How do I book?' above, and simply state that you're booking it for someone else to attend. If you would like a card to give them, you can download a printable gift card PDF - 505KB. Just print it, fold it, and fill in the details.
If the workshop is cancelled by Daniel Bridge Photography Tuition as much notice as possible will be given and all monies paid will be refunded within 7 days.
If you need to cancel your booking, please advise Daniel Bridge Photography Tuition as soon as possible. A full refund will be made if the cancellation is made at least 7 days prior to the workshop date, and a 50% refund if cancellation is made no less than 48 hours before the workshop. For cancellation within 48 hours of any workshop, no refunds will be given.
There are some steps to access both locations, but at Dovercourt and Brightlingsea access to the sea wall, and to some parts of the beach, are step free, and parking is available right at the meeting point.
At Osea, parking is more awkward, and will involve some walking to reach the beach huts, so not ideal for those with limited mobility.
If you have any concerns, please contact me to discuss so that we can try to make things as straightforward as possible for you.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
"I’ve been on 3 of Daniel’s workshops and they’ve all been amazing. He is so patient and is brilliant at explaining even the more technical side of things. After each workshop I’ve been inspired to pick up my camera and go places I wouldn’t have done before. Definitely recommend." Laura Llewellyn via Trustpilot
Good company and extremely knowledgeable
"Me and my husband had a very enjoyable, inspiring and informative private 4hour tuition with Daniel. He is good company and extremely knowledgeable." Gaily B. via Trustpilot
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"Incredibly knowledgable and very helpful throughout the lesson. We had a great time learning new things in a relaxed environment." Erin Morton via Trustpilot
"I have attended a group session, and a 1-2-1 with Daniel, and am very pleased. I absolutely recommend his courses, in fact, we have also booked a 1-2-1 with him for my Son." Phil Amey via Trustpilot
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"It was a great tuition session. I have learned lots and my camera now looks like a completely different object to me! Highly recommend Daniel as a photography tutor. Will most definitely recommend and will use the services again." Ana via Trustpilot
"We all learnt so much from Daniel, he taught us how to use our cameras more effectively and also treated us to the most amazing photos he had taken. All of this was presented with a lovely self deprecating sense of humour." Mr & Mrs Davies via Trustpilot