This half day workshop will give you a good understanding of using both fast and slow shutter speeds. You will learn the techniques needed to capture movement both at night and during the day, whilst gaining useful tips to enhace the creativity and overall look of your photos. You will learn how to use flash with your long exposures.
The class is taught in a hands-on way, enabling students to practice as they learn, ensuring they progress quickly, and enabling them to take home examples of their new skills.
The lesson will cover the following
Shutter Speed – an overview
Using Fast Shutter Speeds
Using Slow Shutter Speeds
Using a Semi-Slow Shutter Speed
White Balance - Colour Casts from Long Exposures
Exposure and Metering
Using Long Shutter Speed During the Day
Slow Flash Sync
rear curtain flash
front curtain flash
An understanding of aperture, shutter speed, and focus
Understanding your Camera workshop is recommended
SLR plus lens, Memory Card, Tripod and Neutral Density Filter.
Long Exposure and Night-time Photography
Dates Available - 2015
28th Feb pm
23rd May pm
There are currently no more dates set for this course - if you would like to attend please email
Long-exposures are used to capture movement within the image or because light levels are low, since the shutter will be open for a reasonable length of time (multiple seconds, minutes or even hours). Long exposures are often used at night-time, but can be used with equal success during the day with the addition of filters.
Capturing movement of water, for example, can add a mysterious, misty or even ghostly feel, whilst the trail of car lights at night can create some interesting patterns and shapes. The result is that one can sharply capture the stationary elements of the photo, while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving parts.