Long exposures on the North Somerset coast II - FULLY BOOKED

10 October 2019

11:30 - 19:30

North Somerset
Clevedon sea front
(known as The Beach)
Opposite Tiffin Tea House
United Kingdom
BS21 7QU


Group Member£30.00 
Non RPS Member£75.00 
RPS Member£60.00 
Information pack (PDF, 67.4 KB) →

Image (c) Andy Page


Description – Long exposures have become increasingly popular in landscape photography over recent years since the introduction of extreme ND filters, such as the Big and Little Stopper, which allow for extended exposure times. With a little creativity, long exposures can change the way we look at moving objects and capture a real sense of time passing. The results can be highly effective, allowing the photographer to create some truly compelling images. 

The stretch of coastline from Clevedon to Burnham-on-Sea, provides for the perfect location for long exposure photography. Clevedon's graceful Victorian pier, the magnificent long pier and vast stretch of beach at Weston-Super-Mare, and the striking Grade 11 Lower lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea are our principle subject matter for this workshop, offering plenty of opportunities to make some wonderfully moody captures. 

Our workshop has been timed, as best as possible, to take advantage of the tidal conditions of this area - the Bristol Channel being home to the second highest tidal reach in the world. We will photograph throughout the day stopping to for lunch before recommencing as the tide retreats, leaving behind wet sand and reflections of the pier, to capture sunset at Weston-Super-Mare. 

You will learn how to perfect the technique of long exposures, making use of extreme neutral density filters to capture movement and effectively slow down the passage of time. Your tutor; Andy Page, will take you through the many considerations of composition, focusing and calculating exposure times, as well as combining the extreme ND filters with graduated filters to control exposure. 

And for those of you who don't have any such filters of your own, don't worry - we will have some Lee Big and Little Stoppers on hand to lend you. 

Challenges and accessibility – Flat terrain, some steps/ramp to access Weston Super Mare beach and Clevedon beach.  Sandy track to Burnham on Sea - Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Event category C.  Maximum group size: 6.  Participants may be asked to provide information about their experience and equipment to the tutor prior to the event.

Lunch arrangements – please bring a packed lunch.

Clothing and equipment - please bring / wear:

  • suitable clothing
  • waterproof jacket/trousers
  • waterproof boots. Wellies may be useful at Burnham on Sea but not essential.

Additional charges – Parking charges at Clevedon and Weston Super Mare will apply.

Mark Reeves
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Region: WesternGroup(s): Landscape