Seven Sisters From Birling Gap III
CREDIT: Philip Bedford

Long Exposure on the Sussex Coast with Philip Bedford

Event info


A VIRTUAL GUIDED TOUR of the Sussex coast, with a specific emphasis on long exposure, exploring light and tone along this varied landscape. From the busy seaside towns to the wild white cliffs overlooking the English channel, Sussex landscape photographer, Philip Bedford, will lead you through the various locations and offer technical advice and things to watch to fine tune your composition. You’ll also review some of the most inspirational long exposure master photographers, gaining inspiration from the masters of this niche genre of photography. As the workshop is online, it will comprise three elements: - a detailed online briefing with the workshop leader (via Zoom) - individual (unaccompanied) on-location photographic shoot at a time to suit you - follow up image review and critique. Philip will create an itinerary to help you explore the region with the benefit of his knowledge including a follow up image review session. In the initial video conference Philip will provide an introduction to the locations, showing examples of his work, and inspirational work by others, discussing practical issues around parking, public facilities, sun positions and seasonal info, along with camera and editing techniques that he uses. This workshop will take you along the Sussex coast, to places you’ll surely recognise, along with other more understated, but inspiring places to visit and leave your shutter open for a while. You’ll explore a range of different ideas and techniques, both in camera and in post-production. Four weeks later, after you have completed your location shoot and your digital image processing, you will meet again online with Philip and the other participants to share your images and receive feedback.



Philip Bedford is a professional photographer and photography teacher. He has run his own freelance photography business for over ten years and is continually developing a broad portfolio of photographic work, which can be viewed at He also teaches at numerous Adult and Further Education organisations in Brighton and London, and has a vast amount of teaching experience, including running workshops for other photographers for the Royal Photographic Society. He has also published ‘Sussex in Photographs’, a collection of his landscape photography over the past five years across East & West Sussex.

He is a member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society and has recently achieved the LRPS (Licentiate award).


Philip will need access to your email address to enable him to send you a link to the class - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

We will also be sending you the tutors email address, phone number and all the links and info you will need once you have signed up. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email, the day before the workshop begins.

Any queries on Zoom or the invitation, please contact Melanie at


Event Organiser

Melanie Chalk


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date.



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