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CREDIT: Alex Hare

Long exposure techniques

Event info

A hybrid online / on-location workshop for 6 participants led by Alex Hare.  Tickets will go on sale on 1 April. 


This workshop is designed to help anyone interested in learning about long exposure photographs, the equipment, how to use it and creative ways to think about using long exposures with an emphasis on landscape and travel genres.

This is a hybrid workshop with a Zoom session with your tutor, professional landscape photographer Alex Hare, followed by a self directed practical session out on locations of your choosing. Your workshop concludes with a constructive image review four weeks later with Alex and your course colleagues, also via Zoom.

We will look at various types of long exposure (there’s more to it than 30 seconds with a big stopper!) and specifically:

· long exposures for landscapes, seascapes and travel images

· types of filter, how to use them

· calculating long exposures in your head (goodbye apps and printed tables!)

· creative discussion on the various lengths of exposure and taking creative control over them

· planning for long exposures: discussion of the key elements for successful long exposures

· techniques for handheld, tripods and ICM long exposures.

· camera settings for long exposures and methods for setting your camera and filters up quickly and efficiently.

As part of the workshop, Alex will help you plan a day spent seeking out the best places for long exposures at your local coast and landscapes.

Alex will teach you everything you need to explore this technique and enjoy making long exposure photographs. He will support you to plan and tailor your day around the best locations for the conditions you experience.

You will learn how you can achieve a variety of long exposures in different locations, how to use the filters, including his unique and ultra simple method for calculating long exposure times without an app or reference card!

You will also learn about the creative uses for long exposures for interpreting a scene including how long exposures can vary and what creative effect this can have.

Alex is an experienced landscape photography tutor so this is ideal for beginners and experienced photographers seeking a fresh creative challenge.

Alex is the author of the forthcoming book ‘Photographing Kent’, published by Fotovue. He is also a brand ambassador for Fotospeed and Kase filters and you will receive a special RPS workshop 10% discount code for any Kase products and a 15% code for Fotospeed paper, courtesy of Alex’s association with these brands.


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Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.



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