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Long exposures in Turner country

Event info

An on-location workshop for up to six participants.  Tickets will go on sale on 1 August.

A day spent seeking out the best places for long exposures on the Kent coast and landscapes, from tidal pools and sea defences to woodland, piers and skyscapes.  Workshop leader Alex Hare will teach everything you need to enjoy making long exposure photographs and will tailor the programme around the best locations for the conditions on the day.

Alex will discuss how you can achieve a variety of long exposures in different locations, how to use the filters, and will explain a simple method for calculating long exposures without an app or reference card.

You will learn about the creative uses for long exposures for interpreting a scene including how to think about 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 will take you to locations suitable specifically for a range of long exposures.

There will be a lunch break at a café or pub at around 12:30.

Most of the locations are on beaches away from any designated public footpaths but none will be more than a few minutes walk from the parking. Wellies are highly recommended.

Although some locations may be slightly limited in terms of where a wheelchair can access (parts of the beach, for example) this workshop is wheelchair accessible as all the locations have solid, paved access and places to use for photography.

Public toilets are available close to all the locations to be visited.

Please bring / wear:

  • Loose change for car parks and public toilets
  • Camera, charged batteries, memory card
  • Tripod
  • 6- and 10-stop neutral density filters (if you have them)
  • Graduated neutral density filters (if you have them)
  • Warm and waterproof clothing suitable for the weather, location and time of year
  • Walking boots or
  • Wellies (recommended)

If you wish to try out some Kase filters, tell Alex in advance so he can order these for you. You will receive an exclusive discount code on Kase products from Alex as a brand ambassador for them.

This will be a category C event for up to 6 people.  Category C means events that focus on a particular skill or technique (such as long exposures, composition or night photography) and/or on getting the best from a particular location. The event leader will have good location knowledge to ensure that the best is made of the prevailing conditions and will be a skilled landscape photographer able to offer tuition at all levels. These events are usually led by professionals but sometimes by volunteer members of the landscape group.  


Ticket prices for this event include a £2 carbon offsetting charge.  For more information click here.


Social distancing:

The workshop leader will be following safe practices in line with social distancing guidance and will require participants to do the same.  Please do not attend if you do not wish to comply.


Your data

Please note: your personal data (name, email address and telephone number) that you supply when booking an event will be passed to the event / workshop leader in order to enable them to:

  • contact you in advance of the event to remind you or notify you of joining instructions (or changes thereto) etc.
  • contact you at short notice before or during an event in case of any emergency or last-minute changes (eg because of weather).

By booking this event you are deemed to consent to this transfer of your data.




Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Venue Information

Nearby parking (and cheaper than the harbour arm) is at Albion street, CT10 1NE, walk downhill, (3-4 minutes) to the Harbour Arm.  Parking charges are circa £1.20 per hour in public car parks.

Public toilets are available on the harbour arm.

For those who wish to stay locally the night before, recommended accommodation is at the Royal Albion hotel in Broadtsairs, it’s very comfortable, includes breakfast, and is 5 minutes away from the dawn start location. Parking is at the Albion St car park up the road (listed above):


or an alternative, further away, but for the ultimate accommodation experience, try Sands Hotel in Margate:


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.


Broadstairs Harbour car park

Harbour Street


CT10 1EU