Mastering Long Exposure Landscapes

Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Date: Saturday 7 May
Duration: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Instructor: Seng Mah
Cost: $199
Location: Burns Beach
Maximum participants: 12 (2 places remaining)

Join us for an exciting and hands-on workshop dedicated to mastering the technique of long exposures in landscape photography. Long exposures are all about creating amazing and dynamic images by deliberately blurring movement.

“Mastering Long Exposure Landscapes” will show you the techniques for achieving long exposures in landscape photography, including controlling your shutter speeds to create long exposures and how you can best use the range of filters available to allow you to shoot long exposures in daylight. You’ll learn the visual effects you can achieve using long exposures and how you can best feature long exposures when shooting and composing landscapes.

This is a hands-on workshop that will see you create your own long exposure images, which you’d be proud to include in your photography portfolio!



What you will learn:

  • The creative thinking behind shooting long exposure landscapes: the depiction of motion and passing time in photography.
  • The tools of the trade: neutral density filters, circular polarising filters — what the numbers mean and how to use these filters effectively and creatively.
  • Matching shutter speed to motion, to create different long exposure effects.
  • Creating long exposures in daylight: using the ND1000 filter to best effect.
  • Composition in long exposure landscapes.
  • Shooting using your camera’s Live View Mode: how to focus, expose and compose.
  • Using Bulb exposure for extra-long exposures (we’ll be able to shoot by moonlight).

You’ll have helpful take-home notes and be fully supported during your shooting at this workshop.


Long exposure seascapes



  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera that allows you to shoot in full Manual Exposure mode.
  • A wide angle to medium telephoto lens (eg. 10-20mm, 18-55mm, 16-35mm, 17-55mm).
  • A stable tripod that will let you adjust the position of the camera on the tripod quickly and easily.
  • You’ll need at least two types of neutral density (ND) filters for this workshop. We recommend filters by Hoya, Haida, Nisi or Promaster:
    • 3 stop (ND8) or 5 stop (ND32).
    • Either a 9 stop (ND400) or 10 stop (ND1000).
  • A circular polarising filter (CPL).
  • A remote shutter release is essential (we recommend a simple cable release).
  • Insect repellant (we will be shooting outdoors).
  • Microfibre cloth and lens cleanser (we will be shooting close to the ocean so there may be some sea spray in the air)
  • A flashlight or headlamp – to help you find your way in the dark.



This workshop will be run at a coastal location, which will involve your walking across sand and, in some cases, shooting from coastal rocks. You’ll need a reasonable level of mobility to participate in this workshop. You will also be shooting with your camera mounted low on your tripod, so you might like to bring something on which you can sit in order to shoot with the camera in this low position eg. a small mat for the ground, or a milk crate.



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