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Brighton - Long Exposures


Deposit: £150.00

As photographers we capture a precious moment in time with our cameras. Now, with the advent of extreme neutral density filters such as Lee’s “Big Stopper” we have the ability to slow the world down and capture the effects of time passing on the landscape in ways that our eyes can never perceive.

If you love this minimalist style of image making, with streaking clouds, smooth translucent water and a surreal feel then this is the ideal workshop for you.

Join Doug Chinnery on the Sussex coast as he teaches you how to master the skills necessary, both in camera and composition to make effective and pleasing long exposure images. Lee Filters have provided us at Light and Land with some “Big Stopper” filters, so if you don’t have one and have wanted to try the techniques you can borrow one for the duration of the workshop.

We have chosen Brighton as our location as it holds so many great subjects for long exposure photography. Along the stretch of coast close to our hotel Doug will guide you to some great long exposure locations, including the skeleton of the old Brighton Pier, a poignant reminder of the fire which ravaged it but which provided us with a great subject for our lenses. You will learn how to calculate long exposures which extend way beyond the reach of your cameras light meter. You will also learn how to combine the “Big Stopper” with graduated neutral density filters to balance high contrast exposures as well as how to overcome the difficulties of focusing accurately.

Emphasis will be placed on composition and using the technique to make compelling images. Then on the final day you will spend the day learning how to use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik Silver EfEx Pro2 to processes the images to complete that minimalist long exposure ‘look’. The software training will be recorded by Doug and will be made available to you as a download after the workshop so you don’t have to take reams of notes and can concentrate on his teaching. You will be able to play back the session as often as you want when you get home. A really great training resource. Indeed, many of the techniques you will learn will be useful to you in processing all of your landscape images, not just long exposures.

Doug will also be happy, of course, to help you, with all aspects of land and seascape photography during your time together. We hope you can join him for this popular Light and Land workshop.

Your Tutors

Doug Chinnery

Doug Chinnery

Doug has been a semi-professional photographer for several years, going full time almost two years ago to pursue his dream of a creative life. He has been teaching photography to individuals and groups for six years and has also taught...



  • Action-packed thank you! It was hard to believe we were only together for two days, the amount we covered it felt like a week!

  • Doug was very helpful and explained things really well. He is s great tutor & tour leader.

  • Perfect!

  • I learnt more in the first two hours with Doug than I had done on a couple of other long exposure workshops with other companies!

  • Doug was very attentive, and provided great feedback throughout the workshop

  • End to end, this has been excellent

  • Doug is an excellent teacher who explains things in a logical way that is easy to follow and understand. In the field he is there for support and spends time with each client looking at their images and offering advice. His classroom session was so useful giving us the tools to go away and work on our photographs with confidence. He has since provided a video of his tutorials and will be sending a PDF notes on long exposures. Such a thorough and comprehensive course. Thank you.

  • Many thanks to Doug for a very enjoyable and informative course. He explained things so clearly and all his advice is consolidated in PDF notes and video of the course so that we can recap at leisure. He has extensive knowledge of the area and took us to some great locations for practising long exposures. I would definitely recommend this course and tutor as I learnt so much.

  • Had a great time, met new people, had lots of laughs and most of all learned more in these 2 days than I have been able to teach myself over the last 36 years. I am now eager to learn more by Light and Land.

  • I would thoroughly recommend this leader and this Tour to any photographer. He put the needs of the client before everything else. A great three days.

  • Doug is a first class teacher. He knows his stuff and has the ability to impart knowledge in an interesting and informative way. Parking near to the locations was a problem in Brighton and this may need some consideration in the future.

  • Doug is an excellent teacher and everything was very carefully and clearly explained. He had obviously done a lot of research prior to the tour so was very familiar with the various venues that we visited which was of great benefit. He has a huge enthusiasm for his photography, which is inspiring and encouraging.

  • Doug was an excellent leader and could not do enough for us. He gave a lot of help where it was needed and encouragement when no advice on technique was required. I also picked up a lot of useful tips from his Lightroom tutorial on the final morning. Doug was easy to get on with and has a good sense of humour. I would certainly be very happy to go on other tours with him in charge.

  • I first want to thank you and your team for a wonderful introduction to your tours. I learned so much from Doug it is still sinking in! Doug was very attentive and was eager to take as long as needed until I understood something. His patience was was appreciated and I look forward to future trips with him and light and land. I now have new inspiration to go out and create art!

  • USD - $998.55 / Deposit: $194.78

    EUR - €888.73 / Deposit: €173.36

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  • 2

  • Accommodation, breakfasts, transportation during the course and tuition from Doug Chinnery.

  • Meals not mentioned and insurance.

  • BRI06

  • English

  • Easy Exertion

    Easy - Most locations are arrived at by vehicle, and most subjects and viewpoints are within easy reach. No particular level of fitness is required.

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