Georgia Coast Photo Workshop
March 7 – 10, 2019
I LOVE working with long exposures…
There is so much peace in the long exposure process. At the scene, behind the camera and the results after processing simply takes my breath away. It does not matter what you decide to shoot with, Color, B&W, IR or Film because It simply does not matter, It all works. The processes of working with LE is that as we slow down the shutter of the camera we too are forced to slow down our mental process and be drawn into the scene! This works for boneyard shots at the beach, moving clouds over a building or simple rocks in the surf, It is an amazing journey in one single shot!
THE AMAZING IS POSSIBLE!
That is the thing about coastal Georgia. there are so many amazing photographic opportunities. Aside from the biggies, You all know how I love working in film and wabi/sabi, but creating long exposures is the one single photographic technique for me that always brings me peace…
This is your chance to learn the process, from artistic vision, choosing the correct filters and camera settings to post processing! Come along and learn all of these and more with Jamie and I. You will not be disappointed.
What exactly is needed in terms of equipment?
There are some equipment requirements for long exposures and as you find your self drawn into the process you will likely expand your catalog of gear, especially filters!
- Good steady tripod.
- Remote shutter release (wireless allows you to move around while working)
- Fresh full battery.
- Camera that allows a T or B mode
- Low ISO capability
- A basic set of screw on solid ND filters. These will work during the day time when the sky and foreground are the same brightness level. For times around sunrise/sunset you will need to add 2 basic graduated filters as well. ND filters are like sunglasses for your camera that come in different densities (darkness values).
My solid set includes:
- 3 stop solid (B+W 103)
- 6 stop solid (B+W 106)
- 10 stop solid (B+W 110)
- Polarizer filter (B+W)
- 3 Stop X4 solid magnetic Breakthrough
- 6 Stop X4 solid magnetic Breakthrough
- 15 Stop X4 solid magnetic Breakthrough
- Polarizer X4 filter magnetic Breakthrough
- Night Sky X4 filter magnetic Breakthrough
My square (75mm and 100mm) set includes:
- Complete Lee Seven5 ND system (about 10 square filters out to 15 stops and several densities and direction of graduated).
- 10 Stop 100mm X4 solid Breakthrough 2.5 Stop 100mm soft edge graduated Lee
- 3 Stop 100mm X4 Reverse graduated Breakthrough
- 3 Stop 100mm Soft Graduated Lee
There are many makers of ND filters, I have always gone with B+W and Lee but the Breakthrough are much higher quality with a much higher cost. Because I have recently added a Fuji Medium Format digital system I am building a set of the Breakthrough filters in both solid and graduated using both their new magnetic system and the 100mm square filters for the graduated.
To start, you do NOT need all of these and the basic set will allow you to get started but you will run into trouble as the sun approaches the horizon on sunrise/sunset.
Learning how to use all of these filters is not difficult but you will be miles ahead of everyone if you consider a workshop that covers all of it PLUS the art of post processing your long exposures after capture. The Georgia Coast is a great place to do just this. We will be out all day learning behind the camera as Jamie and I wander around with you helping along the way, sharing our secrets for in camera, as well as the art of post processing in evening classes at the hotel! This is a great workshop to learn the technique of long exposure but not limited to that! We will spend time at a lighthouse, a old broken down building, piers, beaches and of course AMAZING SHRIMP BOATS!
You can download a PDF info link here: