Norfolk Long Exposure and Sunset Photography Workshop

Date and Time – Sunday 15th September 2024  2 pm till 7 pm

Location – North Norfolk.  Full details will be emailed 2 days prior to the workshop to factor in weather and tides.

Price – £75 per person

Duration – 5 hours

Fitness Level –This event will require a moderate level of fitness and will involve walking on unpaved footpaths which may also be muddy.

Ability Level – This workshop is suitable for all abilities from a beginner to an experienced photographer.


About Our Norfolk Long Exposure and Sunset Photography Workshop

Norfolk is home to miles of stunning coastline along with the unique Broads National Park.  Coupled with its famous big open skies, the area is perfect for both long exposure and sunset photography.

Our long exposure and sunset photography workshop will be based on the stunning coastline of Norfolk.  During the workshop, you will visit a number of iconic coastal locations whilst receiving expert in-depth tuition on using photographic filers for long exposure from our course tutors.  The workshop has been specifically scheduled to finish shortly after the best light of the day at sunset.

There will be a maximum of 10 participants on our workshops with 2 tutors.

What is long exposure photography?

Long exposure photography is when you take a photo over an extended period of time.  It is an image that you cannot take handheld if you want the result to be sharp.  By using long exposure techniques it will create blur within the image.  Traditionally it is used for water or clouds, or even to remove people from images.  This effect is created by using what is called Neutral density filters that we attach to the front of our lens.

What We Cover On Our Workshops

Our workshops cater to all levels of ability, from beginner through to experienced photographers.  The tuition is delivered with a combination of group and individual instruction throughout the course of the workshop.  You will learn what to look for to create the perfect image and will gain the knowledge required to understand what filters to use and how to calculate long exposures correctly.  The subjects covered include but is not limited to:

– Explanation of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and their relationship to each other.

– Understanding your camera’s metering modes.

– Understanding the histogram.

– Manual focusing.

– Advice and guidance around image composition.

– Setting up your camera correctly for shooting long exposures.

– Choosing the correct filters to use.

– Calculating the correct long exposure time.

long exposure of the The colourfull beach huts at Sheringham beach


Why Choose Through the Lens Workshops?

Our tutors Dibs and Duncan’s have over 10 years of experience in delivering successful photography workshops.  They are both official brand ambassadors for the market-leading photographic and cinematic filter manufacturer Formatt-Hitech, further testament to their photographic ability and understanding.  Both tutors also frequently deliver various talks to photographic clubs within the United Kingdom.

We fully appreciate that photography can be a very expensive hobby, as official brand ambassadors we are able to supply you with filter kits to use in our workshops.  This gives you the opportunity to see exactly what can be achieved when using photographic filters and helps you to better understand which filters would be most suitable for your own style of photography without first having to invest.  And we also have discount codes that give our workshop clients a 10% discount when buying filters, just apply DARNOLD10 or DIBSM10 at the checkout of the Formatt Hitech website.

Through the Lens Workshops have delivered photography workshops to well over 300 unique clients, the vast majority of which have made repeat bookings onto other workshops.  Our workshop feedback is second to none with numerous positive reviews which can be found on Google and Facebook.

All Through the Lens Workshops clients also get lifetime access to our private Facebook community group.

Our tutors are both fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity (many other providers are not) and Dibs is trained to administer basic first aid.

To see examples of Dib’s own work please look at his Facebook page and personal website.

To see examples of Duncan’s own work please look at his Facebook page and personal website.

What do you need to bring?

Please bring along snacks and drinks, as due to the locations we will be shooting having limited facilities. There will not be a guarantee of a shop being nearby at all times.

Essential Equipment:

– DSLR or CSC Camera.

– Spare Batteries and memory cards.

– Wide-angle lens (35mm focal length or lower).

– Tripod.

– Camera bag.

– Suitable clothing.

– Snacks and drink.

– Sturdy footwear

Optional Equipment:

– Cable release or remote shutter release.

– Photographic filters.

– Lens cleaning kit.


What is not included:

– Travel to and from the locations.

– Food and Drinks.

– Camera or personal accident Insurance.

Cart gap sea defences on the norfolk coast


Due to COVID, group sizes will be appropriatly sized and social distancing will be required throughout the session, please bring anti-bac gel or wipes and a face mask if you wish to wear one.

If you are feeling unwell at all, please let us know and please dont attent the workshop.

Booking Information

Your booking is confirmed when full payment has been received through our website.

You will receive an email 2 days before the start date of the workshop, this is to confirm the starting location because we need to plan and amend finer details to accommodate the forever-changing UK weather.


If you cancel up to two weeks prior to the event you will receive a full refund.

If we have to cancel the workshop due to Covid-19 we will be happy to issue a full refund or reschedule the date

If you cancel up to one week prior to the event you will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations received within one week of the event will unfortunately not be eligible for a refund.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to adverse weather or insufficient bookings.   In this circumstance, a full refund or booking on the amended date will be offered.

Kind Regards,

Through the lens workshop

2024-09-15- Norfolk Long Exposure Sunset Photography Workshop – September