Norfolk Nocturnal Landscapes

Saturday 25th Sept 2021

Norfolk landscape workshop tree illuminated with flash at night with a blue sky in the fog

The Norfolk Nocturnal Landscapes Photography Workshop is an opportunity for you to photograph one of Norfolk’s areas of outstanding beauty and mixing up things with a mixture of stunning artificial and ambient light.

The area is full of amazing subjects such as windswept trees, grasses, and sand dunes.

For many years shooting at night has been our tutor Dibs’s favourite genre of shooting. Shooting at night creates a whole different level of imagery that requires a lot of commitment to get right due to the challenges of working in remote and dark places, but once we show you the fundamentals behind working in this way you will be bitten by the need to shoot at night.

With nothing but us and nature in the landscape, the location makes for very creative shots. This leads to atmospheric shots that are not seen by many due to being tucked up in bed.

This style of shooting was the focus of his Master’s degree work and you can see more examples of it here

We will take you to some of the more interesting locations in the vast dune network and give you the guidance to quickly improve your composition and technical ability all while using Off-camera flash and led continuous lighting.

A relatively good level of fitness will be required, as throughout the night we will be walking from composition to composition, we will cover up to several miles on the sand dunes and existing paths looking for more photographic opportunity.

The workshop will start at 6pm at the car park and will finish around 11pm

Throughout the Norfolk Nocturnal Landscapes Photography Workshop

we will discuss and cover the following:

The benefits of the different equipment to use for shooting in varying conditions and how to use it correctly.

Show you how to use a flash with triggers or Continuous Lighting to illuminate part of the shots.

Cover how to focus in the dark

Looking at compositions and covering what works and what does not work

The importance of ISO

Metering for shots

Setting white balance correctly

We will discuss editing techniques and maybe even cover a little bit of editing while still out in the field.

Thinking and talking about safety while shooting at night

Other details


What you will need to bring along :


Spare batteries.

Battery charger.

Memory cards with sufficient space.

Wide-angle or standard lens with lens hood.


Torch and spare batteries

Remote shutter release.

Warm clothes and a flask of hot drink


Suitable warm clothing and footwear.  We cannot guarantee the weather but the intention is for the main part to be shooting outdoors in the elements, we recommend suitable colder-weather gear including hat and gloves if you feel the cold easily

Ability Level

This workshop is suitable for all abilities from beginner to an experienced photographer.

You will need a moderate fitness level for this workshop. Participants will be walking on undulating terrain with trip hazards due to shooting in the dark. You will need to be able to work in the colder weather due to the time of night, but if the rain is persistent we will move the workshop date due to the health and safety of the participants being very important to us


Due to COVID, group sizes will be appropriately 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 don’t attend the workshop.


Booking is confirmed once full payment has been received via our checkout system.

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. Please keep an eye on you spam folder as sometimes the first email we send you can end up in there.


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

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

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

Please also note

The locations we visit may, unfortunately, require the purchase of a car park ticket so please make sure you have adequate change.

This workshop does not cover camera equipment insurance

Please bring along food and drink, sensible footwear for walking on unpaved pathways and suitable clothing for the time of year

Don’t forget to charge your batteries. Make sure that you have sufficient space on your memory cards for a day’s shooting.

If you need to borrow a tripod for the session, please let us know and we will supply you with one.

We very much look forward to meeting you on the night.

Kind Regards,

Through The Lens Workshops