Which Workshop?
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Taster Session - Part 1 (Day)
Taster Session - Part 2 (Night)
Astro Photography
Brownsea Island
Lordington Lavender
Brighton Long Exposure
Seascapes @ Lulworth
Seascapes @ Portland Bill
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Wire Wool
Light Painting
Water Drop
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Dungeness / Rye
North Devon
Isle of Skye
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United States 2018
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A Walk In The Woods
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Birmingham PED Weekend
I spent a couple of days in Birmingham earlier in the year, and noticed then how some parts of the city would make for some really interesting photos.  I know, who'd thought right?  I mean Birmingham of all places?  Being busy photographing a fitness event at the time I didn't have much time to walk around, but made a mental note to try and do a PED there sometime.

Now is that time.

Although it will be a weekend PED, it'll have a different format to normal weekends.  Depending on your schedule we'll meet up on Friday evening at the host hotel, and hopefully head out on a short photowalk that evening.   On the Saturday we'll spend the day and evening exploring Birmingham City Centre, and then on Sunday we'll head out to the NEC to spend the day at The Photography Show.

NB.  You'll need to arrange your own ticket to TPS on Sunday - details are all on their website.

All being well I've even arranged for a local Brummy friend to join us on the Saturday - she can help translate the local dialect into English, as well as show us some places we might not have found by ourselves. 

Event Location: 
Birmingham City Centre & Birmingham NEC

Host Hotel:
To help keep costs down we'll be staying outside of the city centre, and I think I've found a good option with Village Hotel in Solihull - www.village-hotels.co.uk/hotels/solihull/

It seems to offer free internet and free parking.


Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March (with hotel booked for the Friday and Saturday evenings).

Please contact me via my contact page

What will be covered

  • Long Exposures using ND filters
  • Long Exposures at night 
  • Street Photography

In addition if you have any specific questions, I'll be there to help throughout.

Recommended equipment (but not necessarily essential)

  • Digital camera (ideally SLR or mirrorless)
  • Lens between 10 and 70mm will probably be perfect for the majority of this PED 
  • Extra camera batteries as some cameras tend to eat batteries while doing long exposures.
  • Appropriate clothing (it can get surprisingly cold even during summers evenings)
  • A tripod is essential for this PED if you want to try the long exposures
  • A remote cable trigger will make things easier
  • Torch 


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“From a beginner I have now attended a couple of experience days and social evenings...  All have been fun as well as educational. The social days are a great way to meet like minded people, share experiences while getting more practice with the camera and I hope to do more soon.”