Which Workshop?
Learning PEDs
Taster Session - Part 1 (Day)
Taster Session - Part 2 (Night)
Astro Photography
Lordington Lavender
Brownsea Island
Brighton Long Exposure
Seascapes @ Lulworth
Seascapes @ Portland Bill
Just for fun PEDs
Wire Wool
Light Painting
Water Drop
Weekend PEDs
Dungeness / Rye
North Devon
Isle of Skye
Photo Holidays
Chernobyl 2018
Chernobyl 2018 @ Summer
United States 2018
Social PEDs
A Walk In The Woods
Club Nights
Bespoke PEDs
Bespoke 1-2-1 Sessions
Taster PED - Part 2 (Night)
Perhaps you've already done the first Taster PED (aka New Forest PED) and you're wondering what to do next?    If so then maybe the second Taster PED is for you.  

On this Taster PED - Part 2 we'll be photographing after dark, long exposure images - car light trails etc.

All levels of abilities are welcome - although this event is aimed at photographers new to night time photography.  


Event dates
Please visit the Event Dates page for more information.

Start times will vary depending on time of year and what time it gets dark, and the event normally runs for around 3 hours, including a short stop for drinks.

Please contact me via my contact page.

What will be covered

  • Manual mode - using Shutter, Aperture, and ISO
  • White balance - the effect it can make on your photographs
  • Manual Focus - Sometimes for a tricky subject, it's best to manually focus the lens
  • Composition - Some basic tips to help achieve a nicely balanced photograph
  • An introduction to "Light Painting" towards the end of the evening

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

Recommended equipment (but not necessarily essential)

  • Digital camera (ideally SLR or mirrorless), or a compact camera with manual options 
  • A "normal" kit lens type zoom is perfect for this PED.  (18-55mm / 24-70mm zooms are ideal)
  • It doesn't matter what lenses you have, we'll make good use of them regardless
  • Extra camera battery as some cameras tend to eat batteries while doing long exposures.
  • Spare memory card
  • Appropriate clothing
  • A tripod is essential for this PED
  • A remote cable trigger will make things easier
  • A torch is likely to prove very useful - head torches more so to keep your hands free, and a red light torch helps preserve your night vision better than a "white light" torch.

Photo Experience Day Review
 "I have been attending PED days for just over a year now and it's fair to say that my photography has gone from holiday snaps on Auto to being comfortable on manual and allowing me to take night, long exposures, and a wide range of photography.  Whether you only do just one day to learn the basics or complete a range of more advanced days you will have fun if you decide to use Michael.  I found Michael and his core customers to be friendly and helpful and there is always someone on hand to give advice and progress your photography."


I've been using Aurora HDR 2018 for a while now, and when used properly (ie sparingly) I've been really rather impressed by the results possible from it.  This photo, for example, was merged from 3 images taken at different exposures (exposing for the buildings and sky).  Although good results are also possible to obtain from single images.  

However, don't take my word for it, download the free trail version for yourself and give it a go.