Fine art / Long exposure photography workshops

Long exposure technique of wooden jetty

Fine art & Long Exposure Workshops

Fine Art Photography Workshops

Welcome to the world of fine art photography! Through the lens of a fine art photographer, we are able to capture the beauty, emotion, and storytelling power of a single moment in time. A fine art photographer takes the time to carefully craft and create photographs that are distinctive and evocative. They take a creative approach and strive to capture something unique, making each photo a piece of extraordinary art. With an eye for the details and a passion for experimentation, fine art photographers often work to capture the world in a unique and timeless way.

Fine art photography is an exciting medium that allows artists to express their creativity in a unique way. It's a form of photography that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional photography. Through the use of light, color, and composition, fine art photographers can create captivating works of art that can be appreciated by viewers of all ages. By combining the elements of art and photography, photographers can create stunning images that are both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. With the right tools and techniques, anyone can become a fine art photographer and create beautiful pieces of art.

Fine art photography long exposure gavin duncan photography

East of Scotland - Fine art Photography

Trees in the fog fine art photography workshops

Minimalism in the hills - Fine art Photography

Reeds on the water fine art photography workshops

Blue hour the Trossachs - Fine art Photography

Using Photography Filters

Neutral density (ND) filters are a type of filter used in photography to reduce the amount of light that passes through the lens. By using an ND filter, photographers can reduce the intensity of light without changing its color or hue. This allows them to achieve longer exposure times and create images with different effects. ND Filters are the best way to creating long exposures which blur motion. That motion may be clouds streaking across the sky or an incoming tide washing over rocks or a pier. They can also be used to still rippling water and smooth out reflections. They are available in a variety of densities and sizes, making them an essential tool for any photographer.

Creative Long exposure

Ethereal images made easy

Using a Kase circular magnetic 6 stop neutral density filter. This exposure time was extended to 90 seconds. This allowed the outgoing tide and clouds in the sky to be totally smoothed creating a relaxing and ethereal image.

Edinburgh coastal long exposure photography

What you will learn on this Fine Art Photography Workshop

  • How to create minimalist images removing unwanted clutter from your scene
  • How to create ethereal long exposure images
  • Learn to use aspect ratios beyod 3:2
  • How we calculate the legth of our long exposures
  • Techniques for keeping images sharp
  • Reading a histogram
  • Aperture / Shutter Speed / ISO understanding

Fine Art Photography

Capturing small sections of the scene

While general landscape photography focusses more on light falling across the land or large vistas. Fine art photography is more honed in on details. This is of course merely a matter of opinion, but my approach is to turn my camera away from the large vistas and look closely at what lies in front of me. The smallest of things can create beautiful photographs.