Night-time landscapes and astrophotography workshop - FULLY BOOKED

08 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

17:00 - 03:00

Portland and Weymouth
To be advised
United Kingdom

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Group Member£58.00 
Non RPS Member£110.00 
RPS Member£88.00 
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Images (c) Ollie Taylor


A chance to join a two-evening night-landscape and astrophotography workshop on the Dorset coast led by award winning Ollie Taylor.  Ollie is considered one of the pioneers of nightscape photography within the UK, he is widely published and helped to take the genre mainstream towards the start of the current decade.  

The workshop will comprise two elements; an after-dark location shoot on day 1 and an evening post-production workshop on day 2.

PLEASE NOTE:  To maximise the chances of good weather for shooting, days 1 and 2 may be reversed.  The decision will be made by Ollie at short notice before the 8th.  IF YOU BOOK THIS EVENT, YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE ON BOTH DATES from 17:00 to 03:00.  No refunds will be given unless the event is cancelled altogether by Ollie because of the weather.  (If the days are reversed, Ollie will provide sample images for use during the post-production workshop.)

What the workshop will cover:


  • in depth session on global nightscape locations
  • time of year/night planning and shooting
  • demonstration of apps and useful websites to help achieve successful future shoots.


  • focusing
  • camera settings
  • composition
  • long exposures and advanced techniques for “magazine quality images” 

Post production:

  • advanced editing using a combined workflow on Lightroom and Photoshop.

There will be a maximum of 8 participants.

The workshop will be structured at a steady pace to ensure everyone has a full understanding of how the techniques are implemented to give professional standard images, every time. It will be suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers, though you will need to be able to operate manual camera mode.

Participants must have a basic understanding of manual camera settings and know how to change aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Practical matters

NB The timings above are approximate and will also be confirmed nearer the time.

Light fitness level will be required, and coastal path descents and ascents over uneven surfaces will need to be negotiated in the dark.

What to bring / wear:

  • a camera body with manual controls
  • the widest possible lens
  • longer focal length lenses
  • remote / cable release
  • tripod
  • warm outdoor clothes
  • footwear suited to rugged terrain
  • head torch ideally with a red light to avoid blinding other participants
  • sandwiches, snacks or similar and flask with hot drink
  • laptop with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed. (If you don't have Lightroom, it will be possible to complete the editing workshop using Camera Raw.)


It is highly recommended that two/three nights accommodation is secured for this workshop unless living within a 50 or so mile radius.  Self-catering accommodation is likely to be more suitable than hotels or B&Bs because of the potential for late check-in or and wanting a lie-in!


Mark Reeves
Email the event organiser

Region: SouthernGroup(s): Landscape