night workshops


night shooting workshop

Many of my most popular pictures at the gallery are taken at dusk or night time.

This workshop will teach you all you need to know about shooting in low light, then later in the dark. We will also cover techniques for getting impressive shots of stars. The aim of this evening is to set you up to take great night pictures.

We will choose the location depending on the weather. If it’s cloudy we can do the dusk light on the beaches, or head to the ‘bright lights’ of Hastings, or the wet cobbles of Rye. If it’s clear we will shoot the stars. Though the workshops are arranged for moonless nights, I will talk about the challenges of shooting the moon well and tips on how to expose correctly in all low light situations.

There is no such thing as bad light and this is even somewhat true at night! I usually find something worth shooting in the dark. The workshop consists of shooting at several locations, a quick on-the-hoof evening meal (chips or the like) and tea and coffee later on.

At the end of the day we end up back at the gallery where I process my pictures through Adobe Lightroom, which has become the standard for most photographers. If is Photoshop re-worked for photograpy only. It is much better designed and cheaper than photoshop.  The idea is you will have similar shots to process when you get home. This part of the day is recorded and sent to you later as a download to rewatch on your computer. This means you can pause or wind back to check what is happening.

I will process my photos taken alongside (so similar to) yours from the day, and show you how I process the pictures to get them looking as good as possible. 

Night shooting workshop days for up to 6 people, £140 per person. The day is from 4pm to 11.30 pm

Ring the gallery to book your place, or book online below.


2019 workshops

ALL DAYS ARE FRIDAYS check the booking page for availablity

may 3 advanced 

may 24  intermediate

june 14  beginners

july 5 beginners

july 26 intermediate


september 13 intermediate

october 4 intermediate

october 25 night

november 15 advanced


please read the cancellation policy

The cost of our workshop days is £140 for most days, £180 for the smaller advanced group days. Please check the page for the day you are interested in to see the price.

Day workshops are 10am to 6pm, night workshops 4pm to 11.30pm

purdie gallery
106 high street 
east sussex
TN31 7JE
01797 226 937