In the last week I’ve spent several hours at Docklands here in Melbourne, on separate days teaching people how to do long exposure photography. It has been quite interesting showing people how to do it and use the filters. It is not something that I ever considered that people would want from me, or want me to teach them.
A long exposure of docklands taken in the middle of the day.
Long exposure photography is very popular and it seems that lots of people want to learn how to do it. There is something very surreal about the images that you get. It is a lovely type of photography and one that I am totally in love with. It can completely transform the scene in front of you and for the work that I find myself wanting to do, it is perfect.
I am now in the position where I have enough gear that I can teach people how to do long exposures. I have two brackets and quite a few filters. The next question is do people want to pay me to learn.
A long exposure taken at sunset.
There are so many places around Melbourne to do long exposures and I think teaching people how would be great.
I have some thoughts on time, maybe a two hour class for $250. The other option is a three hour class for $350.
You would need a camera that you can use on manual with a bulb setting, a tripod, and remote shutter release. I have everything else you would need to experiment and try out taking photos.
I guess the next question is how do I find the people who want to learn how to do it. I will have to start using my Instagram account, see if that actually works.
I’ve also noticed that there is another one of those, supposedly great deals on at the moment, pay $87 for $1900 worth of stuff. All to do with business marketing for the photographer. Could be worth it. I am contemplating getting it. If you are interested here is the link, 5DayDeal.
If you are in Melbourne and do want to learn long exposure photography from me then send me an email.