Michael Cartwright Photography

Monochrome Long Exposures - May Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday Monday - May 3rd 2021 8am - 3pm approx

Spend a day focusing on creating artful, monochromatic long exposure coastal scenes in North Yorkshire.

Long exposure photography can be something of an enigma to many enthusiast photographers. Join me for a practical workshop on location around the North Yorkshire coast where we will get to grips with your long exposure filters. Aside from focusng our energies on slow shutter speeds and movement, we will be working entirely in monochrome, stripping our images back to basic tones to better understand contrast and dynamic range.  

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10th Jan - 03rd May, 2021

£75.00 / £75.00 Deposit

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Black and White/Long Exposure.... a long established photographic partnership that is synoymous with artful image making. 

Over a 6 hour session we will explore coastal locations while working on our filtering techniques to create artistic images that employ slow shutter speeds and movement. 

This is the ideal workshop for those with long exposure filters and little confidence in using them, or those that are new to filtering but have a basic understanding of exposure (it is not suited to complete beginners). 

I have a set of Lee Filters that can be used on the day, however it is preferable to use your own filters if possible. If you require advice on purchasing options I'm happy to help. 

A tripod and a remote release are absolutely essential for this workshop. 

Max group size of 6 ensures plenty of 121 assistance. 


I thoroughly enjoyed spending a day along the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline with a small group of friendly fellow photography enthusiasts! Michael is a very patient teacher and was always on hand to provide guidance on the technical aspects of long exposure photography, as well as helping with composition and overcoming challenges faced by the ever-changing weather. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is keen to learn the basics of long exposure photography, as well as those who are already proficient but need a good excuse to spend a day with their camera in great company with expert tutorship! I look forward to attending many more of Michael's courses in the future.


I have just returned from a trip to the Arctic Circle arranged by Michael. The best I can say is that this was a trip of a life time! The tour was friendly with lots of laughs. Michael, Scott & Joe passed on their knowledge freely. Nobody was left out, there was something for everyone to do and along with the photo opportunities we had great fun on snowmobiles at midnight on a frozen river going from Finland to Sweden, a dog sled ride through a frozen forest , reindeer sled ride and so much more.
Would I recommend Michael Cartwright Photography?? Hell yes!! A trip I will never forget & many new friends made.

Mike Cook

Over the last 18 months I have been on a number of courses, workshops and photography holidays with Michael Cartwright and his team Scott Bonner and Joe Fletcher. Over that time my photography skills have really improved with their generous and friendly help and support. I have learned so much and met some great people along the way. The latest holiday in Arctic Finland / Sweden has been the icing on the cake. Well organised from start to finish with a range of activities and challenges. It was the most wonderful experience and I have some photographs that I really like. Huge thank you to the team and I can wholly recommend Michael Cartwright Photography!

Gill Davidson

Michael has a unique ability to take complicated subject matter and deliver it in a simple, passionate and infectious manner. He has taken me on a journey with his workshops from ‘extreme novice’ that was absolutely clueless to a confident enthusiast. I will be eternally grateful for all of Michael’s efforts in going the extra mile throughout my learning journey. He is a credit to his profession and he sets the standards for the rest of his industry to follow. Oh, and he is a thoroughly likeable chap too!

Stephen Smith

Great weekend away and I’m really pleased with my photographs! Thanks for a fantastic workshop, everything was first class, including the hotel, the food and the weather! I really enjoyed learning about different ways to compose my photos for a more professional feel. The workshop was well planned and was extremely informative and interesting. The fact that Michael kept a close eye on everybody's progress was an extra bonus. Thanks Michael

Uma Mannan

Both myself and my husband have been friends of Michael's for many years now during which time we have been on numerous photography trips with him! 

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single trip from the Lake District, Paris, Budapest but my absolute favourite was the trip to Finland, we may not have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights but what a fantastic adventure it turned out to be!! Each trip has been made extra special with the fabulous group of people that we have had the pleasure of making friends with, aside from that there is of course the excellent opportunity to take some amazing photographs of simply stunning scenery and architecture. The trips are always well organised and thoroughly thought through from beginning to end, as well as coming away with some truly amazing photos you will for sure meet some lovely people and make fantastic memories......

Jayne Stephenson

I  attended my first camera course as a complete beginner, I didn’t even know how to turn the camera on! The initial course was perfect for me, very well explained throughout and left me wanting to know more. Michael and the team are brilliant teachers, they are all very patient and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since learning how to use my camera I have progressed on to landscape workshops and now class myself as being very confident with my kit. I’ve joined Michael on many occassions and would definitely recommend these workshops! 

John Conlin