Michael Cartwright Photography


£99.00 - Every Thursday for 4 weeks February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th - BOOK NOW BY CLICKING HERE

This February, enjoy a creative month of night-time photography around different Teesside locations.

Teesside is the perfect photography playground after dark, with it's iconic steel bridges and vast industrial parks offering a wide range of subjects to shoot. We'll spend time shooting light trails and starburst effects on a month long journey around our region.  

All you need to begin shooting amazing long exposure photographs is your camera, a remote release and a sturdy tripod. Basic knowledge of camera settings would be a distinct advantage but complete beginners are welcome.

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06th - 27th Feb, 2020

£99.00 / £99.00 Deposit

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We'll be taking in a range of local photography hotspots and by the end of the course you will have a collection of creative photographs, captured around famous Teesside landmarks. Our journey will take in the following locations....  The Transporter Bridge and Middlesbrough Riverside, Stockton Riverside and the Infinity Bridge, Industrial Teesside at Seal Sands and Coastal Teesside along the North Gare/Seaton Carew. This is a great time of the year to be shooting night-time photographs, with the January Sun setting at around 4.30pm. Over the course of 4 weeks, the ultimate aim is produce a creative body of work that encapsulates our region at night.

Each session begins at 6pm and officially runs until 8pm (although we often stay out later)! 

The running schedule will be as follows..

Week 1 - Location Shoot - Stockton Riverside(Victoria Bridge/Infinity Bridge and the River Tees)

Week 2  - Location Shoot - Coastal Teesside (Seaton Carew/North Gare/Transporter From Port Clarence)

Week 3 - Location Shoot - Industrial Teesside (Newport/Haverton Hill)

Week 4 - Location Shoot - Middlesbrough Riverside (Tenemos/Transporter Bridge From Middlehaven/Riverside Stadium)

Meeting points will be given upon booking. 


Shooting in a group provides safety and support when out in the dark with your camera equipment. I will be on hand to offer help, tips and guidance throughout the sessions. Each week will see a different challenge or photographic technique being introduced to the group, with course notes emailed before every session so that you can have them to hand on your mobile phone.


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

I thoroughly enjoyed my first photography holiday to Budapest.  It was a beautiful city with plenty of opportunities to take fabulous photos.  Having Michael and Scott on hand to help you create that perfect photo and to give you advice was so valuable. It was a great group of people and a fantastic experience. Thank you!

Kathryn Barnes

I had a great time in London with plenty of opportunities to photograph architecture and try my hand at street photography. The London skyline after dark is something special.  Michael is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and readily on hand to give assistance and feedback throughout the trip.  

Debbie Stogden