Long exposure photography workshops


Learn the “Art of Seeing what You can’t See”

Where: Sidney / North Saanich, BC

When: April 23-24, 2022 (workshop is now full for April)

(April 23 “Zoom” session, April 24 is 4-1/2 hours “In the Field” session)

New Date Coming Soon for June 2022

Who: For intermediate and advanced photographers that would like to learn long exposure photography.  Emphasis will be on seascapes, but other subject matter could be used.

Workshop is rain or shine

Note: Singh Ray Filters has graciously supplied a variety of threaded neutral density filters for the workshop in 82 & 77mm (see details below).  I also have a variety of step up rings for loan.

Limited to 6 participants (Full)

Instructor: Dave Hutchison, BA, Hons.

2020 PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) Best in Class Winner for “Fine Art”

Cost: $275 + GST

For questions, please email Dave at dave@davehutchison.ca

Payment by credit card or e-transfer accepted.  E-transfer is now automated through the Register button below.  Once paid, you will receive an email confirming registration in 1-2 business days.

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Dave Hard at Work

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Welcome to my “Long Exposure Photography” workshop page.  I started my photography career 16 years ago and have had the privilege to explore and create images all over the BC coast.  I continue to push the boundaries and create new and captivating images each and every time I photograph.  What makes myself unique for my workshops is I am able to come along side anyone’s ability or level and help them progress faster in the photographic journey.

I hope to see you at the next workshop Long Exposure Photography workshop, April 23-24, 2022.

Welcome to the Long Exposure Photography workshop,

“The Art of Seeing What You Can’t See”



The foundation of the Saturday morning webinar portion will be to prepare you for the set up and technical knowledge to make long exposure images.  The power point presentation includes set by step instructions with examples.

During the Sunday “In the field” session, we will make several long exposure images together at my two favourite locations on the Saanich Peninsula.  Sunday will be approx. 4.5 hours (2 locations).

Singh Ray Filters has graciously supplied a set of 82mm threaded circular filters for use during the workshop.  The kits includes a 5, 10 and 15 stop 82mm (and one 15 stop 77mm) neutral density filters (and a few polarizers).  I also have an assortment of step up rings.  If you need a step up ring for the workshop, please check with me to make sure I have your size on hand.


 What you will learn

– the technical set up for a long exposure image including filter use, bulb vs time function, remotes, phone apps, long exposure noise reduction, and when and when not to use the above options.  Oh, and there is more.

– assess the scene for a long exposure seascape image, including tides, water movement, clouds, & cloud movement.



Saturday 10-11:30am PST – Online Zoom call for approx. 1.5 hours.  This is designed to prepare you for the “In the field” session.

Sunday 12:00-4:30pm PST – “In the field” session in two locations close to each other (bring a packed lunch if you like).  This is where we will practice what was learned in the Zoom session the day prior.


Suggested equipment list:

– one mirrorless or DSLR camera (with the lowest native ISO setting as possible, i.e. 64 or 100)

– one wide angle zoom lens (14-30mm), one wide angle mid range Zoom (24-70mm) that have threads on the front for filters

– one sturdy tripod is essential

– one remote is essential.  Must be able start and stop the shutter while in bulb mode.  If your camera has the “time” function (in manual mode) like the Nikon Z7 or Z7ii, a remote is not necessary.

– filters are a bonus, but not mandatory for the workshop.  I have filters to share.  If you need a specific step up ring size, please let me know well in advance.

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Delighted with my pictures. Excellent service with great communication. Only 1 week to receive pictures from overseas. Much quicker service than shopping in my own country! Highly recommend pictures and service to all.

Dave Hutchison Photography, Fairy Lake, Bonsai tree, Port Renfrew, famous tree, award winner, PPOC
Liz B, Highlands, Scotland

"I have known Dave since early 2021 when I was first interested in joining some photography workshops and Meetups. From the start, he has been so helpful, communicative and always eager to share his knowledge and passion for photography. On a recent wildlife photography workshop of his in the Great Bear Rainforest, I learned a lot from him and greatly improved my wildlife photography with his help!"

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Laura L, Nanaimo, BC

"I came to Dave as an amateur photographer (still am) wanting to get into it a little bit deeper. Dave has gone above and beyond that and has given me that little boost of confidence that I needed to get out there. Once he had figured out what kind of photography I wanted to do he helped me with equipment to achieve my goals . Because there’s so much out there it can be very confusing for an amateur photographer but he made it very clear and understandable . Dave has put up with my many questions and has happily answered them. I am definitely going to go back to him for private lessons so I can hone what skills that I have. I would recommend Dave whether you’re a seasoned photographer or amateur."

Aileen W, Campbell River, BC

"Wow, just when you think a photo cannot capture the beauty of the moment you lived through, Dave is able to bring it back to life!  Thank you, not only for sharing your amazing talent, but how you handled the experience from my first inquiring phone call, through to the careful shipping process and the genuine follow up and excitement for my 20th Anniversary gift to my wife. Thank you Dave!"

Brad B, Windsor, Ontario

"Thank you Dave for wonderful photos and sending so quickly and checking if I received them. They are fabulous and people always say how gorgeous they are in my home."

Shelley N, Gold River, BC
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