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This workshop will be held over 2 days in early October 2020.

The event is chance to learn from Matt Montano; a nationally published, award nominated, multi-body accredited Professional Landscape Photographer.

For the duration of this 2 day this workshop you will be based at the renowned Lands End Hotel along the Penwith Peninsula.

You will have the chance to photograph some of the most dramatic scenery to be found anywhere in the world, for the purposes of coastal seascapes.

The focus and purpose of the workshop itself will be on shooting long exposures up to around 2 to 3 minutes and specifically in Monochrome (black and white). 

Matt has professional photographers insurance and has Public Liability Insurance cover for up to £5 million – so please be reassured; you are in safe hands!

The workshop will provide you with all the advice & tuition needed to create stunning long exposure monochrome seascape images of Cornwall.

The daytime schedule will be split in to 2 components; Daytime shooting (approximately 9am to 3pm) and evening image processing ( 6pm to 8pm)

The workshop will be run by Matt himself. The price for the course is £450 per person and is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

The workshop will provide you with all the advice & tuition needed to create stunning long exposure monochrome seascape images of Cornwall.

The daytime schedule will be split in to 2 components; Daytime shooting (approximately 9am to 3pm) and evening image processing ( 6pm to 8pm)

The workshop will be run by Matt himself. The price for the course is £450 per person and is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

Included is as follows;

  • 2 days expert tuition from renowned Cornish seascape photographer Matt Montano
  • 2 days Breakfast & Dinner included
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Lands End Hotel
  • All transport to and from your base and photo locations
  • Laptop provided for evening session of photo editing
  • Hitech Formatt 100mm filter system provided for use during workshop

Shooting –

  • advanced techniques for magazine quality images
  • use of Hitech Formatt 100mm Filter System
  • composition (rule of thirds, foreground elements, perspective/ vanishing points)
  • long exposures for seascapes (motion blur of water & cloud and specific considerations for these)
  • focusing (hyperfocal, lens distance scales)
  • special considerations for long exposures in monochrome (e.g. use of RGB historgram on LCD screen

Image Processing –

  • RAW file processing in Photoshop
  • Advanced Editing using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
  • Converting to Monochrome
  • Image Presets

Printing –

  • Consideration of different paper types & their properties, for Monochrome prints.
  • Print profiles & printer management via Adobe Photoshop
  • Use of Fine Art Media on Inkjet Printers
  • Monitor Adobe RGB Colour gamut coverage (and how this can affect printing)

Moderate fitness levels will be required, and coastal path ascent & descents will be undertaken on loose surfaces – please ensure you bring adequate footwear for the 2 days.

Participants must have a basic understanding of manual camera settings and know how to change Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO.

What you will need to bring with you;

  • DSLR with Manual Controls
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • Remote Cable Release
  • Tripod & Head
  • Warm Outdoor Clothes
  • Footwear suitable for rugged terrain
  • Flask for a Hot Drink

This even is subject to suitable weather conditions.

This workshop will be held over 2 days in early October 2020.

Event is chance to learn from Matt Montano; a nationally published, award nominated, multi-body accredited Professional Landscape Photographer.

For the duration of this 2 day this workshop you will be based at the renowned Lands End Hotel along the Penwith Peninsula.

You will have the chance to photograph some of the most dramatic scenery to be found anywhere in the world, for the purposes of coastal seascapes.

The focus and purpose of the workshop itself will be on shooting long exposures up to around 2 to 3 minutes and specifically in Monochrome (black and white). 

Matt has professional photographers insurance and has Public Liability Insurance cover for up to £5 million – so please be reassured; you are in safe hands!

Workshop will provide you with all the advice & tuition needed to create stunning long exposure monochrome seascape images of Cornwall.

Daytime schedule will be split in to 2 components; Daytime shooting (approximately 9am to 3pm) and evening image processing ( 6pm to 8pm)

Workshop will be run by Matt himself. The price for the course is £450 per person and is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

This is a unique opportunity to get up close & personal with one of the UK’s leading Cornwall Landscape Monochrome Long Exposure photographers…

The course offers very good value for money & an all expenses paid trip to Cornwall for the participants…

please email info@kernowseascapes.co.uk if you have any questions regarding a specific workshop or related query…

Included is as Standard;

2 days expert tuition from renowned Cornish seascape photographer Matt Montano

2 days Breakfast & Dinner included

2 nights accommodation at the Lands End Hotel

All transport to and from your base and photo locations

Laptop provided for evening session of photo editing

Photo Editing Session each night of the Workshop

Hitech Formatt 100mm filter system provided for use during workshop

You must bring your own Digital SLR Camera, Lens, Tripod & Cable Release…

*FIlters will be provided*

These will be Formatt Hitech Firecrest Filters 100mm Series including a Polarise Filter with the 105mm Adapter Ring..

Such filters provide the highest quality image without leaving a colour cast..

During this Workshop you will develop the following skills for shooting monochrome seascapes with a Digital SLR.:

advanced techniques for producing magazine quality images

composition (rule of thirds, foreground elements, perspective/ vanishing points)

focusing (hyperfocal, lens distance scales)

long exposures for seascapes (motion blur of water & cloud and specific considerations for these)

shutters speed variations and how different speed provide varying levels of aesthetic and how to get the effect you are seeking.

use of a shutter release & filters to achieve long exposure effects and calculations to achieve the correct combinations

mood & atmosphere; how to integrate much under rated elements to your long exposures..

special considerations for long exposures in monochrome (e.g. use of RGB historgram on LCD screen

Highlights & Shadows – how to manage these and use them to your benefit for the power of a long exposure image, with a real focus on the highlights of motion blur…

use of Hitech Formatt 100mm Filter System including 105mm Polariser

Firecrest Resin Filters – how these differ from other brands and why they are vital for monochrome photography…

Moderate fitness levels will be required. Coastal path ascent & descents will be undertaken on loose surfaces.

Please ensure you bring adequate footwear for the 2 days. I would recommend a solid hiking boot with a firm sole from a well know high street brand..

Participants must have a basic understanding of manual camera settings and know how to change Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO.

What you will need to bring with you;

D SLR Camera with Manual Controls

Wide Angle Lens

Remote Cable Release

Tripod & Head

Warm Outdoor Clothes & Flask for a Hot Drink

Footwear suitable for rugged terrain

A Chair (if you don’t fancy standing for 3-4 hours at a time!!)

This even is subject to suitable weather conditions.

Image Processing sessions will be undertaken after dinner during the evening.

The sessions will be 2-3 hours in length as a lot of ground is covered during the limited time we all have together.

This is a chance to review the work you have produced during the day and really go over the merits of your work with a fine tooth-comb…

The Basics of RAW File management in Photoshop & Lightroom will suffice as a good primer on the first day…

This is done before diving in to Photoshop & Image Management in depth…

RAW file processing in Photoshop – the basics, and then some…

Advanced Editing techniques – using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop – how to really extract the maximum data potential from your image…

Converting to Monochrome – Introducing the RGB Mix to a monochrome conversion and what this means…

Image Presets – how to save & load preset setting configurations in Adobe Camera RAW & Photoshop specifically for monochrome seascapes…

Editing with a the finished Print in mind – considerations for Editing in Photoshop when working towards a finished print, with specific considerations for monochromes…

These considerations include paper types – what sort of fine art paper ae you printing to, e.g. Gloss, Matte, Silver Halide, Ultra Pearl – etc, the list goes on…

Knowing your weapon of choice for printing & understanding how fine adjustments in photoshop will impact the look of the final print.

Printing – now we come to the fun part…

This is your chance to see your vision & the resulting images come to life on paper.

Workshops cover the most basic aspects of Fine Art printing on Inkjet Printers and how to enhance your images with the use of certain papers and printer settings…

A Walk-through of page setups in Adobe Photoshop….

Printer Management within Adobe Photoshop…

Printer Settings & Best Practice to adopt early on….

Consideration of different paper types….

What to look for in a Paper – properties and their use for Monochrome prints…

Print profiles & printer management via Adobe Photoshop

Use of Fine Art Media on Inkjet Printers

Monitor Adobe RGB Colour gamut coverage (and how this can affect printing)

Setting Shadow & Highlight Tones through Printer Software….

Workshops - Summer & Autumn 2021...

Choose from a workshop focused on either Sunsets & Astrophotography or Monochrome Seascapes...

Professionally Qualified


Royal Photographic SocietyNational Photographic SocietyBritish Institute Pro Photography

Nationally Published


Published in UK MagazinesIncluding Outdoor PhotographyAmateur Photographer

Award nominated


Commended for imagessubmitted to competition ofUK Landscape Photographer of the Year