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Daytime Long Exposure Photography – Learn to Capture Time – 9 sessions (5 classroom, 4 on-location) June/July/Aug 2023

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Collage of images to show daytime long exposure photography

This is a workshop to explore the creative aspects of long exposures taken during daylight. Similar in concept to night photography, daytime long exposures record 1 to 15 minutes of time in a single photo, no longer freezing actions but rather recording the element of time, where water surfaces smooth over to a mirror finish, clouds form bands in the sky, lights and shadows soften and people start disappearing. This creates unique and intriguing images of the world that we usually perceive in momentary exposures. The resulting imagery is peaceful, can be otherworldly and strangely beautiful.Image of colorful sky with pillar

To enable DLE, we use neutral density filters in front of our lenses, which removes 99+% of the natural light and forces us to take longer exposures for correct illumination. This workshop will cover equipment and its settings to achieve correct exposure, white balance, post processing of images but also subject matter and composition, all important factors in creating fine art imagery.

The workflow for this course will include five in-class lectures with basics of the technique, image processing and critique, alternating with four biweekly photo shoots in various locations around Boston. The image reviews will allow students to learn and practice editing techniques as well as share their work.

The first class session will cover all aspects of DLE photography. If you are unable to attend that first class, which will be held online via zoom, we strongly recommend that you consider waiting to take the course when it is offered in a future workshop session. Please also note that the location shoots will be outside of the classroom in the Boston area and require some driving and perhaps some walking in slightly uneven terrain.


black and white image of buildings

Dates / Time: 

Length: 9 weeks; 5 classroom sessions alternating with 4 in-field photo shoots in the Boston area

Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm EST ( 5 classroom sessions (one online and the rest in person at the Griffin Museum) plus 4 in-person on-location photo shoots in the Boston area)

Dates:  June 7 – August 2 2023  (in case of inclement weather, classes may be made up outside this schedule)


$495  members/ $545 non-members

Maximum Students: 10

note: The Griffin Museum reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet the minimum number of students.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced


A basic understanding of their camera and its controls is needed, especially manually controlling time, aperture, ISO and white balance. File development techniques through Lightroom and/or Photoshop will be covered in the review sessions. You will need to bring a laptop with editing software installed for sessions 5, 7 and 9.

Gear Requirements: Any camera which has RAW file capability and manual exposure controls will work for this class. Additionally, students will need a tripod and intervalometer/remote control for steady long exposures as well as at least one 10 stop (1000x or 3.0 density) neutral density filter. Equipment needs will be covered in the first session and filters can be purchased before the first photo shoot. Gear questions can be answered during the first session.



The Instructor

Image of Jurgen Lobert

Jürgen Lobert is a Massachusetts-based fine art photographer and educator, born and raised in Germany. He received a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry from Gutenberg University in Mainz before moving to the US in 1991.

Jürgen is fortunate to have a daytime job, so he was forced to specialize mostly in night photography. However, he also creates daytime long exposure, urban exploration and infrared imagery.

In February 2022, he exhibited his portfolio Infralucent Clouds at the Griffin Museum of Photography @WinCam. Jürgen’s work has appeared in numerous group shows and he has organized, curated and exhibited shows in Massachusetts. Among those shows were the Night Becomes Us exhibit at the Art Complex Museum. His artwork is in the permanent collection of the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA and private collectors.

Jürgen organizes some 40 photo excursions and workshops each year and he is an international lecturer, instructor and competition judge. He taught photography at the New England School of Photography (NESOP) and currently at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

He is an executive member of the Boston Camera Club, member of Stony Brook Camera Club and the founder and organizer of the Greater Boston Night Photographers Meetup group.

Jürgen can be found online at: https://linktr.ee/jmlobert/






June 7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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