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Introduction to Digital Photography workshop

Tutor: Eva Kalpadaki
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next dates: Sunday workshop 4 November 2018 
Web booking is not available because this workshop is nearly full - please call the office to book.

  • Take your digital camera off auto and venture into the world of creative photography.
  • Learn fundamental skills and techniques that will build your confidence and kickstart your technical and creative practises. 
  • A great way to spend a weekend, learn a new skill and meet likeminded people in a fun and supportive environment.

What does this day workshop cover?

The workshop will include technical demonstrations and in-class practical assignments.  You will need a digital camera, preferably with a manual setting – (i.e.does your camera operate without setting it to ‘auto’?).  The weekend is suitable for complete beginners and those who are more familiar with their cameras but want some creative input.

Photograph above by Michelle Cobbin, one of Eva's students on a recent workshop

Camera guidelines

  1. All types of cameras with a Manual Shooting Mode (M) are suitable for this workshop. This includes compact point and shoot cameras, bridge and mirrorless cameras as well as DSLRs. As long as your camera has manual functions, then you are good to go. You can even bring a film camera if you want to experience the analogue way of taking photographs.

    If you do not have a camera already and you are interested in buying one, then go to a shop and try out a number of cameras that are available.  You might want to think about the following questions:  Does it feel good in your hands? Is it light or heavy? Does it have a good grip when you hold it to shoot? What is the menu system like? Easy and clear to navigate or very complex? Consider your photography needs and your budget and buy a camera that feels good to hold and easy to use.​

About the tutor

Eva Kalpadaki was born in Greece. After she was awarded a Greek State Foundation scholarship she moved to UK to complete a PhD in Arts and Communication at UCA. She is a qualified teacher holding a PGCE teaching certificate from the University of Brighton. She is currently working as a fine art photographer and photography tutor. In her artistic practice she is not using the photographic medium to produce a record and a document of the world, which is what we usually expect to see in a photograph. She is using it to question the nature of photography and to cause a tension in what we are looking at. She is playing between representation and abstraction. She was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibition among numerous solo and group shows. www.playingandreality.co.uk

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