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Introduction to Street Photography Workshop

Tutor: Eva Kalpadaki

Location: Brighton Buddhist Centre and outdoors in Brighton

Next date: Sunday 24 April 2022, 10:30am to 4:30pm

  • A perfect chance to learn how to take beautiful photographs on the street.
  • From creative to technical skills, you'll be guided step-by-step by our brilliant tutor Eva.
  • Learn how mindfulness and being in the moment can be key to capturing those incredible shots.
  • Transcend the everyday and see the world around you transformed through the lens of your camera. 

What does this workshop cover?

Come to the Street Photography Workshop to explore tips and techniques from famous photographers and you will be introduced to the basics of street photography. With fun exercises you will be guided step by step in how to develop a mindful and creative way of seeing and capturing life in the streets through your lens.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for all levels but mainly for people who know how to use their camera in manual or semi-automatic mode. However, beginners with a mobile phone or ipad/tablet camera, who would like to get a taste of Street Photography, are also welcome. 

Please note that technical skills about how to use a camera will not be taught in this workshop.  Also, if heavy rain is forecast the date of this workshop will be re-arranged.

Photograph above by Pauline Ebutt - one of Eva's students on a recent Street Photography workshop, pictures below by Eva and by some of her students - Vanessa Williams, Glenn Donelly and Pauline Ebutt.

Camera guidelines

All types of cameras with a Manual Shooting Mode (M) are suitable for this workshop (you can even use your phone). 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 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.


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