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Brighton by Night - Photo Walk

Tutor: Eva Kalpadaki
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next dates:  
Wednesdays, 14 November 7.30pm to 11.30pm &  21 November 7.30pm to 9.30pm

What does the course cover?

Join our Photo Walk and learn how to capture the magic of Brighton by Night in an explorative and experimental play with Night Photography.

You will be introduced to the techniques of Long Exposure, Light Painting and Combination of Flash with Ambient Night Light.

The first Monday consists of a brief introduction to the basic techniques and an extended practice session.

The second Monday consists of a feedback session where you will all share your photos with your peers and get constructive comments and advice on how to improve your night photography.

What you will need:

- a basic knowledge of how to use your camera although not absolutely necessary.
- a camera that can shoot at least 30 secs of long exposure shots.
- a tripod 
- a flash ( the inbuilt camera flash or an external one if you have)
- warm clothes if the night is cold
- enthusiasm and imagination

Camera guidelines

All types of cameras with a Manual Shooting Mode (M) are suitable for this course. 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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