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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 April
Terminus Rd, Eastbourne - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Immerse yourself in the bustling world of street life anchored in cafes, vendors, historic buildings, art installations and more, as you discover the art of exceptional street photography. Understand the power of observation as the key to capturing intriguing details that easily go unnoticed. We will equip you with easy-to-implement methods designed to refine your photographer's eye and reveal a world vibrant with details.

Our most adored segment is teaching you how to approach fascinating individuals who gladly pose for engaging photos. Furthermore, we will guide you through settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices inherent to street photography, preparing you to capture those fleeting, chance encounters. Explore the vivid stillness of the bustling world unfolded in immense detail. Come, capture the unplanned and beautiful!
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£24      
Seascape Photography Meetup

Seascape Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Dive into the world of oceanic photography with our expert-led workshop, designed to master the craft of immortalizing the sea's beauty and drama through your lens. Discover the secrets to enhancing the mood and ambiance of your seaside snapshots, as we delve into the techniques of harnessing light and shadow, capturing stunning reflections, and portraying the dynamic essence of the ocean under varying weather conditions. Learn how to reveal the kaleidoscope of colors and the intricate textures that the ocean offers, all while honing your photography skills in a captivating, natural workshop setting. Join us for this enriching experience and let the waves inspire your creativity.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Embark on a journey to master your camera and elevate your photography skills. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they harmonize to craft the perfect exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Enhance your creativity and take control of your camera settings to capture images with confidence and precision. Join us for an informative and hands-on session that promises to transform your approach to photography.
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£61       5 places left

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 01 June
Terminus Rd, Eastbourne - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the world of abstract photography – an immersive workshop designed to challenge your creative perspective. Engage with the extraordinary as everyday subjects are transformed into captivating works of art, where the focus transcends the literal to celebrate the dance of shapes, colors, and textures.

Join our seasoned photographer who will expertly guide you through the nuances of embracing abstraction. Learn how to compose images that intrigue, implement color theory to enhance visual impact and apply texture to add depth to your work. Delve into the process of reimagining ordinary objects, playing with unconventional angles, and perspectives to craft photos that stir curiosity and emotion.

Whether you're an avid photographer or simply looking to expand your visual vocabulary, this workshop is your opportunity to explore and refine your skills in crafting images that resonate with the essence of abstract art. Indulge your passion for photography and elevate your artistic expression.
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£24      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 06 July
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the secrets to capturing stunning portraits in natural light with our upcoming photography workshop. Gain insights into the essential dos and don'ts of model posing and learn to navigate the challenges of daylight to achieve flawless results. Our comprehensive session is designed to accommodate diverse body types, ensuring that you can confidently photograph any subject, from men to women.

Experience hands-on learning as we delve into the intricacies of utilizing strong sunlight, finding the delicate balance in shaded environments, and masterfully crafting your backdrops for that perfect composition. This is an opportunity to not only enhance your technical skills but to also explore the art of environmental portraiture using the lenses you have at your disposal 2014an 85mm or longer lens is recommended, though wide-angles are certainly welcome for a more dynamic approach.

We encourage you to bring loved ones along to the workshop, offering them a chance to be part of your creative process as models. Whether you're an enthusiast eager to document personal memories, or an aspiring photographer looking to refine your portfolio, this workshop is your stepping stone to creating exceptional portraits that capture the essence of your family and friends. Join us for a session that promises to elevate your photographic prowess and leave you with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Embark on a journey to master your camera and elevate your photography skills. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they harmonize to craft the perfect exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Enhance your creativity and take control of your camera settings to capture images with confidence and precision. Join us for an informative and hands-on session that promises to transform your approach to photography.
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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Black and White plus Sepia

Black and White plus Sepia

Sunday 14 April
Brighton Marina - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
We will explore what makes a striking black and white image, with the use of strong lighting, simple subject choices, and strong composition. We will also go into turning your images into sepia and colour wash tones.

We will look at strategies to make contrasty punchy black and white images even on dull days with soft light. There will also be plenty of technical tips as well as some top tips on using tone as a compositional tool, borrowed from the playbook of Ansel Adams
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£24      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 20 April
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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£24      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
High Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the art of the everyday and elevate your photographic skills with an engaging Street Photography Meetup. On October 30th, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Ashford High Street. Starting at 10:30 AM, you'll get the chance to learn innovative camera techniques from expert Photography Instructor Kamil Rycerz. Unlock your creative potential and start capturing life's unscripted moments through the lens of your camera.
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£24      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 28 April
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
No matter how much money you spend on a camera you will never find a composition button! And good composition is vital to the success of any photograph. On this 2 hour meet up we will explore some of the key rules of composition, learn how to apply the rules and learn when to break them. Suitable for all levels of photographer, so whether you are a RAW shooting in manual mode, or a beginner barely out of AUTO mode...this meet up is for you!
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£24      
Slow Shutter Photography

Slow Shutter Photography

Saturday 04 May
Patcham - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Ready to capture the world in motion? Join our "Slow Shutter Photography" class and unlock the secrets to mesmerizing shots! Whether it's dreamy light trails or breathtaking nightscapes, we'll teach you the art of slowing it down for stunning, dynamic images. No need to be a photography pro - just bring your camera and curiosity! Let's turn ordinary moments into extraordinary masterpieces together. Reserve your spot for a shutter-tastic experience!
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£24      
Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Saturday 11 May
Harbour Approach Rd. - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Dive into the captivating realm of ocean photography with our specialized workshop, designed to enhance your skills in capturing the beauty and drama of the sea. This immersive experience will guide you through the intricate art of photographing the ocean's essence, focusing on the dynamic interplay of light and shadow on the waves, the mesmerizing beauty of reflections, and the dramatic contrast of the seas under varying weather conditions. Learn to appreciate and depict the ocean's myriad colors and textures, as you refine your photography techniques with expert guidance. Join us for an enriching journey into the heart of ocean photography, and unlock new levels of creativity and expression in your work.
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£24      

Industrial Architecture Photography

Industrial Architecture Photography

Sunday 12 May
Brighton Marina - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
On this meet we will be looking at Architecture and how to use arresting lines as a compositional tool. Learn how to construct images using different focal lengths and which compositional rules suit this interesting subject matter.
We will also learn how we can turn any lighting condition to our advantage!
Make the most of the mix of architectural styles of the marina, from the harbours' sea defense wall, flyovers, retail park and small industry to new build luxury apartments with all their chrome fittings and reflective glass.

This meet up is suitable for photographers of all abilities and full technical support will be given throughout.
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£24      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 18 May
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Dive into the world of reflections with our upcoming photography event. This hands-on experience will guide you through the captivating art of capturing reflections, both natural and man-made, leading to a compelling layer of depth and intrigue within your images. Discover the transformative effect reflections can have, allowing for creative portrayals of subjects through unusual angles or multiple perspectives. Learn how to harness this technique to create abstract compositions or crisp, mirror-like representations that can elevate your photographic work. Beyond what’s readily available, we’ll also explore innovative methods for crafting reflections, ensuring that even in the absence of reflective surfaces, your creativity remains unbounded. Join us to expand your visual storytelling through the reflective realm.
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£24      
Nature in Black and White

Nature in Black and White

Saturday 18 May
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Embark on a captivating journey with our Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography class! In this dynamic course, you'll capture the vibrant hues of the natural world while also discovering the timeless beauty of black and white imagery. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, our engaging lessons will elevate your skills. Learn to frame the perfect shot, master composition techniques, and harness natural light to breathe life into your photographs. Step into a monochromatic wonderland, where you'll explore the art of black and white photography, emphasizing textures and shapes in the absence of color. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography - turning moments into masterpieces together!
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 9am - 3 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Own a dslr or mirrorless camera but have rarely got off auto? Find reading manuals dull and youtube confusing? Then this meet is for you!! You will learn how the camera functions in the key modes on the mode dial. Learn to control the camera in program mode and take control of exposure as well as the joy of black and white photography. Learn how to take control of the aperture and creative depth of field techniques! Learn how to take control of the shutter and freeze motion and capture time! Informative friendly tuition in each technique will be enhanced with some fun and creative picture making challenges. A great introduction to photography as a fun and creative hobby!
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£61      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 01 June
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the joy of capturing the beauty of the great outdoors through our upcoming photography meetup. Delve into the art of landscape and wildlife photography, where you'll learn about the optimal camera settings to enhance your images. Our session includes a detailed exploration of various techniques designed to elevate your photographic skills. Following the insightful discussion, immerse yourself in a series of engaging and challenging exercises, putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice. This event promises a mixture of education and hands-on experience, perfect for those looking to refine their approach to capturing the natural world. Join us for an enriching day of photography, learn, and challenge yourself.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Kemptown - 2pm - 3 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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£61       5 places left

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 20 April
Mote Ave, Maidstone - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Ashford Art Group
River Blower
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£24      
Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Saturday 27 April
West Dr, Brighton and Hove - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Nurture your creative side and join us for a swan painting session! Be enchanted while having fun. Focusing on atmospheric blending techniques and soft details to perfectly capture this mysterious bird!
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£24      
Expressive Seascape in Watercolours

Expressive Seascape in Watercolours

Saturday 11 May
Madeira Dr, Brighton - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Dive into the fluid and captivating world of seascape painting, where the majesty of the ocean and vast bodies of water take center stage as our muse. Engage in an artistic journey that explores the depths and horizons of watercolor art, guided by seasoned enthusiasts. Unlock the secrets to portraying the serene beauty and powerful essence of the sea through your brushstrokes. Join us for a day where the sea becomes your canvas, and every splash of color tells a story.
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£24      

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Saturday 25 May
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Get ready to learn, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting!

Planning a composition; Wet on Dry techniques of painting landscape and detailing foliage, trees and sky. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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£24      
ABOUT EASTBOURNE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Eastbourne .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Eastbourne Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I thought it was excellent. I'd just finished a 10 week photography course and still didn't understand my camera settings. Eva explained it all during the session and now it all makes sense. I feel far more confident using my camera now and will be coming back for more sessions
    5/5
    Gemma
    2024-04-08
    Very informative for the time and weather conditions we had. Learnt more about lighting and helping instruct your model to get a better photo. And it was fun.
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-03-25
    It was very rainy and wet underfoot in a scene lacking much contrast so difficult to talk, be heard and instruct. Eva coped well in the circumstances. We couldn?t use our proper cameras due to the rain so it lacked full instructive experience. We learnt some about composition but it was difficult in the weather to structure the work. It would be nice to do the class again where we can focus on our own cameras and have our work assessed properly in an acceptable environment. It really needs to be done again.
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-02-12

    Was a very good session, lovely instructor.
    5/5
    Robert
    2024-01-29
    Enjoyable afternoon out, weather made a trip to Eastbourne stunning. Toonu was informative and helpful and his daughter was a willing model. Thanks
    5/5
    Chris Page
    2023-06-28
    It's was really engaging & l learnt how to do new skills with my camera & learn about other intere Street photographers & abstract Very enjoyable & informative
    5/5
    Angela
    2023-06-27

    Lovely to meet up with other photographers of different abilities. Host was informative, chatty and patient. Will be booking on more.
    5/5
    Judith
    2022-11-15
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Eva Kalpadaki
    Eva Kalpadaki is a Brighton-based artist photographer, educator and a life coach. She helps photographers move from feeling stuck, unmotivated and uninspired to developing their creative potential and living a fulfilled and purposeful creative life.

    Eva is a highly knowledgeable and friendly tutor qualified to PhD and PGCE level. With 13 years of teaching experience, she delivers photography courses and workshops privately in 1-1 sessions or in small groups in live classes or online. Her significant experience in exhibiting in the Brighton Photo Fringe and other national and international shows and festivals allows Eva to help photographers develop their dream project towards an exhibition and bring their work to the public. She also provides university all-level study support in understanding photography theory, dissertation writing and creative practice development. She has taught for Phoenix Arts Space and Evolution Arts in Brighton, WexPhotoVideo in London among other organisations and she has been a visiting lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts and Loxdale English Centre.

    In her artistic practice, she is not only 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 also using it to question the nature of photography and to cause 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.

    Eva Kalpadaki is available for private bookings

    Please contact Eva to check availability
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    PHOTOS
    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Bottle Alert St leonards
    I took this photo around the first day of spring. I liked the image as it was fun, a glimpse of someone just casually sitting and hanging their feet over the edge. A snippet of them enjoying the sunshine with the beautiful bright colours behind
    Credit: Gemma Baker
    Instagram: @timesloweddown

    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-03-27
    Title or Location: Eastbourne, UK
    This photo is from an outdoor portrait photography meetup I led recently. At the end of it, I instructed my photographers to pose for a group photo against a nice natural backdrop at the beachfront in Eastbourne.
    Credit: Eva Kalpadaki
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eva.kalpadaki
    Instagram: @eva_kalpadaki
    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Sunset from the Seven Sisters in East Sussex
    Taken with a Canon EOS 750D f8 1/200. This is the raw picture and it hasn't been through post production.
    Credit: Simon Scott

    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Glyne gap near Hastings
    Lovely part of Hastings that runs along the railway heading towards Eastbourne. Some where that I love to take photos of sunsets. Sunsets to me remind me that it's the end of the day and a relaxing end to my working day.
    Credit: Robert Clayden

    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-03-07
    Title or Location: Duomo di Milano - Italy
    Photo taken during my trip in holiday to Milan, Italy.Visiting the cathedral?s interior I noticed that gentleman in his prayer moment and was very impressed with that demonstration of faith.
    Credit: Damiao Rodrigues
    Instagram: damqshot
    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Eastbourne
    One day my friend and I took cameras and went for a flower photoshoot. We knew where to go, as there have been snowdrops every spring near the Holy Trinity Church in Eastbourne. I sat on my knees and started exploring flowers, then I saw that sun beautifully shone in the opposite building. I was very excited to catch the sun and flowers in one shot. This photo was taken by heart. Camera's settings f2.8, 1/125, ISO125, 105mm
    Credit: Natalja Poplavska
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poplavskaya_photo_art?igsh=dDU5Mm40cjM4eG1w

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo

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