Brighton photography courses and workshops

 Beginners Photography

Tutor Eva Kalpadaki is shown giving indidual attention to a male student who is holding his camera in front of him. Photo by Michelle Cobbin.

Evening Course

Mondays 5 February - 25 March 2024

Daytime Course

Tuesdays 6 February - 26 March 2024

Cost: £132

Concessions: £108


Duration: 8-week course

Evening Course Mondays 19:30 - 21:30

Daytime Course Tuesdays 14:15 - 16:15

Where: Evolution Arts based in the Brighton Buddhist Centre

Group Size: 8 Students

NOTE: This course is also available as 1-1 tuition tailored to your needs and availability.

Contact us for more info.

Male student is shown sitting on a Hove seafront shed taking photographs while holding his camera in some distance from his eyes. A yellow ship emblem appears on the side of the shed. Photo by Eva Kalpadaki.

 Beginners Photography Themes

- Week 1

  Manual Shooting Mode

  (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Photometry)

- Week 2

  Other Shooting Modes

  Exposure Value, Exposure Compensation

- Week 3

  Focusing Mode

- Week 4

  Creative Composition


- Week 5


  White Balance



- Week 6

  lBuilt-In Flash

- Week 7

  Raw vs Jpeg

  Release Mode
  Function Button
  Picture Control

- Week 8

  Extra settings

  Multiple Exposure

 Beginners Photography

Brighton In-Venue Course


This  8-week technical course aims at guiding you step by step to go off-auto and use your digital camera in full manual mode.

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of photography (photographic exposure ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc) and the most important settings.

You will gain the confidence you need to take control of your camera and get creative.





At the end of the workshop you will be able to:


-demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamentals of Photography


-demonstrate a practical engagement with photography by taking your own photographs in manual shooting mode


-develop a critical mind of what constitutes a technically good photograph and be able to deconstruct the photographic code


General Outline of a Lesson Plan for each Weekly Session

Each session consists of mainly three parts:

Part I

Looking at your photographs (homework based on the theme of the previous week), commenting on the composition and technical aspects of them, and suggesting ways to improve them. At the same time, I will be answering your questions helping you to make your beginners' photography journey as easy as possible.


Part II

Explaining and demonstrating the new weekly theme. You will be applying in practice step by step what has been demonstrated and with my help, you will be able to understand and further practise every single aspect of shooting in Manual Mode as well as all the most important functions and settings of your digital camera.


Part III

Summing up the main ideas, which were discussed during the previous parts and discussing the nature of your next homework.



At the the end of each weekly session, I will be sending you e-handouts by email.

Camera guidelines

A  DSLR camera is ideally the best type of camera you can have if you want to really explore and experiment with photography at a beginner level. However, all types of cameras are welcome, as long as they have a manual shooting mode setting.


Refund & Cancellation Policy

Check with Evolution Arts at as the workshop is run through them.

Minimum Age

18 years old is the minimum age for participants to attend the workshop on their own. For younger children please contact us.