Brighton photography courses and workshops

Brighton By Night Photography Walk

Side view of yellow lit Brighton Bandstand in the night in blue background sky. Photo by Eva Kalpadaki.

    Sunday 21 January 2024     

Cost: £50


Duration: 4 hours

                17:00 - 21:00

Where: meeting point tbc

Group Size: 8 students 

Note: The workshop will be rescheduled in case the weather is not good

Low angle view of Brighton houses brightly lit in yellow colour with blue sky night sky as background. Photo by Eva Kalpadaki.

Brighton By Night Photo Walk Themes

- Long Exposure in Bulb setting

- ISO and f/stop settings

- Light Painting

- Combination of Flash with Ambient Light

- Light experimentations



Brighton By Night Photography Walk

Brighton Outdoor Workshop


In this two-day workshop, you will learn how to capture the magic of Brighton by Night in an explorative and experimental play with Night Photography.

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

The second day consists of a feedback session where you will all be sharing your photos with your peers and getting constructive comments and advice on how to improve your night photography.

All levels welcome




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


- demonstrate a critical understanding of the basic principles of night photography by identifying and discussing different aspects and elements of a night photograph


- demonstrate a practical engagement with night photography by taking your own photographs


- critically reflect on the making of your own images and discuss the creative process behind them



General Workshop Outline

First Day - Outdoors

Meeting at Brighton Buddhist Centre


Explaining briefly the main workshop themes with student contributions and questions


Extended Practice Session

You will be taking night photographs walking along the seafront and applying the workshop themes into practice.

You can follow the tasks I will be giving you or you can choose to shoot freely after you feel confident with the basics. I will be answering your questions and giving you individual attention and practical tips on how to achieve your desired results by controlling your camera settings.


End of the first day

I will be giving you instructions as to how to select, edit and present your photographs during the feedback session



Second Day - Online

Feedback Time

Looking at each other’s photographs, commenting on them in a non-judgemental environment, suggesting new ideas, and reflecting on your creative process of tackling night photography.


End of the second day

Summing up on the workshop themes, leaving your workshop feedback, and suggesting ideas for further workshops based on your needs.


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

Camera guidelines

- Ideally, an SLR or mirrorless camera with a BULB setting(digital if you want digital, film if you want film) are the best types of cameras you can have if you want to really explore and experiment with photography

- 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 one)
- warm clothes if the night is cold
- enthusiasm and imagination


Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refunds:

- if you cancel within 15 days from the start of the course.

- if the course is cancelled but a new date is scheduled

- if you stop attending it or any sessions of it

Minimum Age

16 years old is the minimum age for participants to attend the workshop on their own.

For younger children please contact us.