While I was away in Spain, a lot of camera-related activities took place in Brighton - festivals, workshops, photowalks and it felt like I had really missed out. I needn't have worried. There is such a buzz right now with photography that everywhere I look or turn, I find something happening. If you're into photography but not familiar with the Brighton scene, here are a few things you should check out:-
Nadine Burzler - Nadine is doing some great personal projects such as Instragram walks and Polaroid in the Park - she's very bubbly and looks set to go far with several additional ideas in the pipeline.
Stewart Weir has teamed up with David Freeman (no relation), to host Chameleon Phototours, planning to take groups to such diverse places as the Lake District and Barcelona. More details on the tours can be found on Stewart's website.
Fotothon - a great little idea, with big potential. It's a photographic quest which will take place on Saturday June 11th 2011 from noon till 5pm. Participants will be given 10 clues or hints and they'll have 5 hours to scour Brighton for photographic opportunities which interpret those clues in any way they see fit. There will be prizes for the best overall winner as well as in individual categories.
ShutterRock - a fantastic online sharing community, helping to shape the face of photography and very much NOW - if you need an invite to the group let me know :)
Photography 121 - a wonderful podcasts by Stephen Cotterell in which he interviews photographers and talks about their personal experiences on their photographic journeys.
Add the Colour - a popular photography haunt and coffee shop, where photographers can display their work. The MINICLICK talks are also held here, once a month.
Eclectia Gallery - a local gallery/studio based at Brighton Marina. Current plans include running studio-based workshops and the opportunity to hire their studio space which has recently been upgraded thanks to sponsorship from The Flash Centre.
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