This event is part of the Redeye Academy programme, set up to support photographers at any level, particularly enthusiasts and non-professionals, who would like to develop their technical abilities and create photography that has more meaning and expression. Whether you consider yourself an amateur or enthusiast Redeye Academy aims to give you the best available training, development and support in contemporary photography. 


Digital Detox is a full day workshop that will give you a grounding in analogue photography. In times when we are bombarded with technology, it’s good to take some time out and try something different. From calotypes and salt prints to daguerreotypes and silk prints, professional photographer Libby Nightingale will give you an overview and history of traditional methods, film types and processing in this hands-on workshop. 

Who is it for?

The workshop is aimed at anyone, particularly beginners, looking to take a break from the digital and try something different.


Workshop Contents

  • Film Types and Sizes
  • Cameras - 35mm, Medium Format, Pinhole 
  • Alternative film developing
  • Solargraphs, Lumen Prints and Chlorophyll
  • Cyanotypes
  • Camera Obscura 

Libby Nightingale 

Libby Nightingale is an associate Member of the Royal Photographic Society and has a BA (hons) Photography (1st class). She is responsible for the running of Chromasia Training Limited, for which she won the Business Start-up category of the 2009 North West Women in Business Awards, and was a finalist in the Outstanding Women in Business category of the 2008 ABF Tiger Awards. Libby is a speaker at business development and networking events, including keynote presentations at the Women's Digital Village in Sheffield, the Prowess Conference in Blackpool, and WorcNet (Women working in Yorkshire), Creative Lancashire, BBC radio, and WBNL.

Her personal photographic practice is continuing body of work that challenges both contemporary and historical constructs of childhood, and the way children, particularly girls, are portrayed in art. She also explores what childhood means today. She has exhibited in Manchester and London and featured in several publications.


This workshop starts at 10:00 on 20th May 2017 until 17:00. Doors open at 9:30.


This event takes place at CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU. The venue is fully accessible.


Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to do so. Tickets are £75.00. Redeye members £62.50.  To find out more about becoming a member go to our membership page

Please note our terms and conditions including our refund policy.  

Image: David Nightingale of Chromasia 

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Street Photography: An introduction 

Urban and Architectural Photography: An introduction

Photoshop for Photographers

Your Photographic Voice, Style and Self-Expression

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