Time has flown when it comes to our Photography Walkshops, we began in June 2015 and between then and now we have had 40 at locations in Portsmouth & Southsea and at other locations along the south coast. All in all we’ve had almost 400 people come along and get involved. We’ve had a particularly amazing summer, autumn and winter and now can announce new walkshops dates for the start of 2017.
Through Strong Island Media we have delivered photography workshops over the last 5 years to over a thousand people of all ages and abilities across the south coast. Working with organisations like Chichester Harbour Conservancy, University of Portsmouth, Making Space, Hampshire Cultural Trust plus many schools and youth groups. Over time we’ve developed ‘Walkshops’, where rather than sitting down in a classroom you actively learn different photography skills and techniques out and about with your camera, with support from a professional photographer. These workshops involve a leisurely 2 hour walk with fun & creative photo activities allowing you to find out much more about your camera and how to get the best out from it in the future. We look at composition, perspectives, textures, leading lines, creating narrative and also how to take control of aperture and shutter speed plus much more.
To get involved all you have to do is bring along your camera to take part. It can be anything from a digital compact through to an SLR and if you want to shoot 35mm film, cool! If you don’t have your own camera we have a selection of digital compacts you are free to borrow for the workshop (please let us know in advance). We can even offer 35mm SLRs for you to use if you like. Even if you just bring along your cameraphone you’ll learn loads that’ll make a big difference to your mobile photography.
All walkshops are still only £10 and are booked online, with payment then via PayPal or cash on the day.
The Photography Walkshops for January to March 2017 are as follows:
Portsmouth City Centre
10am to 12pm on Saturday 14th January 2017
On this photography walkshop we’ll be exploring lots of the urban landscape in Portsmouth’s city centre. We’ll be taking in some classic architectural landmarks and also some of the forgotten corners hidden away. Expect to see lots of interesting architectural & structural views, textures, light and shadow and much more. Find out more and book online HERE.
Night Photography in Old Portsmouth
6pm to 8pm on Saturday 28th January 2017
Always a popular walkshop and always sold out so book quick. We’ll be creating some long exposure photography at night in Old Portsmouth, including boats and views of Portsmouth Harbour and the Spinnaker Tower plus experimenting with light painting. Find out more and book online HERE.
Historic Milton Lock
10am to 12pm Saturday 11th February 2017
On this photography walkshop explore the landscape and area around the historic Milton Lock, the once entrance from Portsmouth’s Langstone Harbour to the old Portsmouth Canal. The photowalk explores the shoreline and lock, the derelict boats and the shore path on the harbour’s edge. Expect to see lots of different natural and manmade textures, interesting decaying old boats and beautiful views over the harbour. Find out more and book online HERE.
Nelson’s Final Walk
10am to 12pm Saturday 25th February 2017
After meeting up outside Portsmouth Cathedral we’ll be following (approximately) Nelson’s final walk as he left Portsmouth for the last time to go to sea and battle. We’ll go down to Penny Street and then south to Garrison Church, then to the tunnel, over the moat by the bridge and on to the remains of Spur Redoubt. Find out more and book online HERE.
Emsworth Millpond and Shoreline
10am to 12pm Saturday 11th March 2017
We’ll be starting off the photography walkshop in historic Emsworth on the famous South Street that runs down past old fishing cottages to the shore of Chichester Harbour. We’ll explore the outer edge of the Mill Pond, looking over the wide views over the water and looking for interesting landmarks and sights. At Emsworth Sailing Club we’ll go out on to the shoreline before making our way back around the other side of the pond, exploring the boat yards, etc. along the way. Find out more and book online HERE.
10am to 12pm Saturday 25th March 2017
We’ll look at ways of capturing the different open areas of the castle, the textures and the historical elements on the walls, etc. We’ll go down to the harbour-side gate and take photos using the old spiral staircase before going out to the harbour edge. From here we’ll be walking around the outer walls with stunning views out over Portsmouth Harbour. We’ll finish off exploring the woodland to the south of the castle. Find out more and book online HERE.
You can find out much more about our Photography Walkshops on the website and keep an eye out on our Facebook page and Instagram as we’ll have more walkshops to add in the coming weeks too.