NEW DATES AND NEW LOCATIONS FOR WINTER 2017/2018
Time has flown when it comes to our Photography Walkshops, we began in June 2015 and between then and now we have had 70+ at locations in Portsmouth & Southsea and at many other locations along the south coast. All in all we’ve had almost 750 people come along and get involved. We’ve had a particularly amazing summer and now can announce new walkshops dates for winter 2017/2018.
What are Photography Walkshops?
Through Strong Island Media we have delivered photography workshops over the last 6 years to over two 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.
What Do I Need?
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.
Winter 2017/2018 Walkshops
We have some old favourites, some new favourites and some brand new places to explore too. We even have a special walkshop for 35mm film.
Locations include: Southsea Seafront (east & west), East Head, Langstone Village, Eastney Beach, Foxes Forest, Portsmouth City Streets, Emsworth, Staunton Country Park and more. We also have 4 evening walkshops for night photography fans, with locations including Southsea, Old Portsmouth plus a new Portsmouth City Centre night walkshop too. Also, expect to see some special walkshops added for February too, just waiting to confirm.
All walkshops are still only £10 and are booked online, with payment then via PayPal or cash on the day.
The Photography Walkshops for Winter 2017/2018 are as follows:
Saturday 11th November 2017, 10am to 12pm
HISTORIC MILTON LOCK
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.
Saturday 18th November 2017, 10am to 12pm
SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT IN B&W
Making the most of the wintery conditions of wind and rain, brave the elements and capture the feel of this time of year around Southsea Seafront, all in black & white.
Saturday 18th November 2017, 2pm to 4pm
LANGSTONE VILLAGE SHORELINE
The small village of Langstone lies where Langstone Harbour meets Chichester Harbour. We’ll be exploring the shoreline with it’s historic old buildings, the once busy old quayside, Smuggler’s Mill, and more.
Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am to 12pm
EASTNEY HARBOUR ENTRANCE
Explore the entrance to Langstone Harbour from The Solent, from the Hayling Ferry departure pontoon and the many old boats on the shoreline, down to the open beaches and more.
Saturday 25th November 2017, 8pm to 10pm
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY IN OLD PORTSMOUTH
For this walkshop 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.
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 8pm to 10pm
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY ON SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT
For this walkshop we’ll be creating some long exposure photography at night on Southsea Seafront, including exploring around Canoe Lake, along the beach, on the promenade and down to the sea.
Saturday 9th December 2017, 10am to 12pm
EAST HEAD SAND DUNES
One of the most beautiful natural locations on the south coast, East Head is a huge spur of sand where West Wittering beach becomes the entrance to Chichester Harbour.
Saturday 9th December 2017, 2pm to 4pm
SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT (WEST)
We’ll be starting off at Clarence Pier, photographing elements of some of the rides before heading off west along the prom to Spur Redoubt and the moat bridge.
Saturday 9th December 2017, 7pm to 9pm
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY IN PORTSMOUTH CITY CENTRE
For this walkshop we’ll be creating some long exposure photography at night around Portsmouth City Centre, including exploring around Portsmouth Guildhall, Civic Centre, Lawcourts & more.
Saturday 16th December 2017, 2pm to 4pm
We’ll be exploring Old Portsmouth, starting off at the Round Tower and then exploring the old battery stations and the top of the Round Tower before making our way down to the Camber and more.
Saturday 6th January 2017, 10am to 12pm
SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT (EAST)
We’ll be starting off at the Rose Gardens in Southsea, looking at different focusing techniques before moving down to the beach huts trying out different composition styles.
Saturday 13th January, 2pm to 4pm
STAUNTON COUNTRY PARK
Staunton Country Park is the free entry parkland to the north of the well known ornamental farm, petting zoo and glasshouses. We will be starting at the main gate and then working our way through the park to the old main house remains, the shell house and then down to the lake.
Saturday 13th January 2018, 2pm to 4pm
EMSWORTH MILLPOND & SHORELINE
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. From the harbour cannel we’ll explore around the Mill Pond and then on to the harbour shoreline.
Saturday 20th January 2018, 10am to 12pm
PORTSMOUTH CITY CENTRE
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 of the city too.
Saturday 27th January 2018, 10am to 12pm
FOXES FOREST & HILSEA LINES
Explore Portsmouth’s natural northern edge where the historic Hilsea Lines meet Foxes Forest. This popular photography walkshop will explore this quiet and often forgotten Portsmouth location, with wildlife and nature our main subject.
Saturday 27th January 2018, 2pm to 4pm
We’ll be exploring Old Portsmouth, starting off at the Round Tower and then exploring the old battery stations and the top of the Round Tower before making our way down to the historic Camber.
Saturday 27th January 2018, 7pm to 9pm
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY ON SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT
For this walkshop we’ll be creating some long exposure photography at night on Southsea Seafront, including exploring around Canoe Lake, along the beach, on the promenade and down to the pier.
Saturday 10th February 2018, 10am to 12pm
35MM FILM AT THE CAMBER
With this special photography walkshop we will be shooting our photos with 35mm film. We will explore around Old Portsmouth’s The Camber, the historic heart of the city.
Saturday 17th February 2018, 10am to 12pm
EASTNEY FORT BEACH
We will explore the beach in Eastney that sits where the entrance to Langstone Harbour meets The Solent. We’ll start of meeting at the entrance to the public carpark by the public slipway and explore the beach down to the sea.