Strong Island has delivered photography workshops for the last 5 years to over a thousand people of all ages and abilities across the south coast.


Working with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, University of Portsmouth, Making Space, Hampshire Cultural Trust plus many schools and youth groups 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.


Everyone is welcome to come along, it doesn’t matter how confident you are with your camera, from total beginner to expert there is lots to discover


Bring your digital or film camera: anything from a digital compact through to an SLR and if you want to shoot 35mm film, cool! Cameraphones are welcome too


We run workshops in a variety of different locations on the south coast


Learn in a group with people of all abilities

Learn lots of new techniques, skills and tips with a professional photographer/

On the walkshops you’ll have the opportunity to discover lots of new camera techniques and skills in fun and interesting ways, these new skills and techniques you can use time and again in the future


Try lots of new compositional techniques including Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Natural Framing, Layering, etc.


Discover new ways to see what is around you, finding new ways of capturing the location and the things you find on your walkshop

Take Control

Switch off automatic and take more control of your camera with aperture and shutter speed explored to creative effect with Depth of Field, Long Exposures & more

Themes & Narratives

Explore particular creative themes (such as B&W, textures, etc) and learn how to create narrative to your images with what you include, leave out and tips on building atmosphere

I owe a lot to photo walkshops, consistently improving my photography and understanding of how to get the best out of a camera. It’s led to some great experiences and opened up some exciting opportunities for me. Also getting to hang out with other photographers and meeting some new friends along the way is always a bonus.


Paul has a calm, friendly and approachable manner. He is a natural communicator who is able to share his enthusiasm for, and expertise and knowledge of his craft. These qualities mean he is able to engage with all ages and abilities.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Thank you for hosting these regular 2 hours of getting away from the hustle and bustle of what life throws at us… what better way to get away from it all by doing a top hobby in often newly discovered environments and getting very professional photography tuition and advice mixed into the bargain? 



Strong Island Photo Walkshop - Southsea Seafront

Southsea Seafront

We’ll be starting off at the Rose Gardens in Southsea, looking at different focusing techniques before moving down to the colourful beach huts trying out different composition styles. From here

Strong Island Photography Walkshop - Nautical Itchenor

Nautical Itchenor

Itchenor is an old village that is a hub for sailing right on Chichester Harbour. We will begin the walk by meeting at the Chichester Harbour Conservancy harbour office before

Strong Island Photography Walkshop - Historic Bosham

Historic Bosham

Bosham is a beautiful, historic village on at the end of the Bosham Channel of Chichester Harbour. We’ll be starting off in the village before making our way down to

Strong Island Photography Walkshop - Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

We’ll be starting off in the castle carpark and walking down to the main gate and then around the exterior of the castle wall perimeter. We’ll look at ways of

Strong Island Photo Walkshop - Old Portsmouth at Night

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


Warblington Church & Shore

The small village of Warblington lies hidden in between Langstone and Emsworth. We will begin by exploring the historic old church before making our way through beautiful countryside down to






16 August

Photos From Portchester Castle Photo Walkshop

The 50th(!) photography walkshop was at the always popular Portchester Castle. The castle at the top of Portsmouth Harbour is awesome for exploring with your camera and we got lucky

31 July

Aspex Holiday Art Club: Photo Walkshop with Strong Island on Thursday

This Thursday (3rd) we’re running the first of this summer holiday’s Holiday Art Club workshops at Aspex Gallery, with a very special Photo Walkshop for young photographers. From 10-3pm we’ll

21 July

Photos From Historic Bosham Photo Walkshop

The 49th photography walkshop was (again) on a cold and damp spring day in Bosham back in late March. Bosham is always a fantastic place to explore with a camera,

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