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? 



Photography Walkshop - Portsmouth Cathedral at Night

Portsmouth Cathedral at Night

This special walkshop is in partnership with Portsmouth Cathedral and sees us exploring the cathedral at night…with the lights out! This night photography walkshop will involve long exposure and light

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 Photography Walkshop - Farlington Marshes

Natural Langstone Harbour

Discover the landscape and wildlife of Portsmouth’s Langstone Harbour with a photo walkshop that covers Farlington Marshes at the north of the harbour’s edge. Expect to see different habitats, WWII

Colourful light painting in front of a Southsea yellow shelter at night.

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

View of the Hayling Ferry from the Eastney Beach, with a rising tide and a cloudy sky

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 the

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






01 February

Photos From Milton Locks Photo Walkshop

The 59th photography walkshop was at Milton Locks in Portsmouth at lowest tide and on a glorious summer’s day. We began at the nature reserve entrance and entered the tree

22 January

Photos From Foxes Forest and Hilsea Lines Photo Walkshop

If you like the look of this walkshop, we’re running it again on Saturday morning, you can book a place HERE. The 58th photography walkshop was at the always popular

19 January

Photos From People on Hayling Island Beach Photo Walkshop

The 57th photography walkshop was out on the beach on Hayling Island. We’re always trying to set walkshops for different types of photography, from nature to night light painting and

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