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.

ALL ABILITIES

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

ALL CAMERAS

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

DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

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

LEARN TOGETHER

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

Composition

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

Perspectives

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.

Mike

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? 

Jon

UPCOMING WALKSHOPS

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 &

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

Canoe Lake 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

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. We’ll

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. We will

Portsmouth City Centre at Night

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, Lawcourst & more. At various points we’ll

Camber

Old Portsmouth

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

Strong Island Photo Walkshop - Southsea Seafront

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. From here we

Staunton Park

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

Emsworth

Emsworth Mill Pond & 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. We’ll explore

Strong Island Photography Walkshop - Portsmouth City Centre

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

Strong Island Photography Walkshop - Foxes Forest

Foxes Forest & Hilsea Lines

Explore Portsmouth’s natural northern edge where the historic Hilsea Lines meet Foxers Forest. This popular photography walkshop will explore this quiet and often forgotten Portsmouth location, with wildlife and nature

View of the Customs House and Portsmouth Harbour from The Round Tower roof

Old Portsmouth

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

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

Light sparkiling on the water over the side of a blue wooden boat.

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 and still

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 that

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LATEST NEWS

03 November

19 New Winter Photo Walkshops!

After a short autumn break really happy to share the 19 new winter 2017/18 photography walkshop dates and locations! We have some old favourites, some new favourites and some brand

13 September

10-Week Basics of Photography & Film Course with Making Space and Strong Island Media

After running regular photography and film workshops for over 5 years we’re really happy to announce our first evening class with Making Space starting this autumn on Monday nights where you can

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

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