Strong Island has delivered photography workshops for the last 8 years to well over a thousand people of all ages and abilities across the south coast.


Working with organisations such as 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 Workshop - Southsea Seafront

Southsea Seafront in B&W

For this Southsea walkshop we will be focusing on shooting in monochrome and what makes it different from colour photography. The strong spring sunlight (hopefully!) and the shadows it creates


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

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

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

100th Walkshop – Old Portsmouth

Hard to believe, but this photo walkshop will be the 100th! To celebrate this free walk will be more of a fun get together and less walkshop. If you’re one

Royal Victoria Country Park

Royal Victoria Country Park

A new location for photo walkshops (but one I’ve taught photography at for a few years with a local college) is Royal Victoria Country Park near Southampton. This historic location






04 December

New Walkshops and the 100th Walkshop Celebration!

Sorry it has been a bit quiet for a while, after taking Saturdays off for a month or two off over the summer sadly work commitments ended up taking over

11 June

New Street Photography Walkshops in Chichester with Pallant House Gallery

We have an exciting new series of two photography walkshops in Chichester in partnership with Pallant House Gallery and celebrating their fantastic new exhibition by Dorothy Bohm. Inspired by the Sussex Days photography

25 April

Photos From Emsworth Photo Walkshop with Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Sorry so behind on sharing past photo walkshop photos, with it being Strong Island’s 10th year we’re working on some large projects and as such we’ve fallen a bit behind.

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