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 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

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






15 January

Photos From Eastney at Night Photo Walkshop

The 56th photography walkshop was out at the ferry point in Eastney, with the aim to catch the location as it went in to dusk and night. Sadly not that

12 January

Photos From Staunton Park Photo Walkshop

Note: Sorry we’re so behind with the photos from this year’s photo walkshops, we’ll be sharing lots of them to catch up ready for the next walkshops in January. The

08 January

Photos From Portsmouth Cathedral at Night Photo Walkshop

Note: Sorry we’re so behind with the photos from this year’s photo walkshops, we’ll be sharing lots of them to catch up ready for the next walkshops in January. The

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