Saturday saw the first photography walkshop at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We’re trying to run some walkshops in partnership with certain cultural & heritage locations (we previously ran one last summer at Southsea Castle), so it was great for the dockyard to let us explore with our cameras.
We started off outside the dockyard on the slipway at The Hard, photographing a Portsmouth favourite: HMS Warrior. There were also lots of opportunities to get close up shots of the little boats moored up and the debris scattered around. Once in the dockyard we started off at the inner ‘lake’ looking at different focusing techniques before exploring inside the new Boathouse 4, looking at the different boat textures and industrial elements of the building too. From here we went down to HMS M.33 and HMS Victory, looking at new perspectives and different compositional techniques. Finally we photographed the often forgotten about old dockyard railway carriages which were rich with character.
We’re looking forward to the next walkshop which will be at Foxes Forest/Hilsea Lines (9th April), a few spaces are available still and you can book online HERE. We’re working on the summer schedule of photo walkshops both in Portsmouth and at different other locations along the south coast, details very, very soon!