Lymington, New Forest


Saturday 25th May 2024


10:00am to 12:00pm



Explore the Alleyways and Shoreline of Nautical Lymington

This is an all skill levels photography workshop mixing the town streets and the shoreline of the sailing town of Lymington, on The Solent.

We’ll be starting off outside the Kings Head Inn at the top of Quay Hill. We will be looking at street photography around this historic area of the town and exploring the different cobble streets and alleyways as we make our way down to the water. At the shore we’ll look for interesting perspectives around the quayside including the slipway, shore and over the marina area. This area is packed with photography inspiration, with leading lines, natural frames, nautical details and so much more. If time allows we will continue the shore path following the channel as it leads to the sea.

This workshop involves a leisurely 2 hour walk with fun & creative photo activities allowing you to find out much more about your camera and how to get the best out from it in the future. We’ll be looking at composition, perspectives, textures, leading lines, creating narrative and also how to take control of aperture and shutter speed.

Expect to see some historic cobbled streets and all things sailing & life on the water plus nature on the shore and so much more.


Who will be there?

Group size is limited to 15 per workshop. All ages very welcome, if under 16 please be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive around 15 minutes early for a prompt start for the walkshop.


What do I need to bring?

All you have to do is bring along your camera to take part. It can be anything from a digital compact through to a DSLR and if you want to shoot 35mm film, cool! If you don’t have your own camera we have a selection of digital compacts you are free to borrow for the workshop (please let us know in advance). We can even offer 35mm SLRs for you to use if you like. Many people just bring along the camera they have in their pocket everyday, their smartphone and you’ll learn loads that’ll make a big difference to your mobile photography.


What is access like?

This walk is sadly not very wheelchair accessible, with uneven surfaces and grass by the shore.


What is a walkshop?

Through Strong Island Media, professional photographer Paul Gonella has delivered photography workshops over the last 10 years to over three thousand people of all ages and abilities across the south coast. Working with partners such as Chichester Harbour Conservancy, University of Portsmouth, Making Space, Hampshire Cultural Trust plus many schools, colleges and youth groups. We 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 at every step.

We’ve delivered well over 100 walkshops from Worthing through to Bournemouth and as far north as Surrey and from the summer of 2015 we have run a very successful series of walkshops open to the public in and around Southsea & Portsmouth and along the coast.


Walkshops are 2 hours long and costs only £3.00 per person, *subsidised by Culture in Common and organised by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Please book through Hampshire Cultural Trust online HERE or via the button below.

Where to Meet

Outside the Kings Head Inn at 1 Quay Hill, Lymington SO41 3AR. The main carpark is Town Quay Carpark and is about 5-10 minutes walk away from the meeting point and is pay and display.

Nearest bus stop is on Station Street a minute walk away.

Lymington Town train station is about 5 minutes walk away.


List of the course tutors

Paul Gonella