Lower Quay, Fareham


Saturday 22nd April 2023


10:00am to 12:00pm


£30.00 (for up to 2 adults and 2 children)

Families Photo Walk Along Fareham Creek with Ashcroft Arts Centre

This is an all skill levels families photography workshop and walk that explores the waterside historic quayside area of Lower Quay in Fareham, in partnership with The Ashcroft Arts Centre.

Lower Quay, Fareham dates back to the 16th century when ship building began in the area. Fareham Creek was highly thought of as a harbour and in the later part of the century the buildings and stores on the quayside were used as hospitals for the sick and wounded sailors involved in the Dutch wars. The area still retains many old and historic buildings and is right on the creek, where you can get low to the water’s edge. There are still some quiet alleyways to explore and the place is packed with maritime photography opportunities. If we have time we’ll also explore the hidden creek wetland area, tucked away from the main road.

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 a historic but busy maritime village, views of Fareham town centre and the creek, old textures and hidden alleyways plus so much more.


Who will be there?

Group size is limited to 15 per workshop. This is a photography walkshop designed for family groups. 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 about 95+% wheelchair accessible, with most on even and solid paths but the the slipway may be an issue.


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.


This special family photography walkshop is 2 hours long and cost £30 with the ticket price is for 2 adults and 2 children.

You book this walkshop via the Ashcroft Arts Centre website HERE.

Where to Meet

Meet next to the slipway by The Salterns Studio/Tides Coffee Shop, which is off of Lower Quay Road.

There is on road parking in different side roads around the area.

Bus route 11 runs on the main Gosport Road about 2 minutes walk away from the meeting point.


List of the course tutors

Paul Gonella