Location

Southsea

Date

Saturday 24th February 2024

Time

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost

£15.00

Painting Light in Southsea (Evening)

This is an all skill levels photography workshop for long exposure photography & experimenting with light painting at night in Southsea.

We’ll meet up outside the Cumberland Museum and then quickly head down to Canoe Lake learning how to set up our cameras for long exposure photography in the evening, including manual camera settings, manual focusing, use of a remote or timer trigger, tripod and more. We’ll begin with photos of the reflected, colourful lights over the lake before moving to the main road crossing, looking at taking photos with all the three colours of the traffic lights and the lines of the car headlights. We’ll then cross over to the beach with light painting using a variety of different lights, flashes and more.

We’ll be going out in the evening so please bring warm and dry clothing. A tripod for your camera is also required and a remote trigger would be useful too, if you do not have one then please familiarise yourself with your timer shutter release on your camera. Due to the low light this workshop is not great for cameraphones, but some apps are available and you would need a tripod that can mount a phone to it.

Tip: If it has been a while, try setting up your tripod and camera in daylight to check for all the parts and to familiarise yourself with how to mount your camera etc.

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 washes of light and colour, reflections on the lake, shapes and patterns painted in light around Southsea and 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?

We’ll be going out in the evening so please bring warm and dry clothing.

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! A tripod for your camera is also required and a remote trigger would be useful too, if you do not have one then please familiarise yourself with your timer shutter release on your camera.

Due to the low light this workshop is probably not be great for cameraphones, but some apps are available and you would need a tripod that can mount a phone to it.

 

What is access like?

About 90% of the walkshop is wheelchair friendly with paths and roads, the last part may involve getting on to the beach.

 

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.

BOOK NOW

Walkshops are 2 hours long and cost £15 per person either, paid either in advance online via PayPal or cash in person at the start of the workshop (please book online for both).

Please book through EventBrite online HERE or via the button below, a booking fee will be added.

Payment can be done online via PayPal or in cash on the day.

NO BOOKING FEE IF CASH

If you pay in cash on the day just pay the £15 and we’ll absorb the booking fee – it saves on the inconvenience of having all the loose change in person on the walk.

Where to Meet

Meet outside Cumberland House Natural History Museum by Canoe Lake, at the end of Festing Road.

There is free parking along here from 6pm.

There is a bus stop 30 seconds walk up Festing Road for routes 1 and 17.

The nearest train station is Fratton which is about 20+ minutes walk away.

Tutors

List of the course tutors

Paul Gonella

Photographer