Participants will explore the park on a guided photography walk with a professional photographer, along the way learning different skills and techniques and using them to capture nature, portraiture, and much more. The workshop will aim to teach smartphone photography skills such as basics of focusing and exposure through to different composition techniques including the rule of thirds, different perspectives, etc. Helpful hints and tips will also be provided on how to edit your photos and sharing online on social media such as Instagram.
Staunton Country Park is the free entry parkland to the north of the well-known ornamental farm, petting zoo, and glasshouses. We will be starting at the main gate and exploring the parkland down to the remains of the old mansion house. These remains include old archways and stairs and views out to the lake further down the valley. We’ll discover the old shell house before making our way down to the water and forest before using the arched bridge out onto the island.
Expect to see summer flowers and plants, woodland, old ruins, a wide-open lake, wildlife, and much more.
This is one of two introduction workshops, there are also two slightly more advanced workshops exploring creative photography and new perspectives.
This is for young people aged 18 and under in the Havant and local area (e.g. from Portsmouth to Emsworth and north to Petersfield).
At the entrance to the country park of Staunton, on the north side of Middle Park Way.
There is a new carpark in the north of the park, off of Petersfield Road. Buses 21 and 27 stop near the entrance. Havant train station is about 20-30 minutes walk away.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
This walkshop focuses on smartphone photography and editing so simply bring your phone along with you. Please make sure it is fully charged.
It can be muddy if it rains so please consider what footwear and clothing to bring.
This walk is about 70% wheelchair accessible, with good paths around the park but we will be going off the path for some of the walk.
We will use a number of safety procedures due to Covid-19, these include working outdoors, small group size, limiting social distancing, etc.
Please book through EventBrite online HERE.