Strong Island Photo Workshop - Southsea Seafront

Southsea Seafront in B&W

For this Southsea walkshop we will be focusing on shooting in monochrome and what makes it different from colour photography. The strong spring sunlight (hopefully!) and the shadows it creates came be perfect for black and white images. We’ll begin setting our cameras up in monochrome and start exploring the Rose Gardens and the remains of the old fort. We will then visit the beach before walking down to Canoe Lake. We will then head back down to the shelters on the Prom and back on the beach before ending up at South Parade Pier. Expect to see a great mix of subjects, textures, shadows and tones.

Unlike other walks, we’re not worried about lots of wind and rain for this one…if anything they can help create some dramatic and atmospheric images for this walk. So this walkshop will go ahead no matter the weather conditions. Most cameras are not weather sealed or waterproof so it is worth considering buying an in-expensive rain cover for your camera in advance. There are lots on Amazon for all camera types and are pretty cheap and always handy to have around in your camera bag just in case.

Please wear some waterproof gear if you have it, a warm coat, etc are also recommended but it depends on the weather on the day.

Meet at:

The entrance gate for The Rose Gardens, facing the seafront. Parking is available at the Canoe Lake carpark (paid) or along the seafront (paid, but seasonal). The closest bus stops are at the westerly end of Canoe Lake. The nearest train station is Fratton, about 25 minutes walk away.


About 50% of the walkshop is wheelchair friendly with paths and roads, but with some parts going down on to the shore/beach, although participation is still possible from the prom for the most part.

Book through EventBrite online HERE or come along on the day.