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Photos From Southsea Seafront Photo Walkshop

Photographers at the end of the walkshop by South Parade Pier

Photos From Southsea Seafront Photo Walkshop

FOR THE 51st PHOTOGRAPHY WALKSHOP WE EXPLORED ALONG THE SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT IN THE EARLY SUMMER SUN

Note: Sorry we’re so behind with the photos from this year’s photo walkshops, we’ll be sharing them now throughout the holiday period to catch up ready for the next walkshops in January.

The 51st photography walkshop was at the start of the warm weather in very early summer, along the always popular Southsea Seafront route. We began at the Rose Gardens and unlike previous walkshops in this area we spent more time looking at the old concrete and brick parts back when it was once a fort protecting the shoreline of Portsmouth. We began looking at different focusing techniques and how to control areas of sharpness in the frame. We then left the Rose Gardens and looked at the colourful beach huts concentrating on combining light and shadow.

…we spent more time looking at the old concrete and brick parts back when it was once a fort protecting the shoreline of Portsmouth…

Young photographer reviewing photo at the Rose Garden
Young photographer composing their photo at the Rose Garden
Tulip catching the sun in the long grass
Photographer capturing some of the old fort gun emplacements
The Southsea prom street lights in an early summer blue sky

The sun was out and the weather nice and warm so it was great to head down on to the beach for our next stop…

From here it is a short hop across the road on to the Prom and we (again for the first time on this route) spent some time experimenting with depth with the old concrete bench that runs along the roadside. We took photos of people sat on the concrete and used the leading lines to draw the eye. The sun was out and the weather nice and warm so it was great to head down on to the beach for our next stop. We worked on taking the cameras in to Aperture & Shutter Priority and then experimented with different perspectives with the beach shingle and the small waves lapping on the beach.

Photographer capturing the colourful beach huts
Looking along the beach huts
Shadows and colour at the beach huts
Photographers at the colourful beach huts
Early summer flowers
Young photographers looking along the concrete bench on the prom
Colourful bush and flowers

A short walk from the beach and back across the road we were heading for Canoe Lake, with its swans, model boats and more. We continued to develop our work with low perspectives and controlling depth of field. We also had some friendly birds get up close and say hello too!

We continued to develop our work with low perspectives and controlling depth of field…

Low view of Southsea's prom
Photographers sharing their photos on the beach
Photographers catching low perspectives on the beach
A dog playing in the still blue sea
Colourful pebbles on the beach
Photographers capturing shots at Southsea's Canoe Lake

…we looked at a variety of composition techniques looking along, through and under the pier itself…

Our last stop was South Parade Pier: one of the city’s most popular photography landmarks never fairs to deliver and we looked at a variety of composition techniques looking along, through and under the pier itself. Working in the darker areas of shadow also helps improve skills in controlling exposure too. Another fun walkshop, a big thank you to all who came along!

Rooftops of South Parade Pier
Photographer capturing a shot of the pier
Photographer looking out at sea
Young photographer photographing the sea

Want to get involved and come along to one of our walkshops? Find out more about the many different upcoming walkshops at:

www.photowalkshops.com

Check the Strong Island Photo Walkshops Instagram account packed with photos from all of the last 70+ walkshops:

www.instagram.com/PhotoWalkshops

We also have a Facebook page for Photography Walkshops, with more photos and information plus, if you like, leave us a review too:

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View of the colour markers out in the Solent

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