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A group shot of all the photographers looking up, with the dark skies and rough seas our in to the distance

Photos From People on Hayling Island Beach Photo Walkshop

FOR THE 57th PHOTOGRAPHY WALKSHOP WE VISITED HAYLING ISLAND WITH THREE MODELS ON THE BEACH

The 57th photography walkshop was out on the beach on Hayling Island. We’re always trying to set walkshops for different types of photography, from nature to night light painting and in the summer the Haying walkshop was on the theme of photographing people. The previous version of this walkshop a year earlier was lots of fun so despite the changeable weather it went really well thanks to our three models on the day. This location is fantastic for shooting photos of people (we’ve actually run a similar walkshop here 5 times in the past) and our main models all had experience of being photographed before so were happy to work with our photographers to get the shot they were after. Our third model was along for the walkshop and got involved!

This location is fantastic for shooting photos of people (we’ve actually run a similar walkshop here 5 times in the past) and our main models all had experience of being photographed before…

Photographers look down the beach to two models walking towards them as a storm hovers on the horizon
Photographer captures two models walking along the water's edge
Three photographers looking for low angles on the beach
Photographer crouches behind a seaweed covered post, looking for the best angle
Photographers zooming in along the beach on Hayling Island
A dark sky hangs over Langstone Harbour, with a lone yacht out on the green water

We walked down the beach and tried various different setups, from wide to extreme close up, considering triangles, rule of thirds and eye-lines in our compositions…

Far and Close

Working with models we were able to start looking at wider compositions, placing the models within a landscape at different points. A storm was rolling in from the South Downs and became a moody backdrop to many of our images as the morning went on. We walked down the beach and tried various different setups, from wide to extreme close up, considering triangles, rule of thirds and eye-lines in our compositions. Passing yachts travelling in and out of the Solent and Langstone Harbour also added background detail and points of narrative.

A model smiles in to the wind as a yacht passes behind out in the channel
Photographers concentrating on their perspectives and compositions
Looking between two photographers shoulders, a model is looking up the beach
A pack of photographers behind the model are looking for the right shot
Extreme close up! A photographer gets up close to one of the models, getting a shot of their eyes
CLose up of one of the models, with hair windswept and an ambiguous smile

Low Perspectives and Eye Lines

From here we moved down to the wider areas of shingle and then looked at perspective, with us all laying down and looking at depth of field, foreground vs. background and pulling up textured surfaces in to the frame. We also found some props and spent some time taking photos with engaging eye contact between the model and the lens. It isn’t often you get to shoot portraits like this (unless you have a brave and willing friend or family member) so it was great to experiment and try out looking in to and out of the frame and more.

…spent some time taking photos with engaging eye contact between the model and the lens…

THe younger model looks out to see, with a bright pink jacket contrasting against the greens and greys of the sea horizon
A model looks through her hands, shaped to make a heart
A model smiles in to the camera as she holds up two clumps of seaweed
The models far in the distance, as we look low along the shingle beach

Our models worked tirelessly with the photographers, listening to guidance, collaborating with ideas, gestures, direction of views and more…

On The Rocks

We ended up down where the harbour entrance finally meets the sea and along the edge of this part of the beach are large rocks for some tidal defence. Our models worked tirelessly with the photographers, listening to guidance, collaborating with ideas, gestures, direction of views and more. The two hours flew by and we all had some interesting shots to chat over on the way back to the cars. A HUGE thank you to our models who helped make it all possible.

The model sits on the grey sea defence rocks as the pack of photographers vie for different perspectives
Our model looks back in a mid shot, glancing out along the beach
Our model lifts her hands up, face in to the wind

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 80+ 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:

www.facebook.com/siphotowalkshops

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