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Photos From Old Portsmouth Photo Walkshop

Photography walkshop attendees ina group shot, just as a Sea Cat passes int he harbour entrance

Photos From Old Portsmouth Photo Walkshop

FOR THE 60th PHOTOGRAPHY WALKSHOP EXPLORED OLD PORTSMOUTH IN THE SUNSHINE

We’ve adding some of the March, April & May spring photography walkshops, the rest to come later this week.

The 60th photography walkshop was a really summery, sunny one out in Old Portsmouth. We began at the Round Tower and from there made our way over to the historic Camber. We started looking at different composition techniques looking at the different craft out on the water. We moved over to the small craft stack and then looked at controlling focus and off centre compositions. We then continued our slow walk around the inner quayside and then ended up at the Land Rover BAR HQ building, looking at getting sunburst effect and composing shots looking in to the light.

…ended up at the Land Rover BAR HQ building, looking at getting sunburst effect and composing shots looking in to the light…

Photographer sitting on the quayside in the sun taking a photo over the water
Working boats mored up in The Camber
Dove walking on the quayside edge with the green Camber water reflecting the light
Photographers checking their photos on the back of their cameras

We looked at Aperture and Depth of Field at this point, capturing details of the bright and colourful seaweed on the rusty metal structure…

Before heading over to The Point we spent some time on the main slipway that leads down in to the harbour water. The tide was low which meant that we could check out the metal structure of the pontoon as well as getting some shots of the Spinnaker Tower from the waterline. We looked at Aperture and Depth of Field at this point, capturing details of the bright and colourful seaweed on the rusty metal structure.

Rope knotted up on small boats hidden behind the fence
Small rib at the pontoon overlooked by the Spinnaker Tower
Looking up the tower of the Land Rover BAR building ion to the clear blue sky
Photographers looking up the glass Land Rover BAR tower
Line of photographers all looking up to the tower
Photographer shooting straight up
The sunlight sparking past the hard edge of the Land Rover BAR tower
Green seaweed on the rusty metal

We headed out to The Point which is an amazing location for views out over the busy Portsmouth Harbour, with another angle of the tower too. Hidden behind the Spice Island pub is a small alleyway which we used for a few perspective experiments, such as leading the eye and the use of shadows and light to help create a mood. Our next spot was the little corner behind the historic old buildings with a view of the harbour entrance and the viewing tower (which used to record which ships were arriving and leaving, before sending the information to Lloyds of London).

Hidden behind the Spice Island pub is a small alleyway which we used for a few perspective experiments, such as leading the eye and the use of shadows and light to help create a mood…

Ferry fuel tanker out in Portsmouth Harbour under a clear blue summer sky
The Spinnaker Tower between the two old wooden posts in the harbour water
Photographers all catching great angles of the harbour
Photographer getting the low angle out on the old quayside of The Point
Photographer shooting in portrait orientation to capture the Spinnaker Tower
Photographer going for a low angle on the old slipway
Figure hidden by shadow in the small alleyway in Old Portsmouth
The old, white, wooden viewing platofrm and tower overlooking the harbour entrance

…looking out for shots of the water and the different yachts, boats and ships arriving and leaving…

The last stop of the walkshop a viewing area by the harbour entrance with great views looking out to The Solent and also back to our starting point, the Round Tower. As well as looking out for shots of the water and the different yachts, boats and ships arriving and leaving the benches here are also great for leading lines and repeated patterns. Sadly our two hours had quickly passed in the glorious sunshine, thanks to everyone who came along!

Photographers looking at the small viewing platform and tower
Coils of barbed wire on the top of an old brick wall
Container ship arriving in to the harbour
Photographers reflected in Mike's mirror sunglasses
Photographers composing their shots

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:

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