Through Strong Island Media we have delivered photography workshops over the last 3 years to over a thousand people of all ages and abilities across the south coast. Working with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, University of Portsmouth, Making Space, Hampshire Cultural Trust plus many schools and youth groups we’ve developed Walkshops, where rather than sitting down in a classroom you actively learn different photography skills and techniques out and about with your camera, with support from a professional photographer.

We’ve delivered dozens of these Walkshops from Worthing through to Bournemouth and as far north as Surrey but for the first time we’re now offering them to the budding photographers in Portsmouth. We’re blessed with a visually rich and diverse city, with harbours, beaches, woodland, wildlife and lots of heritage to explore through photography. These workshops throughout the summer will take place at different locations around the city and will involve a leisurely 2 hour walk with fun & creative photo activities allowing you to find out much more about your camera and how to get the best from it in the future. We’ll be looking at composition, perspectives, textures, leading lines, creating narrative and also how to take control of aperture and shutter speed.

All you have to do is bring along your camera to take part. It can be anything from a digital compact through to an SLR and if you want to shoot 35mm film, cool! If you don’t have your own camera we have a selection of digital compacts you are free to borrow for the workshop (let us know in advance). We can even offer 35mm SLRs for you to use if you like. Even if you just bring along your cameraphone you’ll learn loads that’ll make a big difference to your mobile photography.

Walkshops are 2 hours long (from 10am to 12pm) and cost £10 either in advance (booked online) or in person at the start of the workshop. You can also pop in to Strong Island Co at 12 Highland Road, Southsea, PO4 9AH and pay in person in advance.

Group size is limited to 15 per workshop. All ages & abilities welcome.

“Just wanted to say thanks for the walkshop. I thoroughly enjoyed it and picked up some really useful tips. The morning was really relaxing and I’ve consequently been bitten by the bug! I will be booking another walkshop asap.” – Alice (photographer from 20th June walkshop).

Walkshop dates and locations are as follows:

20th JuneOld Portsmouth, meeting at the Round Tower.
4th JulySouthsea Seafront, meeting at Clarence Pier.
18th JulyHilsea Lines/Foxes Forest, meeting at Hilsea.
8th AugustEastney, meeting at Hayling Ferry Point.
15th AugustSouthsea Castle, meeting outside castle gates.
19th SeptemberSouthsea Seafront, meeting at Rose Gardens.

A Huge thank you to everyone who made the summer walkshops such fun and so successful! We’ll be launching a new website soon with an autumn & winter series of photography walkshops in Portsmouth. Details soon…

All online bookings are via Eventbrite & Paypal. For more information please phone Paul on 07752 007101 or email [email protected].