PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PHOTOGRAPHY WALKSHOP IS AT THE EXPLOSION MUSEUM WE WILL BE MEETING AT PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
Through Strong Island Media we have delivered photography workshops over the last 4 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 out 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. 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.
This special walkshop is about 3 hours long (this one is from 11:15am to 2:30pm) and cost £10 either in advance (booked online) or in person at the start of the workshop. Group size is limited to 15 per workshop. All ages welcome.
This extra special photography walkshop is in partnership with the Explosion Museum in Gosport and includes a boat trip from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard over Portsmouth Harbour to the museum, two hours exploring the museum grounds and then a boat trip back.
The boat trips and the entry to the Explosion Museum are all included in the cost.
We'll be photographing Portsmouth Harbour from the boat as we travel from Portsmouth to Gosport, looking at seeing some of the local landmarks from a different angles. Once at the Explosion Museum we'll be exploring a deserted, weedy old airfield-like setting that will soon become the scene for a new 'escape room' concept in the coming months. We'll be looking at how to capture the location using different composition techniques and also looking at using B&W to help highlight textures, light & shadow and how to create atmosphere within an image. We'll be photographing the harbour again on our way back to the Dockyard.
The Explosion Museum wish to share some of the photos taken on this photography walkshop on their social media (such as Instagram) and use the best to help promote the new escape-room attraction.
Expect to see boats out on the harbour water, new views of local landmarks like the Dockyard & Spinnaker Tower, special access to the old buildings and environment within the museum and so, so much more. This is a very special photography walkshop!
The boat leaves Portsmouth Historic Dockyard at 11:45am so please be outside Victory Gate to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard no later than 11:15am. The boat is first come first served with members of the public visiting the museum so we need to have plenty of time to catch the boat out at 11:45am. We'll be leaving Gosport at 2pm so should arrive back in Portsmouth no later than 2:30pm.
This walk is about 50% wheelchair accessible, with some paths around the museum buildings but we will be going off the path for some of the walk.
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Strong Island Co
Strong Island began in 2008 as a collective of friends with the aim to actively promote the many great things that were happening in arts and culture in Southsea and Portsmouth. In the following years we've created a number of innovative and engaging community arts projects with the aim to share the passion for our city. At the start of 2012 we launched Strong Island Media, a multi discipline creative company that offers a wide variety of education and training in film & photography across the south coast.