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Photography Walkshop - Historic Milton Lock
Sat 3 June 2017, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
Through Strong Island Media we have delivered photography workshops over the last 5 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. Over time 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 and dozens of these Walkshops from Worthing through to Bournemouth and as far north as Surrey and from the summer of 2015 we have run a very successful series of summer walkshops in and around Southsea & Portsmouth. We’re blessed with a visually rich and diverse city, with harbours, beaches, woodland, wildlife and lots of heritage to explore through photography. This workshop involves 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 (please 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 (this one is an evening walkshop from 10am to 12pm) and cost £10 either in advance online with PayPal or in person at the start of the workshop (please book online for both). Group size is limited to 15 per workshop. All ages welcome, if under 16 please be accompanied by an adult.
On this photography walkshop explore the landscape and area around the historic Milton Lock, the once entrance from Portsmouth’s Langstone Harbour to the old Portsmouth Canal. The photowalk explores the shoreline and lock, the derelict boats and the shore path on the harbour’s edge. Expect to see lots of different natural and manmade textures, interesting decaying old boats and beautiful views over the harbour.
Please arrive 15 minutes early at the Thatched House pub carpark off of Locksway Road, Milton so we can start the walkshop at 10am.
About 70% of the walkshop is wheelchair friendly with paths and roads, with some parts going down on to the shore/beach.