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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 a morning 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.
After meeting up outside Portsmouth Cathedral we'll be following (approximately) Nelson's final walk as he left Portsmouth for the last time to go to sea and battle. We'll go down to Penny Street and then south to Garrison Church, then to the tunnel, over the moat by the bridge and on to the remains of Spur Redoubt. See The Nelson Society's website for Nelson's walk details.
Expect to see loads of fantastic historical elements from 17th century houses to old churches, canons, tunnel, bridge over the moat and the remains of the old redoubt. We'll capture textures, light and shadow, silhouettes and much more.
Outside the main entrance to Portsmouth Cathedral. There is pay and display parking around Old Portsmouth and some free on road spaces too. There is a bus stop outside the cathedral on High Street for numbers 16 & 19. Portsmouth & Southsea train station is about 20+ minutes walk away.
This walk is about 90% wheelchair accessible, with good paths around Old Portsmouth.
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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.