Photography Walkshop - Portchester Castle

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Portchester Castle

Portchester

PO16 9QW

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Through Strong Island Media we have delivered photography workshops over the last 9 years to well over two thousand people of all ages and abilities across the south coast. Working with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the 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 camera phone you’ll learn loads that’ll make a big difference to your mobile photography.


Walkshops are 2 hours long and cost £10 either paid 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. Please arrive up to 15 minutes early for a prompt start for the walkshop.


We'll be starting off in the castle carpark and walking down to the main gate and then around the exterior of the castle wall perimeter. We'll look at ways of capturing the different areas of the castle, the textures and the historical elements on the walls, etc. We'll go down to the harbour-side gate and take photos using the old spiral staircase before going out to the harbour edge. From here we'll be walking around the outer walls with stunning views out over Portsmouth Harbour. We'll finish off exploring the woodland to the south of the castle (if there is time).

Expect to see loads of fantastic historical elements from towers to stairs to walls & gates and also views south over Portsmouth Harbour, yachts travelling to & from Port Solent and the green woodland between the shoreline and castle grounds.

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At castle carpark in Waterside Lane (pay & display). There is a bus stop 10 minutes away on Castle Street. Portchester train station is about 20 minutes walk away.

Notes:

This walk is about 90% wheelchair accessible, with good paths around the castle and Portsmouth Harbour shoreline. We will be going off of the paths on to grass which might be damp depending on the weather.

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