Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

I have been a full time photographer for nearly two decades. Recently leaving the Portsmouth News as picture editor to become a freelance and start my own business. In May this year I won the Regional Daily Photographer of the Year award, capping off a successful career at the paper. I still regularly work for the regional press and also published in the national press on a regular basis. With my experience and local knowledge, I decided to start a walking photography tour of Portsmouth. Have a look at my website to see what I'm upto www.pictureexclusive.com

Portsmouth and Southsea walking photography tour

My tour stars at HMS Warrior in Portsmouth and ends at South Parade Pier, there is plenty to see and photograph during the walk which is about five miles along the coast. Mainly flat, with some steps and cobbles that can be avoided if needed. There are a number of public toilets and pubs along the way. Make sure you bring a drink, as the only stops that are planned are to take photo's. If you are wanting to spend extra time at certain points along the way, the walk may not reach the pier. Only those that have paid can join the walk, any levels of photography skills are welcome. Ideally you should have a DSLR or bridge camera, although most of the places we will visit can be taken with a mobile phone. Children are welcome as well, just give them a camera of sorts. This course is ideal for the DSLR learner as I can give you training on the basics along the way or even the experienced who want the tour to photograph the sights. I am not a historian, so don't expect a history lesson but I will throw some facts at you. Most of the photo's below were taken with my lightweight Nikon D610 with 28-300mm lens, so you don't need expensive f2.8 lenses, although do come in handy if your feeling arty.

I have been a full time press photographer for nearly two decades. Recently leaving the Portsmouth News as picture editor to start my own business. In May this year I won the Regional Daily Photographer of the Year award, capping off a successful career at the paper. I still work for the regional press for two to three days a week and also published in the national press on a regular basis. 

My availability is limited at short notice as I am very busy, so please contact me to confirm the date you want, then I will open up the booking date, so you can continue with the booking process on this page. I am flexible with the start time, but may suggest a time depending on shipping movements, as the naval ships can make a good photo as they pass the harbour entrance. 

Tour Information

Location
Duration
4 Hours
Departure
04:00
Price per Participant
29.00000+ USD
Languages
Group size
2 - 6 people
Categories
Transportation
Walking
Includes
Excludes
No food or drink supplied and you make your own way back after the walk. There is a bus stop at the finish point that takes you back to the meeting point
Cancellation

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Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

My tour stars at HMS Warrior in Portsmouth and ends at South Parade Pier, there is plenty to see and photograph during the walk which is about five miles along the coast. Mainly flat, with some steps and cobbles that can be avoided if needed. There are a number of public toilets and pubs along the way. Make sure you bring a drink, as the only stops that are planned are to take photo's. If you are wanting to spend extra time at certain points along the way, the walk may not reach the pier. Only those that have paid can join the walk, any levels of photography skills are welcome. Ideally you should have a DSLR or bridge camera, although most of the places we will visit can be taken with a mobile phone. Children are welcome as well, just give them a camera of sorts. This course is ideal for the DSLR learner as I can give you training on the basics along the way or even the experienced who want the tour to photograph the sights. I am not a historian, so don't expect a history lesson but I will throw some facts at you. Most of the photo's below were taken with my lightweight Nikon D610 with 28-300mm lens, so you don't need expensive f2.8 lenses, although do come in handy if your feeling arty.

I have been a full time press photographer for nearly two decades. Recently leaving the Portsmouth News as picture editor to start my own business. In May this year I won the Regional Daily Photographer of the Year award, capping off a successful career at the paper. I still work for the regional press for two to three days a week and also published in the national press on a regular basis. 

My availability is limited at short notice as I am very busy, so please contact me to confirm the date you want, then I will open up the booking date, so you can continue with the booking process on this page. I am flexible with the start time, but may suggest a time depending on shipping movements, as the naval ships can make a good photo as they pass the harbour entrance. 

HMS Warrior

HMS Warrior is at The Hard in Portsmouth, very easy to access as it as a major bus station and train station. We will meet near the gates to the Historic Dockyard and have a chat before we set off.

Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf is a shopping outlet, built on a former Navy Base with some old buildings and new ones, the Spinnaker Tower is the most visible.

Fishing boats and Old Portsmouth

Depending on what time we are passing, there may be a number of fishing boats to see, as we head to Old Portsmouth and the Hot Walls. There are great sea views of the busy harbour and some old pubs that are interesting, where you can often see naval ships docked. At the Hot Walls there is a small beach that is a sun trap, where you can often see sunbathers at unseasonal times of the year. As I keep a eye on the shipping movement, there is a chance to see a Navy ship passing

BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing

BAR is based at Old Portsmouth, so you could see the team preparing for testing, sometimes you can see them lower their boat in and out of the water. It is quite a modern building in the old town.

Cathedral

Depending on the time of day, we may be able to go into the Cathedral if there is nothing going on inside.

Nelson

Nelson's statue is near the Cathedral, also with the tunnel he used to access the old harbour. The Royal Garrison Church was damaged during WW2

Hovercraft and Naval War Memorial

Southsea has the only commercial hovercraft in service, which can be interesting as it flys in. Also on the seafront is a large war memorial to remember the heroes, with many plaques and statues.

Southsea Castle and promenade

The Southsea Castle and promenade are close to the D-Day museum, which has a tank outside, and also statue of Montgomery which we will also photograph.

Nearly done

We will finish at South Parade Pier, passing floral displays and the D-Day memorial stone. Where you can get a bus back to the start point if you wish, or I can suggest some places for you to go.

Night tour

Most of the places we visit also look great at night using a tripod, so contact me if you want to do this, although it will be a shorter distance tour as it means longer stops to do the photos, but still a four hour tour.

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    My tour stars at HMS Warrior in Portsmouth and ends at South Parade Pier, there is plenty to see and photograph during the walk which is about five miles along the coast. Mainly flat, with some steps and cobbles that can be avoided if needed. There are a number of public toilets and pubs along the way. Make sure you bring a drink, as the only stops that are planned are to take photo's. If you are wanting to spend extra time at certain points along the way, the walk may not reach the pier. Only those that have paid can join the walk, any levels of photography skills are welcome. Ideally you should have a DSLR or bridge camera, although most of the places we will visit can be taken with a mobile phone. Children are welcome as well, just give them a camera of sorts. This course is ideal for the DSLR learner as I can give you training on the basics along the way or even the experienced who want the tour to photograph the sights. I am not a historian, so don't expect a history lesson but I will throw some facts at you. Most of the photo's below were taken with my lightweight Nikon D610 with 28-300mm lens, so you don't need expensive f2.8 lenses, although do come in handy if your feeling arty. I have been a full time press photographer for nearly two decades. Recently leaving the Portsmouth News as picture editor to start my own business. In May this year I won the Regional Daily Photographer of the Year award, capping off a successful career at the paper. I still work for the regional press for two to three days a week and also published in the national press on a regular basis.  My availability is limited at short notice as I am very busy, so please contact me to confirm the date you want, then I will open up the booking date, so you can continue with the booking process on this page. I am flexible with the start time, but may suggest a time depending on shipping movements, as the naval ships can make a good photo as they pass the harbour entrance. 
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