I’ve mentioned before about setting up a work photography club, and we’ve almost been running a year now. There’s around 13 of us, and we have monthly sessions at lunchtimes. Sometimes we’ll go out – to take photos (we’ve done a photo shoot for someone who was setting up their business and she chose to use one of my photos) and to see a photography exhibition. We’ll chat about a specific topic or something we may have learned. And we’re now asked to take photos for work purposes – we did the photography for a staff conference, and some campaign photography using staff.
It’s definitely meant doing photography out of my comfort zone. I don’t really do formal portrait photography, much preferring documentary style just roaming and snapping when I see a good photo. But it’s a great way to challenge and make us learn more (and practice) as well as bouncing ideas off each other.
When Vicky from Vevivos shared her water/crayon photo a while back, I’d mentioned it to our club and we decided to try it out ourselves at our last club session along with some oil and water attempts. The latter didn’t work too well (I think our method needed a bit more research). But we’re hooked on the former, so now I want to try lots more of these abstract shots.