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.

My Sunday Photo - water refraction colours


  1. So cool and I love the idea of a photography club. I’d love to do something like that when the baby is a bit older!

  2. This is what I want to join! I have been hook in taking photos for the longest time but I would want to know more about it. I am also not using the manual mode which I want to learn.

    This looks awesome! Will try it too!


  3. Wow, that is such a cool idea, and what a a beautiful piece of artwork, lio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

  4. I loved that water/crayon shot that Vicky shared and I’ve been tempted to recreate it too but not yet given it a go. So glad that you are enjoying your work photography club and I love your re-creation of that photo 🙂

  5. I love it. It’s always good to try something new and step out of the comfort zone

    Thank you for linking up

  6. That looks awesome! I was very impressed with Victoria’s shots too. One day I will take the time to improve my photography (probably when the kids have left home!).

  7. That sounds like a brilliant club. I love this week’s shot too. Something like this would be completely out of my comfort zone but you’ve inspired me to give it a go. #MySundayPhoto

  8. It’s amazing how oil and water can create such colours. I agree, I could see this on lovely greetings cards and there’s scope for so much more.
    Sounds like you’re really enjoying your photo group xx

  9. What an interesting shot – a fascinating blend of colour and texture. I do like the abstract nature of it a lot!

    • Thanks Tim. I’m really pleased with it – got hooked on getting the photos though. Very addictive.

    • Thanks. I’m really pleased with it – now I know how they make these for greetings cards etc.

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