The Abstract Special Interest Group (SIG) meets once a month during the club year (September to May), on the first Wednesday of the month.
For the 2021-22 season, we are experimenting with a new format. Each meeting will have a mix of information sharing, and presentation of member images.
The informative activities will be short presentations led by an individual member, with discussion if appropriate. These can include practical and/or theoretical aspects of abstract photography and art, reviews of famous abstract photographers and artists, tips on image processing, presentation, or handling, or anything else a member is willing to take on.
The presentation of images will take two forms. The first will be “showcases”. These will allow a group member to present a series of images that form a coherent whole, such as a project, or images relating to a particular place or subject, or multiple treatments of a single image, or whatever they choose.
The second type of presentation is comment and critique sessions. All members may submit images on the monthly theme. These are shown to the group, and both the creator and the attendees can offer constructive comments and ask questions. We expect each member will be able to submit one or two images for each meeting.
We are also introducing outings for the group. These will depend on interest, COVID protocols, and other practical matters. Generally, we will have an opportunity for members to showcase images from the outing.
Meetings: Sept 2021 to June 2022
(Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., conducted via Zoom until further notice)
For recordings of 2020-21 meetings: click here (members only)
What Helps to Create a Good Abstract Photograph?
"While abstract photography does not follow strict rules, there are a couple of elements that give an abstract photo more depth and increase its appeal." (to continue reading the article, click here)
Definition of Abstract Photography
"Abstract images are conceived or imagined outside of ‘reality’. They can encompass a huge variety of subject matter, take us out of our comfort zone, make us question what we see, or invite us to enter another realm." (to continue reading the article, click here)
To sign up for this SIG, click here.