Abstract (Special Interest Group)
Contact: Ron Ross
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." (...continue reading the article)
In this special interest group, hosted by Ron Ross, members come together to build their theoretical and practical knowledge of abstract photography. This monthly evening meeting is open to photographers of all skill levels. It runs on the first Wednesday of the month, September through May.
Meeting are conducted digitally via Zoom. To participate you will need a computer with a microphone and camera, or a smart tablet. You must pre-register to receive the link to the Zoom meetings.
We are also considering outings for the group. These will depend on interest, COVID protocols, and other practical matters.
what to expect
The formal activities include:
These can deal with practical and/or theoretical concerns, review famous abstract photographers and artists, provide tips on image processing, presentation, or handling.
These allow a member to present a project, images relating to a particular place or subject, multiple treatments of a single image, etc.
Comment and critique
These sessions allow all members to 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.
Meetings are held online first Wednesday of the month (September to May) from 7:00-8:30 PM
Images from Meetings
Some SIG members post their abstract images online. Enjoy!