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Fancy some photo-therapy (it's a real thing)? Yes it's on Zoom, but you'll soon forget it is, until someone says "you're muted!". So, grab a cuppa, bring a snack, wear your pjs if you want, and join me, along with a small but perfectly formed group, for an awesome Photo Chat in a virtual space… (No-one Zooms like Street Club Zooms)
***Regulars please note this starts at 10AM***
WHAT IS IT THOUGH?
I’m glad you asked. This is limited to a small group, maximum 8 participants (plus your host - moi!) and we talk photography. But not in a wishy washy way… This is a constructive conversation, in which we may focus on one photographer’s work, or maybe compare different photographers, look at bodies of work etc. Critiquing and analysing photography is a brilliant way to learn. The meeting is moderated by me, Polly, and everyone is given “talk time”, so don’t worry about not getting a word in!
Me, me!!! And you?
It’s a lot of fun, but don’t take my word for it - here’s what Kat had to say after her first Photo/Chat: “Oh this was awesome Polly. Great idea to look at the work of a street photographer and (god forbid) critique their work. Format was great, I feel like I've learned loads about the work of [the photographer] but also about how to look at a photograph and hear what other people are seeing that I might be missing. I feel this will help me develop my skills when we are all let out. Can't wait for more of these, really made my day (hell it made my weekend), thank you.”
HOW IT WORKS
You will find out the focus of the chat a couple of days before, so that you have time to do a bit of research. Homework will vary, but it is totally achievable whatever your level. The link to the Zoom Room will sent along with your homework. Make sure your email settings allow you to get emails from meet ups you sign up to.
HEY YOU COULD DO THIS TOO!
And you may wish to use the chat as inspiration to go out and shoot, then bring your work along to a Feedback Photo Chat via Zoom - you will be part of a small group where you participate either by presenting one photo for discussion or a choice of 1-2 that you can't choose between. It's a brilliant way to learn!
Details of the next Feedback Photo Chat here:
Cover photo © Jill Freedman © Alex Webb © Bruno Barbey © Constantine Manos © Henri Cartier-Bresson © Helen Levitt © Gordon Parks © Jeff Mermelstein © Elliot Erwitt
WHAT: This is a mini workshop focussing on capturing great street photography at an event full of characters and activity.
WHERE: The Classic Car Boot Sale has been sorely missed over the past couple of years but it is back! It's a great place to flex your candid street photography muscles.
You will need to buy an additional ENTRY TICKET for £4 (it's not included in the meetup fee): https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/curated-by-hemingway/the-classic-car-boot-sale/
WHO: Street Club is aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers, but all levels and all cameras are very welcome. The group tends to be a great mix and is very welcoming and friendly. After shooting we usually have a 'social' where we hang out, compare experiences and get to know one another over a quick drink. While we are under Covid restrictions we won't be heading to the pub though, but we'll still meet up at the end, and maybe grab a half from one of the stalls at the event.
You are welcome to upload your best three shots from the day to the group page for peer review. It's a great way to see what other members of the group photographed as well as learn from one another. I'll chip in too :)
Cover photo © Polly Rusyn