The Phorum


The Phorum

Thursday September 24th 2020

At 6.00pm via Zoom conference online.

Our Zoom Phorums (or should that be Phora? Apparently it can be either…)
have been very successful so far equalling the number of photographers 
participating and presenting pictures for review that arrived on average
at our normal venue in Nursling.
We’ll be on Zoom for the forseeable future - a new spike in covid statistics 
seems likely for a while at least.
This month’s meeting saw a high number of images presented along the 
lines of 
our theme for September:
(next month’s theme: "Time or NoTime”)
Although there’s no attempt to keep order and there’s no muting of participants
the meetings remain lively - noisy, informative, interesting and often surprising.
There were many interpretations of the theme as you can see in the gallery -
 click on this link:
Our gallery this month is different.
Lightroom no longer supports the gallery we normally use
and the new one – software by “Juicebox” is excellent but doesn't seem to want to display 
the captions applied in Lightroom – hence there are no photographer's credits.
Hopefully, just for this month, these are our photographers:
 2 – 12  Trevor Pogson
13 – 24  Antony Cecil-Wright
14 – 50  Dave Davies
51 – 67  Heath Gough-Holt
67 – 76  Ian Miller
77 – 89  Mike Hawley
90 – 96  Mike Richards
97 – 110  Stuart Rogers
111 – 113  Teresa Hatt
114 – 126  Tony Chapman
127 – 181  Andrew Mills
182 – 192  Martin Vieyra
193 – 198 Rachel Newman 
Our Exhibition: “British” is still online here:
And the Southampton Art Gallery Open exhibition “In Search of a New World”
is still online for viewing here:
Our next Zoom Phorum is on October 29th 202 at 6.00pm

The theme for October is “TIME or NO TIME”

The Zoom code is: 544 736 5455. (no password).


Mike Richards - Waiting for prey....



About The Phorum photography group

The Phorum was formed in response to requests for a meeting place which would allow photographers to be acknowledged for their work, to have it peer appraised with lively discussion and to learn from others in the group.

Unlike many Camera Clubs there are no competitions and each month there is a set theme chosen by the group, the results of which are reviewed at each meeting.

We have regular talks and workshops covering technique, the history and range of genres of photography and well known practitioners.

One of the aims of the group is for our work to be seen.

We have regular exhibitions - last year's took place in the Southampton City Art Gallery - January to March 2017 and this year's exhibition - 

our 2020 show entitled "BRITISH" is currently on the walls of the Southampton City Art Gallery but due to end on May 9th - and sadly no one will have seen it.

It is here online:

We are also keen on the publication of self published photography books and utilising Flickr and our own websites to display our work.

Our meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month.

The group is made up of very enthusiastic and prolific amateur photographers.

Absolute beginners can find their way with help and advice from those of us more knowledgeable  and those with experience and skill can expand, find new creativity and direction away from the sometimes limited range of ideas and genres available in traditional clubs.

For more information: If you would like to join the group or if you would like to be added to our mailing list for a newsletter about our activities please send an email to: