The Phorum


  The Phorum

Thursday November 30th 2019
Our meeting last Thursday turned out to be one of the 
better organised with an excellent show of pictures from 
Mike’s trip down Route 66 in the US of A. 
Mike also facilitated the evening and held sway over a discussion about whether we 
should take an option to move our meetings to more salubrious surroundings
with far superior audio visual equipment (an 80 inch 4K screen!). 
There are a few kinks in the transition to iron out…not least the security requirements 
of the Ordnance Survey - our proposed new home - however since the meeting last 
Thursday we have been offered our own evening on a Thursday and staff members 
have embraced the opportunity to be present and join the company of the Phorum
on the last Thursday in each month to provide the necessary security.
Those Phorum attendees who come along less regularly will be able to pay the usual small 
fee on the nights they attend rather than be required to join the Ordnance Survey 
Photographic Society (OSPS) to benefit from belonging to the OS club as well as saving a 
little on attendance - if attending all Phorum meetings in a year. (Currently 48 GBP per annum.)
Six Phorum members are already also members of the OSPS.
More to come regarding this in the new year.
Our Theme for November was a tough little nut: ILLUSION - following on 
from our current run of esoteric/abstract/philosophic ideas.
Have a look at the gallery to see how it was interpreted in a myriad of facets:
I’ve added a few of Mike’s Route 66 images if like me you had the misfortune of
 being absent for the evening.
Our next theme will be CHAOS.
Our next Meeting will be Thursday January 30th 2020
at 7,30pm in Nursling Village Hall. SO16 0XH
Don’t forget it will be the last opportunity to hand over your prints ready 
for mounting for the Exhibition in the Art Gallery. 
Feast for the eyes…food in famous photography…Photographers’ Gallery.
Shot in Soho...Photographers’ Gallery.
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize...National Portrait Gallery.
Masters of Photography…Huxley Parlour Gallery.
If you haven’t yet seen it do visit the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition in 
Southampton Art gallery…an absolute delight.
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 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 we have our next planned for sometime during 2020.

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: