The Phorum



April 30th 2020 at 6.00pm
on a computer near you…
This was our second Zoom Phorum and very successful it was too.
There were as many of us joining the “conference” as usually come to our meetings in
Nursling - nothing has diminished the enthusiasm we all feel to keep pushing the shutter
to create something new, to record our current bizarre situatiion
and to carry on observing and experiencing what's around us - using our photography
to look afresh at what we would normally take for granted.
The gallery is a revelation of details of the burgeoning spring, of empty streets and parks
and of the minutiae of daily life and the general eeriness of it all.
It encapsulates our general Phorum philosophy of using our observation
to produce images that define our experience rather than a pursuit of
idealised expectations of what makes good photographs.
There is an understanding of how composition and light can recreate the almost overwhelming 
atmosphere of strangeness we're feeling right now and how we observe the quiet changes
we often ignore.
Our next theme for May is continuing our lockdown themes
and preference for abstract ideas rather than subjects: 
Strange and Eerie
Our next virtual meeting on Zoom will be at 
6.00pm on Thursday May 28th 2020.
If you would like to join us and have not done so before please 
send an email to
and Ill send you the Zoom code a little while before we start.
See you then
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: