The Phorum



 The Phorum

Thursday 25th October 2018 at 7.30pm in
Nursling Village Hall SO16 0XH
After a very slow start due to (avoidable) projector problems
Mike gave a sobering and highly informative talk on Digital Storage.
Hard drives and digital hard drives are bound to fail and all information 
stored electronically will drift away into the ether eventually.
There are plenty of solutions including backups, cloud storage and new 
highly robust “M” class DVDs and hard copies not withstanding.
PDFs of his slides and his talk are attached. Well worth a read.
Our theme this month was Motion (movement) and as usual produced
diverse, interesting and sometimes surprising results. In all cases 
there was a commendable level of innovation and experiment.
We were particularly impressed by many photographs which were not 
automatically taking the predictable path following formulaic ideas about 
the production of impressive and impactful images… there are plenty of those 
adorning the pages of Flickr and other platforms, various amateur 
photography magazines and photography competitions. 
Distinction panels only adding to the increasingly dull output. 
See this month’s offerings here:
There are some gems!
A reminder to see the Masters of Photography exhibition at the 
Huxley Parlour Gallery in Swallow Street near Piccadilly before 10th November.
This is a link to a page of current exhibitions in London:
The British Journal of Photography has some very interesting articles and examples of 
work by superb photographers this month…keep scrolling down this page:
The Ringwood Old Farts photography group will be organising a trip
to the main facility of the London Transport Museum (Somewhere in Acton?).
No date set as yet - will probably be on a Tuesday…but Richard the 
main protagonist has asked if any Phorum participants would like
to be included as there will almost certainly be a few spare places.
Please respond to this email and we’ll pass your name onto him.
This month’s theme:  BROKEN 
Next meeting: Thursday 29th November 2018 at 7.30pm
in the Nursling Village Hall SO16 0XH
 Digital storage slides
Digital Storage


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 - this year's took place in the

Southampton City Art Gallery - January to March 2017 and

we have our next planned for sometime during 2019.

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: