Community · January 29, 2021

Introducing Photo Club

Join photo club to get inspired, gain skills + connect with like-minded contributors.

Annie Spratt Annie Spratt
Photo by Toa Heftiba & Kailey Sniffin

In 2020 a small number of our community came together to form Photo Club, a monthly photo prompts group. Now, a year on, we are expanding the club would like to extend an invitation to our wider community to join in and get creative!

What are Unsplash Photo Clubs?

Unsplash Photo Clubs are community-led, Unsplash supported groups for contributors to connect with other contributors to get inspired by monthly photo prompts.

What are the Benefits?

Benefits of Photo Club include:

  • 🌟 Access to monthly creative inspiration.
  • 🙌 Benefit from advice, tips and tricks shared by the groups.
  • 👋 Make new friends and embrace online community
  • 📸 Challenge yourself to learn new skills and try different styles.
  • 📊 Photos submitted to monthly themes get power tags boosting visibility
  • 👀 Submit via group Topics allowing you to view what your fellow group-mates are creating
  • 🔍 Gain insights into gaps in the Unsplash Library

How to Join a Photo Club

There are currently 5 Photo Club groups, each with a different monthly theme. You can join as many of these groups as you like, taking part  what excites and interests you personally. To join, simply click the slack channel link & each theme will have a unique submit link.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the themes for February 2021...

Self-Portraits exploring different emotions

Self Portraits inspiration Pinterest Board

Submit to the Self Portraits Topic on Unsplash

This group is led by Toa Heftiba. Based in the UK, Toa is a product, food and lifestyle photographer and a fan of odd things and good humor 😁

If you are looking for inspiration, the group has put together a Self Portraits inspiration Pinterest Board and listed some useful articles below.

To chat with others taking part in this group, exchange ideas and share your creations, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-toa

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Textures and Patterns with negative space

Textures with Negative Space inspiration Pinterest Board 

Submit to the Textures with negative space Topic

This group is led by Paweł Czerwiński, a hobbyist photographer and an amateur acrylic paint pourer (he says 'amateur' but he's being far too modest!)

If you are looking for inspiration, the group has put together a Textures with Negative Space inspiration Pinterest Board  and listed some useful articles below.

To chat with others taking part in this group, exchange ideas and share your creations, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-pawel

Fluid Art: How to Start Acrylic Pouring & Create Psychedelic Abstract Paintings
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Tiny

Tiny inspiration Pinterest Board 

Submit to the Tiny Topic on Unsplash

This group is led by Nik. Based in the UK, Nik is part of the Unsplash Submissions Team and a freelance Designer.

If you are looking for inspiration, the group has put together a Tiny inspiration Pinterest Board and listed some useful articles below.

To chat with others taking part in this group, exchange ideas and share your creations, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-nik

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Funny, creative, inspirational – the genre of Miniature Photography is all of these things. Simon Stuart shows you how to try it for yourself
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Valentines Day flat-lay and still life

Valentines inspiration Pinterest Board

Submit to the Valentines Day Topic on Unsplash

This group is led by Micheile Henderson. Micheile is a photography enthusiast living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

If you are looking for inspiration, the group has put together a Valentines inspiration Pinterest Board and listed some useful articles below.

To chat with others taking part in this group, exchange ideas and share your creations, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-micheile

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Wide Angle Photography

Wide Angle Photography inspiration Pinterest Board

Submit to the Wide Angle Topic

This group is led by Claudio Schwarz, a front-end developer from Zurich, Switzerland.

If you are looking for inspiration, the group has put together a Wide Angle Photography inspiration Pinterest Board and listed some useful articles below.

To chat with others taking part in this group, exchange ideas and share your creations, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-claudio

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We'll be sharing the images created by the members Photo Club at the end of February in special collections on Unsplash, along with highlights from the month on our blog and our social channels.

We are all looking forward to chatting to you in Slack and creating together! 💛

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