After a productive February in our our Photo Clubs, we're ready to share the themes for March. Once again, there's a range of topics and a lot of creative scope to make something awesome and join in!
Reading about Photo Clubs for the first time? We've added a brief overview at the bottom of this article 👍
Themes for March
There's huge scope for shooting this month with the theme 50mm. The most basic 50mm lenses are typically F1. 8 - a very wide aperture, meaning they are great for low-light photography ad can also offer a fantastic depth of field.
For useful articles or to chat + exchange ideas with others taking part in this group, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-claudio
Comfort Food 🍫🍰🍟
March’s theme will be Comfort Food (whatever that means for you), as we exit out of winter and lockdowns (slowly) I’m focusing on my diet and trying to find some healthier comfort food options along with some classics, so if you’d like to contribute I’d love to see what food you guys love!
Product Photography with a hero subject 👠
I’d like, for the group to concentrate on the main product (or object), which for those of you who don’t yet know, is referred to as the ‘hero’. This doesn’t always mean a single item, or always a minimalist style. It often does, but repeating patterns in a composition can very strong, and work well with some items. Especially if they’re small, or in various colors.
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Houseplants are something that many of us have and they are not very demanding. From my experience, such photographs seem to be appreciated and downloaded a lot. We could also exchange some experience and tips on how to do it in an interesting way.
The theme that we’ll explore this month will be ‘Monochrome Photography’.
This includes B&W but I encourage you to be brave to experiment with colour. This could be the green tones of a forest with a subject wearing green, it could be a flatly of lemons on a yellow background, neon signs on an evening night stroll - just a few examples of how you could go about it.
Useful props that you can use if you are using studio lights are lighting gel sheets, they are cheap and fun to work with. You can also just place them in from of your lens to create a monochrome hue tone.I hope you are as excited as I am, and feel free to explore the outdoors as much as the indoors as a composition canvas.
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
Here's what our community is saying
First of all I love the community aspect of it, which has made me get to know the people in each club better. I also love the fact that everyone is so encouraging and supportive, which makes tackling things that are out of one’s comfort zone, such as self portraits, exciting and doable. I appreciate the Pinterest boards and the thoughtful tips. It also motivates me to take more pictures and try different lenses and styles. It’s been less than a month and I’ve already learnt a ton of new things.
- Gabriella Clare Marino
I've recently joined a couple of the photo clubs, namely flat lay and textures/negative space and found both have helped me through the continuing restrictions that Lockdown has imposed in the UK, as whilst I love my photography, due to a limit on travel, I have been going to the same places locally and taking similar photos. What the clubs did, was get me to thinking creatively and also learn new techniques, to submit photos that follow the themes, whether I have taken them outside or inside.
- Nick Fewings
To set up to take pictures and creating the ideas was refreshing
I enjoyed to come in direct contact with Pawel I love his colorful pictures and follow him for quite some time, and I hope we can manage to meet one day.
Honestly I was not aware that I was taking pictures with negative space, I was always of the opinion that I just took pictures 😂 I took them as I like it and was really surprised that they can be useful.
- Wolfgang Hasselmann
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 with what excites and interests you personally. To join in the conversation, simply click the slack channel links above, images can be submitted via the Topics section on Unsplash.
Finally, a huge thank you to Claudio, Micheile, Nik, Pawel and Toa for running these clubs and sharing their knowledge and support with everyone who joins in. You gals and guys are the best. 🙌