Community · July 02, 2021

Photo Clubs: Q3

Annie Spratt Annie Spratt

We're switching things up with Photo Clubs, moving from Monthly to Quarterly themes, to give people plenty of time to get involved, learn new skills and make friends in the community 😊. In Q3 we have 3 themes to inspire creativity and to try something new.

Images can be submitted via the Topics section on Unsplash

Reading about Photo Clubs for the first time? We've added a brief overview at the bottom of this article 👍

Themes

Bokeh

There's plenty of scope with this theme! The term 'bokeh' comes from the Japanese word, 'boke', which means 'haze' or ' blur'. Bokeh is "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light", and it can give a dreamy, ethereal, soft quality to an image.

Useful articles and inspiration

How to Create Bokeh - Bokeh Photography Tips | Nikon | Nikon
Learn Nikon tips on how to achieve blur bokeh effects in your photos and see our beautiful examples of bokeh.
500+ Stunning Bokeh Pictures [HD] | Download Free Images & Stock Photos on Unsplash
Download the perfect bokeh pictures. Find over 100+ of the best free bokeh images. Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required ✓ Copyright-free ✓

For useful tips or to chat + exchange ideas with others taking part in this group, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-micheile


Fill the Frame

Make the subject or subjects of your images stand out! 'Fill the Frame' means making your subject a large proportion of your image.

Ideas
Macro photography, getting close to your subject, find a large subject, experiment wih the rule of thirds.

Useful articles and inspiration

Rule of Thirds in Photography: The Essential Guide
Discover everything you need to know about the rule of thirds - a simple principle that will help you take better photos!
Fill The Frame Pictures | Download Free Images on Unsplash
Download the perfect fill the frame pictures. Find over 100+ of the best free fill the frame images. Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required ✓ Copyright-free ✓

For useful tips or to chat + exchange ideas with others taking part in this group, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-annie


Liquid Macro Abstracts

This is a similar theme to the one we did a couple of months ago with milk and paint. It's easy and fun. You probably don't need to buy anything you don't have already. And it's a clean technique and no mess in your working space.

You will need:
- Water and oil
- Glass container (a glass casserole dish is just perfect for that)
- Colourful thing of your choice for laying below the container
- Extra light is a great bonus, and if you don't have lamps for photography you can do it outdoors.

Useful articles and inspiration

For useful tips or to chat + exchange ideas with others taking part in this group, join our Slack channel 👉 #photoclub-pawel


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.

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

In Q3, July, August and September  there are 3 Photo Club groups, each with a different 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.

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