New – Minimalist Photography 101 Flickr Group
New Flickr Group
I’ve just created a new group on the photo sharing site Flickr. For those that don’t know, Flickr is a huge place made up of literally hundreds of thousands of image makers, especially photographers and thousands of groups set up by these individuals to cater to specific interests.
The one I’ve set up is called Minimalist Photography 101 (surprise, I know). and can be found here:
I set up the group to give myself and others a place to post images and discuss stuff related to minimalism, photography or any combination of the two. I would like this group to serve both experienced photographers and those who are just starting out. There is lots of good technical stuff about photography on the web but very little good easily accessible, i.e. non-academic philosophical writing and discussion. It would be good to redress the balance and even to mix the two. There are existing minimalist photography groups on Flickr but non seem to quite hit the balance between the philosophical and the practical or between the experienced and the inexperienced.
To do anything more than look at the images and read the posts i.e. contribute you will need to sign up for a Flickr account. The free version will give you all that you need to participate in the group. To get to the group page from this site just click on the symbol with a blue and a pink dot on it that is always glued to the top right of every page on this website. If you do post images to this group they will appear as thumbnails at the bottom of this site – in the footer until they are bumped off by more recent images.
The group is very new and this is the sort of official launch, in other words it is the first time that I have publicized it. For this reason the current membership number is extremely low, actually it is (and this is a little embarrassing) one – me at the time of writing. Hopefully this will change very soon. It is a bit of an experiment and I am playing a hunch here, the hunch being that there are photographers and other interested people who would find this type of venue useful.