Today the Forum blind-viewed around 20 portraits submitted by members, from formal studies to snapshots and street photography to documentary shots. As such it was like comparing apples and oranges and pears and melons and posed the overarching question, ‘What is a portrait?’ Answering this required more information than was given about the intentions of the photographer and the context in which the photographs were taken. There was perhaps too much emphasis on formal considerations and how the picture might be improved by post processing.
The U3A Photo Forum now has a web site: www.zimbushboy.org
Photo: David Horan, Abbots Ripton Hall, 2016