About the Portfolios

Portfolios are sets of images based on a given topic. In the two club evenings dedicated to this part of the programme, members are asked to introduce their images and show how they have interpreted the topic. Portfolios are not judged. They are a fun activity to encourage members to try something different, outside their photographic comfort zone with the added bonus of hopefully improving our camera skills! You don’t need a fancy camera, the challenge is to make best use of what you have, use different settings or even use a mobile phone.

At the beginning of each club year each member is randomly allocated a topic from the list below. The form of presentation is entirely the choice of the individual. It can be a series of prints, more commonly digital projected images or perhaps a book. Each portfolio should have between 6 and 8 images. Also, based on feedback by those taking part in previous years – a critique or comments from the audience at the time of presentation would be welcomed.

For help on how to approach your Portfolio and some guidance presenting it -a Word document is available here: BWPS-PORTFOLIO-GUIDELINES 2018

For 2018, the Portfolio presentations will take place on 27th September and 4th October. Nearer the time, Members will be asked to nominate which evening they would like to present their portfolio.

The topics are:

  • Flying the Flag
  • A little bit of England
  • Urbanisation
  • At Home
  • Small Spaces
  • Old and New
  • Rescuing Rubbish
  • Celebration