If you are feeling stuck with your current project or are just starting to create photographs and are unsure what to do next, you should join us at our next salon. Our salon takes place on the third Thursday of every month from 6-8 pm, and it is a great place to work through ideas. It is an extremely relaxed environment that is open to artists of all skill level.

The goal of the salon is to help get you inspired! In a small group setting, local photographers offer advice, opinions, and some constructive criticism for each other’s work. We tend to think of our own photos in one way since we are so personally involved in them. However, hearing how other artists are viewing your work can help you take a step back and think about it in a new way.

By viewing each other’s working prints, we also get into the practical side of things, such as giving tips for improving your prints. If you don’t have access to your own printer or are new to printing, you can utilize our new service, the mini lab print, to show your images to the group as 4×5 or 3×4 prints. The mini print is a great way to see how your images exist as a print, and get ideas for editing and organizing.

The salon sessions aren’t always entirely about looking at photographs — we also like to fit in discussions about photography. Sometimes, we discuss the difficult process of pricing our work and share our experiences with selling our photographs. Other times, we discuss more abstract concepts such as the role of intent in photography. The salon can also be a good place to talk about shows that are going on around the Cape. Sometimes, we even look at photo books in order to share our inspirations and introduce new artists to one another. The salon has a loose structure that can easily be molded in any way the group feels necessary that month. So if this sounds like something that interests you, our next salon will take place on March 19th and we would love to see you there.