Hard to believe, but the first Phoot Camp started three years ago today, and we’ve had four events since then.
How do I want to see Phoot grow from here? My original and constant goal with Phoot: meaningful creative friendships. Easily the worst thing about hosting Phoot Camp is having to turn so many special people away from our tiny community.
I want to make that tiny community into a big community. I’m not sure exactly how yet, but here are a few starts:
- Live events like TODAY’S exhibition and talks at the Brighton Photo Fringe Festival (Big thanks to Kevin Meredith for putting this together) and our recent show at Photoville in New York City.
- In 2013, I’d like to start hosting a community night in San Francisco based around short talks and dedicated drawing/painting/art/craft time together. More on this next year!
- I want to use this blog to show work and ideas from the greater community as well as work made by Phoot Campers. I’ll be trying a few things, like monthly photo challenges and caption contests, as a way to guide this participation.
- Classes and workshops like these ones recently taught through Skillshare. (Lots of Phoot Camp alums are teaching, especially in San Francisco. It’s a great way to meet photo friends.)
- I’d like to team up more often with Instagram and local Instameets, because IG is about the coolest online community I’ve ever encountered or been a part of. (So many great people who are passionate about the simple fun of photography, color, and composition! And so many great friendships forming out of it.)
- In general, I want Phoot to be a space for what’s fresh in photography. And friendly. Fresh and friendly, online and offline.
Stay tuned for more, and I can’t wait to continue to grow this friendly little community.
Laura Brunow Miner
Phoot Camp founder