There are many joys in taking photos. For some it is about learning a new skill and finding a way to express your creativity. For others, it is capturing a moment in a favourite place, even if it is the only time they’ll be there. Some of us take a photo simply for ourselves – others take them to share with as many as possible.
We are delighted to announce that the spring 2021 exhibition is now open for viewing, as part of the Perth Festival of the Arts. While we can’t welcome you to a physical show this year, we have curated an online exhibition with more than 100 photos displayed over three rooms.
The digital platform we’ve used gives you a 3D view of the art and offers a few ways to virtually wander around. We find the best way to view it is on a desktop or laptop screen, using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
Across all three rooms you can enjoy a mix of genres – landscapes, wildlife, portraits, still lifes, street, nightscapes, and black and whites. Our curator has created an exhibition that highlights the wonderful range of visions our members captured. There is something for everyone as you virtually visit.
Making your way around the exhibition
As you enter the exhibition, you have a few ways to enjoy the works on display. There are 3 rooms in front of you, with a darker floor in Room 2 to help you keep your bearings as you moved through the virtual galleries. The larger Rooms 1 and 3 have partitions in them, giving us more wall space for you to enjoy the works.
To start, simply click on the beautiful landscape photograph closest to you, and you are ready to enjoy wandering the exhibition.
A ‘previous’ and ‘next’ button appear on the right-hand side of the screen, allowing you to work your way around the exhibition. You can also use your mouse or keyboard arrows to stroll around.
You can learn more about each photo through an information panel provided by the photographer. The platform doesn’t open information panels as you wander – you’ll have to do that for the ones you are interested in.
If you want to see the images submitted by a favourite photographer, you can find a List of works in the upper right hand navigation panel. This panel also has the icon to view the gallery to full-screen mode, a help button about the platform, the return to start and start tour buttons, and a little more about the exhibition. The List of works follows the order of the exhibition. Sadly, it is not a searchable list, but it is easy to scroll through.
The platform offers an automated tour, to give you an overview of the variety of work on show. You can pause it at any time to spend longer with a photo and open the information panel, and return back to it, or the start, whenever you like.
Some of the images are for sale, others aren’t. If you’d like to purchase an image – or more – you’ll be able to connect with the photographer through the information panel to make arrangements directly.