welcome to the photo collective

new? join us
Established in 2005, PhotoCollective is meant a global initiative by and for amateur and professional photographers to meet.
Each participant proposes a number of themes for an upcoming session, a limited number is then randomly selected from the pool at the date of the event. Then you have a limited time to take and upload your pictures for us all to share and discuss.

Each session basically goes like this: 1) submit your themes before the event, 2) at the event date, a limited number of themes are randomly drawn from all the propositions, 3) you have 3 days to take pictures in relation, and to share them online, 4) and all the time thereafter to see what others have done.

latest draw : rabbit,boom!,leverage

next PhotoCollective theme draw in...


event date (UTC)sessionproposals
Feb 20 2018 18:00 February sessionopen themes9
warning: click the dates for your local time & daylight correction
photos from some of the latest sessions

23/01/18 January sessionrabbit,boom!,leverage
19/12/17 December sessiondead,red,music
28/11/17 November sessionattention,bizarre,exhibition
31/10/17 October sessionhumour,overturned,8
26/09/17 September sessiontranscendance,cheese,obscurity
30/08/17 August sessionflooded ,lips,end of line
25/07/17 July sessionwrongdoing, japan, understanding all
27/06/17 June sessionmint, superb style, people
23/05/17 May sessionapple, election, borderline
25/04/17 April sessionbarbie, limited edition, clones
27/03/17 March sessionrusty plates, bank, renewal
1/03/17 Feb/Mar sessiontexture, wind, speed
30/01/17 January sessionsatin, change, ice
21/01/17 January w-e sessionfrying pan, steep slope, understatement
21/12/16 December sessionblip, winter love, reflections
30/11/16 November sessionblack and white, fierce, warmth
25/10/16 October collectiveswimmer, couch potato, blue
27/09/16 September collectivebeing busy,fish,clouded
23/03/16 March 2016 sessionsablé,piquant,silence
20/02/16 February 2016 sessiondust,flip flop,luminous
27/01/16 January 2016 sessioncolours, chocolate, trafic
14/12/15 December 2015 sessionchristmas
24/11/15 November 2015 sessioncold,fur,xmas
29/10/15 October 2015 sessionred light, lights, empreinte
29/09/15 September 2015 sessionpets, fall (autumn), bar
27/08/15 August 2015 sessiondogs, always the sun, suits
28/07/15 July 2015 sessionmoods, worker, gratin dauphinois

join the collective!

You only need to register for free and participate in infinite ways after.
Some like to work on their own, others like to meet before and after the theme draw, so choose what's best for you and organize what you like.

Local meetups often take place in a public space (cafe, library, ...), start with a half hour word-collecting reunion, words are then sent to us for the draw (contact us for the email), we send back the three randomly chosen ones from the complete pool of participants everywhere, and then the group usually goes out photo hunting for 1h30 to 2h before meeting up again to share their experience and shots.

The participants' photos can then be sent back to the site in order to share them with the community (you keep all rights to your photos!).

If you want to participate or organize a meetup, dont hesitate to send an email to .

Photocollective reunions were already held all over the world.
You can also check the Flickr group for older photos from the group (while waiting for full transition to this site).

Thanks to the venues who already have hosted our reunions once or more:
l'Etabli, la Ferblanterie,0000 multimedia art space, l'Ethno, salle du Terreau, brasserie des Halles de l'Ile, Fenomeno bar, les Voisins, ...

© 2005-2016 the