Next week we will be putting down our cameras and focusing on having a good time as the IWDIG Christmas Party is taking place on December 18th.
For anyone not attending those festivities – tonight Wednesday 11th December will be our last regular weekly meeting at Dimbola of 2013.
We look forward to seeing all of you next year on 8th January 2014. Until then, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope the New Year is filled with health, happiness and prosperity for all.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Looking for that special gift for a photographer? The Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG) are pleased to offer Gift Vouchers for Christmas 2013.
Whether you’re looking for a stocking filler or that special photographic Christmas gift we have annual membership vouchers ranging from as little as £5 up to £20 offering different levels of membership including galleries, click here for full details of the membership benefits.
The vouchers can also be redeemed against Adobe Lightroom or Studio Training Courses that are held regularly in conjunction with the IWDIG. Read more »
Calling Isle of Wight Photographers, would you like to join over 20,500 photographers on 5th October for the 3rd annual worldwide photo walk on the Isle of Wight?
Photography enthusiasts with any form of imaging equipment be it point and shoot, compact, DSLR or mobile phone are invited to have some FREE photographic fun around the Town and surrounding area of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight Photographers will be taking part in what has been described as the “Largest Global Social Event for Photographers”.
The Photo walk is a great opportunity for photographers of any ability to socialise, learn and share tips on this annual event, which is now in its sixth year.
Isle of Wight photographers for the 4th time will join with locations all over the world in participating in a photo walk from 11am to 2pm on Saturday October 5th, led by professional photographer and tutor Gary Early. Read more »
Taking advantage of the spell of glorious summer weather the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group moved their venue to Fort Victoria for the group meeting this week. A shoot, view and BBQ was the theme for the evening, although the viewing will take place at the meeting next week. ‘Contrast’ was the photographic task set for the evening with the fort, beach and woodland providing plenty of scope for colour, texture and lighting contrasts.
Although the shooting continued throughout the evening, taking advantage of the sunset, location and the sailing around Hurst Castle, the BBQ brought the photography to a halt for a while. With choc-ices, sausages & burgers, fresh strawberries & cupcakes, lashings of ginger beer and plenty to go around a great time was had by everyone. Thanks to Amanda for all of the food preparation, John for teas & coffees and David for supplying the home-grown strawberries. Everyone agreed that it was a great feast and that the evening couldn’t have been better, sunshine and a warm breeze, let’s look forward to a few more of these!
Photograph courtesy ©Terry Smith
The IWDIG is pleased to promote the Studio Lighting Courses as shown below. Many of our photographers have already attended one or more of these courses and they come highly recommended,
The course was great, I learnt a lot and was impressed by how professional both the trainer and model were. I’m looking forward to a refresher course later in the year, thanks.
If you’ve always wanted to try studio photography, learn about lighting or just take the chance to shoot a professional model why not give one of these courses a go. To check-out Charlotte’s professional model portfolio just click the picture below.
Maybe you’re not looking for studio training but would love your own professional photoshoot, click HERE to find out more. We are sure that you’ll find these items of interest and we know that Studio f56 would be pleased to take your call…
Isle of Wight Stargazers are being asked to count the number of stars they can see (with the naked eye) within the constellation of Orion.
The national Star Count (clear skies permitting) will take place between Friday 8th February – Monday 18th February.
Everyone who joins in will have a chance to win a fantastic telescope or one of ten copies of the Stargazers’ Almanac.
How to take part in Star Count 2013:
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Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater, will be allowing visitors FREE entry to the Galleries for the entire month of February.
This is to encourage Isle of Wight visitors and locals to get involved in their heritage, and to engage with some of our exhibitions, one of which is a rare photographic exhibition from the Scott Polar Research institute in Cambridge. Read more »
Are you a budding journalist or a future photographer? If so, then enter Amnesty’s Young Human Rights Reporter competition.
All you have to do is write an article or take a photo on a human rights theme… and you could become the Young Human Rights Journalist/Photojournalist of 2013.
The competition is open to ages seven to 18 and is split into different age categories. Photos should be on a human rights issue and we are looking for photos which that show creativity and that make the viewer care about the story at hand. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to enter!
Photos can be taken on mobile phones or any digital camera. Permission must be sought before taking and submitting photos. Written articles can be up to 500 words long and can be about any human rights issue the reporter feels passionately about.
More information about the competition, including terms and conditions and how to enter, can be found on the Amnesty page, The deadline for entries is 18 February 2013.
The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council has put out a call for the world’s best scientific images.
Scientists creating images to support their research and photographers making images to record science in all its aspects showing applications of diverse photographic techniques are encouraged to submit images. 100 of the best – selected by scientists, photographers, and those working in the field – will be included in an exhibition that will open in Newcastle in September 2013 as part of the British Science Festival and will then tour the UK and abroad. Read more »