CategoryDigital Inclusion

Taking Photos Under Attack By European Parliament

Isle of Wight Photo of the Year. Hot Off the Press Advertising.  Image Created for IWDIG.The European Parliament might destroy photography on 9 July 2015.

The Freedom of taking photos in public places is under attack. Until now, in most countries in Europe you were safe to take and publish photographs that are taken from public ground – This is called Freedom of Panorama. To find out what this is all about and to sign the petition please follow this link:

http://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-save-the-freedom-of-photography

Please read and we’re sure you’ll support the petition, thank you.

IWDIG Christmas Gift Vouchers

Looking for that special gift for a photographer? The Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG) are pleased to launch new Gift Vouchers for Christmas 2012.

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. Continue reading

IWDIG Support ‘National Photography Month’ June 2012

The UK will hold its first ever National Photography Month (NPM) throughout June 2012. This nationwide initiative will be a celebration of the importance of photography in our daily lives and help the public understand and appreciate the importance of photography as a medium to ‘capture and keep’ their treasured memories and life’s most important moments.

The Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group will be taking part in National Photography Month by creating a gallery on our Isle of Wight Photo Agency website  and IWDIG photographers will be encouraged to upload images taken on the Island throughout the month of June to support the NPM ethos ‘capture and keep’. Continue reading

Capture Britain in a Day

As we prepare to step into the spotlight of the world’s media in the year of the London Olympics, the BBC is inviting people from all corners of the country to contribute to ‘Britain in a Day’  by turning the camera on themselves.

The result will create a time capsule of Britain as well as a feature-length documentary to be screened next year (2012) on BBC Two. Continue reading

IWDIG Mobile Phone, Facebook, Twitter & Flickr Friendly

IWDIG have launched many internet friendly and digital photographic initiatives, over the last year, and now we have the only mobile phone friendly photography club website on the Isle of Wight.

Now mobile smartphone and device users can find their way around the website easily accessing all of the links and read all the content with ease.  A recent initiative launched, in August, ensured regular mobile phone text alerts are already being sent to IWDIG photographers along with newsletters and updates. 

Ever vigilant that visitors to our website were not just viewing the IWDIG on their Laptops and Pc’s but are accessing us on iPhones, android devices or Blackberries, we have installed a new mobile application this week. Continue reading

Isle of Wight Focus on ITea & the Bigger Picture

A belated but very big thank you to everyone who took part and visited the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG) during our ‘Get the Picture’ ITea and biscuits week soiree at Dimbola in September.

Age UK wanted people who already know how to use technology to pass on their ideas and know-how. As everyone at the IWDIG are potential digital champions they are always more than happy to pass on and share their knowledge. Continue reading

Isle of Wight Photo Walks R Us

Walking our way through the photographic world of the Isle of Wight, we discovered a gap in the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, which has inspired us to launch our own Photo Walks across the Island.

The Island is one of the best area’s in the UK for walking and whilst there is something for all ages and  abilities, one thing we found lacking in the Isle of Wight Walking Festival Autumn Weekend programme was a walk specifically aimed at photographers.

Open to anyone who wants  to get a little more from their photography ‘Photo Walks’ are not about competition but a  good way on getting other like minded people together to take photographs. Continue reading

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