Archive for the 'Dimbola' Category

Dec 07 2012

IWDIG Disco Inferno at Dimbola

On Wednesday we had an introductory ‘painting with light’ session at Dimbola with  20+ taking part to learn the basics.

Painting with light is a photographic technique that involves long exposures and the movement of light, using flashlights or other transient light sources. It is a fascinating technique and a fun way to get everyone involved without having to step out into the cold. 

Mike Thomas provided the basic theory to a somewhat bewildered group, and then as if by magic everyone got the bug and went around finding little dark spaces to practice in.

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Nov 27 2012

Jimi Hendrix’s 70th Birthday

Rock star guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who died 42 years ago aged 27, would have been celebrating his 70th birthday today had he lived. 

As the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group share space with his iconic statue we felt a birthday mention was in order.

The statue forms a gateway to the permanent exhibition of past and future Isle of Wight music festivals.

This life-size bronze statue (pictured) of Jimi Hendrix stands outside the home of a pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Sculpted by John Swindells, it was commissioned by John Giddings, a Dimbola trustee and promoter of the Isle of Wight festival.

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Nov 21 2012

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 »

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Nov 04 2012

Photo Walkers Invited to Show and Tell


Everyone who took part in the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group Worldwide Photo Walk or October Mystery Walk is invited to a special digital screening on Wednesday, 7th November.

Event will take place: 7.30 -9.30 pm at Dimbola Photographic Museum & Galleries, Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay. PO40 9QE.

If you would like to attend or submit images for screening (resized images must be 1620×1080 @72dpi max on longest side) please email

Please RSVP and Submit Images by 6th November.


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Sep 20 2012

One Day Intensive Course On Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom Courses on Isle of Wight

There is just one space left on the latest Adobe Lightroom Photographers Workflow Course on Saturday, 22nd September, 9.15am to 4.15pm.

This hands-on application experience is focused on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 – 4.x and is a unique opportunity for Photographers on the Isle of Wight.  There are no other courses available specific to Lightroom on the Island, delegates will learn to download, organise, manage, develop, and present digital photography using their own laptops/pc.

This course ensures a smooth transition to digital photography workflow and is led by qualified tutor Gary Early.

“This is a comprehensive one day intensive course to using Lightroom 4 – 4.x as the hub of your digital photography workflow, and you will leave with a far better idea of what you can achieve and how to make Lightroom work best for you.”

The venue is Dimbola Lodge in Freshwater Bay, with lunch and refreshment breaks provided.  For more details email or telephone 07866 567261

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Oct 12 2011

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 »

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Oct 03 2011

Island Photographers Focused On Worldwide Photo Walk

On Saturday enthusiastic photographers of all ages explored and snapped photos of whatever caught their eye in the first Isle of Wight Worldwide Photo Walk.

46 photographers walked and snapped their way through history, culture, nature and lifestyle in and around Freshwater. It is the largest social photography event in the world and something the Isle of Wight has not participated in before. Continue Reading »

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Aug 17 2011

Isle of Wight Joins Worldwide Photo Walk

It’s official: once again we’re about to put the Isle of Wight on the photographic map. by hosting a worldwide photo walk. 

This walk will be unique as when we step out from Dimbola Lodge the centre of photographic excellence in October, we will be joining thousands of photographers from across the world.

This Worldwide Photo Walk event is free and open to everyone on the Isle of Wight. Its also a great chance to meet other local photographers, and find out what interests them. Continue Reading »

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Aug 01 2011

Brian May Captured IWDIG Photographer In 3D

On a recent visit to Dimbola Brian May could not contain his passion for stereoscopic images and seized the opportunity to use his Fuji Real 3D camera to capture the moment.  If one Gary wasn’t enough look away as we now have him in stereo.

The pictures, commonly called stereo pairs, make use of the parallel viewing method. Seeing them stereoscopically requires concentration and may take a while to master.  We found using the ‘Owl’ designed by Brian worked a treat. Continue Reading »

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Jul 26 2011

80th Birthday Hold The Front Page

Following on from Brian May’s pre birthday bash, the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group celebrated another special birthday at Dimbola last week.

Having discovered former Fleet Street celebrity snapper Larry Ellis shared the same birthday as Brian May, we could not let his 80th Birthday pass by without a friendly gesture from all his friends at the IWDIG.

When Amanda brought in the main Chocolate Torte, we dont know who was more surprised, as for the first time in history Larry seemed lost for words. Continue Reading »

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