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Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group

IWDIG

 

 

Aims to support and encourage everyone involved in digital imaging and photography whether practised as a creative, leisure or professional activity…

The IWDIG meets every Wednesday 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Dimbola Lodge, Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, PO40 9QE. For further information please contact us through this website..

 

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Sun Shines on Worldwide Photo Walk walkers On Wight

IWDIG Worldwide Photo Walk

 

With the  stormy weather during the preceding week and the torrential rain showers earlier in the morning it was amazing to see the clouds clear, blue sky and sunshine timed exactly to the start of the IWDIG 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk.

It was sad that a few walkers had been put off by the weather but there was an enthusiastic turnout including walkers with buggies, wheelchairs and pets. We were extremely grateful to Simon (Elinchrom) and Nathan (Fujifilm) for taking time out from their busy schedules to join us on the walk and spend all of the afternoon demonstrating the equipment and answering everyone’s questions.

Nathan FujifilmThe walk became especially poignant for Nathan, from Fujifilm, as can be seen in the photograph opposite.  As we reached Farringford House, the former home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson who became the Poet Laureate in 1850,  Nathan finally was able to recognise his ancestry.

Quite a few of the walkers witnessed this epiphany and commented that the resemblance was truly remarkable. Nathan commented that from now on no one will be able to question my true heritage,  and that he always knew that somewhere inside there was a poet just waiting to get out!

The walk, or better described as a photographic amble,  took everyone around Freshwater and the Bay Area and lasted about 2 hours, with a few of the walkers taking even longer. There were no complaints about the wet, the cold or the wind, however a few remarks on  just how hot it was getting, in the wet weather gear, were noted from time to time.

Everyone enjoyed the walk and meeting the other photographers. Walkers were trying out Fuji lenses and camera bodies en route and when finally returning to Dimbola enjoyed the refreshments in the tea room.

The Elinchrom Lighting systems were now available for everyone to try out in Dimbola’s studio and many of the walkers took the opportunity to find out all the information they could from both Simon and Nathan. All  the X-series bodies were available along with the complete range of Fujifilm lenses including a prototype of the new 56mm APD.

‘Kids in a candy store’ came to mind and once again a very big thank you to Simon and Nathan, who were there for the whole day I might add, for making the day such a great success.  Thanks also to all the walkers too, we are looking forward to seeing your images and good luck in the Worldwide Photo Walk competition…

Elinchrom & Fujifil at Dimbola

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Elinchrom & Fuji on Wight : IWDIG World Wide Photo Walk 2014

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WWPW 2014

Once again the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG) are hosting a World Wide Photo Walk on the Isle of Wight in 2014. This year’s walk will be held around Freshwater Bay focusing on Dimbola Museum and Galleries, the former home of the pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

The Isle of Wight is full of photo opportunities and we are revisiting Dimbola as this was a great place for us to meet up and where we held our first successful World Wide Photo Walk in 2011.

The walk will take place at 11am on Saturday 11th October 2014 and will last for approximately 2 hours.


WALK UPDATE
Want to try out some of the latest gear from Elinchrom and Fuji? You are invited to sign-up for the IWDIG World Wide Photo Walk, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, where we are pleased to   announce that Elinchrom, The Flash Centre and Fuji will be joining us. They will be bringing along some of their latest lighting systems, cameras and lenses for you to try and answering your questions.

This is an opportunity not to be missed – Registration is free and spaces are limited so hurry and join our walk here: WWPW Registration  We look forward to meeting you all on the day.

For more details and updates… Keep an eye on: The World Wide Photo Walk website; our Facebook page; Twitter or here.

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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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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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

Photo Walkers Invited to Show and Tell

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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 info@iwdig.org.uk

Please RSVP and Submit Images by 6th November.

 

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