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.

Guitar Hero Number One. Continue reading

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


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.


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

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

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

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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