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Clocks Go Back – Photographers Get Set To Capture The Hour

On Sunday 25th October the clocks go back and we will gain an extra hour, lets capture ‘The Hour’ as a snapshot in time.

On Sunday as British Summer Time ends, choose any hour capture some photos and post them to our IWDIG Facebook Page Link For those photographers without a Facebook  account, capture some images from your chosen hour and send your images via email to IWDIG. Continue reading

Worldwide Photo Walk 2015 Wight Winner Show & Tell

WWPW 2015 winner
Thanks to all who took part in the recent Worldwide Photo Walk on Wight.
Congratulations to Ian Johnston whose photo  (right) was chosen to be the best on our annual photo walk.
We are pleased to invite anyone with an interest to join us on Wednesday evening (21st October 2015) at Dimbola to view a wide selection of images that were taken during the day on the photo walk.
The weather was good and the event with over 25 photographers not forgetting our four legged friends attended.

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Annual Worldwide Photo Walk On Wight In Julia Margaret Cameron Footsteps

iwdig2015This year on Saturday October 3rd 2015 we will be walking in one of the most important photographers of the nineteenth century Julia Margaret Cameron’s (1815-1879) footsteps.
Our annual IWDIG Photowalk as planned to coincide with the bicentenary celebrations of Julia, now celebrated as a pioneering portraitist will take place around Freshwater Bay.  As always, the event is free to attend.
There are still a few places available so if you’d like to meet and swap ideas with other photographers and checkout some of the latest Elinchrom gear you must reserve your place now at: www.kelbyone.com/photowalk  click on Join This Photo Walk.

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IWDIG Nature Walk 2015 Shide Chalk Pit

IWDIG Nature WalkWeather permitting this years IWDIG nature walk will take place on Saturday 4th of July at Shide Chalk-pit.  Photographers with an interest can meet Walk Leader Colin Haygarth at the entrance at 10.00 am.

Colin says: We are hoping to photograph wild orchids, butterflies and moths, the rare Marsh Helleborine Orchid is in flower at the moment in the chalk-pit and it will be worth coming along just to photograph this lovely flower, there are 3 orchids in flower at the moment and I am sure we will find other things to photograph as well. Continue reading

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.

Isle of Wight Photographers Celebrate Julia Margaret Cameron Bicentenary

Julia Margaret Cameron BicentenaryThe Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) will soon launch its 2015 Awards, and in a brand new section they will also be looking for the very best female photographer from the Isle of Wight.

Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning image? IWPOY are looking for inspiring photographers whose winning photos will take pride of place in an exclusive exhibition to mark the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthday.

IWPOY Founder, Professional Photographer & Tutor Gary Early, said: “We’re really excited about this years IWPOY and hope to receive a great selection of images. This is a ‘money can’t buy opportunity’ and a chance for everyone on the Isle of Wight to showcase their photographic talents.” Continue reading

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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