Tis the season to be jolly and where better for our members to get in the spirit than at the annual Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group Christmas soiree at Dimbola.
A special thanks to Amanda for all of her hard work in putting together the superb Christmas Dinner as always, nobody went home hungry we’re sure!
Interested photographers of all abilities are invited to welcome in the New Year with us when we resume sessions on 6th January 2016.
IWDIG Review 2015 and Christmas Soiree photo card below…. Continue reading
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:
Please read and we’re sure you’ll support the petition, thank you.
Next week we will be putting down our cameras and focusing on having a good time as the IWDIG Christmas Party is taking place on December 18th.
For anyone not attending those festivities – tonight Wednesday 11th December will be our last regular weekly meeting at Dimbola of 2013.
We look forward to seeing all of you next year on 8th January 2014. Until then, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope the New Year is filled with health, happiness and prosperity for all.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Taking advantage of the spell of glorious summer weather the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group moved their venue to Fort Victoria for the group meeting this week. A shoot, view and BBQ was the theme for the evening, although the viewing will take place at the meeting next week. ‘Contrast’ was the photographic task set for the evening with the fort, beach and woodland providing plenty of scope for colour, texture and lighting contrasts.
Although the shooting continued throughout the evening, taking advantage of the sunset, location and the sailing around Hurst Castle, the BBQ brought the photography to a halt for a while. With choc-ices, sausages & burgers, fresh strawberries & cupcakes, lashings of ginger beer and plenty to go around a great time was had by everyone. Thanks to Amanda for all of the food preparation, John for teas & coffees and David for supplying the home-grown strawberries. Everyone agreed that it was a great feast and that the evening couldn’t have been better, sunshine and a warm breeze, let’s look forward to a few more of these!
Photograph courtesy ©Terry Smith
Isle of Wight Stargazers are being asked to count the number of stars they can see (with the naked eye) within the constellation of Orion.
The national Star Count (clear skies permitting) will take place between Friday 8th February – Monday 18th February.
Everyone who joins in will have a chance to win a fantastic telescope or one of ten copies of the Stargazers’ Almanac.
How to take part in Star Count 2013:
Unbelievable as it may seem it’s once again time to take a look back over the past year. It’s been a very busy year for the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group with more than 50 weekly meetings, additional photo walks and events culminating in the annual festive soiree and prize presentation at the group’s base Dimbola Lodge, Freshwater Bay.
Having evolved over the years, but keeping to our ethos, we strive to cater for all genres of photography and all levels of photographers. Continue reading