CategoryPhoto Workshops

How To Take Stunning Pictures On TV

Top photographers including Martin Parr, Tim Flach, Bob Martin and Charlie Waite to appear in new photography series hosted by The Gadget Show’s Suzi Perry.

A new series of photography instruction shows will start next week on Channel 5.  The show will see the world’s top photographers teach amateurs the tricks of their trade. Each covering a different theme, portrait, action, celebration, landscape, holidays and animals.

How To Take Stunning Pictures starts on Tuesday, 14th September at 7.30pm.

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Pebble People Really Rocking

This week the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group had a mixed bag of tasks to get through, but thanks to Francis who proposed we ‘Get Stoned at Dimbola’ we discovered news of a photography competition on our doorstep.

We had a sneak preview of efforts and were impressed by the psychedelic look Walter gave to the Pebble People in Freshwater Bay.  ‘Get Stoned at Dimbola’ images from all of our members will be reviewed soon…

The sculpture will be there for the next six weeks, during which time a Pebble People Photography Competition to capture the essence and flavour of the sculpture and the surrounding area has been launched. Continue reading

How to Take Good Pictures

There’s no secret formula when it comes to taking good pictures.

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”- Ansel Adams

Such is the beauty of photography!  Good pictures are all about having the ability to see the possibility of a good frame and also being in the right place, at the right time! 

Of course, you can ensure that you refer to the latest trends in photography and be up-to-date with developments as well, but there’s nothing stopping you being creative and letting your imagination soar.  

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Photographers Celebrate Photoshops 20th Birthday

As this week marks Adobe Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary photographers on the Isle of Wight are having a Lightroom celebration of their own and members of the IWDIG would like to hear your questions on the popular photo software too!

Photoshop has come a long way and is one of the most incredible stories in the history of personal computing. 20 years ago today it debuted as a basic – but still pretty amazing – image editor. It’s now pretty much impossible to find an image that hasn’t benefited from its magic touch. With events around the world fans are celebrating the impact one of their favourite software packages has had across photography, art, design, publishing and commerce.

On the Isle of Wight we are having a small Adobe Photoshop Lightroom celebration of our own! as this coming weekend we see the launch of the first of many Lightroom Courses on the Island.

The courses are courtesy of Wight Photo Breaks professionally run in association with IWDIG and Dimbola. If you’re not booked up for this special photographic event don’t worry more courses, tutorials and workshops are coming soon.

In addition to mark Adobe Photoshop’s 20th Birthday, if you have any burning questions on any section of Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom as a one off this weekend, feel free to send in your questions via email and our experts will be on hand to answer them for you. Continue reading

Evaluating Photographs and HDR

Photographs are made rather than taken. In other words images are created by the photographer through the lens and in the darkroom – or the lightroom – by several stages of evaluation.

This was the basis of Gary Early’s session of Evaluating Photographs and HDR. Continue reading

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