IWDIG Limited Edition Calendar 2013

The votes are in and just in time for Christmas, the 2013 Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group Calendar is about to be sent off to the printers.

As the 2012 calendar sold out  within one day of going on sale we are now taking pre-orders of interest so get yours in now to avoid disappointment.

The annual IWDIG Calendar is not a vanity publication and will be sold this year to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK- Defeating Dementia

Calendars will be of limited edition, available on a first come, first serve basis and we’re sure they will be in great demand. Continue reading

Blue Moon Tonight – Rare Treat For Sky Gazers

Image Island Pulse.

Tonight Isle of Wight star gazers may get to view a Blue Moon. This blue moon, and the second of two full moons within August, is a rare occurrence.

Blue moons exist due to our calendar months being imperfectly synched to the lunar months. It takes 29.5 days for the moon to orbit Earth, during which sky watchers observe all of its phases. The blue moon is expected to reach its full phase at 9:58 a.m.

However, “blue moon” is not in fact blue-colored at all. The first full moon occurred on August 1st, but tonights “blue moon” will be the last blue moon for three years.  Read more from the Island Pulse click here:

Fujifilm announces interchangeable lens X-Pro1

Fuji x-Pro1New for 2012 this could be something that photographers everywhere have been waiting for. Read on for full specifications and we would be pleased to hear your thoughts and comments.

Featuring the new X-Trans CMOS sensor™ and an original FUJIFILM X-Mount and a brand new X lens mount, Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and three prime lenses.

Key Features 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

Nikon Filed Patent Infringement Against Sigma

Nikon is seeking an injunction against Sigma, as well as multi-million pound damages, for alleged patent infringement of its vibration reduction technology used in interchangeable lenses.

Nikon has invested considerable resources in the form of research and development over a period of many years. Such investments have created intellectual property that are important business assets of Nikon and have enabled Nikon to continuously provide the products and services that satisfy its customers Continue reading

Picture This ‘The Invisible Camera’

Photographers can now focus on something that will bring an end to the mega pixel race.   Chris Marquardt has developed a mind blowing new camera called The Invisible Camera. 

Using ground breaking technology similar to polarization, to amplify the light that forms the image by harnessing ambient light.

This project to create the worlds first ‘Invisible Camera has its roots back in the early 1990s, and after years of research, a limited quantity of 100 cameras were available for field test.   Watch the Video Continue reading

Dark Chamber Pinhole Photography

Dark Chamber is a new exhibition of pinhole photography opening at Dimbola Lodge on 1st April 2011. 

In a world dominated by digital manipulation and the instant delete button, the photographs in Dark Chamber are a simple expression of people’s desire to regain the mystery of photography as expressed in many computer and mobile applications offering analogue effects.

Despite its charm, Dark Chamber is not a romance with times gone by, Continue reading

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