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.
CategoryWorldwide Photo Walk
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.
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.
The 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…
Once again the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG) are hosting a World Wide Photo Walk on the Isle of Wight in 2014. This year’s walk will be held around Freshwater Bay focusing on Dimbola Museum and Galleries, the former home of the pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
The Isle of Wight is full of photo opportunities and we are revisiting Dimbola as this was a great place for us to meet up and where we held our first successful World Wide Photo Walk in 2011.
The walk will take place at 11am on Saturday 11th October 2014 and will last for approximately 2 hours.
Want to try out some of the latest gear from Elinchrom and Fuji? You are invited to sign-up for the IWDIG World Wide Photo Walk, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, where we are pleased to announce that Elinchrom, The Flash Centre and Fuji will be joining us. They will be bringing along some of their latest lighting systems, cameras and lenses for you to try and answering your questions.
This is an opportunity not to be missed – Registration is free and spaces are limited so hurry and join our walk here: WWPW Registration We look forward to meeting you all on the day.
Calling Isle of Wight Photographers, would you like to join over 20,500 photographers on 5th October for the 3rd annual worldwide photo walk on the Isle of Wight?
Photography enthusiasts with any form of imaging equipment be it point and shoot, compact, DSLR or mobile phone are invited to have some FREE photographic fun around the Town and surrounding area of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight Photographers will be taking part in what has been described as the “Largest Global Social Event for Photographers”.
The Photo walk is a great opportunity for photographers of any ability to socialise, learn and share tips on this annual event, which is now in its sixth year.
Isle of Wight photographers for the 4th time will join with locations all over the world in participating in a photo walk from 11am to 2pm on Saturday October 5th, led by professional photographer and tutor Gary Early. Continue reading
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP and Submit Images by 6th November.