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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 supporting Freshwater Live

Professional photographer and photographic trainer Gary Early from STUDIO f56 is pleased to be supporting this year’s Freshwater Live event. Leanne k

Gary will be offering a walk-in studio day at Dimbola Museum & Galleries, on Saturday 22nd August, where he will be available  to answer  your photo related questions. You can try out the studio or if you think you’d like to be a model you can have a mini-photoshoot and view the results.

Further photographic information can be found on this website  or you can view some of Gary’s work here  www.studiof56.com

Please drop-in on Saturday 22nd August between 10:00am and 4:00pm, we are looking forward to meeting you.

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

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