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Shoot, View & BBQ Fort Victoria

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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

Studio Lighting Courses

The IWDIG is pleased to promote the Studio Lighting Courses as shown below. Many of our photographers have already attended one or more of these courses and they come highly recommended,

The course was great, I learnt a lot and was impressed by how professional both the trainer and model were. I’m looking forward to a refresher course later in the year, thanks.

If you’ve always wanted to try studio photography, learn about lighting or just take the chance to shoot a professional model why not give one of these courses a go. To check-out Charlotte’s professional model portfolio just click the picture below.

 

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Maybe you’re not looking for studio training but would love your own professional photoshoot, click HERE to find out more. We are sure that you’ll find these items of interest and we know that Studio f56 would be pleased to take your call…

Isle of Wight Stargazers: Star Count 2013

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:

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FREE Entry To Dimbola During February

Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater, will be allowing visitors FREE entry to the Galleries for the entire month of February.

This is to encourage Isle of Wight visitors and locals to get involved in their heritage, and to engage with some of our exhibitions, one of which is a rare photographic exhibition from the Scott Polar Research institute in Cambridge. Continue reading

Amnesty Young Human Rights Competition 2013

Are you a budding journalist or a future photographer? If so, then enter Amnesty’s Young Human Rights Reporter competition.  

All you have to do is write an article or take a photo on a human rights theme… and you could become the Young Human Rights Journalist/Photojournalist of 2013.

The competition is open to ages seven to 18 and is split into different age categories. Photos should be on a human rights issue and we are looking for photos which that show creativity and that make the viewer care about the story at hand. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to enter!

Photos can be taken on mobile phones or any digital camera. Permission must be sought before taking and submitting photos. Written articles can be up to 500 words long and can be about any human rights issue the reporter feels passionately about.  

More information about the competition, including terms and conditions and how to enter, can be found on the Amnesty page, The deadline for entries is 18 February 2013.

RPS Call for entries – The World’s Best Scientific Images 2013

The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council has put out a call for the world’s best scientific images. 

Scientists creating images to support their research and photographers making images to record science in all its aspects showing applications of diverse photographic techniques are encouraged to submit images. 100 of the best – selected by scientists, photographers, and those working in the field – will be included in an exhibition that will open in Newcastle in September 2013 as part of the British Science Festival and will then tour the UK and abroad. Continue reading

IWDIG Getting Ready For Trip To London

We now have a minibus full of photographers for our Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group sociable and practical, photography-based walk through the streets of London, on 24th January 2013.

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The main purpose of our trip is to visit some art galleries. But as we stroll through the heart of London, photographers will be able to capture their own portfolio of fascinating photos along the way.

And to put your images into context, Amanda will no doubt put together a tour guide and share historic notes from the streets along the way.

 

 

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