Digital Photography

Our aim is to share our knowledge of photography and the digital enhancement of photographs for the enjoyment of the photographer and also friends and relations with whom they may wish to share their experiences through photographs.

We have a wide range of topics and workshops, and we can also offer advice, eg on the purchase and use of the camera for beginners and how to attach photographs to emails for sharing.

The meetings will include judging the monthly Competition pictures.

Haskayne Village Hall
1st Thursday of the month
2.00 pm
  • Leaders:
  • Alan Starkie
  • Bill Watkinson - 01695 422423
  • George Slawinski - 01695 421969
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Monthly Competition Topics

The group encourages as many as possible to put entries into the competitions as it helps to develop both photographing and creative skills. Each month there are 2 competition topics, as below.

Month

Topic 1

TECHNIQUE

Topic 2           Entries due by                                        Midnight                                               CONTENT

September 2021 Summer Gardens Sunset                                                         29.8.21
October Seaside   Flying Free                                                3.10.21
November Autumn  Rain                                                             31.10.21
December  Still Life  Green                                                          28.11.21
January 2021  TBA  TBA
February TBA TBA
March TBA TBA
April TBA TBA
May TBA TBA
June TBA TBA

Examples of a skill required for a particular topic can usually be found on line.

If you Google for example “Tutorials for photographing Shadows” you will be able to find out more about that topic and what it involves. You will find lots of short videos on You Tube (some better than others) which are well worth looking at.

If in doubt, please ask a member with knowledge of a topic for assistance.

Competition Rules

  1. You can submit one entry in each topic
  2. Photographs must have been taken by yourself
  3. Photographs can be submitted with or without any digital manipulation
  4. Once a photograph has been entered in a competition, it cannot be re-submitted in future competitions
  5. Entries must be received by midnight on the Sunday before the competition judging on the first Thursday of the month

Please e-mail photographs to digiphoto@aughton-ormskirk-u3a.co.uk. Latest entry is the Sunday before the meeting.

There are no prizes to be won, just the opportunity to compare photographs taken by our own members with a view to improving standards. Winning entries are displayed on the U3A website.

Digital Photography Notices

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

If you are experienced in Photography/Photo Enhancement, please come and share your knowledge with us.

If you are new to Photography, we are a friendly group who will always be pleased to help with advice on Camera equipment and how to take better pictures.

Submitting Competition Entries – a reminder

Please ensure that your competition entries are submitted in the correct format – i.e. as JPEG files – and at a resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels.  Please also remember to rename the files to include your name and the competition topic, e.g. Joe Bloggs – September Topic 



REOPENING

 The first “live” meeting of our Digital Photography group will take place in Haskayne Village Hall at 2.00pm on  Thursday September 2nd.

The assumption is that all lockdown restrictions have been lifted and all indoor meetings can resume.

The pre covid competition format will resume, and the topics up to the end of the year are listed above.

We will of course keep you informed should any Government announcements be made which  will alter the rules.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN

June 2021 Competition

T1  In Flight   click for slideshow

 

T2 Horses   click for slideshow