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|
- Alan Starkie - 01744 884095
- Bill Watkinson - 01695 422423
- George Slawinski - 01695 421969
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.
||Over The Wall
|| Broken Down
||Signs of Spring
The difference between Topics 1 & 2 is that Topic 1 images will involve using a special camera or software technique .
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.
Topic 2 is a photograph taken by you which depicts the topic and is with minimal editing
- You can submit one entry in each topic
- Photographs must have been taken by yourself
- Photographs can be submitted with or without any digital manipulation
- Once a photograph has been entered in a competition, it cannot be re-submitted in future competitions
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or take them on a memory stick to Horizons. 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.
Topic 1 Brown click for slideshow
1st Bill Soens
2nd Jenny Walton
3rd Di Piggin
4th Alan Starkie
Topic 2 Rubbish click for slideshow
4th Norma Ruddick
3rd Dennis Walton
2nd Hazel Anderton
1st Ginny Salkeld
PROGRAMME AND NOTICES FOR MARCH 2019
Topic 1 – Flying High Topic 2 – Waterfalls
The closing date for the March competition is midnight, Sunday 3rd March
Plan for Thursday 7th March Meeting – Haskayne Village Hall 2pm
A presentation on editing with Photoshop Elements.
If any members need assistance with any particular aspect of Photoshop Elements, please inform us via the competition e mail address so that we can look at the topic at today`s meeting
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 1
Topic 1 – Image Manipulation – Click an image for slide show Continue reading
Topic 1 – Night Picture – Click an image for slideshow Continue reading
Topic 1 – Quintessentially English – Click an image for slideshow