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 - 01744 884095
  • Bill Watkinson - 01695 422423
  • George Slawinski - 01695 421969


 Monthly Competition

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.


Topic 1


Topic 2


September 2018 Quarters Over The Wall
October Refreshing  Trees
November  Stripes  Wild
December  Grime  Broken Down
January 2019 NO MEETING
February Brown  Rubbish
March Flying High Waterfalls
April Balance Signs of Spring
May Seven Glass
June Memory Contrasting Colours

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

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 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 –   Memory          Topic 2  Contrasting Colours

The closing date for the June  competition is midnight, Sunday 2nd June

Plan for Thursday 6th June  Meeting – Haskayne Village Hall 2pm

Competition Judging


                Our guest  presenter Mr Colin Paul will speak on his travels around Asia and the                                           camera set up best fitted to taking photographs in that area.



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

May 2019 Competition Winners

Topic 1   Seven    click for slideshow


Topoc 2    Glass  click for slideshow