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

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.


Topic 1


Topic 2


Entries due by Midnight

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 Interpretation of a Poem Feet 2.1.22
February An Album Cover Fungi 30.1.22
March Zoom Blur  Winged Insects 27.2.22
April Outdoor Shadows  Market Day 3.4.22
May Composite Picture  Woodland Pathways 1.5.22
June Summer Trip Summer Trip Summer Trip

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 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.

Last Updated on November 14, 2021


                       OFF WE GO AGAIN

With the relaxing of Government rules  concerning  Covid, we can now look forward to getting back to “normal” and so we shall re commence our monthly meeting with the first one being on Thursday 3rd February at 2.00pm at Haskayne Village Hall.

Due consideration will be given to ventilation etc. and of course it is an individual choice with regards to mask wearing.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Last Updated on January 23, 2022

December 2021 competition

T1 Still Life  click for slideshow

T2 Green  click for slideshow

Last Updated on December 16, 2021