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.

Scout & Guide HQ,Long Lane, ,Aughton
3rd Monday of the month
2.00 pm
  • Leaders:
  • Alan Starkie
  • George Slawinski - 01695 421969
  • Bill Soens

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 2022 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 April 10, 2022


                     Future Meetings                    

We  have now concluded all our meetings at Haskayne Village Hall,and after the trip to Bodnant Gardens N.T. in June ,we shall take a Summer break.

All future meetings will be at the Scout & Guide H.Q. building on the 3rd Monday of the month.

The schedule for the rest of this year is :- 15.8.22: 19.9.22: 17.10.22:  21.11.22: 19.12.22.

The competition for August is Topic 1   a Summer Flower Garden

Topic 2. a Black & White image of Clouds

Any suggestions you may have on both competition topics and items you would like to see discussed at meetings would be much appreciated.




Last Updated on May 14, 2022

May 22 Competition

Topic 1   Composite Picture  click for slideshow

Topic 2 Woodland Path   click for slideshow

Last Updated on May 14, 2022