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.
|| Street furniture
|| Autumn Glory
|| Catching People Unaware
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.
- 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 Memory click for slideshow
1st Jenny Jobe
2nd Dennis Walton
3rd Ginny Salkeld
4th Colin Ratcliff
Topic 2 Contrasting Colours click for slideshow
4th Alan Starkie
3rtd Dennis Walton
2nd Jenny Jobe
1st Mike Williams
WE ARE NOW ON OUR SUMMER BREAK
Our next meeting at Haskayne Village Hall is on 5th September 2019
The Competition topics for our 2019 – 2020 season are listed below:
Topic 1 Topic 2
September 19 Summer Snacks Farm Animals]
October 19 Pathway Stones
November 19 Holes Street Furniture
December 19 Landscape Autumn Glory
January 20 NO MEETING
February 20 Bark Catching People Unaware
March 20 Bottles Gold
April 20 Odd Couples Round Things
May 20 Shoes Gravestones
June 20 Money Locks
Both Topics 1 & 2 should be your own photographs .
Images should accurately reflect the topic for which they are entered.
Images may be enhanced sympathetically by using Photo editing software.
HAVE A GOOD SUMMER AND KEEP THOSE CAMERAS CLICKING
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 Seven click for slideshow
1st Bill Soens
2nd Gill Skinner
=3rd Ginny Salkeld
=3rd Dennis Walton
Topoc 2 Glass click for slideshow
1st Jenny Jobe
2nd Doreen Williams
3rd Colin Ratcliff
=4th Gill Skinner
=4th Dennis Walton
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