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

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.

December 2018 Competition Winners


Topic 1   Grime   click for slideshow

Topic 2   Broken Down   clock for slideshoew

October 2018 Competition Winners

Topic 1. Refreshing  click an image for slideshow


Topoic 2 Trees     click an image for slideshow