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
  • The Competitions are carrying on remotely, even in these times of social distancing due to the coronavirus.

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                                               CONTENT

September 2020 Summer Flowers Looking Up                             4.10.20
October Keys   Something Sweet                18.10.20
November Rows of Things  Halloween                               9.11.20
December Lights  Woods                                      6.12.20
January 2021 Church Windows Decorations                              10.1.21
February Bad Weather Winter Views                          7.2.21
March Eggs Yellow                                      7.3.21
April Picture in Picture   Spring Flowers                    4.4.21
May Farmland Wall Art                                   2.5.21
June In Flight Horses                                     6.6.21

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.

February 2021 Competition

Topic 1   Bad Weather   click for slideshow


Topic 2    A Winter Scene    click for slideshow



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 

Because of Covid  19, all our meetings and trips are cancelled until further notice.

Our aim is to run a virtual group whilst the self isolation rules are in force.

Digital Photography group members have already been informed by email about the monthly competition, the first of which began in April 2020.

We can also provide help and information on any Photography and Photo editing topics as requested by members, and perhaps suggest photography projects that can be undertaken in the home during this period of  social distancing .

If you have any questions, observations, or topics for discussion,  please make contact via the competition e mail address

Stay at home. Keep well, and we hope the time when we can once again resume our meetings will soon arrive.