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
  • Eleanor Wroe - 01704 841216

The Pictures shown to the right were selected as the Winner of Winners for our 2014/2015 season.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view other winning photos

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.

Month

Topic 1

TECHNIQUE

Topic 2

CONTENT

September 2017 Passing of Time Weird
October Architecture/Stately Home Formal Garden/s
November Lead-in Lines Autumn Leaves
December Panorama A Celebration
January 2018 Photo using or including a Mirror Hat/s (no faces)
February Landscape A Rainy Day
March Working in Low Light Transport
April Colour Popping  Hand/s
May Shutter Zoom/Blurred  Motion Still Life:A Table Top Arrangement

The difference between Topics 1 & 2 is that Topic 1 images will involve using a special camera or software technique which will be explained in a previous meeting.

In the meantime, 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.

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 digiphoto@aughton-ormskirk-u3a.co.uk 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.

May 2018 Competition Winners

Topic 1 Blurred Motion  click an image for a slideshow

 

Topic 2 Still Life; A Table Top Arrangement     click an image for a slideshow

 

 

NOTICES

THIS IS OUR LAST MEETING BEFORE THE SUMMER BREAK

PROGRAMME AND NOTICES FOR JUNE 2018

Topic 1 –  Spring             Topic 2  – Abstract Image

The closing date for the June competition is midnight, Sunday 3rd June

Plan for Thursday 7th June Meeting – Haskayne Village Hall 2pm

Competition Judging

Critique by Chris Denny

An open forum for suggestions for topics for presentation during  the next season

Refreshments

 

   LAYERS WORKSHOP

Use your own pictures to practice  for instance, putting one picture onto another picture.

 

 PLEASE BRING YOUR LAP TOP PRELOADED WITH ELEMENTS 

                                                                                               (Assistance will be on hand to help out if necessary)

FOR THOSE OF YOU GOING ON THE TRIP TO CHIRK CASTLE

     NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERS MUST BRING A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD TO PRODUCE ON ARRIVAL

THE COACH WILL LEAVE WASHWAY FARM AT 9.15am WITH THE RETURN PLANNED FOR 6.00pm.

 

 

OUR NEXT MEETING AT HASKAYNE IS ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6th 2018

 

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