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 - 07484 152529
  • 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 2024 TBA TBA TBA
 October TBA TBA TBA
November 2023 Perspective Roots 12.11.23
December 2023 Flower with creative text Street Photography 10.12.23
January 2024 Christmas Dinner Presents 8.1.24
February Movement Winter 11.2.24
March Nights  Tree Shapes 10.3.24
April Creative Image  Grass/Grasses 7.4.24
May Colour Popping Chimneys 12.5.24
June Dunham Massey Furry Creatures(No Cats or Dogs) 9.6.24

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 date indicated before the competition judging on the third Monday 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 November 3, 2023


                           Future Meetings                    

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

All meetings will take place in the small room from 2.00pm

The Competition topics from August 22 to June 23 are now listed above with the due dates for entries.

Our December meeting will be on Monday 18th December.

We will judge the December competition which is :-

Topic 1 Flower with Creative Text: Topic 2 Street Photography

We will also look at winning pictures from the last twelve months, and perhaps even partake in a quiz to excise our brains after exercising our tummy muscles.

The cost of this extravaganza is £5.00per person (non refundable.)

If you missed the November meeting but would like to attend the Christmas meeting, please forward your name via the competition email no later than 30.11.23 so that catering arrangements can be completed.


Last Updated on November 21, 2023

November 2023 Competition

T1 Perspective  click for  slideshow

T2 Roots  click for slideshow

Last Updated on November 21, 2023