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
  • Bill Watkinson - 01695 422423
  • George Slawinski - 01695 421969

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 2021 Summer Gardens Sunset                                                         29.8.21
October Seaside   Flying Free                                                3.10.21
November Autumn  Rain                                                             31.10.21
December  Still Life  Green                                                          28.11.21
January 2021  TBA  TBA
February TBA TBA

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.


Our next meeting is Thursday 7th October  at 2.00pm

The competition topics are T1 Seaside: T2 Flying Free please have a go.

There will be a critique presented by George.

After refreshments and with Christmas looming, there will  a video presentation on how to create a  greetings card using Photoshop Elements and also a presentation on how to frame your creation

We hope to see you there


September 2021 Competition

T1 Summer Garden   click for slideshow


T2  Sunset    click for slideshow