All club members are welcome to the meetings of the IMAGinE group.
This page is all about the 2015 programme. For the 2016 programme click here
For the 2017 programme click here
IMAGinE is about expanding our visual imagination, developing ways of seeing, and taking photography beyond the simple record of what is in front of the lens into creative realms. We explore post-capture techniques and image manipulation where appropriate for the subject matter.
A variety of topics is offered for members to interpret as they wish, and this also provides opportunities to develop creative and manipulative skills. The results, either as work-in-progress or a final image, are projected digitally. Constructive comments and discussion of digital techniques form an essential part of the evening. Group members are encouraged to share their skills, knowledge and secrets with the rest of the group so that all members can learn and grow.
The group has an online collaborative resource which contains information about techniques including video demonstrations and which can be accessed by group members.
All members who wish to progress their photography and to develop it as a medium of expression are encouraged to join IMAGinE. The group co-ordinator is Graham Roberts, who also edits this webpage.
All meetings will be on a Thursday at 7.30pm.
Meetings are held in the Victoria Room at the United Reformed Church, (Victoria Avenue entrance). There is a £2 per person meeting charge, payable on the night, to cover the cost of room hire.
This webpage is updated with the work of the group throughout the year.
Meetings for 2015 considered the following themes
January 29 – Theme is Montage.
February 26 – Theme is Winter Weather
March 26 – Theme is Trees
April 23 – Theme is Home
May 28 – Theme is The Scene of the Crime
June 25 – Theme is Going Places
July 30 – Theme is Pandora’s Box + Mobile images
August – no meeting
September 24 – Triangles , Circles and Rectangles + Mobile images
October 29 – 1. Textiles with Colour. 2. Multiple selfies + Mobile images
November 26 – Three
December – no meeting
All images are copyright of the authors who are members of Harrogate Photographic Society and may not be reproduced.
November Theme: Three
There were lets of images the choose from this month. This is a small representative selection
October Themes: 1 Textiles 2. Multiple Selfies
An unusually low attendance at this months meeting giving rise to fewer images than normal. Textiles, in the main was addressed by macro work supported by focussed stacking techniques/software, whereas multiple selfies was addressed using multiple images combined using Photoshop layers and layer masks
September Theme: Triangles, Circles and Rectangles
The group had a number of takes on this theme, demonstrating their powers of observation. Some of the images below were captured and developed on mobile devices
July Theme: Pandora’s Box + Mobile images
In July the group was asked to create images on the theme of Pandora’s box in addition to experimenting with the capabilities of mobile device cameras. For the latter the image had to be taken using a mobile device and manipulated using only software on the same mobile device.
Pndora’s box images
Mobile device images
May Theme: The Scene of the Crime
Different takes on this theme from a gruesome image of a beheading to graffiti crime and the wrecking of a monastery. Photoshop multi-layer work was clearly in evidence
April Theme: Home
Surprisingly this theme was quite challenging. Was is about the photographer’s home? Someone else’s home? A home of the present, past or future? A reminder of home? Here’s what the group came up with.
March Theme: Trees
Group members brought forward a large number of images for this theme. The selection below shows examples of treatments to create particular artistic effects using filters, layers and blending modes and images with patterns. Some images were created entirely from scratch using a combination of elements. There is also a shoe tree and a fools gold-with money tree interpretation
February Theme: Winter weather
Even though the month of February did not give members the opportunity to photograph extreme weather, IMAGinE group members were able to digitally build-in severe weather to some of their images, giving rise to an interesting and creative set of examples.
January Theme: Montage