This page is all about the 2016 programme. For the 2015 programme click here
For the 2017 programme click here
All club members are welcome to the meetings of the IMAGinE group.
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
For IMAGinE 2015 click here
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 £3 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 2016 have been fixed as follows:
January 28 – Themes are Faces in Places and Before and After
February 25 – Theme is Waves
March 24 – Theme is Seeing the light
April 28 – Theme is Fun with Filters
May 26 – Theme is Under….Something
June 23 – Theme is An Iconic Subject from different perspectives
July 28– Theme is In or Out
August – no meeting
September 22 – Theme is Perspective
October 27 – Theme is It’s good enough to eat?
November 24 – Theme is Harrogate at Night
December – no meeting
For examples of IMAGinE 2015 images Click Here
All images are copyright of the authors who are members of Harrogate Photographic Society and may not be reproduced.
September Theme: Perspective
This theme was interpreted as either “a different perspective on something” in other words a different way of looking at something, or “the perspective of distance, showed by eg converging verticals” We had lots of takes on the idea
May Theme: Under….Something
There were so many good examples brought to the group from “Under construction” to “Under the influence”. Here are a few examples
April Theme : Fun with Filters
There are lots of filters available, either built-in to well-known software packages or as plug-ins and therefore there are endless opportunities to get creative. Group members shared their experiences, knowledge and images. Here are just a few.
March Theme: Seeing the Light
A large number of images this month from a variation on a light bulb to observed natural light. Here are a few of them.
February Theme: Waves
Group members worked on the monthly theme of Waves, but also introduced the work they had been creating using HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques which cover styles ranging from “natural” to “surreal”
Here are examples from both
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
January Theme: Faces in Places
This first theme of the year was more challenging than people expected, but the group came up with quite a variety of places which, with a bit of tweaking were convincing enough to have believable faces. Faces in 13 amp plugs to chimney pots!!
The second theme of demonstrating the enhancements made to images (Before and After) does not lend itself to static presentation here.