This page is all about the 2017 programme. For the 2016 programme click here
For the 2015 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
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 2017 have been fixed as follows:
January 26 Theme is Images developed using “Nik Effects”
February 23 Theme is “Windows”
March 23 Men and Women at Work
April 27 Blue
August – No Meeting
December – No Meeting
March Theme: Men (and women) at Work
Plenty of opportunities presented themselves for this theme, most of them close to home
February Theme: Windows
A large and varied number of images were submitted for this theme. From “straight” images illustrating the range of unusual windows and their reflections; to creative images using powerful filters to create some striking effects. It has been difficult to select so few for the website selection
January Theme: Nik Effects
The Nik Effects suite of editing software has recently been made as a no-cost download. The task this month was to experiment with its capabilities. Group members showed a wide range of images and we all learned quite a lot about the breath of the software’s capabilities. There were many images and below is merely a sample.