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Tell Us Your Stories

Short articles and features from DI Members

Digital Imaging Group welcomes byte size stories and features from its members to encourage sharing of their work on the website. Longer items would be referred to publication in DI News, DIGIT, or Accolade. Indeed, a story starting here could easily make it to print.

We're currently seeking stories of how you coped with Covid-19 lockdown but any short projects that you've working on are welcome. We're looking for 6-8 photos at no more than 1000 px wide and no more than 500 words per submission. Good practice for a Statement of Intent. Many thanks.

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Lockdown Stories

Blue Wood

Going Abstract

Lockdown gave Peter Downs the opportunity to hone his abstract imagery.

Going Abstract
Manaquins Clearout Debenhams Melanie Chalk ARPS
CREDIT: Melanie Chalk ARPS

Folkestone 365

Melanie and her husband Michael took part in the 2020 Folkestone 365 photographic challenge aiming to take a photo a day to capture the life of the community, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Folkestone 365
Forecast Unsettled
CREDIT: David Scrivener

Mastering Post-Processing

Recently retired, David Scrivener picked up his IR converted camera during lockdown and taught himself how to process the images using YouTube tutorials.

Mastering Post-Processing
Talgarth Mental Hospital mid-Wales, exterior
CREDIT: Mick Pleszkan

Investigating Talgarth Mental Hospital

Mick Pleszkan joined the RPS during lockdown and took the Digital Photography course with the Open University with a view to doing his LRPS. His chosen genre was Architecture, and he was able to visit and photograph the old Mid-Wales Mental Hospital in Powys, often known as Talgarth. The hospital is now largely in ruins.

Investigating Talgarth Mental Hospital
Blue Lily For DIG
CREDIT: Melanie Sharp

First Publication

Melanie Sharp realised the first publication of one of her flower photos during lockdown.

First publication
CREDIT: Valerie Mather ARPS

The Creative Camera

Valerie Mather used lockdown to enhance her visual literacy using the RPS Creativity Live series of online learning

The Creative Camera
Waiting For The Cricket Match 2020
CREDIT: Ian Simpson

Waiting for the Cricket to Start

Ian Simpson found a lifeline in observing and photographing people in Birkenhead Park in Liverpool during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Park
Wendy G Davies 5 Selfie Scream
CREDIT: Wendy G Davies LRPS

My Family in Lockdown

Wendy G Davies recorded her family's life during the first Covid-19 lockdown in UK

My family in Lockdown
Just Strolling

In Step with Mummy

Jan Lee describes her family bubble in lockdown and how strolling down a country lane brought tranquillity.

In Step with Mummy
Rainbows painted by children during lockdown

Chasing Rainbows

Sue Hutton compiled a photobook with haiku, a Japanese poetry form, to celebrate the rainbows that children drew and painted in lockdown.

Chasing Rainbows