DIG is a community of photographers where, unlike other Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in the RPS we are non-genre specific. DIG was formed in 1996 when digital cameras first started being used by club photographers. This group of early adopters aimed to help one another when little information and help resources existed. This philosophy is still at the heart of the DIG and forms the bedrock of our activities.
On our web pages you will find lots of information to help you engage and enjoy your DIG membership, whether you are a UK member or overseas. DIG Online members get precisely the same content; it is only the magazines that you read online and do not receive printed copies.
DIGIT is produced once a quarter Our high quality flagship magazine is delivered to your door or read online. If you are an overseas member then we use airmail to get this to you as quickly as possible. DIGIT is now also available to you online, in addition to your printed copy, enabling you to read it on your tablet or phone should you wish. It carries no advertising and is packed full of interesting and stimulating articles by the members and for the members. When we hold our two member annual competitions then winning and accepted images are printed in separate catalogues, which arrive with DIGIT.
To get you started, here are two recent editions of DIGIT for you to enjoy. Click on the images to take you to page turning software to read the magazines.
DIG News comes out the first week in every month. You receive an email alert to tell you when it has been uploaded but the current edition is always available on the web page HERE. The aim of DIG News is to keep members up to date with things that are happening, successes of members and general interesting information.
DIG Facebook Group
This is a recent development within the Digital Imaging Group and it is proving to be a good place for people to post images for comments, ask general questions and generally to interact. It is a mature and respectful private user group for those of you with concerns over the some of the more unacceptable ways people use Facebook.
Only members of DIG will be able to join. But unlike the RPS main FB page, which is information from HQ, ours is interactive and anyone can post and comment. It will be moderated, but we would hope most sincerely that everyone will respect each other and that moderation will not be necessary.
To join just go to the site HERE and click the ‘join’ button. You will be validated as a DIG member and given access. This is a manual process so please do not expect instant access.
This is a great opportunity to engage with your fellow DIG members from the comfort of your armchair. So we hope to see many more of you joining up and making it a lively place to be.
DIG CENTRES - We have 7 active Centres around the UK; each Centre has it’s own web space. You will find them linked on the "home" page of the DIG site, near the bottom. All Centres have at least 4 meetings per year primarily for DIG members, but open to anyone. Why not contact the Centre Organisers to get your name on their circulation list to be sure you get information about the meetings.
ANNUAL COMPETITIONS – there are two free to enter member only comps each year. We start the year off with our Print Exhibition selection. You enter 3 prints and are guaranteed to have one selected for the travelling DIG Exhibition. For full information go to the web page HERE
Around August time we hold the Projected Image competition, which has three categories: Open Colour, Open Mono and Altered Reality. You enter online, each image is judged and scored. Compositions gaining the acceptance level are printed in DIGIT and the winning images are put up online. All participants get a private email of their scores. For full information and to view the most recent competition winners go HERE
MEMBER GALLERIES all RPS members are entitled to put up their own gallery of images. We encourage our DIG members to do theirs – be proud of your work and share it with others.
DIG COMMITTEE We are always happy to hear from our members. You will find the full list of everyone, plus their contact email addresses HERE.