I am interested in learning more about photography/ taking better pictures/ learning how to get the most out of my new camera. Do you run courses or are there any photographic courses in Edinburgh I can go on to learn more?
Membership rates consist of several components which you can tailor to your needs. That way you only pay for what you need.
The components are:
Basic membership (standard, country member and student rates)
Digital suite facilities
Just add up the different amounts and that is what you need to pay for the whole year.
See the menu item for all information on membership
Yes, members of the public are welcome to come along to Wednesday evening meetings. If you come along early, or stay on for tea/coffee after, please introduce yourself and you will be introduced to someone who can tell you more about our activities and facilities, and show you around. Obviously, if you want to come to several Wednesday talks, we’d rather you joined!
If you’d like to come along to a Monday talk, please use the contact form to ask the ‘Creative Digital Group’ contact first, so they can expect you.
The site does not have any area that requires a member login. The login link (in the Members menu) is only there for those who have been given subscriber or editor rights to post items or pages.
The reasons we had a site registration and login on the old site many years ago was to
a) allow people to comment on items. This rarely happened in all the years it was up, and can now be safely allowed using captchas and moderation instead.
b) allow people to post. So few people did this, that it was easier to just set up an account for those that need to.
c) allow pass-through to login to the forum. This was rarely used and has been dropped.
d) allow pass-through login to the image gallery site. Few people used this to upload images, and fewer still to comment, so this has also been dropped.
On the old site, you did not need to log in to see anything, with a very few exceptions – see below. This was a common misunderstanding that led to hundreds of unnecessary registrations, even from non-members.
For the very few things we might want to make members only (like the bulletin past issues), it is easier to put it in a password-protected page and circulate the password.
For Galleries, we are mostly using embedded Flickr galleries, as many members already have accounts, for they are free to create and give 1 terabyte of storage for free. From there, images can be added to the appropriate EPS Flickr group. At the moment we only have the DeLOS and C-D group Groups, but we will be making more. We also have an EPS Flickr account which we could use to upload images from anyone without a Flickr account, with full attribution. We can also set up galleries locally on the site.