Five Challenges Night – Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club

Hedon Viewfinders next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 7pm will comprise five fun but technical and creative challenges. You’ll get a chance to work on each. If you’re unfamiliar with your camera settings, we can help you to get the shots whilst the more experienced will just get shooting.

The Five Challenges Night!

Hedon Viewfinders next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 7pm will comprise five fun but technical and creative challenges. You’ll get a chance to work on each. If you’re unfamiliar with your camera settings, we can help you to get the shots whilst the more experienced will just get shooting.

1. Splash photography – Capture a dramatic splash effect with our drops apparatus.
2. Lighting a match – Think three parts of this with our giant matches; the ignition, the flare and the settling flame
3. Bokeh – Create an attractive background with points of light whilst keeping your subject clear.
4. Blowing bubbles – How creative can you get?
5. Eggs – Bring your own egg! What creative opportunities can you set up for the other photographers present?

This will be a learning opportunity with your cameras for some, and a whole host of photographic fun for everyone. We’ll be issuing some light-hearted spot prizes on the evening too!

Photowalks:

Beverley Photo Walk hosted by the Hull Creative Photography GroupSunday 23 February 2020. Meet at the bandstand for 2pm. The relaxed walk will commence at 2.15pm. Find the Beverley bandstand meeting point with what3words: https://w3w.co/office.bossy.hothouse

Spurn Walkabout hosted by the Hull Creative Photography GroupSaturday 4 April – Meet at 10 am at the Spurn Visitor Centre. Walk (7-mile circular walk) starts 10.15 am (times may be revised dependent on tide times). The unique Spurn peninsular attracts tourists and photographers from across the country.

Whilst a great photography adventure, it can be ‘hard going’ walking Spurn, so adequate footwear/clothing is a must. The trip may not suit those unused to country walking. Find Spurn Visitor Centre with what3words: https://w3w.co/grand.goodnight.hosts

Special Event

Special Event on the 28th February 2020 – Just a few places left!

ALL WELCOME at Hedon Viewfinders!

We look forward to greeting you at our meetings and events! New to photography? Come along, you are very welcome – talk to us about your camera kit and accessories, and how to use them.

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

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Indoor Light Painting Night – Wed 5 February 2020 – 7pm

Next Meeting Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 7pm. Haven Arms – Indoor Wizardry with Light! We are going to do a light painting night – but indoors.

Next Meeting Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 7pm. Haven Arms – Indoor Wizardry with Light! We are going to do a light painting night – but indoors.

Using slower shutter speeds, different light sources and some simple technical gizmos and a with a heavy dose of individual imagination as you shoot, it’s possible to create really dramatic images. Turn up to join in the fun indoors from 7pm at the Haven Arms on Wednesday. If you have never done this before you will be amazed how easy it is to capture great images!

Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders. The free, fun and friendly group to learn and practice creative photography.

Your input and views sought on Hedon Viewfinders

At last night’s (Wed 22 Jan) meeting we managed to generate lots of ideas for the club to consider and put into practice (feedback available soon). We now ask those who weren’t at the meeting, to consider some of the issues so as a club, we can better serve your interests…

At last night’s (Wed 22 Jan) meeting we managed to generate lots of ideas for the club to consider and put into practice in order to better serve our members (will give feedback on this soon).

We now ask those who weren’t at the meeting, to consider some of the issues… General IDEAS for improving what we do, MEETINGS and what we want from them, FIELD TRIPS, and EXHIBITIONS – if you could take the time to add your comments about each, that would be much appreciated.

If you have suggestions on the following, do please email your suggestions to rlduffill@gmail.com or leave as comments below this post. By Wed 29 January 2020, please.

1. IDEAS for a better club; or for something different!
Example: Alternative Wednesdays to be used for field trips, outings?

2. MEETINGS – What shall we do? Think about Practical sessions, Speakers you might like, Workshops/Learning opportunities we might provide.

3. FIELD TRIPS. Think: Short outings, longer trips, coaches, public transport, car-sharing, holidays, events, photo opportunities?

4. EXHIBITIONS. Where can we showcase our work? There will be some Permanent/Regular places we could display, and venues for one-off special events?

With each, think about how easy things are to organise and make happen. Who might organise it; can you lend a hand? What costs might be involved?

From the list of suggestions, we will determine the priorities for the club, keeping in mind that we wish to provide activities that save members money and are free or inexpensive and maintain our intention to be an inclusive, fun and friendly place to learn and practice photography.

Check out our Key Dates page for news about our meetings on Wed 29 January and Wed 5 February.

PLANNING MEETING – Feedback:

GENERAL IDEAS

Monthly theme nights to bring photos along
Prints – Colour and/or monochrome critique
Models photography
Pets shoot
Creating Collages – the real world and via editing
Creative photography shoots
Alternative Wednesdays for field trips/outings OR every 4th Wednesday for field trips

MEETINGS

Film Noir Night
Off-camera flash
YouTube Tutorials followed by discussion/practical
Treasure Hunt
Talks on PhotoShop/Other Editing programs
Lensball night/trips
Club Challenge Nights – One subject for everyone to interpret
Macro Night
History of photography/cameras speakers
Make a Camera project
Shooting into the light
Dance and Movement photoshoots

EXHIBITIONS

Gallery at Haven Arms
Haven Arms Annual or Bi-annual
Other venues – pubs (Kingstown Hotel), village halls (Burstwick, Preston, Hollym, etc), churches i.e. Hedon Methodist Church
Preston Show
Village Shows
Permanent displays GP surgeries – change pics monthly (other public buildings too)

FIELD TRIPS

Humber Bridge, Hessle Foreshore, BP and Saltend, Spurn, Barton, Wetlands (Tophill, North Cave, Kilnsea, Waters Edge, Farr Ings, etc, etc), Flamborough, Bempton Cliffs

Bike and Car Shows. Dog Shows, Steam Trains, Safari Parks,

Pickering War Weekend, National Arboretum, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Elsham Hall, National Railway Museum, Whisby Nature Park, Cadwell Park track day, Bridlington and East Yorkshire Falconry.

National Coaches and/or holidays: Burton-on-Trent, Warwick & Stratford, Liverpool, Oxford and Cambridge, Scottish Highlands, “Dutch Dash” P&O Ferries. Safari Parks

Visits to Exhibitions i.e. Wildlife Photography at Sewerby Hall

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members)

Photo: A rather old Club Photo… Warning! We need to get a new one folks!

Hedon Viewfinders Planning Meeting – Wed 22 January – Agenda

Find out about our next Hedon Viewfinders meeting and also the Hull Museums Tour by the Wilberforcian Steampunks Corporation on Sunday…

Hedon Viewfinders next club meeting is on Wednesday 22 January 2020, starting promptly at 7pm. This will be a Business Meeting on ‘Taking our Club up to the next level!’ We’ll discuss our planned programme of Meetings, Trips, Exhibitions and Competitions, etc.

If you have an item for the agenda – particularly if it is an idea that involves spending money – please contact us by 5pm Monday 13th January so that we can give adequate notice to members. A full Agenda will be emailed to members next Tuesday.

Agenda as above: 

Meetings (the programme for the year)
Trips
Exhibitions
Competitions
Any Other Business

The meeting will also be a chance to network with other members so do bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings, features, etc.

As ever, our meetings are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Feel free to invite your friends or anyone you know who is interested in photography. We do intend to produce some club cards for members which you can use to promote the club.

Meet in time for prompt 7pm start on Wed 22 Jan at the Haven Arms, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

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The Wilberforcian Steampunk Corporation (WSC) – Hull Museums Tour.
Sunday 19 January 2020 meeting outside Wilberforce House at 11am.

The WSC will be touring the Museums Quarter and there will be opportunities for photos in each and along High Street too. Photographers are asked to share their favourite photos with the WSC.

Wilberforce House is in the Museums Quarter on High Street in Hull’s Old Town. It is near the Streetlife and Hull and East Riding Museums, next to the River Hull.

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Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders events. Always free, fun and friendly!

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members)

Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
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Hedon Viewfinders Planning Meeting – Wed 22 January 2020

Find out about our next Hedon Viewfinders meeting and also the Hull Museums Tour by the Wilberforcian Steampunks Corporation on Sunday…

Hedon Viewfinders next club meeting is on Wednesday 22 January 2020, starting promptly at 7pm. This will be a Business Meeting on ‘Taking our Club up to the next level!’ We’ll discuss our planned programme of Meetings, Trips, Exhibitions and Competitions, etc.

If you have an item for the agenda – particularly if it is an idea that involves spending money – please contact us by 5pm Monday 13th January so that we can give adequate notice to members. A full Agenda will be emailed to members next Tuesday.

Agenda as above: 

Meetings (the programme for the year)
Trips
Exhibitions
Competitions
Any Other Business

The meeting will also be a chance to network with other members so do bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings, features, etc.

As ever, our meetings are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Feel free to invite your friends or anyone you know who is interested in photography. We do intend to produce some club cards for members which you can use to promote the club.

Meet in time for prompt 7pm start on Wed 22 Jan at the Haven Arms, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

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The Wilberforcian Steampunk Corporation (WSC) – Hull Museums Tour.
Sunday 19 January 2020 meeting outside Wilberforce House at 11am.

The WSC will be touring the Museums Quarter and there will be opportunities for photos in each and along High Street too. Photographers are asked to share their favourite photos with the WSC.

Wilberforce House is in the Museums Quarter on High Street in Hull’s Old Town. It is near the Streetlife and Hull and East Riding Museums, next to the River Hull.

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Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders events. Always free, fun and friendly!

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members)

Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
Addressing the World with what3words

Props and Experimentation Photography Night! Hedon Viewfinders Wed 8 Jan 2020

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and any interesting kit you might have, and help create and share some photographic opportunities. This might be for still life, macro, bokeh shots, water shots – this is only limited by our imagination and space!

Our first meeting of 2020 takes place next Wednesday 8 January, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH and will be another ‘Props Night – a chance to experiment’.

Some of you have got crystal balls (lensballs) for Christmas? Bring them along – what might we do with them?

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and interesting kit you might have, and help create and share some photographic opportunities. This might be for still life, macro, bokeh shots, water shots – this is only limited by our imagination and space! As well as a chance for us to have a go at something different, it’s also a chance to practice with ideas that will work at our special joint meeting on Wed 29 January (not our normal Wednesday) with the Young Farmers Club – more about this at the next meeting!

If you need to get in early to set your prop up and claim table space, we’ll be open from 6:30pm. This is very much a chance to experiment – so if there is something you would really like to try, but don’t know where to start – then do get in touch and we’ll see what we can arrange!

Look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday! New to photography? Come along, you are very welcome – talk to us about your new camera, kit and accessories, and how to use them.

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

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Merry Christmas! Looking forward to 2020.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all website readers from Hedon Viewfinders. This photo was taken by Jim Uney and was chosen as the Club’s Christmas Card via a friendly competition on our Facebook group page.

The Eddie
The Eddie

We’ve had an eventful year that finished with the club’s final meet-up for the Christmas Party on Wednesday 11 December. We awarded three “The Eddies” (like the Oscars but awarded in Hedon, hence The Eddie!) for services to the club. Firstly to Janet Bucknall for her role via the Facebook page in entering and having a go at almost every weekly header competition and Weekly Photography Ideas challenge. Janet has also established a lending system for those wishing to borrow books from our quite extensive Lending & Learning Library. Thank you Janet! Also many thanks to Glenn and Jo Stallard, Eddie Winners. Glenn arranged the club’s programme of events and meetings for the year which kept us all fascinated throughout 2019 with great speakers, field trips and practical sessions. Also thank you to Jo who was our photographic holiday trip organiser which saw us visit the Isle of Wight and Torquay this year – there were 10 of us on the Torquay trip. We also awarded The Eddie for ‘continued hospitality’ to the Haven Arms.

There were many highlights in 2019 (see the notices for these via website posts), but especially gratifying was getting over 100 people to attend the Paul Berriff, OBE public meeting. Even with a busy full house, we managed to maintain the club’s reputation for being the fun and friendly place to discover and practice all things about photography. And it’s fair to say that we have a smashing group of members of all abilities who always make new people welcome. So many, many thanks to you all for making the club such a pleasure to participate in.

So we now look forward to 2020. We want to go beyond “20/20 vision” in the New Year and not just continue to offer a great experience to photographers, but improve what we offer. Whether you are just starting out on your image-making journey, or have travelled that road for many years, we want to ensure the club is relevant to you. As ever, we rely on your support and ideas to help guide the club. If you have ideas on what we might do next year, and if you have time to give to help us organise the meetings, field trips and practical photography sessions, then please do CONTACT US.

FINALLY, we wish you all the Happiest of New Years for 2020 and look forward to seeing many of you at our first meet-up of the New Year on Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 7pm at the Haven Arms.

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Santa’s Grotto Photos – Hedon Christmas Lights 2019

Father Christmas saw over 100 children at Hedon Christmas Lights Night on Friday 29 November. The Elves are currently working on bringing the photos to parents, grandparents and carers. Please keep watching this page for more information…

Hedon Viewfinders is proud to support the Hedon Mayor’s Charity by working with him and Father Christmas to take photos at Santa’s Grotto on Friday 29 November.

Father Christmas saw over 100 children and we are currently working on bringing the photos to parents, grandparents and carers.

Please keep watching this page for more information…

  1. If you’ve tried emailing viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk for your photo, but don’t receive a reply after 24 hours, then try emailing rlduffill@gmail.com instead.

And MERRY CHRISTMAS from all at Hedon Viewfinders. 

Glass Slide Phtography – a trip to photography’s past!

Don’t miss Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club’s next meeting on 27 November 2019, 7:00pm. The talk is by Dave Prideaux on Glass Side Photography. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

Don’t miss Hedon Viewfinders next meeting on 27 November 2019. The talk is by Dave Prideaux on Glass Side Photography. Dave restores and digitises old large format negatives, glass negatives and glass lantern slides. He’s been selling his images too since the 1980s.

Glenn Stallard from the club, says: “Dave has been restoring old images for quite some time now. These include glass negatives, glass lantern/magic lantern slides and conventional negatives of all formats. He will be displaying images on the night, some are of local interest. Dave is also bringing a Magic Lantern Projector for people to look at, along with some of the slides.

“I have seen Dave’s presentation before and am looking forward to it again, listening to what he has to say and to see his selection of glass slides from the thousands of images he has.”

Meeting 7:00pm on Wed 27 November at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

Keep an eye out for details of our New Year 2020 programme: https://hedonviewfinders.wordpress.com/key-dates/

Seal Pubs Update – Photo Opportunities

We agreed to let members know when there were opportunities available to photograph seals and their pups at Donna Nook in Lincolnshire…

We agreed to let members know when there were opportunities available to photograph seals and their pups at Donna Nook in Lincolnshire.

The latest pup update from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust indicates that there are indeed opportunities for those who would care to visit over the weekend. Whilst this is not an organised club trip, just an alert, we would still encourage members to share cars and petrol costs where and when possible (particularly helpful to those without private transport).

For those who plan to travel and can offer lifts please let us know at email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and we can match them with those who might want a lift who should email too.

Two reminders:

Call for submissions to the Hedon Viewfinders Yearbook 2019:
We are producing a YEARBOOK of FAVOURITE IMAGES taken by our members in 2019. If you receive this notification as an email then you are invited to submit ONE IMAGE for publication in the book.

The DEADLINE to EMAIL your favourite image for the book is SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 2019. Email your favourite image which should be of the highest resolution possible to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

Christmas Party:
The last meeting of the year is our Christmas Party on Wednesday 11 December 2019. It’ll be a hot buffet format (rather than a sit-down meal) with our own Christmas party entertainment and fun.  Costs will be £10 per head. Invite your partners/friends. Monies will be collected at our meetings or contact us to make other arrangements.

Deadline for your booking and payment of monies is our meeting on 27 November (with Dave Prideaux on Glass Slide Photography).

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Do visit the web page to see What’s On:

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

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