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Open Photography Competition at Preston Show

Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the photography competition at PRESTON SHOW with trophies and will help promote the event.

A ‘new’ Annual Photography Competition is to take place and judged at the PRESTON SHOW on Saturday 31 July 2021. Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the competition with trophies and will help promote the event.

The traditional village show in Preston features classes of entry from ‘best vegetables’, ‘cookery’, ‘wine making’ through to various ‘arts’ and ‘crafts’ including ‘photography’. There has been a photography element as part of the traditional annual show in Preston for many years. However, this year, Hedon Viewfinders hopes to encourage more interest in photography, more entries from local people and a bigger exhibition of local talent at the show.

There will be three classes of entry. You can enter only one photograph into the competition in one of the classes.

  • Colour,
  • Black & White, or
  • Altered Reality (this category will suit those who love to artistically manipulate their images).
Preston Show Open Photography Competition

Your prints (no mounting and framing) can be up to a maximum size of A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches). Prints (in protective sleeves please) can be sent in advance to Hedon Viewfinders c/o 6 Johnson Court, Hedon, HU12 8EF or dropped into any Hedon Viewfinders meeting on a Wednesday evening from 6.45pm – 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon (see Club website for details). Or you can bring them in on the morning of the Preston Show at the Nag’s Head, Sproatley Road, Preston BEFORE 10.30am on SATURDAY 31 July 2021.

An Entry Form needs to be submitted with your print.

See the exhibition of prints and results of the judging at the Preston Show from 1pm. There will be trophies awarded for the winners of each class and an Annual Photographer of the Year trophy. Trophies will be held by the winners for one year.

Download the poster and entry form:

Following the competition and Show, prints can be collected by photographers via arrangement with Hedon Viewfinders.

It is expected that COVID-19 restrictions will have eased by the time of the Preston Show on Saturday 31 July, but any advice issued by organisers on the day must be followed.

Beverley Beck photo walk

SADLY THE PHOTOWALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STORMY WEATHER.

CANCELLED: Beverley Beck photo walk on Wednesday!

SADLY THE PHOTOWALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STORMY WEATHER.

By popular choice via our Facebook Group (and other feedback) on Wednesday night 28 July, 7pm we are meeting up for a photoshoot on Beverley Beck.

We hope to see friends from Hull & Anlaby Snappers there too.

We will be meeting at the junction on Beckside and Beckside North. Near the Forresters Arms.

What3Words address of meeting place: https://w3w.co/trades.sweetener.birds.

While COVID-19 restrictions have eased officially, we are advising members to exercise caution and respect those others you meet that wish to continue wearing masks and maintain social distancing.


Open Photography Competition at Preston Show.

Don’t forget your entry to the competition of a colour, black & white, or altered reality print with your entry form can be accepted up until 10.30am on the day of the competition (this Saturday 31 July 2021). More details click here.

In a late announcement regarding the competition, we will now also be awarding an Annual Shield to the Preston Show’s best Young Photographer of the Year (aged 16 and under).


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

Print Night. Wed 21 July 7pm at Haven Arms, Hedon.

WEDNESDAY’S meeting (21 July at 7pm, Haven Arms) is Print Night – an opportunity to get your Open Photography Competition entry printed.

WEDNESDAY’S Hedon Viewfinders meeting (21 July at 7pm, Haven Arms) is Print Night – an opportunity to get your Open Photography Competition entry printed.

There will be a variety of professional printing papers available. Up to A4. £1 a print.

Print Circle?

One of the ideas raised in the past at Hedon Viewfinders has been to set up a group Print Circle.

This would need a small group of interested people to work (and to keep it manageable) who would meet regularly to look at a print from each of its members with a view to offering a constructive critique on each image and advise on the quality of the printing and the media (papers) used. The idea would be to improve the photography and print presentation of its members.

An active Print Circle would be really useful to those who aspire to enter more competitions, exhibitions or go for distinctions.

Interested? Contact us.


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

The Cow – Hedon Viewfinders 4th editing challenge

The Cow. Results of our 4th Editing Challenge.

We asked you to re-edit our basic image of a cow in front of Saltend Chemicals Park.

The results are in. There are fewer entries than normal for our editing challenge, but more people actually took part in the challenge at the Club meeting on Wed 30th June. These are those who emailed their results in.

First up is Paul Benson.

How I did it:

  • 1.  Applied the artistic filter ‘Poster Edges’.
  • 2.  Cropped the image to portrait format.
  • 3.  Increased the contrast slightly.
  • 4.  Increased saturation slightly.

Next is Janet Bucknall with her Jurassic Cow!

How I did it:

Janet says she found some new stuff on her computer and just enjoyed herself by adding fun images.


This is Lynn Leedham’s framed bovine creation.

How I did it:

Enhanced cut and framed using Inpixio Editing.


Edit on original by Ray Duffill.

How I did it.

In Elements, I sharpened by using the High Pass Filter and Overlay blend mode. Then a Hue & Saturation Adjustment layer to boost the colour. Cropped.


This is Dave Hook’s edit.

How I did it:

I used Canon compositing software to create this image. I used two of my own existing photographs. I cropped the image and increased saturation.


And this is “The Cow” by Maggie Wingfield:

How I did it:

Using ‘Photoeditor’ on my laptop, I selected mid-level posterisation and placed a different sky background I then inserted the bird using ‘LightX’ app on my iPhone.


We hope you enjoy seeing how these editing challenges are undertaken. There really are no limits other than imagination to what we can do with a basic image.


Remember your Open Photography Competition Entry for the Preston Show! Open to all not just Viewfinders members.

Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

Meeting postponed. Competition News.

The Lighting for Portraits night has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 July, 7pm at the Haven Arms. Covid-19 precautions are still in place. Read about our current competitions and challenges.

OUR MEETING scheduled for Wednesday 7 July has been postponed. England is playing Denmark in the semi-finals of the Euro football competition.

The meeting Lighting for Portraits has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 July, 7pm at the Haven Arms. Covid-19 precautions are still in place.

The meeting will look at the effects of the placements of lights. We’ll be using one set-up, but the different placement of lights will be explored. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different light set-ups and see the results.

Remember our current competitions:


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

NORTHERN STUDIOS. Hedon Viewfinders Gallery.

Following the Northern Studios visit, we present a gallery of photos from some of the Viewfinders who attended…

WE HAD a wonderful evening at Northern Studios on Wednesday 23 June 2021. Here we present a gallery of photos from some of the Viewfinders who attended (there were 14 of us)! Will open in random order.

The Northern Studios visit and tour was arranged for the club by Peter Loft and we were kindly hosted by Andy from the Studios. Many thanks to both of them! This was just one of the many trips, outings, meetings and photography workshops organised by Hedon Viewfinders.

If you want to get involved in our fun and friendly photography club (it’s free!) then contact us! 🙂

See our Galleries Page.


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

Member’s Meeting Notes. Editing Challenge #4

Notes for tonight’s meeting and Editing Challenge #4. #Hull #Holderness #EastYorks

Tonight’s Meeting (30 June). 7pm. Haven Arms.

Because COVID restrictions are still with us, and therefore we still need to exercise social distancing and groups of six and no mixing of tables, then the meeting will be a bit of a hodgepodge, but concentrating on two practical issues.

Editing.  We’ll look at some of the issues raised on our Facebook Group page recently. You can opt to bring your own laptop with relevant software loaded. Whilst no one is allowed to assist you (i.e. touch or handle) your own equipment or sit next to you as normally (unless in your bubble), it will be possible for members using the same software to offer verbal guidance on issues.

Settings. Got issues questions about your camera or other kit? Using members’ knowledge and the internet I hope we can help you resolve these.

As silly as it sounds, whilst sat in the same room we can use our laptops and the internet to chat with each other and share useful information with each other.

Business items include the Photography Competition, managing next week’s lighting session, and our programme of meetings, trips, etc.


#4 New Photo Editing Challenge

Hedon Viewfinders – New Editing Challenge Number FOUR – All photographers invited to have a go. 

We present this basic and simple starting image (JPG) for you below. We invite you to download it, edit it how you wish and with whatever editing programme you’ve got. You might want to crop or frame and consider composition; maybe saturate or desaturate the colours. A monochrome perhaps? Lighten or darken, add clarity or blur. Create an abstract, painterly or traditional image. The choice is up to you!

Send in your re-edited photo with your “How I did it!” information, and we will present all the results in a gallery next Wednesday 7 July. Send us your re-edit by 10pm Tuesday 6 July 2021.

We want this to be instructive for beginners, and a chance to experiment for the more experienced amongst you. So please join in and have a go!

Download your starting JPG image here. Click and then right-click to download the image.

Send your completed edited image to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com by 10pm Tuesday 6 July 2021

Include your name and new image title, include your “How I Did it!” information and tell us what program you used

Have a look at our previous challenges.


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

News from the Club

News from the Club, including our new Open Photography Competition via Preston Show, our Trip to Northern Studios, and the East Yorkshire Buses photo competition.

Treasure Hunt – Wednesday 16 June 2021.

The starting point for the Photography Treasure Hunt/Photo Walk tomorrow (Wed 16 June, 7pm) is at the crossroads Whitefriargate/Silver Stree/Land of Green Ginger and Trinity House Lane at: https://w3w.co/square.hiking.decide.

Anyone wishing to meet earlier at the Interchange for the walk through town just contact us first to arrange.


OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AT PRESTON SHOW. SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021.

SPONSORED BY HEDON VIEWFINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB.

A ‘new’ Annual Photography Competition is to take place to be judged at the Preston Show on Saturday 31 July.

There has nearly always been a ‘photography’ element as part of the traditional show which sees classes of entry from ‘best vegetables’, ‘cookery’, ‘wine making’ through to ‘arts’ and ‘crafts’. but Hedon Viewfinders hopes to encourage more interest in photography, more entries and a bigger exhibition of local talent at the show.

There will be three classes of entry.

You can enter only one photograph to the competition in one of the classes.

  • Colour,
  • Black & White, or
  • Altered Reality

Your prints (no mounting and framing) can be up to a maximum size of A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches).

Prints (in protective sleeves please) can be sent in advance to Hedon Viewfinders c/o 6 Johnson Court, Hedon, HU12 8EF or dropped into any Hedon Viewfinders meeting on a Wednesday evening from 6.45pm – 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon (see website for details).Or you can bring them in on the morning of the Preston Show at the Nag’s Head, Sproatley Road, Preston BEFORE 10.30am on SATURDAY 31 July 2021.

See the exhibition of prints and results of the judging at the Preston Show from 1pm.

There will be trophies awarded for the winners of each class and an Annual Photographer of the Year trophy. Trophies to be held by the winners for one year.

An Entry Form needs to be submitted with your print.


Northern Film Studios visit.

A visit to Northern Film Studios on Wednesday, June 23 2021. This will be a visit to the grounds (outside) of the film studios. You must be at the location for prompt entry to the grounds and start at 7pm. Park up on the kerbside at Saltmarsh Court. Find on what3words: https://w3w.co/twigs.salt.empty


East Yorkshire Buses Photography Competition.

Photographers from around the region are invited to submit their best photos to bus company East Yorkshire’s popular photographic competition.

All entries must have an East Yorkshire buses theme, whether that’s featuring the company’s buses, coaches, vintage vehicles, staff or buildings.

Twelve winners get their photographs featured in East Yorkshire’s 2022 calendar, with the overall winner also receiving £100 of photography equipment.

More information at: East Yorkshire Photographic Competition 2021.


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

Photo Walk – Hedon to Paull – Sun 13 June 6pm

The Hedon to Paull hour-long walk starts from the Haven Arms car park at 6 pm on Sun Jun 13th. It will follow the route alongside the Burstwick Drain and Humber Bank.

This week, on Sunday 13 June 2021, a Photo Walk is being held (weather dependent) that will take in the industrial and countryside views around Saltend.

The Hedon to Paull hour-long walk starts from the Haven Arms car park at 6 pm. It will follow the route alongside the Burstwick Drain and Humber Bank.

A one-hour leisurely stroll. Remember to factor in your journey back to your car, organise lifts, etc.

Everyone is welcome to attend and take photos. It’s free, and you don’t have to be a member of Viewfinders to take part. 

Social distancing applies. If over 30 people arrive, there will be two distinct groups setting off at staggered times.


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

Fun on Falcons Night. Hedon Viewfinders Gallery.

Following our hugely enjoyable visit to East Yorkshire Falconry Club on Wednesday, we present a gallery of photos from some of the Viewfinders who attended…

Following our hugely enjoyable visit to East Yorkshire Falconry Club on Wednesday, we present a gallery of photos from some of the Viewfinders who attended (there were 26 of us)! Will open in random order.

Apologies for not remembering the names of the different species!

The Falcons Night at Sunk Island was one of the many trips, outings, meetings and photography workshops organised by Hedon Viewfinders.

If you want to get involved in our fun and friendly photography club (it’s free!) then contact us! 🙂


Hedon Viewfinders. Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.