Daily photos – The Light & The Dark – Online Meeting Wed 1 April

DAILY TASK 9 The Light & Dark. Interpret as you wish. Maybe one or two photos. Objects around you? Or something that reflects your moods perhaps. Be creative. Share your photos online.

Share across social media with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

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NEXT ONLINE MEETING – Wednesday 1 April 2020 on Zoom 6:30pm and Facebook at 7pm. Note: The Zoom meeting will be recorded.

Photographers and friends – Join us in our public meeting online. From 6.30pm onwards you can join us on Zoom at the following link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/927443060 (opens in a new window tab).

From 6:30pm you’ll have a chance to join the meeting and test your sound/visual settings and chat and meet up with your friends from the club. The meeting will be called to order at 7pm and we’ll consider the following Agenda:

      1. Quick update on the coronavirus outbreak as necessary (and if necessary).
      2. Our 2020 Exhibition/Competition – Saturday 1 August – Preston (pandemic and Government restrictions permitting).
      3. Our DAILY PHOTO tasks – Entertaining the Nation. Your ideas needed! For the previous tasks, permission to use your photos on the website.
      4. Club Photography Projects during the crisis. Your ideas needed!
      5. Any Other Business? – Send through to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

If there are any questions about your camera, settings, features, kit, etc that you wish to ask, email those as well, at the end of the meeting we’ll go back into general chat and try to pair people up with those who can help.

Ambitiously, during the meeting, we’ll also be attempting to keep the Facebook Group page alive and updated with meeting news and views too, so we can feed those back and forth.

As a public community of photographers, we’re keen to look out for each other and help where we can. Do email us with any concerns or worries during these scary times. 

#keepsafe #stayhome

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NEXT HAPPY HOUR!

We invite you to join us for our next Happy Hour! event on Zoom on Saturday 4 April at 9pm – and here is the invitation link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/836189559

Whilst at the Club Meetings we aim to continue having fun with the hobby and pastime that we love so much, Happy Hour, however, will be a much more relaxed affair!

Daily Photography Tasks #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

OUR Daily Photography Tasks aiming to keep people occupied during the enforced stay-at-home period of the coronavirus pandemic, has received lots of interest via the website, and this is responding to requests that we email the daily tasks out to members and update the website with each.

OUR Daily Photography Tasks aiming to keep people occupied during the enforced stay-at-home period of the coronavirus pandemic, has received lots of interest via the website, and this is responding to requests that we email the daily tasks out to members and update the website with each. So here we go:

TASK 8 Hobbies and Pastimes. Staying home is the new going out! How are you keeping yourself occupied! Are you Skype-ing, Zooming, and Facebook Live-ing? Or more traditional board games, crafts, DIY? Take some photos of what floats your boat, share them online.

#viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Play catch-up with the daily tasks and start them in your own groups or invent your own.

See: Daily Tasks for Photographers – Keeping Britain Entertained During the Crisis

It’s Happy Hour! Sat 28 March 2020 at 9pm.

After our first trial using Zoom, we’ve agreed to have weekly Club Meetings online every Wednesday night at 7pm. And ‘Happy Hour’ every Saturday at 9pm.

At the Club Meetings, we’ll aim to continue having fun with the hobby and pastime that we love so much, whilst Happy Hour will be a much more relaxed affair!

We invite you to join us for our first Happy Hour event (actually just over half-an-hour) on Saturday at 9pm – and here is the invitation link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/836189559

If you have downloaded the Zoom software already, then the Meeting ID: 836-189-559 is what will be useful.

Upon joining the meeting just before 9pm you will find yourself in the ‘Waiting Room’ and I’ll invite you to join the meeting from there. In the waiting room, you will have the opportunity to test your computer/device audio and video settings for use in the Happy Hour. If you click the link now, nothing much will happen, although you can download the meeting software. Any difficulties with the technology then do get in touch and we’ll try to help.

The event will be a light-hearted occasion. We want to firstly check everyone’s okay at this unsettling time, and offer comfort and advice if need be.

During the event everybody will be offered a moment in the spotlight should they wish, a spot to do something, say something, share something, etc. This will be for a minute or two-minute spot depending on how many join in. So you might tell a joke, tell us how you’re passing the time, play the ukulele, or share a photo or something on your computer. We’ll let you know how to use the software as we go along.

Our meetings are normally open to the public, and this will be no different – however, if you’re a new member, we just need to know that you are coming along – we won’t let strangers join the meeting.

Do check out Zoom, it might be useful to you for other things too: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html

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Finally, in line with Government advice #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS and #SaveLives.

Hedon Viewfinders Online Meeting – Wed 25 March, 7pm

ONLINE MEETING on Wed 25 March at 7pm. E-mail viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk for the hyperlink which you need to click just before the meeting starts.

ONLINE MEETING on Wed 25 March at 7pm. E-mail viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk for the hyperlink which you need to click just before the meeting starts.

Stuck at home during the crisis? See it as an opportunity to practice your photography, share your photos online and entertain the nation! See our Daily Tasks for Photographers for inspiration!

#viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayathome

Keep Taking Photos! A Challenge for the Week!

Don’t let the current crisis prevent you from taking photographs! For those of our members who are self-isolating from the coronavirus (COVID-19), there are lots of home projects you can do to stir your creativity.

Whilst we are LIVE at 7pm tonight (Wed 18 March) – feel free to leave us a comment below and we’ll answer in real-time.

Hi Folks! – Hope everyone is keeping safe during these turbulent times brought on by the onset of coronavirus (COVID-19).

BUT don’t let the current crisis prevent you from taking photographs! Other people like seeing our photos, and especially when shared on social media or other community networks, they can bring a bit of good cheer. They also send an important message to family and friends too; it tells them loud and clearly that we are okay! So keep taking and sharing your photos! Think of it as an important duty during this situation.

For those of our members who are self-isolating from the coronavirus (COVID-19), there are lots of home projects you can do to stir your creativity. We suggest one in the video below: Being creative with a glass or glasses!

Send your creative photographs with a glass or glasses to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and as explained in the video, for the ones we enjoy the most, we’ll reserve some prizes for you for use in better times.

We’re not experts in video or editing – but if you are, and went to suggest an idea by video for Indoor and Creative Tabletop Photography, then please send through to us at the email above. Send us a link, or the actual video by WeTransfer or similar.

We’ll keep on suggesting ideas for your indoor and Creative Tabletop Photography – please do send us your results for display on here which reaches members who are not on Facebook, as well as those who are!

In the meantime, Digital Camera World published this: Stuck at home: 12 fantastic photo projects to try indoors during the Covid-19 crisis

At our last meeting, we asked people to practice panning photography and send us the results (before the current crisis) – and here is a gallery of some of those!

We hope to be in touch again next Wednesday at the same time with some timely inspiration – and hopefully, we’ll get better at the videos! 😀

Meetings cancelled until further notice.

SADLY I feel we have to cancel the meeting on Wednesday 18 March 2020 in light of current Government advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Meetings cancelled until further notice:

SADLY I feel we have to cancel the meeting on Wednesday 18 March 2020 in light of current Government advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

See: www.gov.uk/government/speeches/controlling-the-spread-of-covid-19-health-secretarys-statement-to-parliament

The Next Meeting and subsequent meetings are postponed until further notice.

I do hope that we can do something online at 7pm on Wednesday via this website and hope to announce some ideas soon.

My apologies go out to The Haven Arms who have been nothing but supportive of the Club since we first started in 2016. I look forward to restarting meetings at the pub as soon as is possible.

Hedon Viewfinders Panning Competition and Sparkly Bulb Project

Panning Competition:

Following the last meeting on “Panning”, we are holding a club ‘competition’ for Panning photos. Members are invited to send up to three photos demonstrating the panning technique in via email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk (members on Facebook can use the Panning Album set up in the Facebook Group)

The Photos will be shown on the screen at the next meeting on Wednesday 18 March 2020 and you’ll be asked to give information on them, such as Where, Time of Day, Settings, etc.

Everyone will take part in helping to score the best one of each person’s three photos and the winning shot from each person will be looked at later by Ray and Glenn, who will choose the winning shots. There’ll be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Certificates awarded at the following meeting on 1st April 2020.

Whilst a friendly competition – above all, we want to see your photos attempting to pan, whatever the results. We can all learn by analysing what didn’t go quite right, as much as by looking at those that turned out well.

Sparkly Bulb Project Night – Haven Arms, Tues 10 March 2020, 7pm

A one-off project night to recreate the Sparkler and Vintage Bulb photos popularised by Gavin Hoey of Adorama TV. See the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/1AkeFMzn_u8

Bring your camera and tripod (although you can lend a tripod for the shoot) and we’ll bring the rest. Let us know you’re coming (at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk), and we’ll make sure we’ve got enough supplies for you to have a go at the shot.

Whilst an informal night, it’s also an opportunity to get some advice and tips on your photography.

Starts at 7pm on Tuesday 10 March at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. Location: https://what3words.com/captive.crispier.pirate

All Welcome. Free, fun & friendly!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the website for the latest from Hedon Viewfinders!

hedonviewfinders.wordpress.com/key-dates/

Camera Techniques with Hedon Viewfinders – Panning – Wed 4 March 2020

This meeting of Viewfinders will have a look at PANNING: The technique where you move your camera along in time with a moving subject and end up getting a sharp subject but with a blurred background. We can spend some time with you looking at your camera settings and practising the technique.

Our next meeting continues our programme of activities to help people get to know their cameras and settings better.

Panning – practice anywhere and with anything…!

Panning is the technique where you move your camera along in time with a moving subject and end up getting a sharp or relatively sharp subject in your photo, but with a blurred background. It’s a technique that is used a lot in sports and action photography.

This meeting of Viewfinders will have a look at panning and we will have a chance to practice. We can spend some time with you looking at your camera settings and having a go with the technique.

Things to have a look at on your camera that will be useful:

  • Have a look at some of the semi-automatic modes on your camera that might be useful and/or interesting to try i.e. shutter priority/timer value (TV) modes, any special scene modes for panning or sports.
  • Find out how to control the shutter speed and other settings manually.
  • Look how to set your focus to manual and what auto-focus options are available i.e. one-shot focus and continuous focusing.

The meeting takes place at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm on Wednesday 4 March. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

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Look forward to seeing 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.

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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.