“Hedon Viewfinders in Action!”

Taking photographs that show all aspects of the work of the Club… this replaces the meeting previously advertised.

OUR MEETING WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2022 will now be a Practical Club Promotion Night.

The night will be a practical photography night which will aim to capture “Hedon Viewfinders in Action!” and result in photographs that show all aspects of the work of the Club.

It will be a creative night too as we set up scenes that show club members doing table-top photography, doing group work inside and out, etc, etc, and having fun. Our tripods, lights and kit can become props as well as practical tools. The night will also be a great opportunity to get a group shot of current members.

Viewfinders in action from 2017

Aspects of our club nights that we might set up scenes for, could be shadows, reflections, product photography and still life, panning, portraits, etc. If you want to bring along interesting props or costumes that we can use in the scenes, then please do.

“Hedon Viewfinders in Action!” – a Practical Club Promotion Night. Bring your cameras and kit.

Wednesday 17 August 2022, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.

Note: Our Presentation Night originally scheduled for Wed 17 August has now been postponed with a new date suggested of Wednesday 14 September 2022.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Rule of Odds – Week 32 Challenge!

This week, we want you to have odd thinking…. that old chestnut!

THE RULE OF ODDS like all photography rules is not a rule at all, but a guide to better practice (possibly) and aid to creative thinking.

The rule of odds suggests that, whenever possible, a composition should have an odd number of objects, rather than an even number. So an image should have three bottles rather than two, and five people rather than four.

Psychologists suggest that our brains pay more attention to groups of 3, 5 and 7 than 2, 4 and 6. Now whether you agree with this is not that important – but it can help you think about your composition and placement of elements within your viewfinder/frame.

So this week, we want you to have odd thinking – use the rule of odds in your images this week.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek32

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Paull Holme Tower visit

You need to let us know you are coming IN ADVANCE, please!

The 700-year-old Paull Holme Tower was once part of a grand manor house complex and is a Grade 1 listed ancient monument. It was opened to the public for the first time ever in September 2011 and quite simply was a wreck and classed by English Heritage as ‘at risk’ of being lost forever.

However, through the efforts of Simon Taylor, who bought the tower and pledged to do something with it, the monument was saved and funding secured to shore the building up and latterly to construct a new roof and restore the crenelations (battlements).

Hedon Viewfinders members first visited the tower as a club in 2016 before the construction work. This next visit by the club is on Wednesday (10 August 2022) and should allow us to see the work that has been done and afford some rooftop views to those braver members wishing to climb up to the top.

It will be a fascinating visit. However, because it is a very old building (it’s not a refined tourist attraction) then entry to the tower will be at members’ own risk. Should you choose not to enter then there are still some great photography opportunities to be had from the outside.

Members are advised to meet at Paull Holme Strays Nature Reserve car park in time for a 6.45pm short walk to the tower (we will arrange to ferry those to the site who find the 5-minute walk difficult – let us know in advance).

Directions to the Nature Reserve: From the A1033 follow the signs for Fort Paull and then head south on Thorngumbald Road. The entrance to the car park is on the right just less than a mile after St Andrew’s Church. Get there ready to leave for the walk to the tower by 6.45pm, please.

If you are planning to attend, and haven’t informed us already, then please email on viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com to confirm your intention to attend.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Preston Show Open Photography Competition and Showcase success

This is the second time we have staged the Open Photography event and it has been a fantastic success!

Preston Open Photography Competition (Showcase)

Following are the headlines from the Preston Show Open Photography Competition which was very much a showcase of photographers’ work and photography taking place in the local area:

BUILDING / LANDSACPES 39 Entries: 1st and Winner of the Photographer of the Year (POTY) trophy with his image of Withernsea Pier head Towers was SIMON DALLIMORE. Trophy and certificate presented by Vikki (representing the show’s charitable beneficiaries).


2nd Mountain Landscape (in portrait): KIM DALLIMORE.
3rd: Silhouette Big Wheel: ALAN PADGETT.

Also in this category was the winner of Young Photographer of the Year (YPOTY): ALEX DARCY.

We did not have a Commended award, but if we did then a photograph with that status would have been Hepworth Arcade by DAVE JEFFREY and Saltend by the club’s own youngest photographer OLIVIA PADGETT.

PEOPLE / PLACES 41 Entries: 1st (trophy winner) with character in Indian dress was KEITH MADDEN.
2nd Portrait in landscape of his grandaughter: PETER DOBBS.
3rd Person in giant deckchair: MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

This was a very closely-fought category with Hannah by MARTIN COOPER and Three Little Ducks in her favourite place by LYNN LEEDHAM all potentially in the top three. The adventurous and abstract approach of many of the young photographers was also noteworthy.

Open Photography People and Places

BEST ON MOBILE 28 Entries: 1st (trophy winner) with Pumpkins Scene was SANDRA WOOD.
2nd Dog nose and face close up: MICHELLE ATKINSON.
3rd Hoverfly on flower: CAROL CARRICK.

Other photographs to commend were Jellyfishes a square image by HANNAH PADGETT and Boy With Bubble by a currently unidentified photographer.

ANY WILDLIFE (Preston residents) with 11 Entries: 1st (trophy winner) with Squirrel: JANE JEFFREY.
2nd Sleeping cat/kitten: ALISHA HAYWARD.
3rd Seagull take off: LINDA McGOWAN.

Trophy Presentation: The presentation of certificates for winners took place on the day in the show marquee at 4.30pm. Those photographers present did receive their trophies then. But we have also invited winners to our own Club Presentation Night PROPOSED FOR WED 14th SEPTEMBER at the Haven Arms at 7pm. This will give us time to get the POTY and YPOTY trophies engraved. The Presentation event will also give us the chance to celebrate the work of those commended photographers too.

The organisers of Preston Show estimate that around 750 people will have visited the marquee between 1.30pm and 5.00pm to see all the show exhibits. With at least 119 entries, the photography categories were the most popular.

Many thanks to the Show organisers for facilitating the event and particularly Linda McGowan who helped secure the extra space we needed to show everyone’s photos. Particular thanks are extended to Mr Green of Holderness Academy for facilitating the involvement of students in the competition.

Notes:

The number of entries (119) is a minimum figure. The nature of the competition was that entries could be submitted up to 10.30am of the morning of the show – and the majority of entries were actually submitted that morning. As long as each photograph had a category and the photographer’s name on the back it was accepted. There simply was not the time to log each entry on a separate ticket/list which is what normally happens. Entries could be taken away again after 4pm and many were. Hence they were never counted in the total number of entries.

The event has demonstrated the interest in photography in the local area and the potential for growing this event each year. There is nothing like Preston Show Open Photography Competition in East Yorkshire.

We will discuss some of these club ideas for growing the event (which would be in partnership with the Preston Village Community Group) following the Presentation Event on the 17th August.

Surprise! Your Week 31 Photography Challenge

However you choose to interpret it, your theme this week is Surprise!

SURPRISE! Week 31 of 52-Week Challenge

Surprise! Take a shot, perhaps a portrait that captures an expression of surprise, alarm or concern. Or maybe your shot will be a more literal interpretation of the theme?
However you choose to interpret it, your theme this week is Surprise!

Hashtag your work on social media:

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweeek31

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


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DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Back Garden Astrophotography

Two fascinating events with Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club – Back Garden Astrophotography presentation and a visit to a rarely photographed heritage site.

Back Garden Astrophotography – with an occasional expedition!

Passion, obsession, or just an expensive hobby?

A presentation by Doug Sharpe – 7pm on Wednesday 3 August 2022 at Hedon Viewfinders at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

All Welcome.


Photography trip to Paull Holme Tower

A trip to historic heritage site ‘Paull Holme Tower’ with opportunities for some rooftop views. Wednesday 10 August at 7pm. All Welcome, but please email first at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to confirm and receive further details.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Interactive Shadows – Week 30 Challenge

WEEK 30: This takes our Week 3 Challenge and adds new challenges!

WEEK 30 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge – INTERACTIVE SHADOWS.

Look out for shadows whether cast by sunlight or cast by a human light source. See how they fall and where they fall. Are there opportunities for those shadows to interact with the real world and create something unusual?

This can be a challenge inspired by observing shadows lit by sunlight or fixed light sources, or by intentionally creating shadows. With sunlight, there are elongated shadows cast when the sun is low in the sky (as we observed in Week 3).

But with your own shadow creations comes the confidence of knowing exactly where the shadows will fall so you can control and manipulate them. And then you can introduce a new element to make your shadows interactive. You can then choose to further manipulate your image in post editing.

Your Challenge – Create images with interactive shadows.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


Other Club News:

Open Photography Competition – business and practical photography session.

Wednesday’s meeting (27 July) will concentrate on Preparations for the Open Photography Competition which is a really good opportunity to promote photography and the club.

We’ll talk about entries, plus we can use the Photography Challenges and the Facebook Game Challenges to take some practical photographs which could be your entry to the competition!

Back Garden Astronomy.

On Wednesday 3 August we will look at Back Garden Astronomy with Doug Sharpe. Doug’s presentation will look at the kit and equipment needed for astrophotography. And we will see some of the photographic results you can achieve.

Hedon Viewfinders Meetings take place every Wednesday at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm. Check out our Key Dates.

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Week 29 Photography Challenge – Photo Scavenge around Hedon on Wednesday

It’s a Bug’s Life is Week 29 of the Photography Challenge – and it’s a Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday!

Photography Scavenger Hunt around Hedon

Next Wednesday we’ll be on a photography scavenger hunt in Hedon, then heading to the Haven Arms to have a drink and see how you’ve all done. Meet at Leedham’s chippy for 7pm to be handed out your mission… should you wish to undertake it.

Wednesday 20 July 2022. Meet for 7pm in front of Leedhams Fisheries (38 Fletchergate) at Hedon Crossroads.


Week 29 52-Week Photography Challenge.

A BUG’S LIFE.

A bug’s life. Get in the garden, a park or meadow and take a photograph of a butterfly, insect or bug. Whether it’s a close-up, or whether you show the creature’s environment as well, it is up to you!

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


Reminders:

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2022

Trophies for the winners of the categories, and trophies for the Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year (aged 16 and younger).

Open Photography Competition 2022.

This year’s Open Photography Competition takes place and will be judged on Saturday 6 August 2022 at the Preston Show and Family Fun Day at the Nag’s Head.

Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the competition once again with trophies for the winners of the categories, and trophies for the Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year (aged 16 and younger).

There are three categories – you can submit one print in each category:

  • People and Places
  • Buildings and Landscape
  • Best Photo taken on a Mobile Phone

One category has been reserved just for residents of Preston parish only to enter:

  • Any Wildlife.

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 to keep them clean), with name, address, telephone number and age if relevant, on the reverse, 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.

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 6 AUGUST 2022.

Featured photo: Janet Bucknall, winning photo presented as a prize with the trophy.

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Hedon Viewfinders challenges and club news

1970s Songs Photo Challenge!

WEEK 28 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is to create your very own INSPIRED BY THE 1970s hits photos.

Photos inspired by song titles from the 1970s. A purely fun challenge this week. Whether you are climbing your stairway to heaven or saying bye, bye baby – Can friends guess what your song is by the photo you share online? If you lived during the 1970s your creativity and imagination might come from memory, if you are too young to know the decade personally – then you will have to research those crazy times!

Your fun challenge – create an image inspired by a 1970s hit single!

#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek28

Photo of records taken at Hedon Museum Remember the 1970s exhibition.

52-Week Photography Challenge 2022

Facebook Personal Challenge Game

This week’s Album is up – not many there yet! Remember to pick your numbers from 1 – 90 and ask Glenn for your subject by Messenger or email and send in your entries before the end of voting on Wednesday at 7pm.

The Facebook Album is at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.654288915989206&type=3.

Photo of Facebook Album this week

Next meeting

On Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm at the Haven Arms we will be holding a ‘Show and Tell’ meeting with an opportunity for constructive criticism aimed at improving your photography.

Please bring in your work (up to 5 photos) taken in the last few weeks on a memory stick on the night or email in advance to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk – and please indicate if you wish your work to be included in the anonymous constructive criticism session or not (you can opt just to show your work).

Open Photography Competition at Preston Show – Spread the word!


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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