Portraits – working with light

HEDON VIEWFINDERS’ next meeting on Wednesday, July 6th will look at taking portrait photos; 1. using available light (window, sunlight and ambient light) and 2. controlling light with speedlights (flashes) and studio lights.

We’ll be setting up from 6.30pm with a start time of 7pm. At the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. All Welcome. You don’t have to book. Just turn up.

On Wednesday, July 13th 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).

Photography Personal Challenge:

Don’t forget to contact Glenn on Messenger or glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk and ask for your number between 1-90 and he will give you your subject for this week’s game. And don’t forget to send your next entry to Glenn via the same method.

Here’s the new Leader Board (30th June 2022).

Lynn. 62
Dave H. 50
Hannah. 47
Mandy. 47
Ray. 46
Janet. 43
Peter. 43
Glenn. 42
Joanne. 40
Julie. 39
Maggie. 38
Alan. 37
Dave P. 34
Michelle. 29
Ann J. 21
Brenda. 20
Sue W. 18
Martin. C 7
Jennifer. 4
Dillon. 3


East Yorkshire Buses have launched their Photography Competition for 2022. Deadline for submission of entries is Sunday 8 August.

East Yorkshire Buses Photography Competition advert
EY Buses Photography Competition 2022

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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.

Week 26 and Your Personal Challenge this week

THE WEEK 26 CHALLENGE of your 52-Week Group Challenge is… KEEP FIT.

There is an important human element that is included here and can build upon the street photography skills explored last week. But you can opt to photo the people you know. You can also interpret the challenge with as much imagination as you can muster!

Exercise, running, sports, etc, incorporating human effort and endeavour… your theme this week is Keep Fit!

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


Photo Game – Your personal random challenges!

Have you got your latest personal challenge from Glenn? Email him at glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk or message him on Facebook.

Even if you are not playing, then you can visit this week’s album on our Facebook Group and vote on other members’ work.

The voting scores you can give on each image, are:

A like = 1 point, A love it = 2 points, A wow = 3 points

Vote in the album or email your votes to Glenn. Voters can vote up to 7pm each Wednesday night. 


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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 Catholic Church visit

OUR NEXT MEET-UP is to visit the Hedon Catholic Church….

Hedon Catholic Church visit:

WE HAVE A VISIT arranged to photograph Hedon’s historic catholic church on Wednesday 29 June 2022.

St Mary and St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Baxtergate was built in 1803 with a very plain exterior, reflecting the fact that Protestantism was the official religion and Catholic activity was very much restricted. Local Catholics had previously worshipped in secret and led an underground existence. The church, however, has a beautiful interior and is almost a ‘secret’ gem of a building in the town.

Hedon Catholic Church

Members should arrange to meet early so that we can have a prompt entry to the church at 7.00pm. The visit will last one hour.

Park at Johnson’s Corner in Hedon. Look for the Shakespeare Inn when crossing the road onto Baxtergate. When you reach the wall of the pub grounds, you will see the church on your left.

Find the church on what3words: https://what3words.com/nest.mural.paths

Weekly Photo Game:

If you haven’t got a subject for this week’s game, Nows the time to ask Glenn for one. NB, some members had trouble getting photos in the album. From now can all members please send their photos to Glenn by messenger (or email if not on Facebook glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk) and he will place them in the album. Thanks.

Current Scoreboard after Week Two:

  • Lynn. 40
  • Ray. 33
  • Dave H. 30
  • Hannah. 29
  • Mandy. 28
  • Janet. 27
  • Peter. 24
  • Maggie. 23
  • Alan. 23
  • Julie. 22
  • Brenda. 20
  • Dave P. 17
  • Michelle. 9
  • Martin. 7
  • Dillon. 3

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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.

Street Photography – Your Week 25 Challenge

WEEK 25 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge – STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.

Show us a slice of life in your neighbourhood, village, town or city centre. The subject may be something quirky or different, but this type of photography can also help to make the hum-drum into something special; particularly by paying attention to the lighting conditions and the time of day. Street photographers often tend to make full use of black and white in their work, but this is not a requirement. People make good subjects whether adopting a candid camera approach or posed photographs. 

Street Photography

Your Challenge: Explore the genre of street photography.
Remember the hashtags! 

#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek25.

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


Photography Game – Your Task from the Bag!

DO PLEASE visit the album on our Public Facebook Group Page and enter your votes/scores according to the criteria.

Not on Facebook? Email your scores to Glenn at glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk, and of course, you can get your Weekly Task from Glenn too!

“These are the scores from last week. Don’t forget to contact me with your number between 1-90 and I’ll give you your subject for this week’s game.”

Glenn

Lynn. 19
Dave P. 17
Dave H. 15
Julie. 14
Ray. 13
Glenn. 13
Joanne. 12
Hannah. 12
Mandy. 11
Brenda. 10
Alan. 10
Janet. 9
Michelle. 9
Martin. 7
Peter. 6
Maggie. 6
Dillon. 3


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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.

Mike Covell Meeting Wed 15 June 2022 REMINDER

Tonight Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club hosts Mike Covell on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2”.

The meeting will start promptly at 7pm so please arrive early. Need to get everybody served and sat down, and a quiet bar area for the 7pm prompt start. ALL WELCOME.

The talk by Mike Covell is FREE to attend. But there will be a collection to cover costs.

Facebook Weekly Photo Game.

Will all members go into the first Facebook game album and vote on members’ photos before 7pm tonight, please? Note: If your photo isn’t in the album it cannot be marked. If anyone is having problems getting theirs into the album, please ask. Contact Glenn Stallard via the Facebook Group.

Game Album FOR THIS WEEK at: https://en-gb.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.553717329719775&type=3

It’s RED WEEK with Hedon Viewfinders.

IT’S RED WEEK in a week that looks like it is going to be red hot for our holiday next weekend – and check out about our red hot speakers on the next two Wednesdays…

WEEK 24
IT’S RED WEEK

Whether it is an image dominated by Red, or just a subtle but important hint of the colour, your challenge this week is to celebrate Redness! Of course, there are various shades of red, in fact, every hue and saturation imaginable between black and white; so you have lots to work with. Red is also an important mood colour representing different things in different cultures.
Your challenge – explore all things red in your photos!

Red Week photography examples

Don’t forget to use the hashtags on social media:
#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek24

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


Bridlington Holiday – Fri 17 – Sun 19 June

With lots going on in Bridlington at the Weekend, our Club Holiday looks set to be an exciting time for those members going.

There will be a special ‘This is Bridlington’ Photography Challenge, a trip to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, participation in the ‘Race the Waves’ weekend, a Steam Punk Fair and lots more besides. But also comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by other photography enthusiasts to help and support your photography meaning it will be a thouroughly enjoyable, memorable and instructive holiday! And the weather looks good too (although no for my moody seascapes perhaps!? – Ray).

Inspired? Want to come along? There is still time to book. Contact us.


The Deep – Photography Competition 2022

The Deep aquarium in Hull is organising its first-ever photography competition based on photography taken in the iconic building that will showcase the resident creaturess and their habitats.

Entries: You can submit up to 3 images and there are categories for juniors (under 16s) and adults. The winners of the competition will have their work featured in The Deep 2023 Calendar.

  • In the spirit of the competition, entrants must not be professional photographers. This is defined as someone who makes more than half of their annual income from the sale of their work.
  • The competition is open to entrants who are members of photography clubs.

The deadline for entries is midnight Wednesday 31 August 2022.

More at: The Deep – Photography Competition 2022.


Check out about our meetings:

See Mike Covell on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” and the fascinating talk by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images and some of his aerial photography from his days as a pilot.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition trip

Trip to the WPOTY Exhibition Saturday 18 June 2022… Please book by Monday 13 June.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Sewerby Hall and Gardens is proving hugely popular. Hedon Viewfinders is organising a visit on Saturday 18 June meeting late morning and we invite members to book a place with us (£9 – will be cheaper if we get more than 20 members attending). Need to book in advance, contact us by Monday 13 June, please. You can pay at next Wednesday’s meeting.

The following is a media release from East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition is on display until Sunday, 17 July, and, during its first four weeks, has seen an increase of 46 per cent in visitor numbers at the attraction, compared to the equivalent period in 2019.

Curator Janice Smith (pictured) said: “We have had visitors travelling long distances to see the exhibition, and we have also had overwhelmingly enthusiastic reactions to the exhibition on our feedback forms, and on our social media. There is no doubt that more people are taking the time to visit the house itself since the exhibition opened.

“It’s also very encouraging to see that our visitors are taking lots of time to read all the captions which describe the photos, and are keen to absorb the information and key messages which go with the stunning images on display.”

The exhibition features exceptional images capturing fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years.

Councillor Mike Medini, the portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, said: “I am absolutely delighted that this amazing and powerful exhibition is proving every bit as popular as we hoped it would do! It forms an excellent addition to any visit to Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and I urge anybody who would like to see it to get there before 17 July!”

Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission price, and a range of associated merchandise is on sale in the Welcome Centre throughout the run of the exhibition.

Visitors can also see local East Riding wildlife photographs on display in the Bluebell Wood near the main entrance to the house and can vote for their favourite picture in the Welcome Centre, or at the Echo Gallery in the Old Town at 70 High Street.

There is also a new trail to follow along the Woodland Walk, looking at local wildlife, with 21 signs giving fun facts and activities about wildlife which can be seen in the gardens, including stoats and roe deer.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is putting on a varied programme of events and activities at weekends throughout the exhibition, with Rusticus activities every Saturday and Wildcats every Sunday.

Throughout the exhibition, there is a special programme of events for young visitors and their families.

‘Under 5s Go Wild’ will take place at the venue on Friday mornings until 15 July. This will be a fun programme of activities for under 5s, all about wildlife, animals and the natural world, featuring music, art, drama, historical toys, stories, crafts and zoo experiences.

There is also a bug trail in the house, together with puppets.

For full details of opening hours, events and activities, the Clock Tower Café and the zoo, together with details of Annual Passes, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk and follow Sewerby Hall on Facebook.

Week 23 Challenge and Club News

New Challenge for this week 23 and Club News about our next few meetings –

WEEK 23 of 52-Week Photography Challenge – FANTASIA

Mythology, magic and fairy tales. Create an image that fits the theme. You might create a still life of magical objects, or visit a real-life scene that could be a setting for a fairy tale or home to fairies and elves. You could photograph something that depicts the theme. You might create an image that makes us believe in magical powers!
Your challenge: Have fun and use your imagination to create fantasia.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek23

Meetings:

  • Wed 8 June at 7pm will be an informal networking meeting with an opportunity for practice and skill sharing. Bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings and use. We ask more experienced members to bring their kit bags and reveal all their secrets about what they carry on photographic excursions in “What’s in my kit bag!?”
  • Wed 15 June is already looking to be a busy meeting when Mike Covell speaks on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars”. Please arrive by 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. A collection will be taken at the meeting to cover costs.
  • Wed 22 June, 7pm. Old images – rescued and brought back to life! The talk is by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images – also a look at some of his extraordinary aerial photographs.

New weekly photography game:

Wednesdays will also feature our new weekly photography tasks game. Pick out your own random challenge and enter into the competition album on our Facebook Group. Not on Facebook? You should still be able to see our public page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/166927467046058/ at the preceding link. If Facebook adds any additional text as it tries to encourage you to sign up to it, click at the end of the link in your browser and backspace delete letters until you see the link exactly as highlighted. You can then see the competition album and email your votes and entry each week to glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk (this is what I’ll be doing – Ray).

Check out our Key Dates page. We’re adding new stuff each week!

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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.

Old images – rescued and brought back to life!

Don’t miss Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club’s meeting on 22 June at 7pm. The talk is by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images. All Welcome.

Hedon Viewfinders has a treat at its club meeting on Wednesday 22 June 2022. 

The presentation is by club member Dave Prideaux. Dave collects, restores and digitises old large format negatives, glass negatives and glass lantern slides. It is something he has been doing since the 1980s so he has a vast collection of images of places and people that now only survive in memory and in such restored images. 

Dave last spoke to the club in November 2019 and it was a fascinating night with his images sparking much curiosity and many questions. Whilst Dave has researched many of the images he has rescued, there are still many depicting unknown scenes, locations and dates. Perhaps Viewfinders can play the role of photo detectives at the meeting and help identify and explain some of the images?

Glenn Stallard from the club, says: “I have seen Dave’s presentations many times before and am looking forward to his latest; listening to what he has to say, and to see what his chosen selection is, from the thousands of images he has!”

Dave is also a former pilot flying for leisure. His aerial shots, particularly of the local area, are something very different from those taken by drone pilots who fly at much lower altitudes. Dave has agreed to present a selection of his aerial shots too.

Meeting 7:00pm on Wed 22 June 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

Reminders:

  • Next week’s meeting Wed 8 June at 7pm will be an informal networking meeting with an opportunity for practice and skill sharing. Bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings and use. Some members will be bringing their kit bags and revealing all their secrets about what they carry on photographic excursions in “What’s in my kit bag!?”
  • Mike Covell speaks on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” on Wed 15 June. Arrive by 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. A collection will be taken at the meeting to cover costs.
  • We are still collecting the names of those interested in the Hedon Viewfinders photographic holiday to Bridlington from Friday 17 June – to Sunday 19 June. Contact us.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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.

Mike Covell talk revealed… and Week 22 Challenge: Jubilee!

“East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” is our talk by Mike Covell, and perhaps unsurprisingly our Week 22 Challenge is the #PlatinumJubilee

East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2

FOLLOWING the recent poll then the talk by Mike Covell (author, historian, researcher) most requested by members is “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2“. The talk by Mike will take place on Wednesday 15 June at the Haven Arms promptly at 7pm. Members and visitors are asked to arrive early to find their seats and get their drinks ready for a 7pm start.

Take a walk along the coast or the countryside and the likelihood of finding remnants of the defences put in place to protect the country from invasion is higher than you might think. Some are better preserved than others, and of course, as photographers, many of these make exciting subjects to discover and make images from!

The meeting is FREE to attend, but we will be making a collection to cover costs.


Week 22 of 52-Week Challenge – The Jubilee!

Millions will be marking the Platinum Jubilee over the next few days. Your challenge this week is not only to capture the events in images but to record those parts of the celebrations that might be overlooked by others. Millions of photos will be taken during the long bank holiday weekend, whilst many will sit on phones or camera memory cards remaining unseen, others will be pored over by future generations as unique pictures capturing the mood, atmosphere and characters involved. You know what YOUR challenge is for this Week 22!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek22

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


REMINDER: New Club game starts this Wednesday 1 June at the Club Meeting which is also a constructive critique session.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is 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, 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.

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: