“My Journey to the Stars!” – Photography Presentation by Simon Dallimore

SPEAKING at the next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club on Wednesday, November 13 at 7pm is Simon Dallimore, an accomplished photographer. Simon, who is a member of the ‘Picture It’ photography group in Withernsea, will be giving a personal presentation that should provide help and inspiration to those looking to improve their photography.

SPEAKING at the next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club on Wednesday, November 13 is Simon Dallimore, an accomplished photographer.

Simon, who is a member of the ‘Picture It’ photography group in Withernsea, will be giving a personal presentation that should provide help and inspiration to those looking to improve their photography.

Simon’s talk ‘My Journey to the Stars’ will be about how his photography has developed showing photographs from when he first started through to the present day.

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Hedon, HU12 8HH on Wednesday, November 13 starting at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders. It’s free, fun and friendly!

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Hull City Centre Night Time Shoot – Mon 28 October 2019

Hull City Centre – Night Photography – Monday 28 October 2019. Meet at the Hull Interchange (where the city volunteers hub is) at 6.30pm.

Following a night time shoot in Hull City Centre last week organised at short notice we had a few people who would have liked to attend but couldn’t. So we have arranged another.

Hull City Centre – Night Photography – Monday 28 October 2019. Meet at the Hull Interchange (where the city volunteers hub is) at 6.30pm. All Welcome.

Suggested activities for the night include getting some light trails at the bus station, then making our way across to old town, Trinity Square, perhaps the Pier and The Deep and then Queen’s Gardens and back to Station. Aiming at being back at the Interchange for 9pm’ish. The weather forecast for the evening is 10° with good visibility and little chance of rain, but the event is dependent on weather permitting.

Arriving late and want to find out where we are? Ring Ray on 07815 292 120.

Remember our events are free for anyone interested in photography to come along. They provide great opportunities to learn about photography techniques, methods and camera settings. If you’re more experienced, your knowledge, advice and tips are always welcome and sought by others!

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Light painting and other photographic wizardry!

Light painting and other photographic wizardry!

ALWAYS one of our most enjoyable meet-ups of the year at Hedon Viewfinders as we all create brilliant images with burning wire wool, lights, lasers and other associated wizardry at this practical photography session led by Glenn Stallard.

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 and outdoors (weather permitting) from 7pm at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 30 October 2019. If you have never done this before you will be amazed how easy it is to capture great images!

Also if people are interested, we can look at arranging a follow-up meeting to show how you can further edit your images afterwards to create even more pleasing photographs. We’ll arrange on the night for those interested.

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.

Participation is key here, so even if you haven’t attended the Club for a while, then please consider being part of the Yearbook. It’s free to be included.

The book will be designed and set up on Tuesday 3rd December and those interested can come along and help in its design, look and appearance.

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Hedon Viewfinders Photo Year Book 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Book 2019.

Photo Book for 2019.

There has been a suggestion from one of our members that we produce a yearbook of photographs for 2019. 

It’s imagined that it would be an A4 size book that would feature at last one ‘best of year’ image from all those members of Viewfinders that wish to take part. The book would be a celebration of the variety of work made by club members.

These photobooks are usually really well produced and the publication of a Yearbook would be a great way to showcase the club and could be brought to meetings, displayed in exhibitions, etc.

There would be no cost to members, would just need high-quality digital images. Your job now is to sort through your best images of this year and decide which is your favourite for the book!

Look out for the call to submit your best images of 2019.

Whitby Goth Weekend 2019.

We’ve got a few members who have expressed an interest in going to the Whitby Goth Weekend on Sunday 27 October 2019. So this is just plugging that event and presenting information to members.

If you’ve never been before, then (weather permitting) it’s a great event to practise taking street portraits. It’s very much a friendly ‘partnership’ between the goths, steampunks and photographers who are there in their hundreds too! Mostly, the immaculately-dressed characters are more than willing to pose, just ask politely.

We encourage people to car-share, etc to share, cut travel costs. If you have a lift to offer or want a lift, then email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and we’ll try to match people up.

More information on the Whitby Goth Weekend at www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk/wgw-whats-on/

HIP Fest 2019

Hull International Photography Festival is on until the end of the month (Sun 27 October) – a great opportunity to visit a magnificent set of exhibitions at Princes Quay. Nine galleries and the centre of Princes Quay are displaying 14 exhibitions.

More information at https://creativeandcultural.com/HIPfest/

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Photo: From the Hedon Viewfinders club trip to Paull in July 2019.

At Hedon Viewfinders – Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery.

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder of Mary Jane Langley instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

Something very different for our next meeting!

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms.

Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery. It’s 128 years ago since the discovery of the bloody body of Preston girl 18-year-old Mary Jane Langley. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

This will obviously interest photographers to discover how the documentary media of the time reported the case – but the presentation from Mike Covell will appeal to a far wider audience.

Photo: Mike Covell at the graveside of Mary Jane Langley.

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Hedon Viewfinders Club News Autumn 2019

Events.

Team Picture Quiz:
The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 and is a Team Picture Quiz. A social event, this will involve splitting up into teams to help solve the answers to the ‘what’ and ‘where’ picture clues. Photos of unusual places and taken from unusual angles, your team will have to work out the answers. Devised by Glenn Stallard, who was also responsible for planning the very enjoyable Team Scavenger Hunt earlier this year, it promises to be lots of fun! Meet for 7pm start at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

Santa’s Grotto:
Once again we’ve been asked to do the Father Christmas grotto photographs at Hedon Christmas Lights at Hedon Town Hall on Friday, 29 November 2019. This is something that Hedon Viewfinders has done for the last couple of years in collaboration with Hedon Town Council. It raises money for the Mayor’s charity on the town’s busiest night of the year. Hopefully, it’s going to be a team event again and a great opportunity for members to join in both the fun of the picture-taking and also the organisation of the event on the night i.e. liaison with the families and children – it’s very busy! Anyone can get involved, it’s a great chance to practice portrait photography even if it’s not your normal genre, and of course, you’ll be part of the great Christmas atmosphere. Any offers of help appreciated – volunteers need to be available between 4pm and 9pm (but we can organise shifts if we get enough volunteers). As mentioned previously, it’s a busy night, but it is a great deal of fun. If you can volunteer on the night contact Ray at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.com soon, please.

Christmas Party:
Speaking of Christmas, 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/bookings will be collected at our meetings or contact us to make other arrangements.

Joint Meeting with Young Farmers:
An early ‘heads-up’ for next year. We are holding a joint practical photography session (props and experimentation) with this youth organisation on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 7pm. This is not our normal Wednesday session and will be held in a different venue. Watch out for further details nearer the date.

Programme for 2020:
We are now seeking YOUR IDEAS as to our PROGRAMME FOR 2020. What would you like to see the Club doing in the New Year? Do let us know your ideas for meetings (practicals and speakers), events and field trips.

Other events news – It’s HIP Festival in October (4th – 27th). Putting Hull on the international map for photography!

Submissions (including photographs) are now invited for the Ferens Open Exhibition 2020. Deadline 6th October 2019.

Volunteer.

Exhibitions Coordinator:
The Club is looking for a volunteer who can take the lead responsibility for arranging the club exhibitions. We have some exciting opportunities for working with community partners to hold some innovative exhibitions in the New Year. This role involves working with other members, venues and organisations to provide opportunities for the Club to display its members’ work. You don’t necessarily need experience (although that would be beneficial) as we have the expertise within the group to help, but we need a named-person and contact, a person with imagination and drive, who can coordinate the process of staging an exhibition from concept to realisation.
We’ll have some informal discussions about this role over the next few weeks, with a view to starting in the New Year. But do make contact if you are interested.

Constructive Critique and Printing.

Print Circle:
Is anyone interested in forming a self-help Print Circle? This would need about 10 people to work (and to keep it manageable) who would meet perhaps once a quarter to look at a print from each of its members with a view to offering constructive critique on each image and advise on the quality of the printing. The idea would be to improve our photography and print presentation. I think this would be really useful to those who aspire to enter more competitions, exhibitions or go for distinctions. We could look at using the Haven Arms on Tuesday nights for this. If this proves to be useful, then there is nothing to stop us from setting up more than one Print Circle. Again do make contact if you are interested.

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Hedon Viewfinders – keep visiting the website for updates.

JUST a reminder that Hedon Viewfinders main means of communication is this website. We’ll always aim to keep it up-to-date with the latest Club News about meetings, trips and events. Keep coming back to visit or subscribe!

JUST a reminder that Hedon Viewfinders main means of communication is this website. We’ll always aim to keep it up-to-date with the latest Club News about meetings, trips and events. 

Visit Ivy House, Hedon – Sunday 22 September – As part of Heritage Open Days organised by Hull Civic Society. Meet at Market Hill (where the Hedon Beacon is) before 1pm. See: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/ivy-house-new-for-2019

Please note that we’ve added a page about the members’ lending library.

We’ve had a successful programme of events and meetings this year, but are now seeking your ideas as to our Programme for 2020. What would you like to see the Club doing in the New Year? Do let us know your ideas for meetings (practical and speakers), events and field trips. E-mail us on viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk .

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Hedon Viewfinders Field Trips 2019 update

Field Trips 2019 (All Welcome):

    1. Hedon Photo Walk – Sunday 15 September – Meet at the Haven Arms Car Park, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 11am.
    2. Ivy House, Hedon – Sunday 22 September – As part of Heritage Open Days organised by Hull Civic Society. Meet at Market Hill (where the Hedon Beacon is) before 1pm.
    3. Far Ings Nature Reserve – Sunday September 29 – Meet in the car park at the reserve at 11am. Far Ings National Nature Reserve
      Far Ings Road
      Barton-upon-Humber
      North Lincolnshire
      DN18 5RGOS. Map Reference: TA 011 229.
      www.lincstrust.org.uk/get-involved/top-reserves/far-ings
    4. Fungi Foray – Sunday 6 October –Oakhill Nature Reserve with mycologist Caroline Hobart – Sunday 6 October, 10am – 1pm. You need to book via the Brid Spa (ERYC website) (it’s free!) at https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=188603

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Props Night – a chance to experiment – Wed 4 September 2019.

SADLY our scheduled speaker, IAN DAY FRPS (a working Editor on a newspaper) is unable to give his presentation at our meeting tomorrow night (Wed 4 Sept 2019). So instead, at short notice, we are holding a Props and Experimentation Night and ask for your support in making it a success! 

SADLY our scheduled speaker, IAN DAY FRPS (a working Editor on a newspaper) is unable to give his presentation at our meeting tomorrow night (Wed 4 Sept 2019).

So instead, at short notice, we are holding a Props Night and ask for your support in making it a success! 

‘Props Night – a chance to experiment’.

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and interesting kit and create and share some photographic opportunities.

If you need to get in early to set your prop up and claim table space, we’ll be open from 6:30pm.

Some of the photo opportunities we could set up are: – water/liquid drops or splash photography, mixing of oil and water effects, high speed flash, macro, polariser effects, rainy windows, light painting, etc – bring in your lensballs, gobos, filters and other optical props?

This is very much a chance to experiment and almost ‘anything goes’ really – and 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!

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At Hedon Viewfinders: Photography & Journalism and Darkroom (Film) Photography

Photography and Journalism, Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night. Field Trips – Hedon Photo Walk and Fungi Foray.

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE:

Photography and Journalism:

The speaker at our next meeting on Wednesday 4 September is IAN DAY FRPS. Ian is the Deputy Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) for his services to press photography.

His presentation is all about the work of his team of photographers and the images they make and gives a great insight into documentary photography and journalism.

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 4 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

A meeting will still take place.

Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night.

We are also pleased to announce that Tobias Beach-Wyld (Toby) comes to the club on Wednesday 18 September to tell us all about Darkroom Photography but also alternative printing techniques. To mark Toby’s visit, the club is declaring the night ‘Film & Vintage Night’ and we are asking you to bring in your old film cameras and kit (whether in use or not), and particularly any ‘vintage’ cameras. We’ll provide some table space to display your pre-digital kit.

“I’m sure this will attract those film buffs who are looking for old kit, so could provide an opportunity for private selling, buying and swapping. Also  we’ll try and source some new film stock for people to buy.” – Ray Duffill

You never know, this might prompt some of you to take up or re-take up film photography!! Plus old cameras, I think, make beautiful photography subjects….

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 18 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

Field Trips:

Hedon Photo Walk – Sunday 15 September – Meet at the Haven Arms Car Park at 11am.

Fungi Foray, Oakhill Nature Reserve with mycologist Caroline Hobart – Sunday 6 October, 10am – 1pm. You need to book via the Brid Spa (ERYC website) (it’s free!) at https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=188603

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Do visit the events web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year:

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