Club meet-ups and events – Complete the form with your ideas

WE asked you last month what we might do to help re-invigorate your interest in photography and the club following the easing of lockdown. The response from members came mainly from the handful of those active on Zoom. This article suggests what we might do as a club in the short-term whilst following the guidelines necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.

Photowalks and visits to places for photography can still take place as long as individuals commit to following the Government guidelines on keeping safe.

From Saturday, July 4th, then when you are outside you can continue to meet in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines. Gatherings of more than 30 people are not allowed. Whilst outdoors you should limit your interactions with people outside of your household (or your support bubble if applicable) as much as possible.

In light of the above guidelines then we cannot organise meetings inside our club venue the Haven Arms. However, we can suggest that members take up similar projects and challenges whilst abiding by the guidelines.

Therefore, we are going to suggest places where members might like to visit for photography purposes, and at staggered times, and whilst members may see each other for the first time for months, they must still stay apart but can engage in the photography of land and seascapes, public art, architecture, street photography, etc.

Photo Walks:

One of our first such events has been arranged for next Tuesday 7th July from 8pm at Paull. The first of us will meet outside the Humber Tavern from 8pm and then disperse around the village and estuary, we can then have a second group if necessary gather at 8.15pm. Whilst around the village and estuary, members from different households must stay apart. During our time at Paull, members can keep in touch via mobile phones, so while hands-on advice and help with settings, exposure, etc will not be possible, some coaching can be possible over the phone. Following the event members can share the best of their work from the visit via the website and social media.

Other places where members might like to visit for photo walks that we have agreed to arrange, are;

  • Walk along Hedon Road/King George Dock/Siemens/Victoria Dock which can be broken down into manageable slices for both walkers/car-drivers.
  • Maritime Trail on the outskirts of Hull City Centre.

We will arrange dates and staggered times for each of the above.

Speakers/Subjects:

We intend to organise a series of online talks/workshops for members. The following subjects are being considered – but we need your ideas too:

  • Sports photography
  • Macro photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Architecture and buildings
  • Wedding photography
  • Portraits/people photography

For the talks, we need your guidance as to the best format to hold them. Are you more likely to listen to speakers and ask questions afterwards via Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube Live? There will be costs involved in organising these events so we need to ensure that members are willing to use the appropriate technologies.  

In addition, we will be looking at socially distanced outdoor photography opportunities which will need to be booked but giving interested members the chance to shoot portraits, modern and vintage motor vehicles and a night time shoot (with a generator, lights and other essential props). 

Moving forward out of strict lockdown has been particularly difficult, but we hope the above provides some interest and incentive for members.

We are after your comments and ideas and invite you to give them below:

 

Seeking ideas: Reinvigorating your interest in photography!

What can we do now to encourage people to take up their cameras once more and renew their enjoyment of photography? How can we reinvigorate interest in photography and the club?

HEDON Viewfinders has been meeting twice a week since lockdown on Zoom; a weekly club meeting on Wednesdays and a Saturday night social Happy Hour have been taking place – and while we have had some good attendances and participants have found them useful and fun, attendance has been far lower than our meetings in the Haven Arms before lockdown

Zoom has allowed us to meet face to face as a club, but I am interested in hearing ideas from other members, who don’t normally attend, on ways that we might involve you more in the group? What can we organise for you; how can we organise in a way that you would feel comfortable with?

It may become easier to organise socially distanced indoor events when/if the lockdown eases even more from next month, but social distancing looks likely to be a feature of life for some time to come yet. And whatever the easing of social distancing, some people will still lack the confidence to meet in larger groups.

We can potentially bring people together more using the Facebook Live and YouTube Live platforms which would have to be very speaker driven. But it is possible to get speakers and organise workshops/demonstrations live online – and in many ways, this gives us the opportunity to get more speakers from more afar and on a wider range of subjects.

We still keep in touch with the majority of our previously active participating members via this website and e-mail but there has been little engagement from many of you via Facebook or Zoom recently – so we do have to look at our methods again.

Despite the pandemic – and because of it; what can we do now to encourage people to take up their cameras once more and renew their enjoyment of photography? How can we reinvigorate interest in photography and the club?

Open to ideas folks! Send us your suggestions: CONTACT US.

Shadows Competition and Flash Photography – On Zoom Wed 27 May 2020

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Those not on Zoom but on Facebook can share on the Hedon Viewfinders group page as one post from 7pm on Wednesday 27 May. Use the hashtag #ViewfindersShadows so we can find them easily in order to be able to view them on Zoom too.

We’ll print out copies of the best as prizes.

Note: We’ll still be discussing ‘Flash Photography’ at the Zoom Meeting too.

Link to Zoom Meeting – Join from 6:45pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86807823018
Meeting ID: 868 0782 3018.

Have included this Shadows tutorial from Mike Browne as part of his ‘Lockdown’ series.

The Eddie Vision Song Contest – Happy Hour with Hedon Viewfinders

Hedon Viewfinders photographic club has continued to meet online during the coronavirus crisis. The club has a reputation for being a fun, friendly and social place to learn about photography, and that has still been the case during the lockdown.

A weekly club meeting on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom invites members to meet, chat and discuss photography challenges. We have recently shared members’ best lockdown photos. These have included shots of Oil and Water (not mixing!) and taking multi-coloured photos. This week members are experimenting with Portrait Photography.

The club also meets every week on a Saturday for a Happy Hour (or two).

During Happy Hour, as well as traditional quizzes, members have held a Mexican Night and a Murder Mystery Night. And this Saturday the club is holding its very own version of Eurovision: The Eddie Vision Song Contest!

Members will each be allocated a country and will choose a song to compete in the club’s own version of Eurovision complete with the famous voting rounds from judges. With a photo element to the competition too, we are sure it will be an enjoyable evening with no-one receiving the ultimate Eurovision put-down of ‘Nil Point’.”

Email us for more information if you want to get involved.

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Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Task 50 – Multi-colour!

Let’s see some vibrant colours! This might be a group of objects or a single object that is multi-coloured.

Task 50 is Multi-colour.

Let’s see some vibrant colours! This might be a group of objects or a single object that is multi-coloured. But be creative! Share your photos online with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Find out more about Using Colour in Photography with Digital Photo Secrets. More colour theory but from the point of view of the artist: Use The Hidden Meaning of Colour In Your Art from Lori McNee of Fine Art Tips.

Our Daily Tasks are now in synchronisation with the club’s weekly tasks (updated on Wednesdays). We’ve asked members to supply three ‘multi-coloured’ photos for the Club Weekly Zoom meeting on Wednesday 13 May.

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This brings to an end our Daily Tasks series set during the lockdown, but we do hope that you keep visiting the website and even consider joining Hedon Viewfinders via one of our social media channels or subscribe to the website for updates.  And of course, joining us in real-life events as circumstances allow!
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Next CLUB MEETING Wed 13 May 7pm via Zoom.
We’ll be looking at your best three photographs on the theme of ‘Multicolour’.
During the meeting, we’ll watch a video about, and set a challenge, on Portrait photography.
From 6:30pm onwards join the meeting on Zoom by clicking the link. The meeting starts at 7pm.
Meeting ID: 927-443-060
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Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Task 49. Set up a scene using a mirror.

Using a mirror, set up a scene. It might be pleasant and pretty, or dark and mysterious. Be as creative as you can.

Task 49. Set up a scene using a mirror.

Using a mirror, set up a scene. It might be pleasant and pretty, or dark and mysterious. Be as creative as you can.

These were all created using a shaving mirror (two in the case of the balloon).

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

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Catch up with: Daily Tasks for Photographers!

Next HAPPY HOUR **TONIGHT** SAT 9 MAY 9:00pm. Fun and revelry with Hedon Viewfinders! Murder, Mystery Night!
Meeting ID: 836 189 559
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Next CLUB MEETING Wed 13 May 7pm via Zoom.
We’ll be looking at your best three photographs on the theme of ‘Multicolour’. During the meeting we’ll watch a video about, and set a challenge, on Portrait photography.
Meeting ID: 927-443-060
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Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Task 48 – Mark VE Day 75 for posterity!

Record this day in photographs and video for posterity. Future generations will look back at the shots we take today with as much curiosity as we look at photos of VE Day in 1945. We’ll help build and contribute to larger collections and galleries of photographs marking this day.

Task 48 – A Day Off…!

It’s Bank Holiday Friday 8 May 2020 the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe. Perhaps one of the most unusual and unique ‘days off’ in history, overshadowed as it is by our common foe today – coronavirus.

Record this day in photographs and video for posterity. Future generations will look back at the shots we take today with as much curiosity as we look at photos of VE Day in 1945.

Tributes will be paid from our generation to those of the Second World War generation who gave so much service and sacrifice during those turbulent times from 1939 – 1945. And, from the safety of your home, it is hoped that you will join in with marking the occasion.

Share on social media with #VEDay75 as well as the normal #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Email your photos of #VEDay75 to us at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and we’ll help build and contribute to larger collections and galleries of photographs marking this day.

‘Red, White & Blue’ – What can you do? Your photo task today!

Task 47 – Red, White & Blue!

Red, White & Blue – what can you do? It’s VE Day, the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe, tomorrow. So what can you do in a photo with the UK’s patriotic colours?

Let the colours Red, White & Blue be your theme or inspiration for today’s photos!

Share online on social media with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

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Next HAPPY HOUR SAT 9 MAY 9pm. Fun and revelry with Hedon Viewfinders! Murder, Mystery Night!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/836189559
Meeting ID: 836 189 559

Next CLUB MEETING Wed 13 May 7pm via Zoom.
We’ll be looking at your best three photographs on the theme of ‘Multicolour’. During the meeting, we’ll watch a video about, and set a challenge, on Portrait photography.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/927443060
Meeting ID: 927-443-060

Check out our Lockdown Photography Gallery – Part 1

Our DAILY TASKS for PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION: https://hedonviewfinders.wordpress.com/daily-tasks-for-photographers-keeping-britain-entertained-during-the-crisis/

Lockdown Photography by Hedon Viewfinders

GALLERY of lockdown photos taken by Hedon Viewfinders – many in response to Daily Tasks.

GALLERY of lockdown photos taken by Hedon Viewfinders – many in response to Daily Tasks. The photographs will load in a random order each time you access the page.

Photo Task 46 – Spring splendour!

Today for Task 46, simply enjoy the good weather (locally) and capture the seasonal splendour of Spring!

Task 46 – Simply Spring!

Today simply enjoy the good weather (locally) and capture the seasonal splendour of Spring!

And look out for the Spring Flower Moon this evening and tomorrow morning!

Share your photos on social media with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

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Next ONLINE CLUB MEETING **TONIGHT** Wed 6 May 7pm via ZOOM.
You can join us on Zoom from 6:30pm onwards to get your sound and vision sorted and join the pre-meeting chat.

We’ll be looking at some of the marvellous photographs people have posted on our Facebook page over the last few weeks of lockdown. The Editor’s selection. Not on Facebook? Please send us your photos by email.

Click the link between 6:30pm and 7:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/927443060
Meeting ID: 927-443-060

Catch up with: Daily Tasks for Photographers!

Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!