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.