Hedon Viewfinders – News of Photographic Opportunities

Some great opportunities are available for enthusiastic photographers. Via this website we hope to pass on some of these opportunities and other news, particularly to reach those not on social media networks. This time: Street Photography, Volunteer Sculpture Photographers, field trips, HIP Fest.

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The Facebook Group has become a busy place for quickly sharing photographic news and opportunities. Via the website we hope to pass on some of these opportunities and other news particularly to reach those not on social media networks.

The Art of Street Photography with Magnum photographers.

This is an online course by the famous Magnum Photos on Street Photography which is being promoted by the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) in the UK. It looks impressive with seven well-known, world-class photographers participating in ten on-demand video lessons for $99 (about £81.50 at the current exchange rate according to Google). This might be of interest to some of you.

Visit: https://learn.magnumphotos.com/course/the-art-of-street-photography/

Volunteer Photographers – Sculpture Project.

This might be an interesting opportunity for some. Volunteer Photographers are needed to photograph sculptures in Yorkshire. This is a formal voluntary role with Art UK which includes training in the role on Art UK’s requirements.

Volunteer Photographers take images of outdoor sculptures in public ownership in their local area. They record sculptures in parks, town centres, shopping centres and in rural locations. The images are for use on the Art UK website, which will eventually record all sculptures in public ownership – indoor and outdoor.

Art UK is now looking for more volunteer photographers in other areas of the UK – including Yorkshire.

The volunteer photographer role is suitable for people who are already proficient photographers and have the required specifications of equipment: a minimum 12 megapixel camera capable of shooting images in RAW, and RAW image processing software on their computer. You need to have Microsoft Excel and Word (or compatible programs).
Full training would be provided at a workshop which will focus on the practical aspects of photographing the sculpture and file processing; it would not be aiming to teach you how to use your camera.

More info at the link: https://artuk.org/participate/volunteer

Updates to our Events Programme:

At our regular meeting on Wednesday 27 November 2019 (in a change from the previously advertised programme) we are delighted to welcome Dave Prideaux who will be giving us a fascinating insight into Glass slide photography.

Note also that we have included our annual outing to Hull Fair in the programme which will be taking place on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Other photography field trips in the pipeline being arranged by members, include a visit to Northern Studios and another to a Birds Sanctuary. We are looking at a “Fungi Foray” with an expert on fungi, for Sunday afternoon 6 October 2019.

If you have ideas for a field trip, then suggest dates that you’d like members to consider, make some provisional enquiries with with the venue/host and get back in touch with us to promote amongst members.

Other News:

HIP Fest – A reminder that the biggest local photography event each year Hull International Photography Festival will be back again 4th-27th October 2019.

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Award-winning wildlife photograper Tracey Lund – Hedon Viewfinders Wed 21 August 2019

Hedon Viewfinders hosts a presentation by an award-winning wildlife photographer on Wednesday, 21 August. Tracey Lund. Starts 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms, Hedon HU12 8HH.

Hedon Viewfinders hosts a presentation by an award-winning wildlife photographer on Wednesday, 21 August. Tracey Lund, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society won this year’s Open Natural World and Wildlife and UK National award categories in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards. Her images of birds have earned her the title of Bird Photographer of the Year for 2018 and 2019. And she won the recognition of her peers The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers and became Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018. These are just some of the many, many photography awards and accolades won by this talented yet modest photographer.

Tracey, who is from Sutton, is not just a passionate photographer of wildlife, but her adventures in capturing images of animals in different continents and places, whether tigers in India, lions in Africa or arctic foxes in Iceland, have inspired others to develop that same passion. Richard Burnham from Hedon Viewfinders went to hear Tracey speak last October at the Hull International Photography festival – and that inspired his own photographic development and his first photos of wild animals on an African safari. Richard will be joining other photographers and interested members of the public at the meeting at the Haven Arms which starts at 7pm prompt.

Tracey Lund wildlife photographer“I spend hours in the field and what some people don’t understand is that some feelings you get are priceless…it is a true blessing to be able to take the time to sit and watch wildlife let alone photograph it. Sometimes it’s more important to experience the moment rather than miss it taking photos.

“There is no better feeling than having those magical moments that will probably never be repeated but stay with you forever.  These are the moments that come back to me when looking at my images and make me smile and feel so lucky in doing what I do.”

We intend to hold a collection at the meeting for Tracey’s favourite charity:

My chosen charity is the World Land Trust:-

I love the natural world. Much of it is still alive due to wildlife lovers visiting these destinations which keeps wildlife valuable for the local people as they benefit from tourism. However, of course with this comes significant air travel involved and I am very much conscious of the carbon foot print from travelling to such destinations. One fantastic way in which we can all try and offset our impact through air and ground travel is with the ‘World Land Trust’.

This non-profit organisation have done a fantastic job of replanting lost forest around the world that will again absorb CO2 once again and continue to provide additional habitat for wild species.

Visit: www.traceylundphotography.co.uk/

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Depth of Field and ‘Bokeh’ – Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 7 August 2019

Depth of Field and ‘Bokeh’ – Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 7 August 2019 – Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH at 7pm.

The basics of creative photography revolve around understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO (how sensitive your camera sensor is to light) and how these interact with each other.

At this meeting the practical session will concentrate on ‘depth of field’ particularly how the aperture (the f stop) determines which parts of your image you want in focus or not. This in turn is affected by the distance you are from your main subject and the background, and the lens/camera you are using.

We’ll also be looking at bokeh which is a Japanese term used in photography to explain the artistic effect of the blur or out of focus elements in an image.

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Also at the meeting we have a short business session including a finance update.

Available at the meeting will be some giveaways for members which have been donated. We’ll also have a selection of the club’s vast photography magazine and books collection (also donated) to browse, borrow or loan. Please bring your own photography books and magazines if you want to recycle them via the club.

In addition we’ll have a sale of items. If you want to bring your own items to privately sell, swap with others present – then please do so.

Raffle/Tombola to be held. Any donations of prizes most welcome.

ALL WELCOME.

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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Graffiti Hunt, Bankside, Hull – Wed 24 July 2019

Field trip. Meeting at Bankside, Hull. Evening Graffiti Hunt. Wed 24 July 2019, 7pm.

Field trip. Meeting at Bankside, Hull. Evening Graffiti Hunt. Wed 24 July 2019, 7pm.

The actual graffiti hunt will be taking place on Bankside off Innovation Drive southern junction at 7pm. Location of graffiti hunt as highlighted on map.

It’s going to be a warm night! Ice cream is not compulsory but might be beneficial! 🙂

ALL WELCOME. No membership or other restrictions to taking part in Hedon Viewfinders. Do check out our exciting programme for the rest of the year.

Paull Photography Night – with an edge! Mon 22 July 2019, 8pm

Meet up in Paull for photography on Monday 22nd July meeting at 8pm sunset at 9.15pm. A challenge! To photograph Paull ‘differently’. Perhaps B&W, infrared, through a lensball, long-exposure, etc. Use your imagination!

Meet up in Paull for photography on Monday 22nd July (currently sunny intervals forecast), meeting at 8pm – NOTE 8pm not 7pm – sunset at 9.15pm.

To give it an edge, we should give ourselves a challenge to capture Paull ‘differently’. Perhaps B&W, infrared, through a lensball, long-exposure, etc. Use your imagination!

We’ve always had a good turnout at our Paull trips so hope to see lots of you there (weather permitting). If you’ve just joined the club via this mailing list, then “Welcome!” please come and introduce yourself at this event – always lots of other photographers present willing to talk cameras, settings, etc and offer tips and advice.

Meet at the glass wall outside the Humber Tavern at 8pm (see: https://w3w.co/gravy.piper.corn) early birds might want to meet for a drink beforehand in the beer garden 🙂

Everyone is welcome. Please share.

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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Hedon Viewfinders Scavenger Hunt! Wed 10 July 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Scavenger Hunt, Wed 10 July 2019, Meet Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH for 7pm prompt. Photo: Scavenging graffiti photographer. Newport. Viewfinders Isle of Wight trip.

Something very different organised for Wednesday’s meeting: A Scavenger Hunt for photographs! Bring your cameras, pen and paper, and get to the Haven Arms in time for 7pm. We’ll quickly split into teams, organiser Glenn Stallard will explain what’s expected, and then armed with clues, the aim will be for you and your team members to bring your photographic record back with you. It’s not meant to be intensely competitive…. but which team will be the first back! 🙂

Looks like it’s going to be lots of fun and can take place whatever the weather.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Scavenger Hunt, Wed 10 July 2019, Meet Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH for 7pm prompt. 

Photo: Scavenging graffiti photographer. Newport. Viewfinders Isle of Wight trip.


The next meeting is a field trip to get photos of some of the amazing street art graffiti that makes up what has become known as the “Bankside Gallery” and takes place on Wed 24 July, 7pm. We’ll meet at a location to be notified.


Website Galleries – Chance to showcase your work.

There has been a request from some members not active on Facebook on how they might share their work, with some keen on getting feedback, constructive criticism, etc. Obviously the website is a place where this can happen. If any Viewfinders wish to take advantage of this, then email your work to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and for those that send several photos we can set up your own gallery page in your name that you can link to and share with others should you wish to showcase your work.

Example of a Web Gallery Page.


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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Practical Food Photography at Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 26 June 2019

HEDON Viewfinders Next Meeting: Practical on FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 7pm at The Haven Arms – a mix of product photography, still life, macro and close-ups. As well as your photographic kit, we’re asking people to bring along their own food props which will make good photo subjects. This might be pieces of fruit, vegetables, cakes, chocolate, etc, etc and don’t forget accompaniments to food such as cutlery, crockery and glasses.

HEDON Viewfinders Next Meeting:

Practical on FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 7pm at The Haven Arms – a mix of product photography, still life, macro and close-ups. We’re asking people to bring along their own food props which will make good photo subjects. This might be pieces of fruit, vegetables, cakes, chocolate, etc, etc and don’t forget accompaniments to food such as cutlery, crockery and glasses.

We’ll share tips about composition, lighting, kit and settings.

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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club competition results

HEDON VIEWFINDERS held its first trophy award competition on Wednesday (12 June 2019) and it was really successful. Participants had to attend the meeting in order to get their images entered. Organiser Glenn Stallard reported on the group’s Facebook Page afterwards:

“Fantastic night tonight folks, some great photos and three worthy winners.

B&W Section winner Cheryl Jagger.
Nature Section winner Peter Loft.
Landscape section winner Colin Booth.

Well done to the three winners, hope you like your trophies. Thanks also to all that entered the competition.

As members have asked to repeat the night and as the night was so successful the answer is a big yes, I’m sure we could arrange it, lets say every three months, Trophies for the winners and with the possibility of a small prize, maybe a medal for the runners up as well. Hopefully more of the club’s members entering next time.

Well done to everyone.”

The winning entries are below with the trophy winners.

Colin Booth, Cheryl Jagger and Peter Loft

If you have ideas for future categories for trophy club competitions then please get in touch.

We meet fortnightly at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Hedon Viewfinders Club Competition:  1. Landscape 2. Black & White, and 3. Nature.

Those wishing to enter the competition should submit their photographs (one in each category) by DEADLINE EXTENSION: 6pm on TUESDAY 11 JUNE. Your image should be sent to email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk by that date/time. Members entering the competition need to attend on the night to see all the photographs which will be projected on the big screen.

Reminder about Club Competition:  1. Landscape 2. Black & White, and 3. Nature.

A competition to find the best photograph in each of the above categories will be decided by those attending the Hedon Viewfinders meeting on Wednesday 12 June 2019, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.

Those wishing to enter the competition should submit their photographs (one in each category) by DEADLINE EXTENSION: 6pm on TUESDAY 11 JUNE.

Your image should be sent to email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk by that date/time. The title of the image and your name should be included in the email, but the photograph should not have any watermarks or anything that would identify you as the photographer.

Members entering the competition should attend on the night to see all the photographs which will be projected on the big screen. They can join other members present in voting for their best images on the voting slip provided.

Some nice trophies to be won for the winner of each category!

Hedon Viewfinders PHOTOWALK – King George Dock – Tues 4 June 2019

PHOTOWALK – King George Dock, Hull (Tues 4 June, 8pm, weather permitting) using the public walkway alongside the dock (note: lots of stairs) with lots of maritime activity to photograph.

Godwit sculpture

We’ll meet in the public carpark on the dock (search: https://w3w.co/hatch.jelly.taps) just beyond the giant Godwit sculpture.

The trip will coincide with the daily departure of the P&O Hull to Rotterdam ferry at 8.30pm. There’s a walk along the docks (and back) and sunset that night is scheduled at 21:24.

Reminder about Club Competition:  1. Landscape 2. Black & White, and 3. Nature.

A competition to find the best photograph in each of the above categories will be decided by those attending the Hedon Viewfinders meeting on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Those wishing to enter the competition should submit their photographs (one in each category) by 5pm on Monday 10 June. Your image should be sent to email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk by that date/time. The title of the image and your name should be included in the email, but the photograph should not have any watermarks or anything that would identify you as the photographer.

Members entering the competition should attend on the night to see all the photographs which will be projected on the big screen. They can join other members present in voting for their best images on the voting slip provided.

There will be some rather nice awards on the night made to the photographers with the winning images!

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