Drinks photography… but with a creative twist!

DRINKS PHOTOGRAPHY NIGHT – but with a creative twist! Building on the tabletop work we’ve done in the last few weeks then the idea developed at our last meeting of doing a product photography shoot

Building on the tabletop work we’ve done in the last few weeks then the idea developed at our last meeting of doing a product photography shoot on Wednesday 15 September 2021 around DRINKS (glasses, bottles, cocktails, branded products, etc).

But we want to look at composing shots with an extra element – a creative twist. Not just the subject but can we create something eye-catchingly different? For Example, not just a bottle perhaps, but how might we involve water, shadows, bokeh, etc? Thinking caps on folks!

Bring your own imagination and props, but we will have some arranged.

Haven Arms, Hedon, 7pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly!

Find on what3words: https://w3w.co/captive.crispier.pirate


Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Hedon Viewfinders Club Gallery – Recent activities

These were all taken by Viewfinders during the course of the last few weeks of Club activities. They will open in random order:


Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Planet Circus Tickets 5pm on Wed 8 Sept 2021

We’re still doing Oil & Water Photography on Wednesday evening 8 Sept at the Haven Arms from 7pm prompt, but we’ve got some tickets (7 of them) prior to the meeting for the ‘Planet Circus O.M.G.’ event at Bilton at 5pm. There are only a few of these special tickets so first come, first served (will cost £3 includes a brochure). Please email at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to book and we’ll reply with where to meet before the event to pick up your tickets at 4.45pm.

After the meeting, those that attended can hopefully come along and join us at the Haven.

With Peter Loft.

See link for information and normal price: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planet-circus-omg-hull-bilton-early-bird-special-offer-tickets-166540038739

Oil and water photography

IT’S AN OLD FAVOURITE at the Club on Wednesday 8 September 7pm at the Haven Arms; we will be doing Oil and Water Photography!

IT’S AN OLD FAVOURITE at the Club on Wednesday 8 September 2021 7pm at the Haven Arms; we will be doing Oil and Water Photography!

You don’t need much. A camera. A tripod. A DSLR or mirrorless camera with a macro lens is useful (or extension tubes for your kit lens) but you can always crop your photos with other lenses or other types of camera.

You need a small amount of cooking oil to use. You’ll need a clear, clean glass container to put your oil and water in – and some way to hold your container securely in the air so that you can place colourful paper, cloth, items, etc under the container. You need to light those items using a flash, continuous lighting, or a powerful torch.

You fill your container with water. Add the oil. Then you’re ready to start shooting.

Good fun. And no two setups are really alike.

Google Oil and Water Photography for lots of tips and ideas!

Oil and Water Photography
Shot over a coloured pillow
Oil and Water Photography
Shot over colour lolly sticks
Oil and Water Photography - a set up.
A possible set-up.

Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

A Lark in the Dark! Hedon Viewfinders photography.

Wed 1 September 7pm at the Haven Arms – Photography ‘Lark in the Dark!’

Wed 1 September 7pm at the Haven Arms – Photography ‘Lark in the Dark!’

Low light photography and indoor light painting.

This week’s meeting will concentrate on low-light photography and indoor light painting.

By moving the light, or by moving the camera, the aim will be to produce some creative images. We’ll be working in low light conditions so bring your tripods (we’ll have some to lend) and torches to see what you are doing.

We’ll discuss your camera settings so everyone can get the most out of this session.


Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

STILL LIFE Wed 25 August 2021

WE ARE doing a STILL LIFE session on Wednesday night at the Club.

Haven Arms, 7pm on Wednesday 25 August 2021.

We will have some scenes set up to photograph, but do bring your own props.

In your STILL LIFE shots, you need to create the whole composition to fill your frame from corner to corner. You have the power to place everything you need into your scene.

There is a useful article on STILL LIFE here: https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/photography/still-life-photography-ideas-and-tips.


Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Spring Valley visit and other news

Spring Valley Campsite visit, some other trips and photowalks, and Photography Challenge update…

Short Photo Trip – Wednesday 18 August 2021 – 7-8pm -All welcome!

Out & about trip on Wednesday with Hedon Viewfinders (18 August meeting at 7pm). Join us at Spring Valley Campsite for a short photo walk. Lake, fish, birds – pleasant company with other enthusiastic photographers. All welcome.

Find Spring Valley Campsite with what3words: https://w3w.co/miss.skies.carriage


Latest from the Photography Challenge 2021.

Locked subject, points awarded:

95. Fashion.

The two points awarded for the most novel response to Fashion is DAVE HOOK for his very fashionable looking horse!

98. Hard work.

98. Hard work.

The winner of two points for a pose that looks like strenuous hard work is going to take place… is…. GARETH HUGHES. I know, I know, Jim Uney’s photo looks like a much more hard-working character. 🙂

Check out the Challenge League Table.

In order to speed things up on the Challenge, we are running a countdown on certain subjects on our Facebook Group page. Starting with #1 A sweatshirt. Post a photo to the subject and the first one received will lock that subject.


Photo opportunities.

A few upcoming events:

  • Sun 15 August – Hull City Centre Photowalk with Hull Creative Photography Group. Meet Queen Victoria Square 2pm for 2.15pm departure.
  • Wednesday 18 August – Club Trip: Spring Valley Campsite, Sproatley Road, 7pm for an hour.
  • Sat 21 August – Ruben’s Voice Concert, Ketwell Playing Field, Hedon from 1pm – 10pm. Great event planned. Great photo opportunities.
  • Sun 22 August – East Hull Festival, East Park, time to be arranged

Christmas Party December 2021.

An early shout out for our Christmas Festive get-together. Thinking Entertainment (an artist), Xmas Quiz, the awarding of The Eddies and a buffet. What about Fancy Dress? A “Pirates of the Hedon Haven” theme perhaps.

Possible date Wed 15 December. Costs in the £20 per person range for Viewfinders and Partners/Friend.


Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

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Upcoming events.

A few upcoming events and the latest from Photo Challenge 2021. Photo: Downtown winner Paul Benson.

A few upcoming events in August 2021 which might be of interest:

  • Sat 7 August (today!) – Car Show at Shakespeare Inn, Hedon – 11.30am
  • Sun 8 August – Beverley Photowalk Meet Bandstand, Market Place, 1pm
  • Wed 11 August – Prints Night Haven Arms 7pm
  • Sun 15 August – Hull Photowalk with Hull Creative Photography Group Meet Queen Victoria Square 2pm
  • Sat 21 August – Ruben’s Voice Concert, Ketwell Playing Field, Hedon from 1pm – 10pm. Great event planned. Great photo opportunities.
  • Sun 22 August – East Hull Festival, East Park, time to be arranged.

#photography_challenge_2021:

No 66 Downtown has been locked from Photography Challenge 2021.

The Winner of TWO POINTS for best reflecting ‘Downtown’ is the downtown Hull image of Paul Benson!

Check the League Table.


Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

A Prints Night – Wed 11 August, 7pm

Constructive Critique session, photography project talk, and Award Presentation. Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at the Haven Arms. 7pm.

FOLLOWING our Challenge Night we are hoping to see some of your results as prints for our Constructive Critique session on Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at the Haven Arms. The meeting starts at 7pm.

Constructive critique.

You can bring up to 5 prints along (old or new) for the critique session and receive feedback from other members. We want this to be a positive and encouraging experience for all, leading to improvements in our photography. We will issue some guidelines for the session on the night.

Hedon Museum Photography Project.

The meeting will start with a short talk from Tony Porter. Longer-term members will remember Tony from his delightful Hedon History Walk around the town. Tony is preparing a photography project linked to Hedon Museum. He would like to ask us some questions about his exciting proposal.

Annual Photographer of the Year Award presentation.

We are delighted to present the Preston Show Annual Photographer of the Year Award to Janet Bucknall. This first-ever presentation of our new annual award will take place at the meeting.


Hedon Viewfinders. 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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Challenge Night! Hedon Viewfinders Wed 4 August 2021

Pick your Challenge from the list. Bring your props and kit, create a wonderful tabletop scene and image, or seek help and advice to implement your concept.

WEDNESDAY 4 August 2021 at 7pm will be a Creative Tabletop Photography Challenge Night at the Haven Arms.

Pick your Challenge from the list below. Bring your props and kit, create a wonderful tabletop scene and image, or seek help and advice to implement your concept.

You can pick one or more of the following to inspire you! We’ll be making some spot prizes in recognition of your creativity and endeavour!

  • An image with a sparkly background
  • Mirror magic
  • A sweat shirt
  • A wonderful surprise
  • Create your own raindrops
  • The colour is Yellow!
Challeng Night image

Other items during the night:

Settings and kit surgery. Got issues, problems or questions about your kit?

Update on Open Photography Competition. Report and feedback from our successful day at Preston Show.


Bring your pin-up print to next week’s meeting (11th August) for a constructive critique.

Note: At Wednesday’s 11 August meeting we will hold a Constructive Critique session on prints produced on the 4th August, plus any others (up to 5 in total) that you would like some constructive feedback on.

Difficulties with getting your images printed? Speak to Ray.

EVERYONE WELCOME.

You don’t have to be a ‘member’ to enjoy your photography with Hedon Viewfinders. Free, fun and friendly club rooted in the local community.

** Whilst COVID-19 restrictions have eased, caution is still recommended so please respect those who seek to socially distance and wear masks **