Background in photography – Week 4 Photography Challenge 2022.

WHAT ROLE is your BACKGROUND playing in your final image? You have choices and decisions to make!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 4
BACKGROUND:
The background in your image is as important as the main subject. When considering your composition you’ve got to look at the background and make sure what role it is playing in the final image.

Is the background clear and focussed or creatively blurred? Does the background complement or distract from the main subject? Can you move the camera, subject and/or background to get a more pleasing result? Will the time of day or the season in which you take the photograph affect the result and the background?

The story can be in the background and give the image a context. Or you can seek to eliminate the background entirely.

Your background is important! In your photograph for this week’s challenge, you need to be able to show us how you have considered the background – what decisions did you make!?

Background in photography is important.
The timing of your photograph- the decisive moment when you capture the image – can determine the background in landscape photography.
Background in photography is important.
Keep your background clear, or blur the background?

EACH WEEK for 2022, we will introduce a new Challenge, Task or Idea to stimulate you into taking new photographs. It’s just for fun. We hope you join in each week. If you’ve had a go at one of the ideas before, then don’t miss it out; instead, try to approach the challenge in a new way.

Join in 0n our Facebook Group page with the chat and banter about these challenges; get tips and advice from other members.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Long Shadows – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

It’s the season of ‘Long Shadows’ in the UK – and this is an observational and creative challenge to inspire your next photo!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 3
LONG SHADOWS:
With the sun low in the sky (in the UK) then it’s the perfect time of year to observe the elongated shadows cast.

Your challenge is to photograph those unusual shadows. If taking your own shadow, then look for ways your cast shadow can interact with its environment.

No sun, or stuck indoors? No problem! Your torch or another light source can cast your long shadows!

This is one of those challenges that will improve your observational skills as well as inspire creativity.


EACH WEEK for 2022, we will introduce a new Challenge, Task or Idea to stimulate you into taking new photographs. It’s just for fun. We hope you join in each week. If you’ve had a go at one of the ideas before, then don’t miss it out; instead, try to approach the challenge in a new way.

Join in 0n our Facebook Group page with the chat and banter about these challenges; get tips and advice from other members.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Leading Lines – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

Lines can add interesting elements into your images. Your challenge this week is to find those interesting lines!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 2
FIND THE LINES:
Vertical lines, horizontal lines, diagonal lines, zigzag lines, and curved lines, etc, can all add interesting elements to your photographs. Your challenge this week is to find those interesting lines whether in nature or the human-made world.

‘Leading lines’ is an additional composition technique where lines in your image lead the viewer’s eyes around the photograph and into the main subjects.

Your challenge this week is to find those interesting lines to photograph and discover leading lines where you can!

lines
leading lines

EACH WEEK for 2022, we will introduce a new Challenge, Task or Idea to stimulate you into taking new photographs. It’s just for fun. We hope you join in each week. If you’ve had a go at one of the ideas before, then don’t miss it out; instead, try to approach the challenge in a new way.

Join in 0n our Facebook Group page with the chat and banter about these challenges; get tips and advice from other members.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

What can you do with simple sheets of paper (or thin cards) as photo subjects?

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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#viewfinderschallengeweek1

EACH WEEK for 2022, we will introduce a new Challenge, Task or Idea to stimulate you into taking new photographs. It’s just for fun. We hope you join in each week. If you’ve had a go at one of the ideas before, then don’t miss it out; instead, try to approach the challenge in a new way.

Join in 0n our Facebook Group page with the chat and banter about these challenges; get tips and advice from other members.

WEEK 1
CREATIVE WITH PAPER:
What can you do with simple sheets of paper (or thin cards) as photo subjects? You can use white or coloured paper. By clipping sheets together you can create some wonderful curves. With window light and artificial light, you can create shadows and a wonderful contrast between light and dark. Do you keep your papers sharp with a narrow aperture, or creatively blur with a wider aperture? There are wonderful abstracts to create. What can you do with sheets of paper?

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Challenge 2021 – Countdown Challenge!

COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE – You have until FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER to enter your image into the following categories: Numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 24.

On Friday we will pick the winners from those categories regardless of how many entries have been submitted.

You can enter your image via our social media channels or by email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk – make sure to give the number and title of the challenge and your name clearly.

Free entry into a £10 draw just by entering your first photo into #photography_challenge_2021

Full rules at Photography Challenge 2021.

#2 A somersault:

AND the WINNER of 2 POINTS is….. GLENN STALLARD.

#4 A belly laugh:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for a BELLY LAUGH, is… MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#5 A jumping rope:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for a JUMPING ROPE is…. JANET BUCKNALL.

#6 Shoelaces tied together:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for SHOELACES TIED TOGETHER, is…. DAVE HOOK.

#8 Clouds that look like something else:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for CLOUDS THAT LOOK LIKE SOMETHING ELSE, is…. MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#9 A happy reunion:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A HAPPY REUNION, is…. DAVE HOOK.

#10 A bald spot:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A BALD SPOT, is…. MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#14 A stain:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A STAIN, is…. MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#15 A wonderful surprise:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A WONDERFUL SURPRISE, is…. (maybe should be Jim Uney for his van-less lighthouse, but is)…. JANET BUCKNALL.

#16 Chapped lips:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for CHAPPED LIPS, is… MIKE REDHEAD.

19 A cat sleeping in a window:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A CAT SLEEPING IN THE WINDOW, is…. MIKE REDHEAD.

#24 Hanging laundry:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for HANGING LAUNDRY, is…. MIKE REDHEAD.

Photography Scavenger Hunt – Hedon Viewfinders Wed 29 Sept 2021

HEDON VIEWFINDERS NEXT MEETING: Scavenger Hunt Wed 29 September 2021, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. 7pm.

Note: No meeting Wednesday 22 September.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS NEXT MEETING: Wednesday 29 September 2021 at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon at 7pm.

Scavenger Hunt!

An unusual photography night where we’ll split into teams and each will be given a number of Photography Scavenger Hunt Challenges.

The winners will be the first team back with all the necessary photos and items!

This will suit those who want to stay in or near the pub as well as those who will want to travel a bit further afield.

Some fun prizes! A rather different and fun night at Hedon Viewfinders!


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Hedon Viewfinders is 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 Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Hedon Viewfinders is 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 Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Hedon Viewfinders is 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 **

Photography Challenge 2021 – latest.

Latest update and League Table from the Photography Challenge 2021. Not taken part? Enter to take part in our free draw.

More scores from Locked Subject – A barking dog:

No. 62 A barking dog.

Two points awarded go to DAVE HOOK for the drama expressed by his obviously barking dog. A welcome to Michelle who joins the League Table and gets to take part in the £10 draw.

And the current League Table – includes the points from above.

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

Not taken part yet? Enter a photo to take part in our free draw for £10.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find them easier:

#photography_challenge_2021

Visit: Photography Challenge 2021

Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

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