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Angels – Photography Challenge Week 49

“flights of angels sing thee to thy rest” – William Shakespeare

WEEK 49 of the 52 Week Photography Project : ANGELS

Angels, with their wings and robes, are believed by many people of different faiths to be messengers of God.  These spiritual and supernatural beings have been depicted in human art for centuries. You can find representations of Angels as statues almost everywhere, and at Christmas time we find a preponderance of Angels in many other art forms too.
Your challenge this week is to find as many different depictions of Angels as you possibly can. This is one challenge where the title or caption to your photograph can be an important element too: Use an appropriate quote – or make up your own.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

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 there or out and about on any particular week.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

It’s a WHITE week for Photography Challenge!

It’ll be all white on the night…. and the rest of the week too!

WHITE WEEK 48

IT’S WEEK 48 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge and it is WHITE week.

Whether it is snowing or frosty yet doesn’t really matter! Because whatever the weather, and the fact we are dreaming of one for Christmas, your theme this week is WHITE! Interpret how you wish!


As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


MEETING: Wednesday 30 November 2022, 7pm.

Our Meeting this week on Wednesday 30 November is in the small bar at the Haven Arms. Starting at 7pm the meeting will quite informally look at our activities and plans for next year.

Using some of the club’s books and magazines for inspiration we’ll pick some subjects and themes for the club to tackle in 2023.

We will also set some dates for the rest of this year to photograph and enjoy the Christmas Lights and events in various places. As ever, whilst cameras are not necessary for this meeting, you can still bring them along if you have questions about settings and features, etc.

Find The Haven Arms for our Wednesday meet-ups on what3words: https://what3words.com/captive.crispier.pirate


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

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 there or out and about on any particular week.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Nighttime Photography Challenge – Week 47

Where has the year gone! We are now on Week 47 of the 52- Week Photography Project. Nighttime photography practice and experimentation.

WEEK 47 of the 52-week photography project.
NIGHTTIME AND LOW-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

A lark in the dark is a good way to get to know your camera and take advantage of the available light (the lack of it) to get some different images. Most modern digital cameras handle low-light situations very well. Auto modes built into cameras will raise the ISO to allow them to ‘see’ almost in the dark. They will open the aperture wider to let more of the available light in. The downside to these modes is often the increase in ‘noise’; the speckles that appear in your images that usually look fine on screen, but are more distracting when printing your photos.
Add a tripod to the mix, stabilise your camera, and then you can manually lower the ISO, close the aperture, and use slower shutter speeds to get lovely low-light and nighttime shots. Closing the aperture down to f13 and smaller lets your camera capture ‘starburst’ effects from lamp light and other sources. Achieving this is often an exciting milestone in discovering nighttime photography! Using slower shutter speeds lets you capture trails from moving light sources, again quite often a milestone achievement.
Your practical challenge this week is to experiment with photography at night. This is a great photography club activity. Use your camera’s in-built features and auto and semi-auto settings and judge the results. Then switch to manual and tweak the settings to get the results that you want.

Some milestone moments in a photographer’s nighttime journey!


REMINDER: There is no meeting on Wednesday 23 November. The next meeting is Wednesday 30 November in the smaller bar at Haven Arms, 7pm.

Faces in unintentional places – Week 46 Challenge.

FACES are everywhere – especially when your imagination is working overtime… Take a picture of something you discover that unintentionally resembles a face. No real faces though…..!

WEEK 46 of the 52-week photography challenge.
FACES IN UNINTENTIONAL PLACES

Take a picture of something you discover that unintentionally resembles a face. No actual faces are allowed.
Faces are everywhere – in the environment, in buildings, in your imagination! Your challenge this week is to look for these faces and take a photo!

Reminder: No people or statues, or carvings or actual faces are allowed!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek46

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

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 there or out and about on any particular week.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Personal Project Night – Hedon Viewfinders Photography

A short Business Meeting on Wednesday followed by a chance to do a Personal Project.

AS WE WIND DOWN toward the Christmas and New Year holidays, Wednesday’s meeting will be a more relaxed informal affair.

We will have a short Business meeting to discuss upcoming events and then a have general look at what 2023 might hold in store for us as a club.

The main part of the evening will be an opportunity to tackle a Personal Project. Bring anything (cameras, kit, props, etc) that you want to have a go at – whether that is of a technical or creative aspect, or simply settings for a shot – and you can enlist the help of other members to ‘have a go’.

If you want to practice or try something, and don’t have the necessary equipment, then get in touch and we will try to accommodate you.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club, Personal Project Night.

Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at 7pm.

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

The Travelling Gnome Photography Challenge

…. and it doesn’t have to be a gnome! You can stop hiding, Eddie!

THE TRAVELLING GNOME CHALLENGE IS FAMOUS – the idea of the travelling gnome being photographed in different locations has been done again and again over the years. But in Week 45 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge, we want you to adopt your own character to be photographed in different places or situations.

It might not be a gnome, but could be a teddy, a doll, or a toy figure; and it might not be Rome, Tokyo and Paris, but the garden, the kitchen and the garage! Yes, we want you to photograph your adopted friend in a different location, or in a different situation, every day for a week.

You can be as creative as you like with the brief. Perhaps your figure will be in a different scenario each day rather than an actual change of location.

Your challenge in Week 45 is to adopt your character, then decide what they will be doing each day.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

Discover ‘Film Noir’ Style – Week 44 Challenge

Your challenge in Week 44 is to study the Film Noir style and create your own film noir-styled shots.

Discover Film Noir! Part of the 52-week photography challenge

Film Noir seeks deliberately to use high-contrast lighting to create shadows, drama, and mood. It is a cinematic style of photography that draws inspiration from Holywood films of the 1940s and 1950s when filming budgets were generally tighter and the lighting and simpler backgrounds had to replace lavish sets. The style suits those scenes that suggest mystery or menace hence film noir has become the term to reference the styling of famous crime and detective thrillers.

There are certain characteristics that set the style apart. Black and white treatment suits the style but is not always necessary. In order to create the necessary shadows and high contrast, the lighting sources will be stronger from the side and back. One of the most iconic and recognisable types of images from the film noir period is of the figure being lit by horizontal lines of light through the blinds. The resulting light rather reveals the character or hides them in mysterious darkness. Another characteristic technique is using strong backlighting to create silhouettes. The eyes of a film noir character are often important and can be hidden in darkness or revealed through special light.

Your challenge in Week 44 is to study the Film Noir style (lots of information is available on the internet) and then perhaps recruit a friend or family member who will be your model and create your own film noir-styled shots.

There are some reference items on Wakelet which might help your photography: Film Noir.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek44

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

NOTE: We are also extending our Week 43 Halloween Challenge into this week with tonight being Halloween and our special Halloween Night being on Wednesday!


Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

Halloween Week 43 – Interpret how you wish!

Whether from your research or from your activities this week, your Week 43 images should be inspired by Halloween.

IT’S HALLOWEEN WEEK – so your images this week should capture the fun or horror of it all!

If you are marking the occasion by events then your Halloween Week images will most likely draw inspiration from those. But you might also like to draw inspiration from your research into Halloween. Things you might like to consider are:

  • Jack o’lantern – what’s this all about? Who was Jack? What’s it got to do with Pumpkins?
  • What is Samhain? How might this influence the type of photos you’ll take?
  • Day of the DeadDia de los Muertos originated in Mexico but is an inspiration for artists (and photographers) around the world.
  • Trick or Treat? Where did this tradition come from?
  • Witches – Where did the image of the pointy black hat, broomstick and black cat come from?
  • Captain Kirk – What does the Star Trek captain have to do with Halloween?
  • Coulrophobia – Previously associated with comedy and fun, why has the clown now become a Halloween figure?

Whether from your research or from your activities this week, your Week 43 images should be inspired by Halloween.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


Don’t forget – our big Halloween Night next week – Wednesday 2 November 2022!

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

Take a photowalk! Week 42 Challenge!

Hedon Viewfinders members often organise photowalks – this week it’s a challenge to do one!

WEEK 42 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge
TAKE A PHOTOWALK

This might seem an obvious one for photography club members, but for those who normally shoot alone, then an organised photowalk can be a rewarding experience. It’s also a great idea for those stuck in a creative rut and seeking inspiration.

Walking out with other photographers, rather than non-photographers, gives you the chance to take more time taking your photos. You can afford to be geeky trying out different ideas, approaches and new equipment. You can enjoy taking a wide range of photos from people, to architecture and the natural world depending on where your walk is.

Your walk could be anywhere: You might organise your own and invite other photographers to join you on a walk just minutes away from where you live. You might join a walk in a new place to you; a village, town, or city perhaps.
A trip to a woodland location or seaside venue can be very rewarding for your photography when in the company of other enthusiastic photographers.

A photowalk can act as its own network with opportunities to discuss photography with others sharing the same interest. The spin-offs from a photowalk can be good too; make an agreement to keep in touch with your walking friends and share your photos on social media.
Your challenge this week: Organise or take part in a photowalk!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek42

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

Have fun with your food!

You are positively encouraged to play with your food this week!

WEEK 41 – FUN WITH FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

THE 52-WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE continues in week 41 with a food-inspired theme: Have Fun with Food Photography.

WEEK 41
FUN WITH FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

One aim of food photography is to convince the viewer that the food might be good enough to eat. That’s obviously a good starting point. Like all photography, you need to think about composition in order to make your subject a star! What will be the background to stage your shot? What supporting players will you include to bring out the best in your star subject?

But this week’s challenge is also about injecting some fun into your food photography. Whether it’s creating a space theme from your Milky Ways and Mars Bars, creating a jumper out of your Polo mints – or discovering a predator in your pepper – this week is about playing with your food and having fun with your photography!

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.
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