At Hedon Viewfinders – Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery.

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder of Mary Jane Langley instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

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Something very different for our next meeting!

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms.

Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery. It’s 128 years ago since the discovery of the bloody body of Preston girl 18-year-old Mary Jane Langley. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

This will obviously interest photographers to discover how the documentary media of the time reported the case – but the presentation from Mike Covell will appeal to a far wider audience.

Photo: Mike Covell at the graveside of Mary Jane Langley.

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Hedon Viewfinders Club News Autumn 2019

Events.

Team Picture Quiz:
The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 and is a Team Picture Quiz. A social event, this will involve splitting up into teams to help solve the answers to the ‘what’ and ‘where’ picture clues. Photos of unusual places and taken from unusual angles, your team will have to work out the answers. Devised by Glenn Stallard, who was also responsible for planning the very enjoyable Team Scavenger Hunt earlier this year, it promises to be lots of fun! Meet for 7pm start at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

Santa’s Grotto:
Once again we’ve been asked to do the Father Christmas grotto photographs at Hedon Christmas Lights at Hedon Town Hall on Friday, 29 November 2019. This is something that Hedon Viewfinders has done for the last couple of years in collaboration with Hedon Town Council. It raises money for the Mayor’s charity on the town’s busiest night of the year. Hopefully, it’s going to be a team event again and a great opportunity for members to join in both the fun of the picture-taking and also the organisation of the event on the night i.e. liaison with the families and children – it’s very busy! Anyone can get involved, it’s a great chance to practice portrait photography even if it’s not your normal genre, and of course, you’ll be part of the great Christmas atmosphere. Any offers of help appreciated – volunteers need to be available between 4pm and 9pm (but we can organise shifts if we get enough volunteers). As mentioned previously, it’s a busy night, but it is a great deal of fun. If you can volunteer on the night contact Ray at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.com soon, please.

Christmas Party:
Speaking of Christmas, the last meeting of the year is our Christmas Party on Wednesday 11 December 2019. It’ll be a hot buffet format (rather than a sit-down meal) with our own Christmas party entertainment and fun.  Costs will be £10 per head. Invite your partners/friends. Monies/bookings will be collected at our meetings or contact us to make other arrangements.

Joint Meeting with Young Farmers:
An early ‘heads-up’ for next year. We are holding a joint practical photography session (props and experimentation) with this youth organisation on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 7pm. This is not our normal Wednesday session and will be held in a different venue. Watch out for further details nearer the date.

Programme for 2020:
We are now seeking YOUR IDEAS as to our PROGRAMME FOR 2020. What would you like to see the Club doing in the New Year? Do let us know your ideas for meetings (practicals and speakers), events and field trips.

Other events news – It’s HIP Festival in October (4th – 27th). Putting Hull on the international map for photography!

Submissions (including photographs) are now invited for the Ferens Open Exhibition 2020. Deadline 6th October 2019.

Volunteer.

Exhibitions Coordinator:
The Club is looking for a volunteer who can take the lead responsibility for arranging the club exhibitions. We have some exciting opportunities for working with community partners to hold some innovative exhibitions in the New Year. This role involves working with other members, venues and organisations to provide opportunities for the Club to display its members’ work. You don’t necessarily need experience (although that would be beneficial) as we have the expertise within the group to help, but we need a named-person and contact, a person with imagination and drive, who can coordinate the process of staging an exhibition from concept to realisation.
We’ll have some informal discussions about this role over the next few weeks, with a view to starting in the New Year. But do make contact if you are interested.

Constructive Critique and Printing.

Print Circle:
Is anyone interested in forming a self-help Print Circle? This would need about 10 people to work (and to keep it manageable) who would meet perhaps once a quarter to look at a print from each of its members with a view to offering constructive critique on each image and advise on the quality of the printing. The idea would be to improve our photography and print presentation. I think this would be really useful to those who aspire to enter more competitions, exhibitions or go for distinctions. We could look at using the Haven Arms on Tuesday nights for this. If this proves to be useful, then there is nothing to stop us from setting up more than one Print Circle. Again do make contact if you are interested.

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Props Night – a chance to experiment – Wed 4 September 2019.

SADLY our scheduled speaker, IAN DAY FRPS (a working Editor on a newspaper) is unable to give his presentation at our meeting tomorrow night (Wed 4 Sept 2019). So instead, at short notice, we are holding a Props and Experimentation Night and ask for your support in making it a success! 

SADLY our scheduled speaker, IAN DAY FRPS (a working Editor on a newspaper) is unable to give his presentation at our meeting tomorrow night (Wed 4 Sept 2019).

So instead, at short notice, we are holding a Props Night and ask for your support in making it a success! 

‘Props Night – a chance to experiment’.

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and interesting kit and create and share some photographic opportunities.

If you need to get in early to set your prop up and claim table space, we’ll be open from 6:30pm.

Some of the photo opportunities we could set up are: – water/liquid drops or splash photography, mixing of oil and water effects, high speed flash, macro, polariser effects, rainy windows, light painting, etc – bring in your lensballs, gobos, filters and other optical props?

This is very much a chance to experiment and almost ‘anything goes’ really – and if there is something you would really like to try, but don’t know where to start – then do get in touch and we’ll see what we can arrange!

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At Hedon Viewfinders: Photography & Journalism and Darkroom (Film) Photography

Photography and Journalism, Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night. Field Trips – Hedon Photo Walk and Fungi Foray.

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE:

Photography and Journalism:

The speaker at our next meeting on Wednesday 4 September is IAN DAY FRPS. Ian is the Deputy Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) for his services to press photography.

His presentation is all about the work of his team of photographers and the images they make and gives a great insight into documentary photography and journalism.

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 4 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

A meeting will still take place.

Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night.

We are also pleased to announce that Tobias Beach-Wyld (Toby) comes to the club on Wednesday 18 September to tell us all about Darkroom Photography but also alternative printing techniques. To mark Toby’s visit, the club is declaring the night ‘Film & Vintage Night’ and we are asking you to bring in your old film cameras and kit (whether in use or not), and particularly any ‘vintage’ cameras. We’ll provide some table space to display your pre-digital kit.

“I’m sure this will attract those film buffs who are looking for old kit, so could provide an opportunity for private selling, buying and swapping. Also  we’ll try and source some new film stock for people to buy.” – Ray Duffill

You never know, this might prompt some of you to take up or re-take up film photography!! Plus old cameras, I think, make beautiful photography subjects….

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 18 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

Field Trips:

Hedon Photo Walk – Sunday 15 September – Meet at the Haven Arms Car Park at 11am.

Fungi Foray, Oakhill Nature Reserve with mycologist Caroline Hobart – Sunday 6 October, 10am – 1pm. You need to book via the Brid Spa (ERYC website) (it’s free!) at https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=188603

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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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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.


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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.

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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!

“What’s in your camera bag?” / Constructive Critique – Wed 15 May 2019

Our meeting on Wed 15 May will appeal to the curious! What kind of camera or image making device do people use? Which camera? And which lenses are their favourite? What gadgets and accessories? What flash, filters and fittings?

Wednesday 15 May 2019, Haven Arms, Havenside, HU12 8HH at 7pm

Our meeting on Wed 15 May will appeal to the curious! What kind of camera or image making device do people use? Which camera? And which lenses are their favourite? What gadgets and accessories? What flash, filters and fittings?

We are asking people to bring along your kit and camera bags and show us what you are ‘armed’ with when you go taking photos. If you are ‘self-contained’ with a mobile phone or compact, bring those along too.

You’ll be surprised how many people have the same equipment and sharing knowledge of what is available can really help us when seeking advice from each other on features, kit, accessories and apps. We’ll have a short break when people can meet up with others to ‘talk kit’ and ‘self-help’.

For the second part of the evening we are holding a constructive critique session and ask you to bring along one or two images that you would like to share with us so that we can discuss what we like about the photos, and how we think they might have been improved. Bring your photos along as prints (remember a protective cover for handling), or on a memory stick/flash drive. For those in the Facebook Group we’ll set up an album where you can post your images.

Tuesday 14 May 2019, Haven Arms, Havenside, HU12 8HH at 7pm

We have an extra session arranged on Tuesday for those interested in developing their editing skills. It’s a self-help group on using Layers, Blending Modes, and Masking in Photoshop. We’ll look at some examples on the big screen (using Elements) and those taking part can have a go themselves. You are welcome to bring along your own laptop.

As well as Photoshop and Elements, this should be useful for those that use Affinity Photo, Luminar and some other programs that use layers.

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

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