Projector Photography Night September 28 September 2022

Help us by providing images for the evening, please!

Projector Photography

PROJECTOR PHOTOGRAPHY involves projecting an image onto a background, a person, or another object for artistic effect. And, in a first for the club, Hedon Viewfinders is going to experiment with the techniques at our Wednesday 28 September meet-up.

We’ll have two projectors available which we’ll use as mobile light sources. We are asking club members to help us by providing images that would make for a striking effect when projected. Colourful artwork or patterned images would work well but consider the effect that your images might have when projected onto a face, body, object, or surface. You might choose to create your own images especially customised for the night. Email your images to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk by 6pm Tuesday 27 September.

By working with other club members, you might be able to design some themes that might work on the night; vintage, sci-fi, fashion, etc. These themes might then suggest props and costumes that might enhance the photo shoot.

It looks like it will be a fun night with everybody able to take some very different photos.

Projection Photography, Hedon Viewfinders at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon on Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 7pm.


Trophy Presentations

HEDON VIEWFINDERS Photography Club formally presented the engraved trophies to the winners of the Preston Show Open Photography Competition last week (Wednesday, September 14) at the Haven Arms in Hedon. 

The annual Photographer of the Year was Simon Dallimore from Withernsea who won the Landscapes and Buildings categories with his sunlit snowy scene of the Pierhead Towers. The Young Photographer of the Year shield was won this year by 15-year-old Holderness Academy student Alex Darcy with his monochromatic panoramic seascape scene. Also awarded his trophy was People and Places category winner Kieth Madden of Hedon with his photo of a character in traditional Indian dress.

Awarded their trophies by the Club’s Chair Ray Duffill were:

  • Annual Photographer of the Year Simon Dallimore
  • Annual Young Photographer of the Year Alex Darcy (15)
  • People and Places category trophy winner Keith Madden.

Photos by Lynn Leedham:

The show itself was held on August 6 at the Nag’s Head in Preston, when the other winners were awarded their trophies: Jane Jeffrey (Best Animal Photo by a Preston resident) and Sandra Wood (Best Mobile Phone Photo – with Viki Hogger presenting the prizes).

In total, over 120 photographs were entered into the competition, seen by an estimated 750 people during the day of the show. Ray Duffill from Hedon Viewfinders extended his and the Club’s thanks to the organisers of the Preston Show, the Preston Village Community Group, and also his thanks to Mr. James Green from Holderness Academy for facilitating the entries from students at the school.


Key Dates:

DateSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wed 28 SeptemberProjector Photography.7pm at the Haven Arms
 Wed 02 November Save all your PROPS and COSTUMES from Monday for our late HALLOWEEN NIGHT with dry-ice, smoke, and lots of spooky goings-on! 7pm the magic starts!
 Friday 25 November We want photographers and helpful elves to help us with Hedon’s Christmas Lights night photography! 4:30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!£15. Need to book quickly!
Wed 14 December (provisional date)Hedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!

Splash Photography at Hedon Viewfinders

All Welcome. Fun, free and friendly photography club meets weekly at the Haven Arms, Hedon.

IT IS AN OLD FAVOURITE subject at the Club, but on Wednesday 21 September 2022 at Hedon Viewfinders, we are going to experiment with ‘Splash Photography!

We are looking to capture the action when an object is dropped into a glass – or a tank – of water!

As ever with Viewfinders, the meeting is open to anyone who fancies coming along and learning a little bit about photography and this technique in particular.

For a tutorial, for inspiration and ideas, have a look at Adorama’s How to take Water Splash Photos.

Splash Photography, Hedon Viewfinders, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. 7pm – 9pm Wednesday 21 September 2022.

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

Negative space in photography – a positive thing!

New challenge for Week 37 – and a plug for our Presentation Night on Wednesday.

WEEK 37 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is about using NEGATIVE SPACE.

Using ‘negative space’ in photography means emphasising a subject by paying attention to the area around it. This area will dominate the majority of the picture and is often uniform in colour or texture and includes no distracting elements – it may be just empty space.
Effective use of negative space can create dramatic photos with a stark contrast between the subject and the surrounding area. As a rule of thumb, your subject should occupy less than 50% of the frame.
Using negative space is something you can consider when deciding on the composition in your frame. By moving around and considering different viewpoints, can you isolate your subject so it’s surrounded by negative space?
Your challenge in Week 37 is to consider and experiment with the use of negative space.

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


Presentation Night – Hedon Viewfinders

HEDON VIEWFINDERS meets on Wednesday 14 September 2022 at the Haven Arms for a delightful event – we will be presenting the trophies to the winners of the Preston Show Open Photography Competition including the annual Photographer of the Year and the Young Photographer of the Year.

We’ll also be making important announcements about the Open Photography Competition for 2023 in August 2023 and announcing our own Exhibition (with a twist!) in March 2023.

We’ll also be plugging our Dry Ice Halloween Night on Wednesday 2 November 2022, the request to do Santa’s Grotto photographs again at Hedon Christmas Lights Night on Friday 25 November – and also seeking to set a date and theme for Hedon Viewfinders Christmas Party in December (always a highlight of the year)!

It should be a delightful evening! Please arrive for a prompt start at 7pm.

7pm on Wed 14 September at Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

Flat Lay Photography – Week 36 Challenge

WEEK 36 of the 52-week photography challenge is FLAT LAY PHOTOGRAPHY

A flat lay photograph is one shot on a flat surface as a background! Simple, eh? Deceptively simple! A flat lay is normally an image shot directly from above – a bird’s eye view of an arrangement of objects. Those objects are usually related to one another. Whilst the placement of the objects can be random and unorganised, the careful consideration of their positions can help create visually interesting compositions. The use of patterns and symmetry can help. The colours used can contribute to a pleasing look. The colour or texture of the flat surface, the ‘stage’ on which your subjects are placed, is also important to the final look.
Flat lays are a useful technique to use in product photography with creativity and lighting being key factors.
This week, enjoy creating your flat lay images!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek36

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


MACRO night – Wednesday 7 September 2022

bulb reflected macro photo

Macro or close-up Photography – a focus on lamps/bulbs: Macro photography is a wide-ranging subject, but at this meet-up, we are encouraging you to have a closer look at light bulbs as a subject. If you want to bring along your own ul (carefully!) as a subject, then please do. But we will have some props to play with.

Whilst this is a focus on Light Bulbs and Lamps, if you do want to bring along other subjects to photograph (coins, jewellery, etc), please do.

Macro or close-up Photography – a focus on lamps/bulbs: 7pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022 at the Haven Arms in Hedon.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

A Smashing Time with Hedon Viewfinders!

The crashing together of one or more water-filled objects and capturing that collision and resulting spillage in a photo sounds like a crazy idea!

WELL…. perhaps not ‘smashing’ but certainly a crashing time! At Hedon Viewfinders on Wednesday 24 August 2022 we are going to practice an experiment popularised by YouTube tutor Gavin Hoey.

The crashing together of one or more water-filled objects and capturing that collision and resulting spillage sounds like a crazy idea! But as the video shows, there is much to learn about camera settings and the use of flash and other lighting.

This will be an indoor session but depending on the weather there are some related exercises/experiments we can do outside too.

Bring your cameras, flash if you’ve got one, and a tripod is always useful.

Hedon Viewfinders, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH on Wednesday 24 August 2022 at 7pm.

All Welcome! Free, Fun and Friendly photography club.


This week’s 52-Week Photography Challenge is Water and Glass!

Water and glass

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

“Hedon Viewfinders in Action!”

Taking photographs that show all aspects of the work of the Club… this replaces the meeting previously advertised.

OUR MEETING WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2022 will now be a Practical Club Promotion Night.

The night will be a practical photography night which will aim to capture “Hedon Viewfinders in Action!” and result in photographs that show all aspects of the work of the Club.

It will be a creative night too as we set up scenes that show club members doing table-top photography, doing group work inside and out, etc, etc, and having fun. Our tripods, lights and kit can become props as well as practical tools. The night will also be a great opportunity to get a group shot of current members.

Viewfinders in action from 2017

Aspects of our club nights that we might set up scenes for, could be shadows, reflections, product photography and still life, panning, portraits, etc. If you want to bring along interesting props or costumes that we can use in the scenes, then please do.

“Hedon Viewfinders in Action!” – a Practical Club Promotion Night. Bring your cameras and kit.

Wednesday 17 August 2022, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.

Note: Our Presentation Night originally scheduled for Wed 17 August has now been postponed with a new date suggested of Wednesday 14 September 2022.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

Back Garden Astrophotography

Two fascinating events with Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club – Back Garden Astrophotography presentation and a visit to a rarely photographed heritage site.

Back Garden Astrophotography – with an occasional expedition!

Passion, obsession, or just an expensive hobby?

A presentation by Doug Sharpe – 7pm on Wednesday 3 August 2022 at Hedon Viewfinders at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

All Welcome.


Photography trip to Paull Holme Tower

A trip to historic heritage site ‘Paull Holme Tower’ with opportunities for some rooftop views. Wednesday 10 August at 7pm. All Welcome, but please email first at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to confirm and receive further details.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

Interactive Shadows – Week 30 Challenge

WEEK 30: This takes our Week 3 Challenge and adds new challenges!

WEEK 30 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge – INTERACTIVE SHADOWS.

Look out for shadows whether cast by sunlight or cast by a human light source. See how they fall and where they fall. Are there opportunities for those shadows to interact with the real world and create something unusual?

This can be a challenge inspired by observing shadows lit by sunlight or fixed light sources, or by intentionally creating shadows. With sunlight, there are elongated shadows cast when the sun is low in the sky (as we observed in Week 3).

But with your own shadow creations comes the confidence of knowing exactly where the shadows will fall so you can control and manipulate them. And then you can introduce a new element to make your shadows interactive. You can then choose to further manipulate your image in post editing.

Your Challenge – Create images with interactive shadows.

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


Other Club News:

Open Photography Competition – business and practical photography session.

Wednesday’s meeting (27 July) will concentrate on Preparations for the Open Photography Competition which is a really good opportunity to promote photography and the club.

We’ll talk about entries, plus we can use the Photography Challenges and the Facebook Game Challenges to take some practical photographs which could be your entry to the competition!

Back Garden Astronomy.

On Wednesday 3 August we will look at Back Garden Astronomy with Doug Sharpe. Doug’s presentation will look at the kit and equipment needed for astrophotography. And we will see some of the photographic results you can achieve.

Hedon Viewfinders Meetings take place every Wednesday at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm. Check out our Key Dates.

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

Hedon Viewfinders challenges and club news

1970s Songs Photo Challenge!

WEEK 28 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is to create your very own INSPIRED BY THE 1970s hits photos.

Photos inspired by song titles from the 1970s. A purely fun challenge this week. Whether you are climbing your stairway to heaven or saying bye, bye baby – Can friends guess what your song is by the photo you share online? If you lived during the 1970s your creativity and imagination might come from memory, if you are too young to know the decade personally – then you will have to research those crazy times!

Your fun challenge – create an image inspired by a 1970s hit single!

#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek28

Photo of records taken at Hedon Museum Remember the 1970s exhibition.

52-Week Photography Challenge 2022

Facebook Personal Challenge Game

This week’s Album is up – not many there yet! Remember to pick your numbers from 1 – 90 and ask Glenn for your subject by Messenger or email and send in your entries before the end of voting on Wednesday at 7pm.

The Facebook Album is at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.654288915989206&type=3.

Photo of Facebook Album this week

Next meeting

On Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm at the Haven Arms we will be holding a ‘Show and Tell’ meeting with an opportunity for constructive criticism aimed at improving your photography.

Please bring in your work (up to 5 photos) taken in the last few weeks on a memory stick on the night or email in advance to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk – and please indicate if you wish your work to be included in the anonymous constructive criticism session or not (you can opt just to show your work).

Open Photography Competition at Preston Show – Spread the word!


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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

Hedon Viewfinders Club News – Subscribe to our updates

All the news from Hedon’s photography club that welcomes everyone.

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Weekly Personal Challenge Game Leader Board. 7th July 2022:

Here’s the new Leader Board. Well done everyone. Anyone not played yet, it’s not too late to join in and catch up.

Don’t forget to contact Glenn on Messenger or email him: glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk  with your number between 1-90 and he’ll give you your subject to photograph for this week’s game. And don’t forget to send your next entry to him via the same method.

  • Lynn. 76
  • Dave H. 76
  • Hannah. 73
  • Peter. 71
  • Maggie. 62
  • Mandy. 60
  • Ray. 60
  • Glenn. 58
  • Joanne. 58
  • Janet. 57
  • Julie. 52
  • Alan. 49
  • Dave P. 34
  • Michelle. 29
  • Ann J. 36
  • Brenda. 20
  • Sue W. 18
  • Chloe B. 17
  • Jennifer. 16
  • Martin. C 7
  • Dillon. 3

More at our Facebook Group: Hedon Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members).

Next meeting:

On Wednesday, July 13th 7pm at the Haven Arms we will be holding a ‘Show and Tell’ meeting with an opportunity for constructive criticism aimed at improving your photography.

Please bring in your work (up to 5 photos) taken in the last few weeks on a memory stick on the night or email in advance to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk – and please indicate if you wish your work to be included in the anonymous constructive criticism session or not (you can opt just to show your work).

Lighting sessions:

We intend to hold some lighting sessions for smaller groups of people (no more than 5 so everyone has a chance to have a go) with a chance to practice and experiment with lighting for portraits and effects. We’ll play with the placement of lights, and the resulting effects, and explore different styles of lighting. This will take place over a couple of hours on different times days/nights to the club meetings.

Interested? Just let us know at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or otherwise contact Ray Duffill.

Open Photography Competition at Preston Show – Spread the Word!

This year’s Open Photography Competition takes place and will be judged on Saturday 6 August at the Preston Show and Family Fun Day at the Nag’s Head.

Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the competition once again with trophies for the winners of the categories, and trophies for the Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year.

There are three categories – you can submit one print in each category:

  • People and Places
  • Buildings and Landscape
  • Best Photo taken on a Mobile Phone

One category has been reserved just for residents of Preston parish only to enter:

  • Any Wildlife.

Your prints (no mounting and framing) can be up to a maximum size of A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches). 

Prints (in protective sleeves please to keep them clean) can be sent in advance to Hedon Viewfinders c/o 6 Johnson Court, Hedon, HU12 8EF or dropped into any Hedon Viewfinders meeting on a Wednesday evening from 6.45pm – 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon.

Or you can bring them in on the morning of the Preston Show at the Nag’s Head, Sproatley Road, Preston BEFORE 10.30am on SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2022.


Don’t forget the 52-Week Photography Challenge!


New members group photo:

Our featured image shows group members on a Hull City Centre photo walk in July 2017 – and the one here shows members at Paull Holme Tower in July 2016. Perhaps it’s time we have a more current group shot? Watch this space!

Hedon Viewfinders 2016 activity group photo

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas’) 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


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