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.

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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.


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

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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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“Messing with Water” – Wed 1st May 2019, 7pm.

Our next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 1st May at 7pm is a PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY session “MESSING WITH WATER”.

Our next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 1st May at 7pm is a PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY session “MESSING WITH WATER”. Bring your cameras, tripods and flash units if you have them. There will be some experiments using the water theme to have a go at, and you can practice with your camera settings, but there’s an opportunity to set up your own props and experiments.

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

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Club News, Paul Berriff Meeting, Exhibition and Programme for 2019

We’ve been very busy: We’ve got an Exhibition at Hedon Museum and a great Programme of meetings, events and activities lined up – find out more…

PAUL BERRIFF, OBE, spoke at a Hedon Viewfinders sell-out meeting in the town on Wednesday, April 17. The award-winning documentary film-maker kept the capacity crowd of 100 people gathered in the Haven Arms, enthralled with tales of his experiences as a photographer and TV cameraman. His adventures from photographing pop legends in the 1960s to filming the collapse of the Twin Towers in 9/11 kept the audience spellbound for almost 3-hours.

Ray Duffill from Hedon Viewfinders photographic club who had arranged the meeting was delighted with the audio-visual presentation from Mr Berriff and the response from the audience: “The Haven Arms venue was packed with standing room only at the back for late-comers. Paul Berriff is probably one of the most engaging speakers I’ve heard. He took the audience with him on his life-journey from a 12-year-old boy picking up a roloflex camera for the first time, to reliving the horrors of 9/11. People leaving the meeting were just ‘buzzing’ about what they’d heard.

“Thank you to all those that attended. The feedback has been tremendous – some of which we’ve shared with Paul.”

Also at the meeting, was Lesley Harland, the Exhibitions Manager at Hedon Museum. She was proud of the fact that after booking Paul Berriff to display some of his iconic ‘Pop Idols’ photos at the Museum, he’d further agreed to do the public meeting: “We’re now hoping that the interest in Paul’s life and adventures will translate into visitors at the Museum where we are showing some of his giant photographs of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Scott Walker and others.”

And of course Hedon Viewfinders members (17 of us) also have an Exhibition and displaying a small collection of photographs responding to the theme of ‘Hedon’.

So get yourself along to the Hedon Museum, it’s open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm until Saturday 15 June when the Exhibition closes at 4pm.

Hedon Viewfinders Programme for 2019

We are delighted to present our Programme of meetings for the rest of 2019. Arranged by our Programme Manager Glenn Stallard after discussion with members, the events listed here with practical sessions, field trips, and great speakers, should have something of interest for every one.

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Exhibition, Meetings & Members’ Galleries

JUST a reminder that the deadline for submission of original prints for the Exhibition on the “Hedon” theme is our next meeting on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at the Haven Arms. Please make sure you place your prints in a protective cover to keep them clean during selection. More information at: Exhibition (Guidance).

The April 3 meeting will also serve as one of our network meetings with an opportunity to catch up with other members and informally chat about club activities and plans. We’ll have some of our magazines, books and equipment available for members to loan.

Ticket sales for the Paul Berriff meeting on Wednesday 17 April are going very well. It is possible that we will be ‘full’ unless you’ve booked or purchased your tickets in advance.

There is still time to book on the 4-day Torquay club trip on Friday 7 June 2019.

We are going to do more to populate the website with examples of work from the many viewfinders who make up our fun and friendly club. The following is a random selection gleaned with permission from our Facebook Group page – if you would like your image to appear in one of our website galleries, then email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk

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Hedon Viewfinders – Talk on ‘Shooting War’ Wed 20 March 2019

We are delighted to welcome Nigel Walker to Hedon Viewfinders on Wed 20 March, who will give us his talk on ‘Shooting War’ first given at Beverley Art Gallery last year.

Talk on ‘Shooting War’
Meeting on Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 7:00pm
Haven Arms, Havenside, HU12 8HH

We are delighted to welcome Nigel Walker to Hedon Viewfinders, who will give us his talk on ‘Shooting War’ first given at Beverley Art Gallery last year.

Nigel looks at the impact photography has had on our understanding of and attitudes to war. From the earliest days photography has been seen as an aid to armies, although photographers are now sometimes viewed as enemies of governments seeking to prosecute wars. This talk will look at four wars, four war photographers and four individual pictures that have been significant in the history of recording war. Nigel warns that some of the images shown will contain scenes of war and death and could be distressing for some.

Note: A collection will be taken at this meeting to cover costs.

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