Shadows Competition and Flash Photography – On Zoom Wed 27 May 2020

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Those not on Zoom but on Facebook can share on the Hedon Viewfinders group page as one post from 7pm on Wednesday 27 May. Use the hashtag #ViewfindersShadows so we can find them easily in order to be able to view them on Zoom too.

We’ll print out copies of the best as prizes.

Note: We’ll still be discussing ‘Flash Photography’ at the Zoom Meeting too.

Link to Zoom Meeting – Join from 6:45pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86807823018
Meeting ID: 868 0782 3018.

Have included this Shadows tutorial from Mike Browne as part of his ‘Lockdown’ series.

The Eddie Vision Song Contest – Happy Hour with Hedon Viewfinders

Hedon Viewfinders photographic club has continued to meet online during the coronavirus crisis. The club has a reputation for being a fun, friendly and social place to learn about photography, and that has still been the case during the lockdown.

A weekly club meeting on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom invites members to meet, chat and discuss photography challenges. We have recently shared members’ best lockdown photos. These have included shots of Oil and Water (not mixing!) and taking multi-coloured photos. This week members are experimenting with Portrait Photography.

The club also meets every week on a Saturday for a Happy Hour (or two).

During Happy Hour, as well as traditional quizzes, members have held a Mexican Night and a Murder Mystery Night. And this Saturday the club is holding its very own version of Eurovision: The Eddie Vision Song Contest!

Members will each be allocated a country and will choose a song to compete in the club’s own version of Eurovision complete with the famous voting rounds from judges. With a photo element to the competition too, we are sure it will be an enjoyable evening with no-one receiving the ultimate Eurovision put-down of ‘Nil Point’.”

Email us for more information if you want to get involved.

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Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Task 50 – Multi-colour!

Let’s see some vibrant colours! This might be a group of objects or a single object that is multi-coloured.

Task 50 is Multi-colour.

Let’s see some vibrant colours! This might be a group of objects or a single object that is multi-coloured. But be creative! Share your photos online with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Find out more about Using Colour in Photography with Digital Photo Secrets. More colour theory but from the point of view of the artist: Use The Hidden Meaning of Colour In Your Art from Lori McNee of Fine Art Tips.

Our Daily Tasks are now in synchronisation with the club’s weekly tasks (updated on Wednesdays). We’ve asked members to supply three ‘multi-coloured’ photos for the Club Weekly Zoom meeting on Wednesday 13 May.

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This brings to an end our Daily Tasks series set during the lockdown, but we do hope that you keep visiting the website and even consider joining Hedon Viewfinders via one of our social media channels or subscribe to the website for updates.  And of course, joining us in real-life events as circumstances allow!
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Next CLUB MEETING Wed 13 May 7pm via Zoom.
We’ll be looking at your best three photographs on the theme of ‘Multicolour’.
During the meeting, we’ll watch a video about, and set a challenge, on Portrait photography.
From 6:30pm onwards join the meeting on Zoom by clicking the link. The meeting starts at 7pm.
Meeting ID: 927-443-060
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Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Task 42 – Help inspire the next generation of photographers!

Share about Kids and Teens Photography Competition (7-16 years old). Supported by the Sharp Shots® Photo Club, The Royal Photographic Society and the Nikon School. Encourage and nurture young people in taking up a hobby that will last them a lifetime!

Task 42 – Kids and Teens Photography Competition (7-16 years old).
Supported by the Sharp Shots® Photo Club, The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and the Nikon School.

A simple task for adults today, and that is to SHARE information about this competition, perhaps with your own children or grandchildren, or with friends you know with children. Let’s get the next generation of photographers inspired!

Prizes for kids:
Nikon Cameras
RPS Membership
Sharp Shots Online Courses

“Kids & teens will be encouraged to photograph their daily life through fun weekly challenges, which will inspire them to create dynamic images and learn new skills. Closes June 26th 2020.”

Visit: https://sharpshotsphotoclub.co.uk/photography-competitions/grounded/

Hedon Viewfinders held a joint meeting at the beginning of the year with the Thorngumbald Young Farmers Club and members were amazed at the creativity and imagination demonstrated by the young people, mostly with images made by their mobile phones.

Encourage and nurture young people in taking up a hobby that will last them a lifetime!

Join in with our DAILY TASKS – we hope to provide a daily bit of photographic inspiration and encourage the sharing of our photos on social media.

Share with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Task 37 – Photos inspired by Queen and Elton John songs!

Photos inspired by songs. Can friends guess what your song is by the photo you share online? Use the normal hashtags plus #Queen or #EltonJohn.

TASK 37 – Queen and Elton John.

Photos inspired by songs. Can friends guess what your song is by the photo you share online? Use the normal hashtags plus #Queen or #EltonJohn.

#viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Why use the #hashtags? The hashtag is widely used in social media and creates a hyperlink so that all those using the same one can share content. So for example on Facebook, if you click the #viewfinders one, you’ll see content from other public sources, friends, etc.

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Don’t forget! It’s LIVE CHALLENGES NIGHT on Facebook at 7pm on Wednesday 29 April. Just be ready to join in from 7pm at Hedon Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members).

Three challenges. We’ll offer prints of the photos of the ‘winning’ images posted on Facebook.

Regulars can still join on Zoom from 6:30pm and watch the challenges go live on Facebook at 7pm – but the challenge photos must be posted on Facebook.

Message to our friends from Hedon Viewfinders

AT THE last online Zoom Club Night, we gave a shout out to our friends we haven’t seen for a while. Hedon Viewfinders is not just a photography club, but a community of photographers. We’ve had over 200 different people attending our meetings over the last 4 years (more than that if you count the Paul Beriff meeting) and many of you have subscribed to these website updates.

At Viewfinders, we like to pride ourselves on being a friendly place for photographers to gather and make acquaintances. Friendships have been created that in many cases will last a lifetime. That includes keeping in touch with old friends. 

We just want all our photographic extended family to know, that we are here for your photography and social engagement should you need us.

Remember, we are still meeting for photography meetings and also for social events via the wonders of modern technology. Our Quiz Team came in an amazing 10th place last night… okay, that’s not amazing, and there’s scope to improve… perhaps with your help!?

Kind Regards – and please do keep in touch during these difficult times.

Hedon Viewfinders – April 2020

This photo from July 2017.

27. In-camera filters and effects

Modern cameras (especially camera phones/tablets via Apps) come packed with features including digital filters. Discover (or re-discover) your in-camera features. Share your new way of looking at the world with us all.

Task 27: In-camera filters and effects.

Modern cameras (especially camera phones/tablets via Apps) come packed with features including digital filters that you switch on before you take a photo, and effects that you can add afterwards to the image on your camera.

Discover (or re-discover) your in-camera features. Share your new way of looking at the world with us all.

Note: My Canon PowerShot A2600 didn’t have any in-camera features – so the photos here of a Star filter in use, are from my Panasonic Lumix FZ72 bridge camera.

Share your photos on social media with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

VISIT: Daily Tasks for Photographers

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We hold ONLINE Club Meetings using Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm and HAPPY HOUR every Saturday at 9pm.

** Club Challenge for next meeting on 22 April: OIL & WATER photos. Show us five of your best shots! **

CLUB MEETINGS WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm for the meeting to start at 7pm. Meet us at:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/927443060?pwd=bHZWeUdJdi9rc3BNdWpCMUNFckQzZz09
Meeting ID: 927 443 060 Password: 218286.

CLUB HAPPY HOUR SATURDAYS 9:00pm. Fun and revelry with Hedon Viewfinders!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/836189559?pwd=a1Q5d2RZb05zODZzNUVnWVdpQ2Ztdz09
Meeting ID: 836 189 559 Password: 052265

ALL WELCOME. Hedon’s free, fun & friendly photography club.

A Worm’s Eye View – Task 26 – Daily Photos

Whether something tall or something small, a different perspective helps to make a different photograph. Try a Worm’s Eye View. Share your photographs online. #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Task 26 – A Worm’s Eye View.

Whether something tall or something small, a different perspective helps to make a different photograph. Try a Worm’s Eye View.

Share your photographs online.

Use the hashtags: #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Daily Tasks for Photographers – Keeping Britain Entertained During the Crisis

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We hold ONLINE Club Meetings using Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm and HAPPY HOUR every Saturday at 9pm.

** Club Challenge for next meeting on 22 April: OIL & WATER photos. Show us five of your best shots! **

CLUB MEETINGS WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm for the meeting to start at 7pm. Meet us at:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/927443060?pwd=bHZWeUdJdi9rc3BNdWpCMUNFckQzZz09
Meeting ID: 927 443 060 Password: 218286.

CLUB HAPPY HOUR SATURDAYS 9:00pm. Fun and revelry with Hedon Viewfinders!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/836189559?pwd=a1Q5d2RZb05zODZzNUVnWVdpQ2Ztdz09
Meeting ID: 836 189 559 Password: 052265

ALL WELCOME. Hedon’s free, fun & friendly photography club.

Daily photos – The Light & The Dark – Online Meeting Wed 1 April

DAILY TASK 9 The Light & Dark. Interpret as you wish. Maybe one or two photos. Objects around you? Or something that reflects your moods perhaps. Be creative. Share your photos online.

Share across social media with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

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NEXT ONLINE MEETING – Wednesday 1 April 2020 on Zoom 6:30pm and Facebook at 7pm. Note: The Zoom meeting will be recorded.

Photographers and friends – Join us in our public meeting online. From 6.30pm onwards you can join us on Zoom at the following link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/927443060 (opens in a new window tab).

From 6:30pm you’ll have a chance to join the meeting and test your sound/visual settings and chat and meet up with your friends from the club. The meeting will be called to order at 7pm and we’ll consider the following Agenda:

      1. Quick update on the coronavirus outbreak as necessary (and if necessary).
      2. Our 2020 Exhibition/Competition – Saturday 1 August – Preston (pandemic and Government restrictions permitting).
      3. Our DAILY PHOTO tasks – Entertaining the Nation. Your ideas needed! For the previous tasks, permission to use your photos on the website.
      4. Club Photography Projects during the crisis. Your ideas needed!
      5. Any Other Business? – Send through to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

If there are any questions about your camera, settings, features, kit, etc that you wish to ask, email those as well, at the end of the meeting we’ll go back into general chat and try to pair people up with those who can help.

Ambitiously, during the meeting, we’ll also be attempting to keep the Facebook Group page alive and updated with meeting news and views too, so we can feed those back and forth.

As a public community of photographers, we’re keen to look out for each other and help where we can. Do email us with any concerns or worries during these scary times. 

#keepsafe #stayhome

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NEXT HAPPY HOUR!

We invite you to join us for our next Happy Hour! event on Zoom on Saturday 4 April at 9pm – and here is the invitation link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/836189559

Whilst at the Club Meetings we aim to continue having fun with the hobby and pastime that we love so much, Happy Hour, however, will be a much more relaxed affair!

It’s Happy Hour! Sat 28 March 2020 at 9pm.

After our first trial using Zoom, we’ve agreed to have weekly Club Meetings online every Wednesday night at 7pm. And ‘Happy Hour’ every Saturday at 9pm.

At the Club Meetings, we’ll aim to continue having fun with the hobby and pastime that we love so much, whilst Happy Hour will be a much more relaxed affair!

We invite you to join us for our first Happy Hour event (actually just over half-an-hour) on Saturday at 9pm – and here is the invitation link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/836189559

If you have downloaded the Zoom software already, then the Meeting ID: 836-189-559 is what will be useful.

Upon joining the meeting just before 9pm you will find yourself in the ‘Waiting Room’ and I’ll invite you to join the meeting from there. In the waiting room, you will have the opportunity to test your computer/device audio and video settings for use in the Happy Hour. If you click the link now, nothing much will happen, although you can download the meeting software. Any difficulties with the technology then do get in touch and we’ll try to help.

The event will be a light-hearted occasion. We want to firstly check everyone’s okay at this unsettling time, and offer comfort and advice if need be.

During the event everybody will be offered a moment in the spotlight should they wish, a spot to do something, say something, share something, etc. This will be for a minute or two-minute spot depending on how many join in. So you might tell a joke, tell us how you’re passing the time, play the ukulele, or share a photo or something on your computer. We’ll let you know how to use the software as we go along.

Our meetings are normally open to the public, and this will be no different – however, if you’re a new member, we just need to know that you are coming along – we won’t let strangers join the meeting.

Do check out Zoom, it might be useful to you for other things too: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html

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Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members)

Finally, in line with Government advice #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS and #SaveLives.