Hedon Viewfinders Photo Year Book 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Book 2019.

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Photo Book for 2019.

There has been a suggestion from one of our members that we produce a yearbook of photographs for 2019. 

It’s imagined that it would be an A4 size book that would feature at last one ‘best of year’ image from all those members of Viewfinders that wish to take part. The book would be a celebration of the variety of work made by club members.

These photobooks are usually really well produced and the publication of a Yearbook would be a great way to showcase the club and could be brought to meetings, displayed in exhibitions, etc.

There would be no cost to members, would just need high-quality digital images. Your job now is to sort through your best images of this year and decide which is your favourite for the book!

Look out for the call to submit your best images of 2019.

Whitby Goth Weekend 2019.

We’ve got a few members who have expressed an interest in going to the Whitby Goth Weekend on Sunday 27 October 2019. So this is just plugging that event and presenting information to members.

If you’ve never been before, then (weather permitting) it’s a great event to practise taking street portraits. It’s very much a friendly ‘partnership’ between the goths, steampunks and photographers who are there in their hundreds too! Mostly, the immaculately-dressed characters are more than willing to pose, just ask politely.

We encourage people to car-share, etc to share, cut travel costs. If you have a lift to offer or want a lift, then email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and we’ll try to match people up.

More information on the Whitby Goth Weekend at www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk/wgw-whats-on/

HIP Fest 2019

Hull International Photography Festival is on until the end of the month (Sun 27 October) – a great opportunity to visit a magnificent set of exhibitions at Princes Quay. Nine galleries and the centre of Princes Quay are displaying 14 exhibitions.

More information at https://creativeandcultural.com/HIPfest/

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Photo: From the Hedon Viewfinders club trip to Paull in July 2019.

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

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Hedon Viewfinders – keep visiting the website for updates.

JUST a reminder that Hedon Viewfinders main means of communication is this website. We’ll always aim to keep it up-to-date with the latest Club News about meetings, trips and events. Keep coming back to visit or subscribe!

JUST a reminder that Hedon Viewfinders main means of communication is this website. We’ll always aim to keep it up-to-date with the latest Club News about meetings, trips and events. 

Visit Ivy House, Hedon – Sunday 22 September – As part of Heritage Open Days organised by Hull Civic Society. Meet at Market Hill (where the Hedon Beacon is) before 1pm. See: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/ivy-house-new-for-2019

Please note that we’ve added a page about the members’ lending library.

We’ve had a successful programme of events and meetings this year, but 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 (practical and speakers), events and field trips. E-mail us on viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk .

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Hedon Viewfinders Field Trips 2019 update

Field Trips 2019 (All Welcome):

    1. Hedon Photo Walk – Sunday 15 September – Meet at the Haven Arms Car Park, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 11am.
    2. Ivy House, Hedon – Sunday 22 September – As part of Heritage Open Days organised by Hull Civic Society. Meet at Market Hill (where the Hedon Beacon is) before 1pm.
    3. Far Ings Nature Reserve – Sunday September 29 – Meet in the car park at the reserve at 11am. Far Ings National Nature Reserve
      Far Ings Road
      Barton-upon-Humber
      North Lincolnshire
      DN18 5RGOS. Map Reference: TA 011 229.
      www.lincstrust.org.uk/get-involved/top-reserves/far-ings
    4. Fungi Foray – Sunday 6 October –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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Do visit the web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.
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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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Do visit the web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Hedon Viewfinders – News of Photographic Opportunities

Some great opportunities are available for enthusiastic photographers. Via this website we hope to pass on some of these opportunities and other news, particularly to reach those not on social media networks. This time: Street Photography, Volunteer Sculpture Photographers, field trips, HIP Fest.

The Facebook Group has become a busy place for quickly sharing photographic news and opportunities. Via the website we hope to pass on some of these opportunities and other news particularly to reach those not on social media networks.

The Art of Street Photography with Magnum photographers.

This is an online course by the famous Magnum Photos on Street Photography which is being promoted by the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) in the UK. It looks impressive with seven well-known, world-class photographers participating in ten on-demand video lessons for $99 (about £81.50 at the current exchange rate according to Google). This might be of interest to some of you.

Visit: https://learn.magnumphotos.com/course/the-art-of-street-photography/

Volunteer Photographers – Sculpture Project.

This might be an interesting opportunity for some. Volunteer Photographers are needed to photograph sculptures in Yorkshire. This is a formal voluntary role with Art UK which includes training in the role on Art UK’s requirements.

Volunteer Photographers take images of outdoor sculptures in public ownership in their local area. They record sculptures in parks, town centres, shopping centres and in rural locations. The images are for use on the Art UK website, which will eventually record all sculptures in public ownership – indoor and outdoor.

Art UK is now looking for more volunteer photographers in other areas of the UK – including Yorkshire.

The volunteer photographer role is suitable for people who are already proficient photographers and have the required specifications of equipment: a minimum 12 megapixel camera capable of shooting images in RAW, and RAW image processing software on their computer. You need to have Microsoft Excel and Word (or compatible programs).
Full training would be provided at a workshop which will focus on the practical aspects of photographing the sculpture and file processing; it would not be aiming to teach you how to use your camera.

More info at the link: https://artuk.org/participate/volunteer

Updates to our Events Programme:

At our regular meeting on Wednesday 27 November 2019 (in a change from the previously advertised programme) we are delighted to welcome Dave Prideaux who will be giving us a fascinating insight into Glass slide photography.

Note also that we have included our annual outing to Hull Fair in the programme which will be taking place on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Other photography field trips in the pipeline being arranged by members, include a visit to Northern Studios and another to a Birds Sanctuary. We are looking at a “Fungi Foray” with an expert on fungi, for Sunday afternoon 6 October 2019.

If you have ideas for a field trip, then suggest dates that you’d like members to consider, make some provisional enquiries with with the venue/host and get back in touch with us to promote amongst members.

Other News:

HIP Fest – A reminder that the biggest local photography event each year Hull International Photography Festival will be back again 4th-27th October 2019.

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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

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Graffiti Hunt, Bankside, Hull – Wed 24 July 2019

Field trip. Meeting at Bankside, Hull. Evening Graffiti Hunt. Wed 24 July 2019, 7pm.

Field trip. Meeting at Bankside, Hull. Evening Graffiti Hunt. Wed 24 July 2019, 7pm.

The actual graffiti hunt will be taking place on Bankside off Innovation Drive southern junction at 7pm. Location of graffiti hunt as highlighted on map.

It’s going to be a warm night! Ice cream is not compulsory but might be beneficial! 🙂

ALL WELCOME. No membership or other restrictions to taking part in Hedon Viewfinders. Do check out our exciting programme for the rest of the year.