Low Light and Long Exposure photography – Hull

Next week’s meet-up on Wednesday 9 September will be on Low Light and Long Exposure photography in Hull City Centre.

Next week’s meet-up on Wednesday 9 September will be on Low Light and Long Exposure photography.

Weather permitting, it is proposed to hold a photo walk tour of Hull City Centre taking in well-known city locations. Meet 7:00pm outside the Hull interchange. Tripods will be useful if not essential on the night.

We will plan an alternative event back at the Haven Arms in Hedon for those who don’t/can’t walk if there is enough interest in this,  please let Ray know. This will be an event for us all if it rains heavily on the night and we have to cancel the photo walk.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular weekly programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

#NOTE: Social-distancing and contact & trace measures apply.

Hedon-based, free, fun and friendly photography club.

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Kelsey Gardens Visit – Wed 12 August – 6:30pm

HEDON VIEWFINDERS are visiting Kelsey Gardens on Wednesday. Meet at the refreshments bar area at 6:30pm (weather permitting). Social distancing will be in operation.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS are visiting Kelsey Gardens on Wednesday for a Photo Walk. Meet at the refreshments bar area, where food and drink are available, at 6:30pm (weather permitting). Social distancing will be in operation.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular week-by-week programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

Because many of our activities will take place dependent on weather, they will tend to be organised on a weekly basis with our Facebook group page being used to make quick decisions on whether events go ahead or not.

Look forward to seeing you all very soon!

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Photo Walk – King George Dock – Hedon Road

Our next socially-distanced Photo Walk event is going to be Tuesday night 14 July 8pm at King George Dock, Hedon Road.

Our next socially-distanced Photo Walk event is going to be Tuesday night 14 July 2020 starting 8pm at King George Dock, Hedon Road.

Location of car park: https://w3w.co/thigh.doctor.news which is just beyond the giant Godwit sculpture.

Club meet-ups and events – Complete the form with your ideas

WE asked you last month what we might do to help re-invigorate your interest in photography and the club following the easing of lockdown. The response from members came mainly from the handful of those active on Zoom. This article suggests what we might do as a club in the short-term whilst following the guidelines necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.

Photowalks and visits to places for photography can still take place as long as individuals commit to following the Government guidelines on keeping safe.

From Saturday, July 4th, then when you are outside you can continue to meet in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines. Gatherings of more than 30 people are not allowed. Whilst outdoors you should limit your interactions with people outside of your household (or your support bubble if applicable) as much as possible.

In light of the above guidelines then we cannot organise meetings inside our club venue the Haven Arms. However, we can suggest that members take up similar projects and challenges whilst abiding by the guidelines.

Therefore, we are going to suggest places where members might like to visit for photography purposes, and at staggered times, and whilst members may see each other for the first time for months, they must still stay apart but can engage in the photography of land and seascapes, public art, architecture, street photography, etc.

Photo Walks:

One of our first such events has been arranged for next Tuesday 7th July from 8pm at Paull. The first of us will meet outside the Humber Tavern from 8pm and then disperse around the village and estuary, we can then have a second group if necessary gather at 8.15pm. Whilst around the village and estuary, members from different households must stay apart. During our time at Paull, members can keep in touch via mobile phones, so while hands-on advice and help with settings, exposure, etc will not be possible, some coaching can be possible over the phone. Following the event members can share the best of their work from the visit via the website and social media.

Other places where members might like to visit for photo walks that we have agreed to arrange, are;

  • Walk along Hedon Road/King George Dock/Siemens/Victoria Dock which can be broken down into manageable slices for both walkers/car-drivers.
  • Maritime Trail on the outskirts of Hull City Centre.

We will arrange dates and staggered times for each of the above.

Speakers/Subjects:

We intend to organise a series of online talks/workshops for members. The following subjects are being considered – but we need your ideas too:

  • Sports photography
  • Macro photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Architecture and buildings
  • Wedding photography
  • Portraits/people photography

For the talks, we need your guidance as to the best format to hold them. Are you more likely to listen to speakers and ask questions afterwards via Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube Live? There will be costs involved in organising these events so we need to ensure that members are willing to use the appropriate technologies.  

In addition, we will be looking at socially distanced outdoor photography opportunities which will need to be booked but giving interested members the chance to shoot portraits, modern and vintage motor vehicles and a night time shoot (with a generator, lights and other essential props). 

Moving forward out of strict lockdown has been particularly difficult, but we hope the above provides some interest and incentive for members.

We are after your comments and ideas and invite you to give them below:

 

Hull City Centre Night Time Shoot – Mon 28 October 2019

Hull City Centre – Night Photography – Monday 28 October 2019. Meet at the Hull Interchange (where the city volunteers hub is) at 6.30pm.

Following a night time shoot in Hull City Centre last week organised at short notice we had a few people who would have liked to attend but couldn’t. So we have arranged another.

Hull City Centre – Night Photography – Monday 28 October 2019. Meet at the Hull Interchange (where the city volunteers hub is) at 6.30pm. All Welcome.

Suggested activities for the night include getting some light trails at the bus station, then making our way across to old town, Trinity Square, perhaps the Pier and The Deep and then Queen’s Gardens and back to Station. Aiming at being back at the Interchange for 9pm’ish. The weather forecast for the evening is 10° with good visibility and little chance of rain, but the event is dependent on weather permitting.

Arriving late and want to find out where we are? Ring Ray on 07815 292 120.

Remember our events are free for anyone interested in photography to come along. They provide great opportunities to learn about photography techniques, methods and camera settings. If you’re more experienced, your knowledge, advice and tips are always welcome and sought by others!

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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.
Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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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.

Paull Photography Night – with an edge! Mon 22 July 2019, 8pm

Meet up in Paull for photography on Monday 22nd July meeting at 8pm sunset at 9.15pm. A challenge! To photograph Paull ‘differently’. Perhaps B&W, infrared, through a lensball, long-exposure, etc. Use your imagination!

Meet up in Paull for photography on Monday 22nd July (currently sunny intervals forecast), meeting at 8pm – NOTE 8pm not 7pm – sunset at 9.15pm.

To give it an edge, we should give ourselves a challenge to capture Paull ‘differently’. Perhaps B&W, infrared, through a lensball, long-exposure, etc. Use your imagination!

We’ve always had a good turnout at our Paull trips so hope to see lots of you there (weather permitting). If you’ve just joined the club via this mailing list, then “Welcome!” please come and introduce yourself at this event – always lots of other photographers present willing to talk cameras, settings, etc and offer tips and advice.

Meet at the glass wall outside the Humber Tavern at 8pm (see: https://w3w.co/gravy.piper.corn) early birds might want to meet for a drink beforehand in the beer garden 🙂

Everyone is welcome. Please share.

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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 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.

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Hedon Viewfinders PHOTOWALK – King George Dock – Tues 4 June 2019

PHOTOWALK – King George Dock, Hull (Tues 4 June, 8pm, weather permitting) using the public walkway alongside the dock (note: lots of stairs) with lots of maritime activity to photograph.

Godwit sculpture

We’ll meet in the public carpark on the dock (search: https://w3w.co/hatch.jelly.taps) just beyond the giant Godwit sculpture.

The trip will coincide with the daily departure of the P&O Hull to Rotterdam ferry at 8.30pm. There’s a walk along the docks (and back) and sunset that night is scheduled at 21:24.

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.

Those wishing to enter the competition should submit their photographs (one in each category) by 5pm on Monday 10 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.

There will be some rather nice awards on the night made to the photographers with the winning images!

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Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.