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Take a photowalk! Week 42 Challenge!

Hedon Viewfinders members often organise photowalks – this week it’s a challenge to do one!

WEEK 42 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge
TAKE A PHOTOWALK

This might seem an obvious one for photography club members, but for those who normally shoot alone, then an organised photowalk can be a rewarding experience. It’s also a great idea for those stuck in a creative rut and seeking inspiration.

Walking out with other photographers, rather than non-photographers, gives you the chance to take more time taking your photos. You can afford to be geeky trying out different ideas, approaches and new equipment. You can enjoy taking a wide range of photos from people, to architecture and the natural world depending on where your walk is.

Your walk could be anywhere: You might organise your own and invite other photographers to join you on a walk just minutes away from where you live. You might join a walk in a new place to you; a village, town, or city perhaps.
A trip to a woodland location or seaside venue can be very rewarding for your photography when in the company of other enthusiastic photographers.

A photowalk can act as its own network with opportunities to discuss photography with others sharing the same interest. The spin-offs from a photowalk can be good too; make an agreement to keep in touch with your walking friends and share your photos on social media.
Your challenge this week: Organise or take part in a photowalk!

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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

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

Week 29 Photography Challenge – Photo Scavenge around Hedon on Wednesday

It’s a Bug’s Life is Week 29 of the Photography Challenge – and it’s a Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday!

Photography Scavenger Hunt around Hedon

Next Wednesday we’ll be on a photography scavenger hunt in Hedon, then heading to the Haven Arms to have a drink and see how you’ve all done. Meet at Leedham’s chippy for 7pm to be handed out your mission… should you wish to undertake it.

Wednesday 20 July 2022. Meet for 7pm in front of Leedhams Fisheries (38 Fletchergate) at Hedon Crossroads.


Week 29 52-Week Photography Challenge.

A BUG’S LIFE.

A bug’s life. Get in the garden, a park or meadow and take a photograph of a butterfly, insect or bug. Whether it’s a close-up, or whether you show the creature’s environment as well, it is up to you!

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


Reminders:

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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

Club News – Choose a topic and Bridlington Weekend!

CHOOSE a topic for a Club Talk – Mike Covell is back speaking at Hedon Viewfinders!

MIKE COVELL, historian, tour guide and expert on the darker side of local history, last spoke to Hedon Viewfinders in October 2019 on the grizzly murder of local girl Mary Jane Langley in Preston in 1891. It was a very different night for the photography club which appealed to and attracted a far wider audience. Prior to that, Mike has also hosted an amazing photo walk around Hull City Centre for Viewfinders.

Well, he’s back! And we have a choice of three subjects to choose from for his topic at a future meeting.

  1. Witchcraft in Yorkshire
  2. East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2
  3. East Yorkshire Ghosts

Each subject has an interest factor for photographers with photography being one of the documentary mediums used to report and record the subject matter. But again each subject has the potential to attract a non-photographer audience too.

Do let us know in the comments which subject you would prefer – or take part in the poll on the Hedon Viewfinders Facebook group: Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members).


VIEWFINDERS WEEKEND IN BRIDLINGTON (Friday 17 June to Sunday 19 June 2022)

We are planning a photography weekend away (estimated cost of £30 per person) which will include photography challenges, walks, visits, trips and workshops – and of course lots of opportunities to network and socialise over 3 days and two nights.

Please indicate your interest by emailing us at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com and we’ll reply with further details.

VIEWFINDERS WEEKEND IN BRIDLINGTON

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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

Bluebells Wood Photo Walk Wed 4 May 2022

This secret little bluebells wood – come and explore before the secret is out!

Bluebells Photowalk:

OUR MEETUP next Wednesday 4 May is at the small ‘Bluebells Wood’ (not its real name) near the Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle. This short walk, with a couple of surprises, currently hosts a beautiful carpet of bluebells. In the case of bad weather, then we will meet at the Haven Arms as normal.

We’ll meet outside the Nursery (Tiptoes), Woodlands Park, Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle, HU13 0FA at 7pm. The woodland can be found on whats3words at https://what3words.com/flip.croutons.stretch.

Bridlington Escape:

WE ARE HOSTING a photographic holiday in Bridlington and seeking early expressions of interest. Arriving in Bridlington on Friday 17 June and staying Friday night and Saturday night 18 June we will have a weekend of photographic visits and workshops. We hope to include a visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Sewerby Hall with a tour of the house and grounds. Other visits to local photogenic activities and events will take place during the weekend too.

This will be an affordable trip hosted by photographers for photographers so will be immensely enjoyable and informative, with free time to enjoy the resort. Please email us straight away at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to register an interest in the trip.

Scavenger Hunt – best date?

Please if you hope to attend, complete the poll here OR over in the Facebook Group.

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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

“Flowers are the Stars!” Hedon Viewfinders Club News

Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders meetings, which will look at Flower Photography on Wednesday 30 March

On Wednesday 30 March, 7pm at the Haven Arms the session is on flower photography – and building on what we learned in recent meetings (please send your images in to publish on the website) the aim will be to “Make the Flower the Star!”.

Members are encouraged to bring their own flowers in, but we’ll have some special ‘candidates’ for stardom available. We’ll approach flower photography in the same way as studio portraits with attention to lighting and backgrounds. We’ll also look at some other techniques for creating different photographic effects.


Club Photo Walk.

At Humber Bridge Country Park on Sunday 3 April (weather permitting). Meet in the car park outside the Tourist Information Office at 11am.

All Welcome. Just turn up. There are always members present willing to help with camera settings and other advice: https://what3words.com/eating.deed.vote.


Photography Challenge – Send in your images to publish on the website.

And do continue to send in your images associated with the 52 Week Photography challenges. We will publish them on these pages. E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

Our Week 11 TREES challenge resulted in this shot of a well-known scene at Sunk Island taken by Keith Maddon. And to the same challenge, Malcolm Seville responded with his image. And in response to the Week 12 Challenge ‘New to You’, Ray Duffill said that he had never light painted a boat before… until our last meeting that is!


A reminder about our Guess Where Competition which is open until Sunday 3 April 2022.

Guess Where competition

Check out #BlossomWatch Day organised by the National Trust. At the next meeting, we will discuss ways we can take part.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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

Snowdrops at Sewerby – Photo Walk – Change of date

THE SNOWDROPS PHOTO WALK around Sewerby Hall Gardens has been postponed for a week in light of expected bad weather. The photo walk will now take place on Saturday 26 February 2022 meeting at 11am.

We’ll aim to meet in front of the Clock Tower Cafe. See: https://w3w.co/purely.entry.functions.

Snowdrops

Notice of next club meeting: Wednesday 23 February, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside Hedon, HU12 8HH. “Mirrors and Reflections” – Creative photography session using reflective surfaces to create artistic, abstract and illusionary images. More about this next week.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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

Reminder about Hedon Viewfinders Christmas activities 2021

Christmas activities! And remember that Photography Challenge 2020 closes Friday 10 December – still time to get images in!

Christmas Activities:

  • Saturday 4th December, Hedon Open Garden for Christmas. 1pm. 3 Fletchergate, Hedon. £4 entry towards good causes.
  • Monday 6th December – Hedon for Christmas Lights and Light Trails. 6.30pm. Meet Watmough’s Arcade (main cut through to the right of the Hedon Inn from Iveson Close car park).
  • Wednesday 8th December, Cottingham Christmas Lights. Meeting outside the Duke of Cumberland at 7pm.
  • Wed 15th December, of course, will be the Christmas Party for those booked. “Pirates of the Hedon Haven!”
  • Thursday 16th December – Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations trip.
  • Saturday 18th December – Ice Sculpture Trail, Hull City Centre (11am-3pm). Meeting point and time to be arranged.
  • Tuesday 21st December, 7pm – “Christmas Live!” An Outdoor Nativity Play with Real Animals at Easington. A very special Christmas event.
  • Wednesday 5 January – First meeting of 2022. Haven Arms, 7pm.

REMINDER: Photography Challenge 2020 ENDS on Saturday 11 December 2021. Still time to get images in and enter the free draw!


Just to wish all our Members, and their family and friends, all the best for the Christmas Season. Keep safe and we’ll see you on one of the events or in the New Year!


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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 at Christmas Seasonal activities!

Hedon Viewfinders at Christmas seasonal activities.

Hedon Viewfinders at Christmas offers a special opportunity to practice some special seasonal photography!

  • Wed 1st December, Hull Christmas Lights. Meeting 7pm in front of the City Hall.
  • Sat 4th December, Hedon Open Garden for Christmas. 1pm. 3 Fletchergate, Hedon. £4 entry towards good causes.
  • Wed 8th December, Cottingham Christmas Lights. Meeting outside the Duke of Cumberland at 7pm.
  • Wed 15th December. “Pirates of the Hedon Haven” Christmas Party at 7pm for those who have booked.

In addition to the above, we will be organising a night around Hedon for the Christmas Lights and Light Trails. To be arranged. Contact us for details.

The next meeting of the New Year 2022 will be on 5th January at 7pm at the Haven Arms.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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

Spring Valley visit and other news

Spring Valley Campsite visit, some other trips and photowalks, and Photography Challenge update…

Short Photo Trip – Wednesday 18 August 2021 – 7-8pm -All welcome!

Out & about trip on Wednesday with Hedon Viewfinders (18 August meeting at 7pm). Join us at Spring Valley Campsite for a short photo walk. Lake, fish, birds – pleasant company with other enthusiastic photographers. All welcome.

Find Spring Valley Campsite with what3words: https://w3w.co/miss.skies.carriage


Latest from the Photography Challenge 2021.

Locked subject, points awarded:

95. Fashion.

The two points awarded for the most novel response to Fashion is DAVE HOOK for his very fashionable looking horse!

98. Hard work.

98. Hard work.

The winner of two points for a pose that looks like strenuous hard work is going to take place… is…. GARETH HUGHES. I know, I know, Jim Uney’s photo looks like a much more hard-working character. 🙂

Check out the Challenge League Table.

In order to speed things up on the Challenge, we are running a countdown on certain subjects on our Facebook Group page. Starting with #1 A sweatshirt. Post a photo to the subject and the first one received will lock that subject.


Photo opportunities.

A few upcoming events:

  • Sun 15 August – Hull City Centre Photowalk with Hull Creative Photography Group. Meet Queen Victoria Square 2pm for 2.15pm departure.
  • Wednesday 18 August – Club Trip: Spring Valley Campsite, Sproatley Road, 7pm for an hour.
  • Sat 21 August – Ruben’s Voice Concert, Ketwell Playing Field, Hedon from 1pm – 10pm. Great event planned. Great photo opportunities.
  • Sun 22 August – East Hull Festival, East Park, time to be arranged

Christmas Party December 2021.

An early shout out for our Christmas Festive get-together. Thinking Entertainment (an artist), Xmas Quiz, the awarding of The Eddies and a buffet. What about Fancy Dress? A “Pirates of the Hedon Haven” theme perhaps.

Possible date Wed 15 December. Costs in the £20 per person range for Viewfinders and Partners/Friend.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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

CONTACT US.

Upcoming events.

A few upcoming events and the latest from Photo Challenge 2021. Photo: Downtown winner Paul Benson.

A few upcoming events in August 2021 which might be of interest:

  • Sat 7 August (today!) – Car Show at Shakespeare Inn, Hedon – 11.30am
  • Sun 8 August – Beverley Photowalk Meet Bandstand, Market Place, 1pm
  • Wed 11 August – Prints Night Haven Arms 7pm
  • Sun 15 August – Hull Photowalk with Hull Creative Photography Group Meet Queen Victoria Square 2pm
  • Sat 21 August – Ruben’s Voice Concert, Ketwell Playing Field, Hedon from 1pm – 10pm. Great event planned. Great photo opportunities.
  • Sun 22 August – East Hull Festival, East Park, time to be arranged.

#photography_challenge_2021:

No 66 Downtown has been locked from Photography Challenge 2021.

The Winner of TWO POINTS for best reflecting ‘Downtown’ is the downtown Hull image of Paul Benson!

Check the League Table.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s 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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