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.
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
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:
- Quick update on the coronavirus outbreak as necessary (and if necessary).
- Our 2020 Exhibition/Competition – Saturday 1 August – Preston (pandemic and Government restrictions permitting).
- Our DAILY PHOTO tasks – Entertaining the Nation. Your ideas needed! For the previous tasks, permission to use your photos on the website.
- Club Photography Projects during the crisis. Your ideas needed!
- Any Other Business? – Send through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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!
HEDON VIEWFINDERS is holding a Quiz & *Barbecue Night next Wednesday 25 July 2018 starting at 7pm which (weather permitting – and we’ve had some glorious sun lately) will be held outside at the Haven Arms.
It’ll cost £10 and is meant to be a bit of fun and carrying on our ‘Quizzes’ tradition started at the Christmas Party last year. Also lots of opportunity to talk informally about upcoming plans for our fun and friendly photography club.
We need to know if you are able to make it by this coming Sunday night (22 July) please. *And let us know if you require a vegetarian option for the barbecue.
Following our Summer Programme being affected by the success of the England Football team in the World Cup, we are now looking once again at our schedule of meetings and activities. As a member-led club we seek your ideas for our meeting themes/activities on:
- Wed 8 August – ?
- Wed 22 August – Long Exposure photography (sunrise, sunset, seascapes, star trails, night time photography) has been suggested
- Wed 5 September – Speaker (To be confirmed)
- Wed 19 September – ?
- Wed 3 October – ?
- Wed 17 October – ?
- Wed 31 October – Dry ice & smoke night. And one or two other features…!
Hedon Viewfinders is your club responding to your photographic interests – so we value your input – please do give us your ideas.
We’re also seeking those who might like to get involved in club sub-groups dealing with making plans for fundraising, exhibitions and events/trips & outings.
Note all our photography opportunities are open to all (not restricted by membership) – please invite those you know would be interested.
Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, image making device (whether camera or phone), kit or equipment. Novices particularly encouraged. Hedon’s free, fun and friendly photography group.
CONTACT US for more information.