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.
Witchcraft in Yorkshire
East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2
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.
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.
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.
YELLOW LIGHT to begin our 6-people-strong workshops again. Latest update and League Table from the Photography Challenge 2021.
YELLOW LIGHT to begin our 6-people-strong workshops again.
News: We have got the yellow light (go ahead but with Covid-19 precautions) to start our workshops once again. Each will be designed for six people only. Note: Photo Dave Hook.
Initially (until mid-May when we can use indoors again), these will be OUTDOOR events; demonstrations, photo walks and other photography opportunities. We plan to use Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the Haven Arms (outdoor meet-ups only) as our club nights again. But we can use other times and days to organise socially distanced events subject to the demand from members. We will of course be guided by the weather when holding outdoor events.
We have organised and run two workshops to date via our Facebook page, one on Lens Ball photography, and a second with a water theme. Both were successful – and fun!
We now invite you to express a general interest in attending workshops at our email email@example.com and please do suggest your ideas for subjects and themes you would like to see us tackle.
Workshops will be organised in advance and each group will be limited to six people. Booking will be essential once again. Keep an eye on the website for further information.
Photography Challenge 2021
More scores from Locked Subjects:
62. A barking dog
Two points winner for his close-up is DAVE HOOK.
100. Cosy (Cozy in the book).
The winner of two points for his feet like toast – is GARETH HUGHES.
And the current League Table – including the points from above:
League Table 8.30am, April 16 2021.
Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.
Not taken part yet? Enter a photo to take part in our free draw for £10. There are still lots of subjects in the challenge for you to tackle. Click the link below and have a look.
In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find them easier:
Albeit restricted to six members at a time, we do hope to start ‘meeting’ once again for photography activities. Initially, these will be outdoors…
IT HAS BEEN over a year since the Club met in ‘normal’ circumstances. However, with the roll-out of the vaccines and the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions, we can now look at holding some activities once again.
Albeit restricted to six members at a time, we do hope to start ‘meeting’ once again for photography activities. Initially, these will be outdoors although from *April 12 it may be possible to restart indoor club activities again (6-members-at-a-time socially-distanced workshops).
To begin our journey back to active photography, we are holding a Lens Ball photography walk early evening on Thursday 1 April in the Hedon area. If you would like to attend then you need to book via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send further details.
Six places available only, but do get in touch anyway, and we can assess what demand there is for such activities.
Note: If you don’t have a Lens Ball, I have a spare that I can clean and sanitise for someone to use? Let me know, please. – Ray Duffill.
HEDON VIEWFINDERS: The only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying photography.
At our BOOKABLE workshops INSIDE at the Haven Arms, we have to continue to limit to less than six people. Participants will need to WEAR A FACE COVERING when not sat down. However, we are not restricted to Wednesdays but can use the facilities at other times too.
UPDATE ON MEET-UPS: Covid-19 restrictions.
At our BOOKABLE workshops INSIDE at the Haven Arms, we have to continue to limit to less than six people. Participants will need to WEAR A FACE COVERING when not sat down. However, we are not restricted to Wednesdays but can use the facilities at other times too. OUTDOORS activities are legally limited up to six people as well.
Within these restrictions, we can continue to gather for bookable activities. We are developing a list of what hopefully will be interesting workshops, some of which are available to book now.
On Wednesday 30 September the workshop will look at Light Sculpturing; using longer exposures, a darkened room and torches to paint ethereal light on subjects. Inspired by the work of US photographer Harold Ross.
Long Exposure workshops.
Night photography – groups up to six. Book in advance and participants will arrange the session between themselves to ensure convenient dates and shooting conditions.
Daylight long-exposures. Including use of Neutral Density filters. Groups of between 3 and 6 depending on subject and location. Currently looking to create a Waterfalls group.
Based on an event seen at The Photography Show, this experimental workshop will light a subject/model whilst throwing flour in the background with colourful lights illuminating the ‘explosion’ of flour. Messy – So will be doing it outside so weather dependent. This is taking place on Wed 7 October 2020 but will be repeated because of the interest.
Other news: A new YouTube channel started this year and is highly recommended. Of interest to photographers of all abilities, Photography Online publishes monthly on the last Sunday of the month. Do subscribe to the channel and watch the earlier monthly episodes from January.
We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.
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On Wednesday, 23 September and Wednesday 30 September at 7pm, we are offering a choice between TWO WORKSHOPS each week, at TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. Anti-COVID-19 measures apply.
For our next CLUB EVENTS on Wednesday, 23 September and Wednesday 30 September at 7pm, we are offering a choice between TWO WORKSHOPS each week, at TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.
The LONG-EXPOSURE workshop will take place in Hull City Centre and the REFLECTIONS workshop will be re-run at our Haven Arms base in Hedon.
Each workshop will have FIVE PARTICIPANTS and the WORKSHOP LEADER only. Both will be perfect for beginners, and refreshers for more experienced photographers. We particularly want to encourage members who haven’t been for a while.
Please complete the online booking form and visit that webpage for more information. ** MUST BE BOOKED IN TO TAKE PART **
#NOTE: COVID-19 restrictions. Up to 6 people only. Social-distancing and contact & trace measures apply to all workshops. Unfortunately, we can’t offer any ‘hands-on’ advice with your kit, only verbal.