Weekly tasks game / constructive critique session

New weekly Tasks Photography Game and our next meeting is a constructive critique session.

New weekly photography game:

A NEW weekly game is going to start via our Meetings on Wednesdays and our Facebook Group Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members). We invite you to join in! It will run from Wednesday to Wednesday.

Organised by Glenn, you will pick a task out of a bag at each meeting, and you then have a week to complete the task. Your best effort goes into a folder on the Facebook Group and you can only have one image.

If you cannot make the meeting, you can contact Glenn and he’ll pick a task out of the bag for you. You can use your own imagination, and you can access the web for ideas. The resulting image must be your own new work though, and not stock photos.

weekly tasks game
An example of a task is ‘Haberdashery’ to which Glenn responded with Adidas Man

Everyone should visit the relevant album on the Facebook Group and score the images as they feel fit. That gives us a leader board, which, should alter each week depending on voters.

The voting scores you can give on each image, are:

  • A like 👍🏻= 1 point
  • A love it ❤️= 2 points
  • A Wow 😲= 3 points

Voters can vote up to 7pm each Wednesday night. After that, the voting stops and restarts for the following week.

A Leader Board will be put up the next day so members can see how they are doing.

At the Hedon Viewfinders Christmas Party, there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes awarded!

If members reading this are not on Facebook, then you will still be able to play. Contact Glenn Stallard for information on email: glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk and he’ll arrange to pick your task for you.

We will feature regular updates here on the website on the images posted and the Leader Board!


MEETING Wednesday 1st June 2022 – Constructive criticism session

You are invited to come along to the meeting at the Haven Arms at 7pm and bring five images on a memory stick with you (or email them to us in advance). Hand them in at the beginning of the meeting. Your images should be from recent Hedon Viewfinders meetings or the weekly challenges.

We will show the images on the big screen anonymously and invite members to give their views on the images; what they like about them, and how they might be improved. Constructive criticism should be a positive experience leading to the taking of better photos and better post-editing.

If you prefer to email your images in advance then please mark the email subject ‘Constructive Criticism’ and send them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk

Subjects of the images you bring should be based on your shared experiences with other club members and the 52-Week Photography Challenge.

Examples of the images you might bring from recent meet-ups could be – Water drops, Flying, Panning, Triptych, Bluebells Wood, Black & White, The 5-prop challenge night, etc, (see previous meeting subjects on this website).


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

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

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

Capture the water drops action! Meeting and Week 21 Challenge

The Haven Arms in Hedon on Wednesday for some water drops action! Practical photography session open to all.

THIS WEEK’S 52-WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE is also going to be the practical subject of our meeting Wednesday 7pm 25 May 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. ALL WELCOME

#ViewfindersChallege #ViewfindersChallengeWeek21

WEEK 21
MAKE A SPLASH – WATER DROPS ACTION!
Take a close up photo of a drop splashing into the water. It’s an old photography project but lots to learn every time you do it. The important thing is to get a regular dripping action so that you can time your shots with more accuracy. You’ll have lots of misses – but when you get a hit, you’ll love it!

The set-up here is something you can do at home by fixing a food bag or similar high up filled with water and putting a small pinprick hole in it. Use a tray full of water to catch your drops. Use your camera on a tripod and manually focus at the point where the splash occurs.

The use of a flash can help capture the action. Put some coloured paper or a bright background behind the tray so that the colour reflects in the water. And time your shots to catch the collision!
Your Challenge: Make a Splash – capture the action!

water drops action photo set up
water drops action

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

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

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

FLYING! Week 20 challenge of 52 Week Photography

Your challenge for Week 20 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge: FLYING. It’s the subject of our meeting on Wednesday too!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek20

WEEK 20
FLYING!

Whether it’s real flight, a camera trick or an editing illusion, make us believe that your subject can fly! It might be an actual bird or an aircraft in flight, but equally valid is a subject frozen in motion. Flying can also be represented by the effective use of blur. You could take an editing route and try to convince the viewer that levitation is real!

Your challenge: Represent “Flying!” in your image.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

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

EACH WEEK for 2022, we will introduce a new Challenge, Task or Idea to stimulate you into taking new photographs. It’s just for fun. We hope you join in each week. If you’ve had a go at one of the ideas before, then don’t miss it out; instead, try to approach the challenge in a new way.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


MEETING WEDNESDAY:

Meeting 7pm on 18 May 2022 at The Haven Arms, Havenside, HU12 8HH is also on FLYING!

We are Flying on Wednesday at Hedon Viewfinders too! But there will be a much wider subject matter for you to explore than the Week 20 Challenge.

This will be both a creative and technical session. Creatively, how can you interpret “Flying”? What props, kit, and gear can you bring to implement your project around the theme of flying?

flying picture
“I want to fly!”

Think of ‘flying’ in the broadest sense. It might not be just drones, helicopters and UFOs, but might be objects or people frozen in flight, your project might employ feathers and paper – imagination is key here!

Think about using some of the technical skills we’ve practised in recent weeks to help create your images.

Join in 0n our Facebook Group page with the chat and banter about these challenges; get tips and advice from other members. We have a WhatsApp chat group too to share ideas – contact us about joining.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

We are Flying on Wednesday at Hedon Viewfinders!

Something different from Hedon Viewfinders – free, fun and friendly photography club.

At Hedon Viewfinders on Wednesday 18 May 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

FLYING

FLYING. This will be both a creative and technical session. Creatively, how can you interpret “Flying”? What props, kit, and gear can you bring to implement your project around the theme of flying?

Think of ‘flying’ in the broadest sense. It might not be just drones, helicopters and UFOs, but might be objects or people frozen in flight, might employ feathers and paper – imagination is key here!

Think about using some of the technical skills we’ve practised in recent weeks to help create your images.

Look out for our related Week 20 Photography Challenge on Monday.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

PANNING Week 19 – and at Wednesday’s meeting too

PANNING is our Week 19 photography challenge! And we’ll be discussing this at the next meeting too!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek19

WEEK 19 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge 2022 – PANNING:
Take a picture of a moving subject whilst moving the camera so that you blur the background to show movement. Shutter speed and handling your camera are crucial here.
It takes a bit of practice, but you can create a relatively sharp subject combined with a background that features motion blur for some stunning images.
Your challenge: Practice, and try to master panning.

Panning image by Martin Cooper
Panning – by Martin Cooper

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

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

AND this week, we’ll be taking the Challenge into the Club meeting too! We meet on Wednesday 11 May at 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

As well as panning, we hope to show some of the work representative of the three teams that took part in our five-prop challenge that took place on 27 April. If you want to email your favourite images to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and then I’ll print out an A4 selection (not all of them) for viewing at the meeting.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

TRIPTYCH: Week 18

Week 18 of 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022…

WEEK 18 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is TRIPTYCH.

#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek18

WEEK 18
TRIPTYCH

Show us three photos of the same scene or theme.
Pronounced trip-tick a triptych is a photo or something composed or presented in three parts or sections.
Perhaps one image to set the scene? Another as the main subject? And a third to highlight something we may have missed?
Your challenge – create a photographic triptych.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges. 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


Following our trip to Bluebells Wood on Wednesday, then we are continuing our photo walk in Hull City Centre to see and photograph the light and sound show at the About Us event. Bluebells Wood at 7pm and Queen Victoria Square at 9.30pm.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

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.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

Black & White Week and Team Challenge Club Night

Black & White is the Week 17 Challenge… and there is a B&W aspect to our meeting on Wednesday too!

Club News – It’s Black & White Week 17 in the 52-Week Challenge 2022

WEEK 17 of 52-Week Photography Challenge
BLACK & WHITE WEEK

It is black & white week this week, and while in simple terms that might mean an image where all the colour has been removed, we want you to go further than this: Consider the contrasts between dark and light, look at how shadows fall, set out to create mood and atmosphere as you use the 256 shades of grey between true black and true white.
If you can turn your camera to black & white, then do so for this week. When you share and publish your images this week, tell us about the advantages of black & white photography.
Your challenge: Capture black & white images this week.

Remember to use the hashtags to make your photos easier to find on social media: #ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek17

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock. And do please send in your images associated with these challenges. We will publish them on these pages. E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

Malcolm Seville sent in this image in response to Week 16’s Frame Within a Frame Challenge. Thank you, Malcolm!

Frame Within a Frame by Malcolm Seville.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


Team Challenge at Club Night Wed 27 April 2022

A five-prop challenge takes place at Hedon Viewfinders meet up on Wednesday 27 April. We will split into teams and each will face the same five props to photograph. This is a creative challenge but a technical spanner will be thrown into the works as an additional random condition is added. As each team tackles each prop, they will be given one additional thing to consider as well!

The five table props will be a:

  • Buddha statue,
  • a stone bottle,
  • an artist’s wooden mannequin,
  • a polystyrene head,
  • and crystal ducks.

The different random conditions that each team will face when considering their composition will be one of the following:

  • make a silhouette,
  • make a shadow,
  • use a reflection,
  • use additional colour lighting,
  • or make black & white.

Knowing the props and the additional conditions you will have to meet will help you prepare for this fun, creative and technical challenge.

Team Challenge Night, Haven Arms, Havenside, 7pm on Wed 27 April 2022.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

Photography Scavenger Hunt

“If members can look at the Poll (rather on Facebook or here on the website) and see which date they would be able to attend it will be a big help.”

Glenn is putting a Scavenger Hunt/Trail together, hopefully in The next 2 to 3 weeks. It’ll be central to just about everyone. It will be a Sunday, for a couple of hours of fun and Photography. Meeting at 11am.

“I would like as many members there as possible, and I’ll be calling on members who haven’t been for a while, to dust their cameras off and join in. It’ll be nice to catch up.

“If members can look at the Poll (rather on Facebook or on here) and see which date they would be able to attend it will be a big help.”

Glenn Stallard

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday 27 April 2022. Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH. Find on what3words: https://what3words.com/captive.crispier.pirate

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club 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.

ALL WELCOME.

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