It’s RED WEEK with Hedon Viewfinders.

IT’S RED WEEK in a week that looks like it is going to be red hot for our holiday next weekend – and check out about our red hot speakers on the next two Wednesdays…

WEEK 24
IT’S RED WEEK

Whether it is an image dominated by Red, or just a subtle but important hint of the colour, your challenge this week is to celebrate Redness! Of course, there are various shades of red, in fact, every hue and saturation imaginable between black and white; so you have lots to work with. Red is also an important mood colour representing different things in different cultures.
Your challenge – explore all things red in your photos!

Red Week photography examples

Don’t forget to use the hashtags on social media:
#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek24

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.

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Bridlington Holiday – Fri 17 – Sun 19 June

With lots going on in Bridlington at the Weekend, our Club Holiday looks set to be an exciting time for those members going.

There will be a special ‘This is Bridlington’ Photography Challenge, a trip to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, participation in the ‘Race the Waves’ weekend, a Steam Punk Fair and lots more besides. But also comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by other photography enthusiasts to help and support your photography meaning it will be a thouroughly enjoyable, memorable and instructive holiday! And the weather looks good too (although no for my moody seascapes perhaps!? – Ray).

Inspired? Want to come along? There is still time to book. Contact us.


The Deep – Photography Competition 2022

The Deep aquarium in Hull is organising its first-ever photography competition based on photography taken in the iconic building that will showcase the resident creaturess and their habitats.

Entries: You can submit up to 3 images and there are categories for juniors (under 16s) and adults. The winners of the competition will have their work featured in The Deep 2023 Calendar.

  • In the spirit of the competition, entrants must not be professional photographers. This is defined as someone who makes more than half of their annual income from the sale of their work.
  • The competition is open to entrants who are members of photography clubs.

The deadline for entries is midnight Wednesday 31 August 2022.

More at: The Deep – Photography Competition 2022.


Check out about our meetings:

See Mike Covell on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” and the fascinating talk by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images and some of his aerial photography from his days as a pilot.

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.

Week 23 Challenge and Club News

New Challenge for this week 23 and Club News about our next few meetings –

WEEK 23 of 52-Week Photography Challenge – FANTASIA

Mythology, magic and fairy tales. Create an image that fits the theme. You might create a still life of magical objects, or visit a real-life scene that could be a setting for a fairy tale or home to fairies and elves. You could photograph something that depicts the theme. You might create an image that makes us believe in magical powers!
Your challenge: Have fun and use your imagination to create fantasia.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek23

Meetings:

  • Wed 8 June at 7pm will be an informal networking meeting with an opportunity for practice and skill sharing. Bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings and use. We ask more experienced members to bring their kit bags and reveal all their secrets about what they carry on photographic excursions in “What’s in my kit bag!?”
  • Wed 15 June is already looking to be a busy meeting when Mike Covell speaks on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars”. Please arrive by 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. A collection will be taken at the meeting to cover costs.
  • Wed 22 June, 7pm. Old images – rescued and brought back to life! The talk is by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images – also a look at some of his extraordinary aerial photographs.

New weekly photography game:

Wednesdays will also feature our new weekly photography tasks game. Pick out your own random challenge and enter into the competition album on our Facebook Group. Not on Facebook? You should still be able to see our public page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/166927467046058/ at the preceding link. If Facebook adds any additional text as it tries to encourage you to sign up to it, click at the end of the link in your browser and backspace delete letters until you see the link exactly as highlighted. You can then see the competition album and email your votes and entry each week to glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk (this is what I’ll be doing – Ray).

Check out our Key Dates page. We’re adding new stuff each week!

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.

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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.

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!

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#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.

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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.

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.

A Frame within a Frame: Week 16

Week 16 of 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022…

WEEK 16 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is Frame within a Frame which is a compositional tool that can add interest to an image.

WEEK 16 – FRAME WITHIN A FRAME

#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek16

Using something in your image to frame your main subject can draw attention to it while often adding more depth to the overall photograph.

You can specifically add a frame to your composition before you take a shot, or even add them in post-editing, but this challenge is about observation too, so your aim is to discover naturally occurring frames. But anything goes!

Once you start looking for ways to frame your subject you will find more than you realise.

Your challenge: Look for and use frames within your photographs!

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


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.

What to do with your images? Week 15 Photography Challenge

Your challenge for Week 15 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge: DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweeek15

WEEK 15
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS?
You’ve captured some images with your mobile phone or camera. They have survived the delete button and you are quite pleased with them. What to do with them next?

Your challenge this week is to do something different with your images rather than sit in phone storage, memory cards or hard drives. Some ideas and there are lots more:

1) Print them out!
A quaint old-fashioned idea perhaps, but many photographers argue that a photo is not a photo until it’s a print. Your online image won’t take pride of place on anyone’s wall or desk!
Consider producing your own Photo Book or Pamphlet.
There are lots of print shops or online services that can produce your photos as photo books and also as images e.g. on cushions, cups, teeshirts and lots of other products. Check what’s available. Found a good service? Share with your photographer friends.

2) Open an online photo sharing account. You can then invite family and friends to view your work or make it available for public viewing. Try:
Instagram
Flickr
500px

Clickasnap

3) Open a Photo Page on Facebook just to showcase your photos i.e. Jane Doe’s Photography page.

4) Enter competitions. Your aim at first might not be to win but to learn more about what judges are looking for in winning images. This will help you improve your photography skills.

Your challenge – Do something different with your images. Share your results over time with us and remember the hashtag #viewfinderschallengeweeek15.


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.

Join in 0n our Facebook Group page with the chat and banter about these challenges; get tips and advice from other members.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

WEEK 14 OF 52-WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE – THE RULE OF THIRDS:

Rule of Thirds – a useful guide for composing your photos!

WEEK 14 OF 52-WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE
RULE OF THIRDS:

Good composition is the key to a good photo. Where you place the main subject and supporting elements in the photograph can be a critical choice. The Rule of Thirds is a simple guide to help you make those choices.
When you take a shot, think about what you see on screen or through the viewfinder and split that up mentally into Left, Middle and Bottom, and also Top, Middle and Bottom. In that grid of 9 squares, there are four key points where the lines cross and it is these areas that are the key points of interest. If you place your key subject in any of these four key points, then you are on your way to a better photo. A natural inclination for new photographers is to place the key subject in the centre of the frame – but do try and avoid that and as a simple reminder to use the Rule of Thirds, think to yourself “avoid the middle!”.
In landscape photography, experienced photographers will often split their scenes up into distinctive thirds.
The camera manufacturers consider the Rule of Thirds so important, that many cameras can opt to display a Rule of Thirds overlay screen to aid your composition.
Although not a real ‘rule’ – there are no rules in photography – think of the Rule of Thirds as something that can help make your images stronger and more pleasing. Those of you who crop your photos afterwards – then crop using the Rule of Thirds.
Your challenge for Week 14 – practice using the Rule of Thirds.

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.

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

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


We asked you to Guess Where the following were taken? No one got it right, so I’ll keep the big prize! 🙂

Guess Where competition

The answers:

Dan Kitchener mural.

The Symbol (seen clearly from The Empress).


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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