Hedon Viewfinders Panning Competition and Sparkly Bulb Project

Panning Competition:

Following the last meeting on “Panning”, we are holding a club ‘competition’ for Panning photos. Members are invited to send up to three photos demonstrating the panning technique in via email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk (members on Facebook can use the Panning Album set up in the Facebook Group)

The Photos will be shown on the screen at the next meeting on Wednesday 18 March 2020 and you’ll be asked to give information on them, such as Where, Time of Day, Settings, etc.

Everyone will take part in helping to score the best one of each person’s three photos and the winning shot from each person will be looked at later by Ray and Glenn, who will choose the winning shots. There’ll be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Certificates awarded at the following meeting on 1st April 2020.

Whilst a friendly competition – above all, we want to see your photos attempting to pan, whatever the results. We can all learn by analysing what didn’t go quite right, as much as by looking at those that turned out well.

Sparkly Bulb Project Night – Haven Arms, Tues 10 March 2020, 7pm

A one-off project night to recreate the Sparkler and Vintage Bulb photos popularised by Gavin Hoey of Adorama TV. See the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/1AkeFMzn_u8

Bring your camera and tripod (although you can lend a tripod for the shoot) and we’ll bring the rest. Let us know you’re coming (at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk), and we’ll make sure we’ve got enough supplies for you to have a go at the shot.

Whilst an informal night, it’s also an opportunity to get some advice and tips on your photography.

Starts at 7pm on Tuesday 10 March at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. Location: https://what3words.com/captive.crispier.pirate

All Welcome. Free, fun & friendly!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the website for the latest from Hedon Viewfinders!

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Camera Techniques with Hedon Viewfinders – Panning – Wed 4 March 2020

This meeting of Viewfinders will have a look at PANNING: The technique where you move your camera along in time with a moving subject and end up getting a sharp subject but with a blurred background. We can spend some time with you looking at your camera settings and practising the technique.

Our next meeting continues our programme of activities to help people get to know their cameras and settings better.

Panning – practice anywhere and with anything…!

Panning is the technique where you move your camera along in time with a moving subject and end up getting a sharp or relatively sharp subject in your photo, but with a blurred background. It’s a technique that is used a lot in sports and action photography.

This meeting of Viewfinders will have a look at panning and we will have a chance to practice. We can spend some time with you looking at your camera settings and having a go with the technique.

Things to have a look at on your camera that will be useful:

  • Have a look at some of the semi-automatic modes on your camera that might be useful and/or interesting to try i.e. shutter priority/timer value (TV) modes, any special scene modes for panning or sports.
  • Find out how to control the shutter speed and other settings manually.
  • Look how to set your focus to manual and what auto-focus options are available i.e. one-shot focus and continuous focusing.

The meeting takes place at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm on Wednesday 4 March. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

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Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! New to photography? Come along, you are very welcome – talk to us about your new camera, kit and accessories, and how to use them.

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Five Challenges Night – Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club

Hedon Viewfinders next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 7pm will comprise five fun but technical and creative challenges. You’ll get a chance to work on each. If you’re unfamiliar with your camera settings, we can help you to get the shots whilst the more experienced will just get shooting.

The Five Challenges Night!

Hedon Viewfinders next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 7pm will comprise five fun but technical and creative challenges. You’ll get a chance to work on each. If you’re unfamiliar with your camera settings, we can help you to get the shots whilst the more experienced will just get shooting.

1. Splash photography – Capture a dramatic splash effect with our drops apparatus.
2. Lighting a match – Think three parts of this with our giant matches; the ignition, the flare and the settling flame
3. Bokeh – Create an attractive background with points of light whilst keeping your subject clear.
4. Blowing bubbles – How creative can you get?
5. Eggs – Bring your own egg! What creative opportunities can you set up for the other photographers present?

This will be a learning opportunity with your cameras for some, and a whole host of photographic fun for everyone. We’ll be issuing some light-hearted spot prizes on the evening too!

Photowalks:

Beverley Photo Walk hosted by the Hull Creative Photography GroupSunday 23 February 2020. Meet at the bandstand for 2pm. The relaxed walk will commence at 2.15pm. Find the Beverley bandstand meeting point with what3words: https://w3w.co/office.bossy.hothouse

Spurn Walkabout hosted by the Hull Creative Photography GroupSaturday 4 April – Meet at 10 am at the Spurn Visitor Centre. Walk (7-mile circular walk) starts 10.15 am (times may be revised dependent on tide times). The unique Spurn peninsular attracts tourists and photographers from across the country.

Whilst a great photography adventure, it can be ‘hard going’ walking Spurn, so adequate footwear/clothing is a must. The trip may not suit those unused to country walking. Find Spurn Visitor Centre with what3words: https://w3w.co/grand.goodnight.hosts

Special Event

Special Event on the 28th February 2020 – Just a few places left!

ALL WELCOME at Hedon Viewfinders!

We look forward to greeting you at our meetings and events! New to photography? Come along, you are very welcome – talk to us about your camera kit and accessories, and how to use them.

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Hedon Viewfinders Planning Meeting – Wed 22 January – Agenda

Find out about our next Hedon Viewfinders meeting and also the Hull Museums Tour by the Wilberforcian Steampunks Corporation on Sunday…

Hedon Viewfinders next club meeting is on Wednesday 22 January 2020, starting promptly at 7pm. This will be a Business Meeting on ‘Taking our Club up to the next level!’ We’ll discuss our planned programme of Meetings, Trips, Exhibitions and Competitions, etc.

If you have an item for the agenda – particularly if it is an idea that involves spending money – please contact us by 5pm Monday 13th January so that we can give adequate notice to members. A full Agenda will be emailed to members next Tuesday.

Agenda as above: 

Meetings (the programme for the year)
Trips
Exhibitions
Competitions
Any Other Business

The meeting will also be a chance to network with other members so do bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings, features, etc.

As ever, our meetings are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Feel free to invite your friends or anyone you know who is interested in photography. We do intend to produce some club cards for members which you can use to promote the club.

Meet in time for prompt 7pm start on Wed 22 Jan at the Haven Arms, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

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The Wilberforcian Steampunk Corporation (WSC) – Hull Museums Tour.
Sunday 19 January 2020 meeting outside Wilberforce House at 11am.

The WSC will be touring the Museums Quarter and there will be opportunities for photos in each and along High Street too. Photographers are asked to share their favourite photos with the WSC.

Wilberforce House is in the Museums Quarter on High Street in Hull’s Old Town. It is near the Streetlife and Hull and East Riding Museums, next to the River Hull.

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Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders events. Always free, fun and friendly!

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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Hedon Viewfinders Planning Meeting – Wed 22 January 2020

Find out about our next Hedon Viewfinders meeting and also the Hull Museums Tour by the Wilberforcian Steampunks Corporation on Sunday…

Hedon Viewfinders next club meeting is on Wednesday 22 January 2020, starting promptly at 7pm. This will be a Business Meeting on ‘Taking our Club up to the next level!’ We’ll discuss our planned programme of Meetings, Trips, Exhibitions and Competitions, etc.

If you have an item for the agenda – particularly if it is an idea that involves spending money – please contact us by 5pm Monday 13th January so that we can give adequate notice to members. A full Agenda will be emailed to members next Tuesday.

Agenda as above: 

Meetings (the programme for the year)
Trips
Exhibitions
Competitions
Any Other Business

The meeting will also be a chance to network with other members so do bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings, features, etc.

As ever, our meetings are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Feel free to invite your friends or anyone you know who is interested in photography. We do intend to produce some club cards for members which you can use to promote the club.

Meet in time for prompt 7pm start on Wed 22 Jan at the Haven Arms, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

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The Wilberforcian Steampunk Corporation (WSC) – Hull Museums Tour.
Sunday 19 January 2020 meeting outside Wilberforce House at 11am.

The WSC will be touring the Museums Quarter and there will be opportunities for photos in each and along High Street too. Photographers are asked to share their favourite photos with the WSC.

Wilberforce House is in the Museums Quarter on High Street in Hull’s Old Town. It is near the Streetlife and Hull and East Riding Museums, next to the River Hull.

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Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders events. Always free, fun and friendly!

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

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Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
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Props and Experimentation Photography Night! Hedon Viewfinders Wed 8 Jan 2020

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and any interesting kit you might have, and help create and share some photographic opportunities. This might be for still life, macro, bokeh shots, water shots – this is only limited by our imagination and space!

Our first meeting of 2020 takes place next Wednesday 8 January, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH and will be another ‘Props Night – a chance to experiment’.

Some of you have got crystal balls (lensballs) for Christmas? Bring them along – what might we do with them?

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and interesting kit you might have, and help create and share some photographic opportunities. This might be for still life, macro, bokeh shots, water shots – this is only limited by our imagination and space! As well as a chance for us to have a go at something different, it’s also a chance to practice with ideas that will work at our special joint meeting on Wed 29 January (not our normal Wednesday) with the Young Farmers Club – more about this at the next meeting!

If you need to get in early to set your prop up and claim table space, we’ll be open from 6:30pm. This is very much a chance to experiment – so if there is something you would really like to try, but don’t know where to start – then do get in touch and we’ll see what we can arrange!

Look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday! New to photography? Come along, you are very welcome – talk to us about your new camera, kit and accessories, and how to use them.

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“My Journey to the Stars!” – Photography Presentation by Simon Dallimore

SPEAKING at the next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club on Wednesday, November 13 at 7pm is Simon Dallimore, an accomplished photographer. Simon, who is a member of the ‘Picture It’ photography group in Withernsea, will be giving a personal presentation that should provide help and inspiration to those looking to improve their photography.

SPEAKING at the next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club on Wednesday, November 13 is Simon Dallimore, an accomplished photographer.

Simon, who is a member of the ‘Picture It’ photography group in Withernsea, will be giving a personal presentation that should provide help and inspiration to those looking to improve their photography.

Simon’s talk ‘My Journey to the Stars’ will be about how his photography has developed showing photographs from when he first started through to the present day.

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Hedon, HU12 8HH on Wednesday, November 13 starting at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders. It’s free, fun and friendly!

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Light painting and other photographic wizardry!

Light painting and other photographic wizardry!

ALWAYS one of our most enjoyable meet-ups of the year at Hedon Viewfinders as we all create brilliant images with burning wire wool, lights, lasers and other associated wizardry at this practical photography session led by Glenn Stallard.

Using slower shutter speeds, different light sources and some simple technical gizmos and a with a heavy dose of individual imagination as you shoot, it’s possible to create really dramatic images.

Turn up to join in the fun indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) from 7pm at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 30 October 2019. If you have never done this before you will be amazed how easy it is to capture great images!

Also if people are interested, we can look at arranging a follow-up meeting to show how you can further edit your images afterwards to create even more pleasing photographs. We’ll arrange on the night for those interested.

Call for submissions to the Hedon Viewfinders Yearbook 2019.

We are producing a YEARBOOK of FAVOURITE IMAGES taken by our members in 2019. If you receive this notification as an email then you are invited to submit ONE IMAGE for publication in the book.

The DEADLINE to EMAIL your favourite image for the book is SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 2019. Email your favourite image which should be of the highest resolution possible to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

Participation is key here, so even if you haven’t attended the Club for a while, then please consider being part of the Yearbook. It’s free to be included.

The book will be designed and set up on Tuesday 3rd December and those interested can come along and help in its design, look and appearance.

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At Hedon Viewfinders – Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery.

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder of Mary Jane Langley instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

Something very different for our next meeting!

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms.

Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery. It’s 128 years ago since the discovery of the bloody body of Preston girl 18-year-old Mary Jane Langley. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

This will obviously interest photographers to discover how the documentary media of the time reported the case – but the presentation from Mike Covell will appeal to a far wider audience.

Photo: Mike Covell at the graveside of Mary Jane Langley.

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Do visit the web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.

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Hedon Viewfinders Club News Autumn 2019

Events.

Team Picture Quiz:
The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 and is a Team Picture Quiz. A social event, this will involve splitting up into teams to help solve the answers to the ‘what’ and ‘where’ picture clues. Photos of unusual places and taken from unusual angles, your team will have to work out the answers. Devised by Glenn Stallard, who was also responsible for planning the very enjoyable Team Scavenger Hunt earlier this year, it promises to be lots of fun! Meet for 7pm start at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

Santa’s Grotto:
Once again we’ve been asked to do the Father Christmas grotto photographs at Hedon Christmas Lights at Hedon Town Hall on Friday, 29 November 2019. This is something that Hedon Viewfinders has done for the last couple of years in collaboration with Hedon Town Council. It raises money for the Mayor’s charity on the town’s busiest night of the year. Hopefully, it’s going to be a team event again and a great opportunity for members to join in both the fun of the picture-taking and also the organisation of the event on the night i.e. liaison with the families and children – it’s very busy! Anyone can get involved, it’s a great chance to practice portrait photography even if it’s not your normal genre, and of course, you’ll be part of the great Christmas atmosphere. Any offers of help appreciated – volunteers need to be available between 4pm and 9pm (but we can organise shifts if we get enough volunteers). As mentioned previously, it’s a busy night, but it is a great deal of fun. If you can volunteer on the night contact Ray at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.com soon, please.

Christmas Party:
Speaking of Christmas, the last meeting of the year is our Christmas Party on Wednesday 11 December 2019. It’ll be a hot buffet format (rather than a sit-down meal) with our own Christmas party entertainment and fun.  Costs will be £10 per head. Invite your partners/friends. Monies/bookings will be collected at our meetings or contact us to make other arrangements.

Joint Meeting with Young Farmers:
An early ‘heads-up’ for next year. We are holding a joint practical photography session (props and experimentation) with this youth organisation on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 7pm. This is not our normal Wednesday session and will be held in a different venue. Watch out for further details nearer the date.

Programme for 2020:
We are now seeking YOUR IDEAS as to our PROGRAMME FOR 2020. What would you like to see the Club doing in the New Year? Do let us know your ideas for meetings (practicals and speakers), events and field trips.

Other events news – It’s HIP Festival in October (4th – 27th). Putting Hull on the international map for photography!

Submissions (including photographs) are now invited for the Ferens Open Exhibition 2020. Deadline 6th October 2019.

Volunteer.

Exhibitions Coordinator:
The Club is looking for a volunteer who can take the lead responsibility for arranging the club exhibitions. We have some exciting opportunities for working with community partners to hold some innovative exhibitions in the New Year. This role involves working with other members, venues and organisations to provide opportunities for the Club to display its members’ work. You don’t necessarily need experience (although that would be beneficial) as we have the expertise within the group to help, but we need a named-person and contact, a person with imagination and drive, who can coordinate the process of staging an exhibition from concept to realisation.
We’ll have some informal discussions about this role over the next few weeks, with a view to starting in the New Year. But do make contact if you are interested.

Constructive Critique and Printing.

Print Circle:
Is anyone interested in forming a self-help Print Circle? This would need about 10 people to work (and to keep it manageable) who would meet perhaps once a quarter to look at a print from each of its members with a view to offering constructive critique on each image and advise on the quality of the printing. The idea would be to improve our photography and print presentation. I think this would be really useful to those who aspire to enter more competitions, exhibitions or go for distinctions. We could look at using the Haven Arms on Tuesday nights for this. If this proves to be useful, then there is nothing to stop us from setting up more than one Print Circle. Again do make contact if you are interested.

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Do visit the Key Dates web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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