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Faces in unintentional places – Week 46 Challenge.

FACES are everywhere – especially when your imagination is working overtime… Take a picture of something you discover that unintentionally resembles a face. No real faces though…..!

WEEK 46 of the 52-week photography challenge.
FACES IN UNINTENTIONAL PLACES

Take a picture of something you discover that unintentionally resembles a face. No actual faces are allowed.
Faces are everywhere – in the environment, in buildings, in your imagination! Your challenge this week is to look for these faces and take a photo!

Reminder: No people or statues, or carvings or actual faces are allowed!

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#viewfinderschallengeweek46

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Take a photowalk! Week 42 Challenge!

Hedon Viewfinders members often organise photowalks – this week it’s a challenge to do one!

WEEK 42 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge
TAKE A PHOTOWALK

This might seem an obvious one for photography club members, but for those who normally shoot alone, then an organised photowalk can be a rewarding experience. It’s also a great idea for those stuck in a creative rut and seeking inspiration.

Walking out with other photographers, rather than non-photographers, gives you the chance to take more time taking your photos. You can afford to be geeky trying out different ideas, approaches and new equipment. You can enjoy taking a wide range of photos from people, to architecture and the natural world depending on where your walk is.

Your walk could be anywhere: You might organise your own and invite other photographers to join you on a walk just minutes away from where you live. You might join a walk in a new place to you; a village, town, or city perhaps.
A trip to a woodland location or seaside venue can be very rewarding for your photography when in the company of other enthusiastic photographers.

A photowalk can act as its own network with opportunities to discuss photography with others sharing the same interest. The spin-offs from a photowalk can be good too; make an agreement to keep in touch with your walking friends and share your photos on social media.
Your challenge this week: Organise or take part in a photowalk!

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As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

Week 40 – Abstract Photography

There is no wrong way to do this – so go, have fun, and make some unique and special images!

WEEK 40 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is about exploring Abstract Photography.

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The majority of photographs taken in the world capture a moment in time. They record something which the photographer thought was important at the time. The captured images mostly represent something easily identifiable and as the viewer we recognise them. However, not all photos have to be this way!

An abstract image is non-representational and reflects the personal viewpoint of the photographer. It’s not about replicating reality, rather it is about creating an alternative reality.

Abstract photography features form and shape, colour and texture, light and shadow in an image. It is your own way of seeing the world from your perspective. As such the opportunities to create new and unique images are raised.

Abstract photography is fun and easy to do – but harder to explain! It involves developing observational skills (look up, look down, look close, look wide, different perspectives, different viewpoints) and creative skills important in all photography, but it needs to be your own very personal way of seeing the world.

Your challenge this week is to explore the world of abstract photography and transform a simple view of the world into something very different! There is no wrong way to do this – so go, have fun, and make some unique and special images!

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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


KEY DATES:

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Week 38 #Puntophoto – it’s new, and it’s fun!

We introduce #Puntophoto to the World! Your Week 38 Challenge of our 52-Week Photography project.

Puntophoto [Pun-to-photo] Week 38 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge

Take a well-known saying, a catchphrase, a title of a book, film, or song perhaps, and create an image that gives it a comical or literal twist.

We are introducing Puntophoto to the world as part of Week 38 of the Hedon Viewfinders 52-Week Photography Challenge. It’s designed to get those creative juices flowing. A starting point is to think of a simple phrase or saying that you or others use – and then can you imagine a different version or meaning of that saying?

This might be something as literal as Jack in the Box

…to the comical Groom and his bride 2B (get it? 2B is actually a grade of the graphite softness of a pencil):

You can use tabletop creations like Lost his Marbles

… or real people like Get Ahead in Life:

Other phrases that might help you get started are High Five, Love Boat, Funny Bone, Time Flies… etc. Once you start thinking then more will come and your imagination will then determine how they might become a Puntophoto.

pun – a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.

Oxford English Dictionary

Your challenge this week is to create your own Puntophotos!

#viewfinderschallenge #viewfinderschallengeweek36 #puntophoto

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Negative space in photography – a positive thing!

New challenge for Week 37 – and a plug for our Presentation Night on Wednesday.

WEEK 37 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is about using NEGATIVE SPACE.

Using ‘negative space’ in photography means emphasising a subject by paying attention to the area around it. This area will dominate the majority of the picture and is often uniform in colour or texture and includes no distracting elements – it may be just empty space.
Effective use of negative space can create dramatic photos with a stark contrast between the subject and the surrounding area. As a rule of thumb, your subject should occupy less than 50% of the frame.
Using negative space is something you can consider when deciding on the composition in your frame. By moving around and considering different viewpoints, can you isolate your subject so it’s surrounded by negative space?
Your challenge in Week 37 is to consider and experiment with the use of negative space.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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


Presentation Night – Hedon Viewfinders

HEDON VIEWFINDERS meets on Wednesday 14 September 2022 at the Haven Arms for a delightful event – we will be presenting the trophies to the winners of the Preston Show Open Photography Competition including the annual Photographer of the Year and the Young Photographer of the Year.

We’ll also be making important announcements about the Open Photography Competition for 2023 in August 2023 and announcing our own Exhibition (with a twist!) in March 2023.

We’ll also be plugging our Dry Ice Halloween Night on Wednesday 2 November 2022, the request to do Santa’s Grotto photographs again at Hedon Christmas Lights Night on Friday 25 November – and also seeking to set a date and theme for Hedon Viewfinders Christmas Party in December (always a highlight of the year)!

It should be a delightful evening! Please arrive for a prompt start at 7pm.

7pm on Wed 14 September at Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH


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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Flat Lay Photography – Week 36 Challenge

WEEK 36 of the 52-week photography challenge is FLAT LAY PHOTOGRAPHY

A flat lay photograph is one shot on a flat surface as a background! Simple, eh? Deceptively simple! A flat lay is normally an image shot directly from above – a bird’s eye view of an arrangement of objects. Those objects are usually related to one another. Whilst the placement of the objects can be random and unorganised, the careful consideration of their positions can help create visually interesting compositions. The use of patterns and symmetry can help. The colours used can contribute to a pleasing look. The colour or texture of the flat surface, the ‘stage’ on which your subjects are placed, is also important to the final look.
Flat lays are a useful technique to use in product photography with creativity and lighting being key factors.
This week, enjoy creating your flat lay images!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek36

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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


MACRO night – Wednesday 7 September 2022

bulb reflected macro photo

Macro or close-up Photography – a focus on lamps/bulbs: Macro photography is a wide-ranging subject, but at this meet-up, we are encouraging you to have a closer look at light bulbs as a subject. If you want to bring along your own ul (carefully!) as a subject, then please do. But we will have some props to play with.

Whilst this is a focus on Light Bulbs and Lamps, if you do want to bring along other subjects to photograph (coins, jewellery, etc), please do.

Macro or close-up Photography – a focus on lamps/bulbs: 7pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022 at the Haven Arms in Hedon.


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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Photography Challenge Week 34 – Move your camera!

There is a freedom and creative release that comes from deliberately moving the camera during an exposure – have fun breaking the rules!

WEEK 34 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge
INTENTIONAL CAMERA MOVEMENT (ICM)
There’s an obsession in photography with sharpness; clear and sharply-focused subjects are often the key to a good image and that requires a stationary camera. And yet there is a freedom and creative release that comes from deliberately moving the camera during an exposure.

Intentional Camera Movement or ICM is a style of shooting that results in very different and unique images. It’s called ‘swiping’ the camera in America, and that probably better describes the technique, in that you swipe the camera whilst taking a shot and it’s the movement of the camera (whether fast or slow is up to you) quite often coupled with a slower shutter speed that creates the effects.

Whilst there are no rules in how and what you do, it is still advisable to consider what your subject is. Strong colours work well, and well-defined lines can give you an idea of what direction to swipe your camera. Trees often make a good subject for ICM photos as do landscape and seascape shots. Static lights in the dark are also a good subject.

Your challenge this week is to experiment with Intentional Camera Movement!

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#viewfinderschallengeweek34

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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


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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Week 33 Challenge – Get creative with water and glass!

Another creative photography challenge from Hedon Viewfinders.

WEEK 33
WATER AND GLASS
What can you create with a glass container and water? These might be simple props, but your imagination could take you anywhere!
When you are photographing glass then care and attention needs to be taken to the effects of reflection and refraction (how light bends and distorts an image); you can seek to use these to your advantage, or seek to eliminate them.
This is a creative challenge. But use it to observe and study the effects of lighting too.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek33

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Rule of Odds – Week 32 Challenge!

This week, we want you to have odd thinking…. that old chestnut!

THE RULE OF ODDS like all photography rules is not a rule at all, but a guide to better practice (possibly) and aid to creative thinking.

The rule of odds suggests that, whenever possible, a composition should have an odd number of objects, rather than an even number. So an image should have three bottles rather than two, and five people rather than four.

Psychologists suggest that our brains pay more attention to groups of 3, 5 and 7 than 2, 4 and 6. Now whether you agree with this is not that important – but it can help you think about your composition and placement of elements within your viewfinder/frame.

So this week, we want you to have odd thinking – use the rule of odds in your images this week.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek32

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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

Surprise! Your Week 31 Photography Challenge

However you choose to interpret it, your theme this week is Surprise!

SURPRISE! Week 31 of 52-Week Challenge

Surprise! Take a shot, perhaps a portrait that captures an expression of surprise, alarm or concern. Or maybe your shot will be a more literal interpretation of the theme?
However you choose to interpret it, your theme this week is Surprise!

Hashtag your work on social media:

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweeek31

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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


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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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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