Long Shadows – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

It’s the season of ‘Long Shadows’ in the UK – and this is an observational and creative challenge to inspire your next photo!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 3
LONG SHADOWS:
With the sun low in the sky (in the UK) then it’s the perfect time of year to observe the elongated shadows cast.

Your challenge is to photograph those unusual shadows. If taking your own shadow, then look for ways your cast shadow can interact with its environment.

No sun, or stuck indoors? No problem! Your torch or another light source can cast your long shadows!

This is one of those challenges that will improve your observational skills as well as inspire creativity.


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

Leading Lines – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

Lines can add interesting elements into your images. Your challenge this week is to find those interesting lines!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 2
FIND THE LINES:
Vertical lines, horizontal lines, diagonal lines, zigzag lines, and curved lines, etc, can all add interesting elements to your photographs. Your challenge this week is to find those interesting lines whether in nature or the human-made world.

‘Leading lines’ is an additional composition technique where lines in your image lead the viewer’s eyes around the photograph and into the main subjects.

Your challenge this week is to find those interesting lines to photograph and discover leading lines where you can!

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leading lines

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

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

What can you do with simple sheets of paper (or thin cards) as photo subjects?

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek1

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.

WEEK 1
CREATIVE WITH PAPER:
What can you do with simple sheets of paper (or thin cards) as photo subjects? You can use white or coloured paper. By clipping sheets together you can create some wonderful curves. With window light and artificial light, you can create shadows and a wonderful contrast between light and dark. Do you keep your papers sharp with a narrow aperture, or creatively blur with a wider aperture? There are wonderful abstracts to create. What can you do with sheets of paper?

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Challenge 2021 – Countdown Challenge!

COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE – You have until FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER to enter your image into the following categories: Numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 24.

On Friday we will pick the winners from those categories regardless of how many entries have been submitted.

You can enter your image via our social media channels or by email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk – make sure to give the number and title of the challenge and your name clearly.

Free entry into a £10 draw just by entering your first photo into #photography_challenge_2021

Full rules at Photography Challenge 2021.

#2 A somersault:

AND the WINNER of 2 POINTS is….. GLENN STALLARD.

#4 A belly laugh:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for a BELLY LAUGH, is… MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#5 A jumping rope:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for a JUMPING ROPE is…. JANET BUCKNALL.

#6 Shoelaces tied together:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for SHOELACES TIED TOGETHER, is…. DAVE HOOK.

#8 Clouds that look like something else:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for CLOUDS THAT LOOK LIKE SOMETHING ELSE, is…. MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#9 A happy reunion:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A HAPPY REUNION, is…. DAVE HOOK.

#10 A bald spot:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A BALD SPOT, is…. MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#14 A stain:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A STAIN, is…. MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

#15 A wonderful surprise:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A WONDERFUL SURPRISE, is…. (maybe should be Jim Uney for his van-less lighthouse, but is)…. JANET BUCKNALL.

#16 Chapped lips:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for CHAPPED LIPS, is… MIKE REDHEAD.

19 A cat sleeping in a window:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for A CAT SLEEPING IN THE WINDOW, is…. MIKE REDHEAD.

#24 Hanging laundry:

The WINNER of 2 POINTS for HANGING LAUNDRY, is…. MIKE REDHEAD.

Photography Scavenger Hunt – Hedon Viewfinders Wed 29 Sept 2021

HEDON VIEWFINDERS NEXT MEETING: Scavenger Hunt Wed 29 September 2021, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. 7pm.

Note: No meeting Wednesday 22 September.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS NEXT MEETING: Wednesday 29 September 2021 at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon at 7pm.

Scavenger Hunt!

An unusual photography night where we’ll split into teams and each will be given a number of Photography Scavenger Hunt Challenges.

The winners will be the first team back with all the necessary photos and items!

This will suit those who want to stay in or near the pub as well as those who will want to travel a bit further afield.

Some fun prizes! A rather different and fun night at Hedon Viewfinders!


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Challenge Night! Hedon Viewfinders Wed 4 August 2021

Pick your Challenge from the list. Bring your props and kit, create a wonderful tabletop scene and image, or seek help and advice to implement your concept.

WEDNESDAY 4 August 2021 at 7pm will be a Creative Tabletop Photography Challenge Night at the Haven Arms.

Pick your Challenge from the list below. Bring your props and kit, create a wonderful tabletop scene and image, or seek help and advice to implement your concept.

You can pick one or more of the following to inspire you! We’ll be making some spot prizes in recognition of your creativity and endeavour!

  • An image with a sparkly background
  • Mirror magic
  • A sweat shirt
  • A wonderful surprise
  • Create your own raindrops
  • The colour is Yellow!
Challeng Night image

Other items during the night:

Settings and kit surgery. Got issues, problems or questions about your kit?

Update on Open Photography Competition. Report and feedback from our successful day at Preston Show.


Bring your pin-up print to next week’s meeting (11th August) for a constructive critique.

Note: At Wednesday’s 11 August meeting we will hold a Constructive Critique session on prints produced on the 4th August, plus any others (up to 5 in total) that you would like some constructive feedback on.

Difficulties with getting your images printed? Speak to Ray.

EVERYONE WELCOME.

You don’t have to be a ‘member’ to enjoy your photography with Hedon Viewfinders. Free, fun and friendly club rooted in the local community.

** Whilst COVID-19 restrictions have eased, caution is still recommended so please respect those who seek to socially distance and wear masks **

The Cow – Hedon Viewfinders 4th editing challenge

The Cow. Results of our 4th Editing Challenge.

We asked you to re-edit our basic image of a cow in front of Saltend Chemicals Park.

The results are in. There are fewer entries than normal for our editing challenge, but more people actually took part in the challenge at the Club meeting on Wed 30th June. These are those who emailed their results in.

First up is Paul Benson.

How I did it:

  • 1.  Applied the artistic filter ‘Poster Edges’.
  • 2.  Cropped the image to portrait format.
  • 3.  Increased the contrast slightly.
  • 4.  Increased saturation slightly.

Next is Janet Bucknall with her Jurassic Cow!

How I did it:

Janet says she found some new stuff on her computer and just enjoyed herself by adding fun images.


This is Lynn Leedham’s framed bovine creation.

How I did it:

Enhanced cut and framed using Inpixio Editing.


Edit on original by Ray Duffill.

How I did it.

In Elements, I sharpened by using the High Pass Filter and Overlay blend mode. Then a Hue & Saturation Adjustment layer to boost the colour. Cropped.


This is Dave Hook’s edit.

How I did it:

I used Canon compositing software to create this image. I used two of my own existing photographs. I cropped the image and increased saturation.


And this is “The Cow” by Maggie Wingfield:

How I did it:

Using ‘Photoeditor’ on my laptop, I selected mid-level posterisation and placed a different sky background I then inserted the bird using ‘LightX’ app on my iPhone.


We hope you enjoy seeing how these editing challenges are undertaken. There really are no limits other than imagination to what we can do with a basic image.


Remember your Open Photography Competition Entry for the Preston Show! Open to all not just Viewfinders members.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Meeting postponed. Competition News.

The Lighting for Portraits night has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 July, 7pm at the Haven Arms. Covid-19 precautions are still in place. Read about our current competitions and challenges.

OUR MEETING scheduled for Wednesday 7 July has been postponed. England is playing Denmark in the semi-finals of the Euro football competition.

The meeting Lighting for Portraits has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 July, 7pm at the Haven Arms. Covid-19 precautions are still in place.

The meeting will look at the effects of the placements of lights. We’ll be using one set-up, but the different placement of lights will be explored. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different light set-ups and see the results.

Remember our current competitions:


Hedon Viewfinders. 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, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

Bridge Shadows & Road editing challenge – the results are in!

Latest editing challenge results. Club Nights on Smoke & Flame and Falconry. News on Junior Photography Competition from the Picture It club.

We asked you to re-edit our basic image taken on the Club’s last Photo Walk of ‘Bridge Shadows and Road’.

The results are in and they are all very interesting!

First up is Paul Benson with “SOW” who says he got distracted and zoomed in rather close to one of those windows…

How I did it:

  1. Cropped the image
  2. Applied the Nik Collection filter – Detail Extractor
  3. Applied the Nik Collection filter – Wet Plate 9
  4. Cut out the window and increased the contrast
  5. Reduced the saturation
  6. Sharpened the image

This is “The Album Cover” by Nigel Robson:

How I did it:

I used Elements 19
The picture was heavily cropped.
The shadows were enhanced (shadowing tool)
A special effects kit called Pop was used to quadruple the picture.
The spot healing tool was used to remove Ask Italian.
Dreamed up a pop group!
Using the Text facility I created text boxes with psychedelic touches.


This is Lynn Leedham’s “Who are we?”

How I did it:

Entry for the photo challenge. Who-are-we? Cropped, used textures and opacity tool, using Inpixio.


“Munch’s Ghosts” by Keith Madden.

How I did it:

  1. Convert to 16-bit ROMM
  2. Straighten
  3. Select human shadow area, mask and darken shadows.
  4. Put through GMIC artistic filter
  5. Crop
  6. Add edging using NIK

With a monochrome version is Ray Duffill.

How I did it. Simple B&W conversion using Silver Effex in Nik.


This is Janet Bucknall’s funky edit.

How I did it:

I cropped out the car, then did some stuff on Google and Snapseed, but I didn’t write it down, and now I’ve forgotten what I did! Sorry! Quite like the effect though!

So do we, Janet. How often do we ‘play around’ with an image and then forget what we’ve done!?


This is Dave Hook’s edit which concentrated on the Road side.


And this is Maggie Wingfield’s edit.


We hope you enjoy seeing how these editing challenges are undertaken. There really are no limits other than imagination to what we can do with a basic image.


Other Club News:

It was lovely to meet up again last Wednesday at the Haven Arms following the easing of lockdown restictions. Members had to stick to their own tables. No mixing of tables was allowed. Social distancing still had to be exercised. And masks worn when moving around the pub. Yet despite these restictions members hung around long after the business had finished to chat and catch up with each other.

We discussed the new Public Photography Competition to be held at the Preston Show and will bring you more information about this soon.

Smoke & Flame Night

We have arranged to meet next week WED 26 MAY 2021 at 7pm for a practical photography session on “Smoke & Flame”. Each table will have its own photography opportunities and challenges. And there will be one central feature that can be accessed in turn by each table. Expect candles, matches, sparklers, incense sticks and other surprises!

East Yorkshire Falconry Night

On Wed 2 June we have a trip arranged to East Yorkshire Falconry (kindly booked for us by Peter). This is an opportunity to photograph birds of prey. We are asking for a minimum donation of £2 from each of us attending. This goes towards feeding the birds. We can meet in larger groups of up to 30 outdoors so hopefully, this will be well-attended. If you let us know that you intend to come along, we’ll ensure that you are sent an email about the trip.

We were delighted to welcome Keith and Dorothy to their first meeting on Wednesday. We also met up briefly with Kris before the meeting to accept some lighting kit from him which he has kindly donated to the club. Kris is leaving the area but we hope to catch up with him before he leaves.

Finally, we are delighted to promote this Junior Photographer Competition for our friends at Withernsea’s Picture It group. Please do share and help promote the competition.

Japanese inspired Wabi-sabi themed photography

This is about getting inspired and using your imagination to take some new and interesting photographs! You can interpret the theme as you wish. The important thing is taking part.

OUR THEME for this week is the Japanese inspired Wabi-sabi.

“This is the view or thought of finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection and decay in nature (and elsewhere). It is about the aesthetic of things in existence, the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.”

This is about getting inspired and using your imagination to take some new and interesting photographs! You can interpret the theme as you wish. The important thing is taking part.

You can post via our Facebook Group Hedon Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members) or email them in to us at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk

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.

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