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. 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. 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.

Photo challenge Update 14 February 2021

THE LATEST from Photography Challenge 2021: A change in the rules to encourage more people to take part; and the latest League Table.

THE LATEST from Photography Challenge 2021: A change in the rules to encourage more people to take part; and the latest League Table.

In the last two days, we have had a further 45 photos submitted towards the challenge. We have 12 contributing photographers so far.

** NOTE – AN UPDATE TO RULES ** We have RESERVED certain subjects. These are for people who have not had a go yet or have only submitted a few entries (if you are on 5 points or under). This is to encourage more people to have a go. Everyone who submits an entry will be automatically entered into a draw for a £10 prize. The winning player’s name will be drawn at random at the end of the challenge. All players included except the £25 winner.

The RESERVED subjects are: 2. A somersault, 4. A belly laugh and 15. A wonderful suprise.

The following subjects are now LOCKED (as of 1.50pm today 14 Feb) and so drop out of the challenge. We publish the photos from each below and award the winning two points

  • 26 Black and White
  • 31 Green
  • 85 A graveyard
  • 87 Tallest building

No. 26 BLACK AND WHITE.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is – once again – Mike Redhead with his beautiful lighthouse in a scenic landscape.


No. 31 GREEN.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is… Gareth Hughes with his green grass in snow.

No. 85 A Graveyard.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is… Steve Denniss for his silhouettes which had been shot on film, processed and scanned.

No. 87 Tallest building.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is… Mike Bartlett with his iconic Palace of Westminster shot which with the puddle reflection makes it twice as tall!

The latest League Table (14 Feb 1.50pm):

Dave Hook37£25
Gareth Hughes33+2 = 352nd
Steve Denniss25+2 = 273rd
Janet Bucknall264th
Jenny Young145th
Mike Redhead12+2 = 145th
Maggie Wingfield10
Paul Benson6
Mike Bartlett1+2 = 3
David Pike2
Malcolm Seville1
Richard Winchester1

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photo challenge League Table 12 Feb 21

OUR NEW PHOTO challenge continues to attract interest and with a friendly competitive edge.

OUR new photo challenge continues to attract interest and with a friendly competitive edge.

The following subjects are LOCKED and so drop out the challenge:

  • 21 Christmas lights
  • 22 A reflection – 2 already points awarded
  • 31 Green
  • 85 A graveyard

Here we have the images for number 21 Christmas Lights. And my declared winner of two additional points is Mike Redhead with his lens in front of a Christmas tree and bokeh background.

We’ll have a look at 31 Green and 85 A graveyard over the weekend.

The latest League Table (12 Feb 6.30pm):

Dave Hook29£25
Gareth Hughes242nd
Janet Bucknall213rd
Steve Denniss194th
Mike Redhead10+2=125th
Jenny Young10
David Pike2
Maggie Wingfield6
Paul Benson2
Mike Bartlett1
Malcolm Seville1

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photo challenge first Locked Subject points awarded.

OUR new photo challenge is at its first milestone; the first Locked Subject points are awarded. We also publish the latest League Table (9am 10 Feb).

OUR new photo challenge is at its first milestone; the first Locked Subject points are awarded. We also publish the latest League Table (9am 10 Feb).

Number 22. A reflection is our first locked subject and so drops out of the challenge. So no more entries to number 22 folks! And from that subject, we pick a winner.

Whilst I will tend to lean towards those photos that appear to have been taken specifically for the challenge, in this case, the view of Hull Minster reflected in the office windows is just a great record of a viewpoint that no longer exists! So that scores an additional 2 POINTS to MIKE REDHEAD. His photo will be the first put into the challenge photobook.

The latest League Table:

Dave Hook16£25
Steve Denniss112nd
Jenny Young93rd
Gareth Hughes93rd
Mike Redhead4+2 = 65th
Janet Bucknall2
David Pike2
Maggie Wingfield2
Mike Bartlett1
Malcolm Seville1

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

“And we’re off!” – Photo challenge first League Table

OUR new photo challenge has started with an early flurry and there are two clear contenders for that £25 top spot.

Dave Hook7£25
Jenny Young52nd
Steve Denniss33rd
Janet Bucknall24th
Mike Bartlett15th

The way you ‘play’ this game will become obvious as it goes on. At the moment some subjects have proven to be easier to complete or find your stock images for.

There are only two more images allowed in the No.22 A Reflection category before that subject is knocked out. Some of the subjects may be more difficult to complete, for example, 10. A bald spot, 16. Chapped lips or 52. Nerds. But the more difficult subjects will have to be tackled too if early leaders in the competition want to maintain their lead. The likelihood is that most competitors will have to take new images to score those valuable points.

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.