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Fairy Tales – Creative Photography Challenge Week 35

Heigh-Ho! Heigh-Ho! It’s off to photography we go!….

WEEK 35 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge
FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY

“Once upon a time” we used to read Fairy Tales. And after an adventure, a journey or a trial or task, good would triumph against evil and the characters would “all live happily ever after!”.
Think of the elements that make up a typical fairy tale; think of key characters, scenery, costumes and props. Create your own fairy tale scenes and take your photography through the looking glass, down the rabbit hole or into the wardrobe and on to the next level!
This is a creative photography challenge that might sit well as a group project or as a photography club night.

Some Fairy Tales do suggest obvious ideas; Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, etc, but once your imagination is spurred, then this should be an enjoyable creative challenge!

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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

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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


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.


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

TRIPTYCH: Week 18

Week 18 of 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022…

WEEK 18 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge is TRIPTYCH.

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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.

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

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

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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


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

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.

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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

Bright and Backlit! Week 13 of 52 Week Photography

Your challenge for Week 13 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge: Brightly backlit subjects!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 13
BRIGHT AND BACKLIT
:

Backlighting can reveal detail in translucent items; think glass, plastic, liquids and thin materials.

Think about how you might backlight your subjects; it might be window light, a torch, flash, or a desk lamp. You might light your subject from behind, or from underneath. Use a tripod if you have one to lock off your camera, and move your subject and light to experiment with your results.

Pick your translucent subject, choose your lighting source. And create a brilliant, backlit 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.

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


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

“SPRING, FRESH, NEW TO YOU!” Week 12 challenge of 52 Week Photography

Your challenge for Week 12 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge: TRY SOMETHING THAT IS NEW TO YOU!

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 12
SPRING, FRESH, AND NEW TO YOU!

It is the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere which signifies it is officially Spring! Whilst Spring is obviously associated with new vegetation, flowers and colour, with nesting birds and other delights from nature, it also symbolises change and new beginnings.

So your Week 12 Spring challenge is to try something new! It might be as simple as taking a different route to work, or different streets to the shops and taking some different photos en-route; it could be going somewhere completely new and different! Try something new with your camera, a different technique perhaps or use a feature on it you have not used before. Think out of the box – as you raise the camera or phone to your eye – think how can I do this differently?

If you’re normally a sunset photographer, try street photography and vice-versa. If you seek crystal sharp images, try a bit of abstract or creative blur! If you take photos of other people mostly, try selfies or static objects.

Because you will be trying something new, don’t worry about how good your images are – the purpose is to enjoy the challenge!

Your personal photo challenge this week is to find something new or try something new! Discover new ways to enjoy your photography!

Post your photos on social media and explain why they are new to you! Send them to us to publish here! Don’t forget to use the hashtags #viewfinderschallenge and #viewfinderschallengeweek12.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

New to you!
“Street photography – not something I do much of, something new to me!” – Ray Duffill
New to you!
“Wildlife – certainly Spring-themed – but something I don’t do a lot of!” – Ray Duffill

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.

Our Week 11 TREES challenge resulted in these photographs from Jo-Anne Powney, one from Malcolm Seville and another from Albert Johnson (from his holiday).

Thank you Jo-Anne, Malcolm and Albert.


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

“TREES” Your Week 11 challenge of 52 Week Photography

Your challenge for Week 11 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge: Observe, appreciate, enjoy and photograph TREES.

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WEEK 11
TREES
:
Trees are the perfect subject for UK photographers at this time of year. There are those that still have winter skeletal shapes reaching upwards and outwards. Others have new growth and buds of leaves and flowers, while others already have a full set of colourful leaves or ferns.
Look at your trees in their environment – whether a lone tree or woodland, both offer photographic opportunities. Look up at tall trees for unusual viewpoints. Seek the close-up view of the details in leaves, blossom and bark.
Your challenge this week is to look at the trees around you in more detail and discover the photo opportunities. Spend some time enjoying your study of trees – the mindfulness and well-being derived from an hour amongst trees can be very beneficial.
A secondary project that this might inspire, is to follow a tree through the seasons – see how your tree or trees change with the environment.
Your challenge: Observe, appreciate, enjoy and photograph trees.

Trees

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.

Ann Jeffries responded to last week’s challenge Week 10 on “Close-up Photography”:

Thank you, Ann!


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 10 of 52 Week Photography “Close up” photography

Your challenge this week is to capture some close up images! For inspiration and guidance, you might want to have a look at the Close-Up Photographer of the Year website.

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.

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WEEK 10
“Close up” photography

Taking close up photos of objects and subjects can reveal details that perhaps go unnoticed otherwise.

Whether it’s flowers, insects, textures, etc, a close-up photo can lead to a very different viewpoint and make for a dramatic print or online image. You need to work out just how close your camera or lens needs to be to focus. The objective is to try and fill the frame with your subject, but sometimes you might need to crop the subject in editing software to give the appearance of it being closer.

Your challenge this week is to capture some close up images!

For inspiration and guidance, you might want to have a look at the Close-Up Photographer of the Year website and blog – and you never know, perhaps your image might be an entry for this annual competition!?

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.

Jo-Anne Powney responded to last week’s “Watch the Sky” challenge and on the last day of what was (locally) a seemingly grey and featureless week, captured these shots! Thank you, Jo-Anne.


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

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