Drinks photography… but with a creative twist!

DRINKS PHOTOGRAPHY NIGHT – but with a creative twist! Building on the tabletop work we’ve done in the last few weeks then the idea developed at our last meeting of doing a product photography shoot

Building on the tabletop work we’ve done in the last few weeks then the idea developed at our last meeting of doing a product photography shoot on Wednesday 15 September 2021 around DRINKS (glasses, bottles, cocktails, branded products, etc).

But we want to look at composing shots with an extra element – a creative twist. Not just the subject but can we create something eye-catchingly different? For Example, not just a bottle perhaps, but how might we involve water, shadows, bokeh, etc? Thinking caps on folks!

Bring your own imagination and props, but we will have some arranged.

Haven Arms, Hedon, 7pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly!

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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.

Merry Christmas! – And yes, looking forward to 2021

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all subscribers from Hedon Viewfinders. This photo was taken by Jim Uney via a Christmas album on our active Club Facebook group page.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all subscribers from Hedon Viewfinders. This photo was taken by Jim Uney and submitted via a Christmas album on our Facebook group page. It depicts St. Augustine’s Church, Hedon during the ‘Big Freeze’ of 2010.

The year 2020 year started off so promising with club meetings on Panning, Light Painting and sparkly light bulbs. In February we had a Club Photography Holiday Trip to ‘Shakespeare Country’ with ten of us taking part. I remember thinking at the time that 10 was not actually very many of us – but what a luxury it was meeting with 10 photography friends considering that very soon due to the pandemic gatherings of that size would be banned. Yes, 2020 will be remembered as the Year of COVID-19 and the misery and restrictions that ensued.

Hedon Viewfinders cancelled its meetings due to the first lockdown in March and a small hardcore group of members opted to continue meeting via Zoom video conferencing. These online meetings were held twice a week with a Club Night on Wednesdays and a Happy Hour social evening on a Saturday. Happy Hours became longer, more complex and more fun as the weeks in isolation went by. We had themed quizzes e.g. Mexican and Irish nights, Music and Video presentations, a Murder, Mystery Night and our very own version of the Eurovision Song Contest. A special mention must be given to Nigel and Wendy Robson (aka Bonnier Logs and Bonny Dowser) for spending many hours preparing quizzes and online games for us to enjoy.

Also during the first lockdown, we held our Daily Tasks photographic challenges which helped keep members occupied during a particularly bad time spent for many of us in isolation.

As the first lockdown came to an end the Club began to meet tentatively again under the Government’s ‘Rule of 6’ guidelines. Our six-people ‘weekly workshops’ approach allowed meetings and the opportunity to practice and experiment with our photography. The Club wishes to give its thanks to the Haven Arms for the continuing support in facilitating these meetings – Thank You, Mark and Alison! We look forward to better times and returning to the pub for weekly meetings and events sometime in 2021. In the meantime, we encourage members to support the pub in these difficult times by using their takeaway meals service. Contact them via private message on Facebook or telephone on 07845 191 366.

We now look forward to 2021 with some optimism for a return to a more normal life later in the year. We want to ensure the club remains relevant to you and your passion for photography so if you do have ideas for things that the club might do – now or in the future – then please do get in touch.

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FINALLY, we wish you all the best for 2021 – keep safe, enjoy your photography, make great images and can’t wait to invite you to our first ‘normal’ meet-up at some point in the New Year!

Looking for a New Year challenge? Well, you could go down the Weekly or Daily Challenge routes, or set your own personal project.

Here’s an idea “Hunt the Alphabet”. Find things to photograph that look like a letter from A – Z . This idea comes from Janet Bucknall a few years ago when she used a set of photos to spell the word HEDON. But we’ll add the rule ‘no actual letters’ allowed!

When you’ve collected your 26 photographs you might want to find a way to present them, perhaps in a grid and post them as one photo. As you see and take your photos of each individual letter, send them to us here to post as an encouragement to others #alphabet

Hedon-based, free, fun and friendly photography club.

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Task 31 – Your travelling #stayhome buddy!

The idea of the travelling gnome being photographed at holiday locations across the world is nothing new – but who is your #stayhome buddy who will tour the house and garden with you? Chance to #keepsmiling here!

Mac the Apple

TASK 31 – Your travelling #stayhome buddy!

The idea of the travelling gnome being photographed at holiday locations across the world is nothing new – but who is your #stayhome buddy who will tour the house and garden with you?

Chance to #keepsmiling here!

Share online with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos.

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CLUB MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAY AND EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30pm for the meeting to start at 7pm. Meet us on Zoom at:

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Meeting ID: 927 443 060 Password: 218286.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon’s free, fun & friendly photography club.

Hedon Viewfinders Daily Photo Challenges – Task 25 – Framed!

Task 25 – Framed! As photographers, we ‘frame’ photographs to focus attention on the subject. But sometimes looking for a frame within the picture is pleasing too. Take photos with frames within them. Share them online.

Task 25 – Framed!

As photographers, we ‘frame’ photographs to focus attention on the subject. But sometimes looking for a frame within the picture is pleasing too.

Take photos with frames within them. Share them online.

An obvious frame – Hedon Christmas Lights 2016

Paull Church framed by the trees

Framed by the fence

A border frame effect

Use the hashtags: #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Daily Tasks for Photographers – Keeping Britain Entertained During the Crisis

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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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.

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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Glass Slide Phtography – a trip to photography’s past!

Don’t miss Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club’s next meeting on 27 November 2019, 7:00pm. The talk is by Dave Prideaux on Glass Side Photography. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

Don’t miss Hedon Viewfinders next meeting on 27 November 2019. The talk is by Dave Prideaux on Glass Side Photography. Dave restores and digitises old large format negatives, glass negatives and glass lantern slides. He’s been selling his images too since the 1980s.

Glenn Stallard from the club, says: “Dave has been restoring old images for quite some time now. These include glass negatives, glass lantern/magic lantern slides and conventional negatives of all formats. He will be displaying images on the night, some are of local interest. Dave is also bringing a Magic Lantern Projector for people to look at, along with some of the slides.

“I have seen Dave’s presentation before and am looking forward to it again, listening to what he has to say and to see his selection of glass slides from the thousands of images he has.”

Meeting 7:00pm on Wed 27 November at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

Keep an eye out for details of our New Year 2020 programme: https://hedonviewfinders.wordpress.com/key-dates/

“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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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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Fun & Spooky Photography Night at Hedon Viewfinders

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween 2018). The meeting will have a definitely “Fun & Spooky” theme using dry ice (fog) and smoke to create photo opportunities.

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween 2018). The meeting will have a definitely “Fun & Spooky” theme using dry ice (fog) and smoke to create photo opportunities.

The club meets at the Haven Arms, Havenside in Hedon at 7pm fortnightly on Wednesdays. We are a free, fun and friendly place to learn all about photography, cameras, settings, and kit. Open to all regardless of ability, kit or camera owned – those with camera phones are very welcome.

Photo: From last year’s Spooky night.