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Christmas Party – book now, please!

Three Christmas Party Pirates from our party 2021….. theme of “Christmas, Posh, or Panto” this year 2022!

HEDON VIEWFINDERS CHRISTMAS PARTIES have become legendary… perhaps that’s an overstatement, but we do have fun!

With a three-course Christmas Meal, a Quiz, the occasional surprise award of an Eddie or two, and other Christmas surprises – and members dressing this year to the theme of “Christmas, Posh, or Panto” – then there’s even the odd occasion to take a photo or two!

The Eddie - award with wine
Eddie often surprises someone during the night!

This year’s Christmas Party Night costs £22.50 and is at the Haven Arms on WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER at 7pm – and we need you to book now, please. With payment to Ray by the end of the month.

Email your interest and preferred meal order to rlduffill@gmail.com, by Monday 21st November, please.

Choose from:

Starters:

  1. Prawn & Salmon Cocktail, Marie Rose Sauce, Pea Shoots, Pickled Cucumber
  2. Honey Roasted Spiced Parsnip Soup, Creme Fraiche, Apple Crisp
  3. Chicken Liver Parfait with Cranberry Chutney, Melba Toast

Mains:

  1. Roast Turkey, Roast Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets, Cranberry Stuffing, Seasonal Vegetables
  2. Slow Roast Rump of Beef, Champ Mash, Seasonal Vegetables
  3. Vegetarian Option available (previously the pub has tried to cater for specific diets). If you pick Mains 3 we will be in touch.

Desserts:

  1. Traditional Sherry Trifle, Chantilly Cream, Dark Chocolate Shavings
  2. Rich Fruit Cake with Wensleydale Cheese
  3. Christmas Pudding with Brandy Creme Anglaise
  4. Exotic Fruit Salad

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.

Personal Project Night – Hedon Viewfinders Photography

A short Business Meeting on Wednesday followed by a chance to do a Personal Project.

AS WE WIND DOWN toward the Christmas and New Year holidays, Wednesday’s meeting will be a more relaxed informal affair.

We will have a short Business meeting to discuss upcoming events and then a have general look at what 2023 might hold in store for us as a club.

The main part of the evening will be an opportunity to tackle a Personal Project. Bring anything (cameras, kit, props, etc) that you want to have a go at – whether that is of a technical or creative aspect, or simply settings for a shot – and you can enlist the help of other members to ‘have a go’.

If you want to practice or try something, and don’t have the necessary equipment, then get in touch and we will try to accommodate you.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club, Personal Project Night.

Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at 7pm.

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.

It’s a Light Painting Night!

Oooo it’s a lark in the dark at Hedon Viewfinders’ Light Painting Night on Wed 9 November…

Always a popular night, we’ll meet up at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 9 November at 7pm for an indoor and outdoor (if weather permits) light painting session.

By moving the light, or by moving the camera, the aim will be to produce some very creative images. We’ll be working in low light conditions so bring your tripods (we’ll have some to lend) and torches to see what you are doing.

We’ll discuss your camera settings so everyone can get the most out of this session.

Wednesday 9 November 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.

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

Halloween Night at Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 2 Nov 2022

Hedon Viewfinders popular Halloween Night at the Haven Arms….

IT’S BACK! With characters in fancy dress, dry ice, smoke, and other spooky effects, it’s sure to be one of our busiest nights at Hedon Viewfinders!

It takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 2 November at the Haven Arms, so don’t put away those Halloween decorations from Monday (actual Halloween), but bring them along on Wednesday to add to the photographic fun!

With opportunities for portrait shots and capturing the spooky atmosphere, it will be photographic heaven for photographers….. in a Halloweenish style!

New to photography? This will be a great event to give your camera/phone a workout and even get some advice on using it!

All are welcome at this different kind of photography event. Come as a photographer, a participant in fancy dress, or a spectator.

Zombie groom and bride for Halloween

Note: Flash photography will be used at this event.

And this week it’s a Halloween theme in our 52-Week Photography Challenge! Do join in and send your photos to us!

Find The Haven Arms for our Wednesday meet-ups on what3words: https://what3words.com/captive.crispier.pirate


Some photos from our Abstract Night to add to the Members’ Gallery. Photos by Natalie and Keith.

Abstract

Abstract photography consists of images created using photography materials and equipment that don’t have an immediate association with the physical world. Abstract photographers use perspective, movement, and light to transform the world we see into an unexpected, often unrecognisable image.

“Abstract photography is not representational. It might explore the texture or detail of everyday objects or make you think of something else…”


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 Night with the Editors! Wed 7 October 2022

You are invited to bring your laptop to our internet-connected club meeting on Wednesday.

EDITING YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS after you’ve taken them (post-production) is something that we all probably do whether using your camera’s native software or a specific editing software program. The extent to which you edit your images depends on the starting file format (JPEG or RAW), the software you use and your familiarity with it, and according to the aims of your creative vision for the resulting image.

We have discovered that Hedon Viewfinders members use a variety of image editing and image manipulation programs. What we thought would be a useful exercise, particularly for those considering changing or upgrading their software, is to hold an editing night. This is where members can bring along their laptops (if you have one) and we’ll each work on editing some common images as an exercise, and give an overview of some of the programs that are available.

So whether you use your camera’s own software, or programs like the monthly rented Photoshop, Lightroom, or one-off purchases like Affinity, Luminar, PhotoLab, inPixio, etc, etc, we’ll try to look at each and give some idea about their costs, ease of use, ease of learning and results.

Whether you are bringing your laptop or not, below is a rather plain image that you might want to download and use as a sample image to practice on. Bring along your edited image on your laptop or a memory stick/flash drive and we can have a look.

editing sample file
right click to dowload and save

Wednesday 7 October 2022, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH


Capture the spirit of Hull Fair – Wednesday 14 October 2022

We intend to run a trip to Hull Fair meeting at 6:45pm – 7:00pm at the Anlaby Road side of Walton Street. Bring your tripods for some long-exposure action. Advice on the night with camera settings and techniques.


Projector Photography Night September 28 September 2022

Help us by providing images for the evening, please!

Projector Photography

PROJECTOR PHOTOGRAPHY involves projecting an image onto a background, a person, or another object for artistic effect. And, in a first for the club, Hedon Viewfinders is going to experiment with the techniques at our Wednesday 28 September meet-up.

We’ll have two projectors available which we’ll use as mobile light sources. We are asking club members to help us by providing images that would make for a striking effect when projected. Colourful artwork or patterned images would work well but consider the effect that your images might have when projected onto a face, body, object, or surface. You might choose to create your own images especially customised for the night. Email your images to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk by 6pm Tuesday 27 September.

By working with other club members, you might be able to design some themes that might work on the night; vintage, sci-fi, fashion, etc. These themes might then suggest props and costumes that might enhance the photo shoot.

It looks like it will be a fun night with everybody able to take some very different photos.

Projection Photography, Hedon Viewfinders at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon on Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 7pm.


Trophy Presentations

HEDON VIEWFINDERS Photography Club formally presented the engraved trophies to the winners of the Preston Show Open Photography Competition last week (Wednesday, September 14) at the Haven Arms in Hedon. 

The annual Photographer of the Year was Simon Dallimore from Withernsea who won the Landscapes and Buildings categories with his sunlit snowy scene of the Pierhead Towers. The Young Photographer of the Year shield was won this year by 15-year-old Holderness Academy student Alex Darcy with his monochromatic panoramic seascape scene. Also awarded his trophy was People and Places category winner Kieth Madden of Hedon with his photo of a character in traditional Indian dress.

Awarded their trophies by the Club’s Chair Ray Duffill were:

  • Annual Photographer of the Year Simon Dallimore
  • Annual Young Photographer of the Year Alex Darcy (15)
  • People and Places category trophy winner Keith Madden.

Photos by Lynn Leedham:

The show itself was held on August 6 at the Nag’s Head in Preston, when the other winners were awarded their trophies: Jane Jeffrey (Best Animal Photo by a Preston resident) and Sandra Wood (Best Mobile Phone Photo – with Viki Hogger presenting the prizes).

In total, over 120 photographs were entered into the competition, seen by an estimated 750 people during the day of the show. Ray Duffill from Hedon Viewfinders extended his and the Club’s thanks to the organisers of the Preston Show, the Preston Village Community Group, and also his thanks to Mr. James Green from Holderness Academy for facilitating the entries from students at the school.


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.

Splash Photography at Hedon Viewfinders

All Welcome. Fun, free and friendly photography club meets weekly at the Haven Arms, Hedon.

IT IS AN OLD FAVOURITE subject at the Club, but on Wednesday 21 September 2022 at Hedon Viewfinders, we are going to experiment with ‘Splash Photography!

We are looking to capture the action when an object is dropped into a glass – or a tank – of water!

As ever with Viewfinders, the meeting is open to anyone who fancies coming along and learning a little bit about photography and this technique in particular.

For a tutorial, for inspiration and ideas, have a look at Adorama’s How to take Water Splash Photos.

Splash Photography, Hedon Viewfinders, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. 7pm – 9pm Wednesday 21 September 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

“Hedon Viewfinders in Action!”

Taking photographs that show all aspects of the work of the Club… this replaces the meeting previously advertised.

OUR MEETING WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2022 will now be a Practical Club Promotion Night.

The night will be a practical photography night which will aim to capture “Hedon Viewfinders in Action!” and result in photographs that show all aspects of the work of the Club.

It will be a creative night too as we set up scenes that show club members doing table-top photography, doing group work inside and out, etc, etc, and having fun. Our tripods, lights and kit can become props as well as practical tools. The night will also be a great opportunity to get a group shot of current members.

Viewfinders in action from 2017

Aspects of our club nights that we might set up scenes for, could be shadows, reflections, product photography and still life, panning, portraits, etc. If you want to bring along interesting props or costumes that we can use in the scenes, then please do.

“Hedon Viewfinders in Action!” – a Practical Club Promotion Night. Bring your cameras and kit.

Wednesday 17 August 2022, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.

Note: Our Presentation Night originally scheduled for Wed 17 August has now been postponed with a new date suggested of Wednesday 14 September 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 29 Photography Challenge – Photo Scavenge around Hedon on Wednesday

It’s a Bug’s Life is Week 29 of the Photography Challenge – and it’s a Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday!

Photography Scavenger Hunt around Hedon

Next Wednesday we’ll be on a photography scavenger hunt in Hedon, then heading to the Haven Arms to have a drink and see how you’ve all done. Meet at Leedham’s chippy for 7pm to be handed out your mission… should you wish to undertake it.

Wednesday 20 July 2022. Meet for 7pm in front of Leedhams Fisheries (38 Fletchergate) at Hedon Crossroads.


Week 29 52-Week Photography Challenge.

A BUG’S LIFE.

A bug’s life. Get in the garden, a park or meadow and take a photograph of a butterfly, insect or bug. Whether it’s a close-up, or whether you show the creature’s environment as well, it is up to you!

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


Reminders:

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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