It’s RED WEEK with Hedon Viewfinders.

IT’S RED WEEK in a week that looks like it is going to be red hot for our holiday next weekend – and check out about our red hot speakers on the next two Wednesdays…

WEEK 24
IT’S RED WEEK

Whether it is an image dominated by Red, or just a subtle but important hint of the colour, your challenge this week is to celebrate Redness! Of course, there are various shades of red, in fact, every hue and saturation imaginable between black and white; so you have lots to work with. Red is also an important mood colour representing different things in different cultures.
Your challenge – explore all things red in your photos!

Red Week photography examples

Don’t forget to use the hashtags on social media:
#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek24

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 – 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


Bridlington Holiday – Fri 17 – Sun 19 June

With lots going on in Bridlington at the Weekend, our Club Holiday looks set to be an exciting time for those members going.

There will be a special ‘This is Bridlington’ Photography Challenge, a trip to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, participation in the ‘Race the Waves’ weekend, a Steam Punk Fair and lots more besides. But also comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by other photography enthusiasts to help and support your photography meaning it will be a thouroughly enjoyable, memorable and instructive holiday! And the weather looks good too (although no for my moody seascapes perhaps!? – Ray).

Inspired? Want to come along? There is still time to book. Contact us.


The Deep – Photography Competition 2022

The Deep aquarium in Hull is organising its first-ever photography competition based on photography taken in the iconic building that will showcase the resident creaturess and their habitats.

Entries: You can submit up to 3 images and there are categories for juniors (under 16s) and adults. The winners of the competition will have their work featured in The Deep 2023 Calendar.

  • In the spirit of the competition, entrants must not be professional photographers. This is defined as someone who makes more than half of their annual income from the sale of their work.
  • The competition is open to entrants who are members of photography clubs.

The deadline for entries is midnight Wednesday 31 August 2022.

More at: The Deep – Photography Competition 2022.


Check out about our meetings:

See Mike Covell on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” and the fascinating talk by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images and some of his aerial photography from his days as a pilot.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Old images – rescued and brought back to life!

Don’t miss Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club’s meeting on 22 June at 7pm. The talk is by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images. All Welcome.

Hedon Viewfinders has a treat at its club meeting on Wednesday 22 June 2022. 

The presentation is by club member Dave Prideaux. Dave collects, restores and digitises old large format negatives, glass negatives and glass lantern slides. It is something he has been doing since the 1980s so he has a vast collection of images of places and people that now only survive in memory and in such restored images. 

Dave last spoke to the club in November 2019 and it was a fascinating night with his images sparking much curiosity and many questions. Whilst Dave has researched many of the images he has rescued, there are still many depicting unknown scenes, locations and dates. Perhaps Viewfinders can play the role of photo detectives at the meeting and help identify and explain some of the images?

Glenn Stallard from the club, says: “I have seen Dave’s presentations many times before and am looking forward to his latest; listening to what he has to say, and to see what his chosen selection is, from the thousands of images he has!”

Dave is also a former pilot flying for leisure. His aerial shots, particularly of the local area, are something very different from those taken by drone pilots who fly at much lower altitudes. Dave has agreed to present a selection of his aerial shots too.

Meeting 7:00pm on Wed 22 June 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.

Reminders:

  • Next week’s meeting Wed 8 June at 7pm will be an informal networking meeting with an opportunity for practice and skill sharing. Bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings and use. Some members will be bringing their kit bags and revealing all their secrets about what they carry on photographic excursions in “What’s in my kit bag!?”
  • Mike Covell speaks on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” on Wed 15 June. Arrive by 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. A collection will be taken at the meeting to cover costs.
  • We are still collecting the names of those interested in the Hedon Viewfinders photographic holiday to Bridlington from Friday 17 June – to Sunday 19 June. Contact us.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Weekly tasks game / constructive critique session

New weekly Tasks Photography Game and our next meeting is a constructive critique session.

New weekly photography game:

A NEW weekly game is going to start via our Meetings on Wednesdays and our Facebook Group Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members). We invite you to join in! It will run from Wednesday to Wednesday.

Organised by Glenn, you will pick a task out of a bag at each meeting, and you then have a week to complete the task. Your best effort goes into a folder on the Facebook Group and you can only have one image.

If you cannot make the meeting, you can contact Glenn and he’ll pick a task out of the bag for you. You can use your own imagination, and you can access the web for ideas. The resulting image must be your own new work though, and not stock photos.

weekly tasks game
An example of a task is ‘Haberdashery’ to which Glenn responded with Adidas Man

Everyone should visit the relevant album on the Facebook Group and score the images as they feel fit. That gives us a leader board, which, should alter each week depending on voters.

The voting scores you can give on each image, are:

  • A like 👍🏻= 1 point
  • A love it ❤️= 2 points
  • A Wow 😲= 3 points

Voters can vote up to 7pm each Wednesday night. After that, the voting stops and restarts for the following week.

A Leader Board will be put up the next day so members can see how they are doing.

At the Hedon Viewfinders Christmas Party, there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes awarded!

If members reading this are not on Facebook, then you will still be able to play. Contact Glenn Stallard for information on email: glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk and he’ll arrange to pick your task for you.

We will feature regular updates here on the website on the images posted and the Leader Board!


MEETING Wednesday 1st June 2022 – Constructive criticism session

You are invited to come along to the meeting at the Haven Arms at 7pm and bring five images on a memory stick with you (or email them to us in advance). Hand them in at the beginning of the meeting. Your images should be from recent Hedon Viewfinders meetings or the weekly challenges.

We will show the images on the big screen anonymously and invite members to give their views on the images; what they like about them, and how they might be improved. Constructive criticism should be a positive experience leading to the taking of better photos and better post-editing.

If you prefer to email your images in advance then please mark the email subject ‘Constructive Criticism’ and send them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk

Subjects of the images you bring should be based on your shared experiences with other club members and the 52-Week Photography Challenge.

Examples of the images you might bring from recent meet-ups could be – Water drops, Flying, Panning, Triptych, Bluebells Wood, Black & White, The 5-prop challenge night, etc, (see previous meeting subjects on this website).


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

We are Flying on Wednesday at Hedon Viewfinders!

Something different from Hedon Viewfinders – free, fun and friendly photography club.

At Hedon Viewfinders on Wednesday 18 May 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

FLYING

FLYING. 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?

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, 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.

Look out for our related Week 20 Photography Challenge on Monday.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

PANNING Week 19 – and at Wednesday’s meeting too

PANNING is our Week 19 photography challenge! And we’ll be discussing this at the next meeting too!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek19

WEEK 19 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge 2022 – PANNING:
Take a picture of a moving subject whilst moving the camera so that you blur the background to show movement. Shutter speed and handling your camera are crucial here.
It takes a bit of practice, but you can create a relatively sharp subject combined with a background that features motion blur for some stunning images.
Your challenge: Practice, and try to master panning.

Panning image by Martin Cooper
Panning – by Martin Cooper

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 – 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

AND this week, we’ll be taking the Challenge into the Club meeting too! We meet on Wednesday 11 May at 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

As well as panning, we hope to show some of the work representative of the three teams that took part in our five-prop challenge that took place on 27 April. If you want to email your favourite images to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and then I’ll print out an A4 selection (not all of them) for viewing at the meeting.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Bokeh Night at Hedon Viewfinders

Our Bokeh night will cater for both beginners and more experienced photographers…. and depending on conditions, we’ll have a sunset shoot too!

“Bokeh”

CREATING BOKEH effects will be the aim of Wednesday’s meeting (20 April 2o22).

Bokeh is a Japanese term used in photography to explain the artistic effect of the blur or out of focus elements in an image. Creating bokeh requires careful use of a wide aperture with an appropriate focal length and regard to the distance to the subject and the distance to the background. For newer photographers, this will be an opportunity to learn more about using your camera settings. The more experienced can concentrate on the artistic content of their shots.

Bokeh – At the Haven Arms during our Easter meeting.

The creative blur is created by using out of focus points of light e.g. fairy lights in the background. If you have any, particularly battery-operated sets, please ring them along. A small ornament or toy (for example) can be used as the main subject.

Sunset

In addition to the bokeh session, then if conditions allow, we’ll take a couple of groups out to capture the sunset over Saltend.

Meet-up, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH at 7pm. ALL WELCOME!


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Easter Eggcelence Night at Hedon Viewfinders! Wed 13 April 2022

Using paraphernalia associated with Easter (religious, bunnies, chicks, eggs, etc) then let us create some great images!

ANOTHER FUN NIGHT is expected at Hedon Viewfinders as we celebrate Easter! We need thinking caps on folks as we ask photographers to come and create scenes that would look fitting on an Easter Card!

Chicken or Egg? By Michelle Atkinson.

Using any of the symbols or paraphernalia associated with Easter (religious, bunnies, chicks, eggs, etc) then let us create some great images: Serious and moody, fun and humorous, mono or colour, the genre choice of the scene is yours.

Being a school holiday, then Wednesday 13 April at Viewfinders will be a good family photography night with an opportunity to make some Easter props on the night.

Bring your props and help make this another memorable night at Hedon Viewfinders – and rumour has it that we have a very special guest in attendance!?

Easter Eggcelence Night, Wednesday 13 April 2022! Hedon Viewfinders, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Prints Night. Hedon Viewfinders Wed 6 April 2022

Hedon Viewfinders at 7pm on Wed 6 April 2022, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

PRINTS NIGHT

FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESSFUL and popular last few meetings, we thought the time was ripe to see the work resulting from these.

PRINTS NIGHTbring up to five prints as examples of your work. Perhaps those that you are proud of, or maybe those that you feel serve as learning examples.

Bring up to five prints up to A4 and they will be set out for tabletop display. We hope that given the chance, some of you will choose to talk about your photographs and how you ‘got’ the shots, and perhaps answer questions or ask them, and offer tips to others in the room.

For those who find getting prints difficult, then we can view some photographs via the computer and projector screen if you bring your five photos on memory sticks.

Hedon Viewfinders at 7pm on Wed 6 April 2022, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.


These were sent in by Keith Maddon following our Flowers Photography meeting. Two of the photos are also in response to our Backlight Week 13 Photo Challenge #viewfinderschallengeweek13.


DRONE PILOT: If any member has a drone and is an experienced and licensed drone pilot, and is interested in a local job, then please get in touch rayduffill@hedonblog.co.uk.


Don’t forget the 52 Week Photography Challenge which is also being covered every week by the Holderness Gazette. Also, our Guess Where? competition closes on Sunday 3 April.


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

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Meetings and News update

It’s LIGHT PAINTING next week, making FLOWERS the stars of your photography the week after – and find out about our new WhatsApp group.

OUR NEXT MEETING on Wednesday 23 March 2022 will utilise the last of the early dark nights (clocks go forward 27 March) to do a session on Light Painting. We’ll do indoor (and outdoor sessions if weather permits) work to convince everybody just how easy it is to get spectacular shots by moving lights or moving the camera.

We’ll also have a look at light sculpturing where you can create a scene in the dark using a torch or torches.

7pm start. Wednesday 23 March 2022 at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

On Wednesday 30 March the session is on flower photography – and following on from our enjoyable product photography night (please send your images in to publish on the website) the aim will be to “Make the Flower the Star!”.

Members are encouraged to bring their own flowers in, but we’ll have some special ‘candidates’ for stardom available. We’ll approach flower photography in the same way as studio portraits with attention to lighting and backgrounds. We’ll also look at some other techniques for creating different photographic effects.

WhatsApp Group.

As those members at the last meeting will know that Ray Duffill is no longer on Facebook. He now faces the same issues as lots of members who are not part of that social network i.e. not being in the loop as far as the latest news from the club is concerned.

We are going to put extra efforts into keeping members informed via this website but we have also set up a WhatsApp group. WhatsApp is a fast, simple, secure messaging platform. This will concentrate on three things – to let members know about meetings, the latest Weekly Photography Challenges and any trips/outings organised between meetings.

If you want the link to join the WhatsApp group, then please e-mail Ray at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or on rlduffill@gmail.com.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Product Photography meets The Apprentice! At Hedon Viewfinders.

“Product Photography meets The Apprentice!” This is how we have described our meeting on Wednesday 16 March 2022.

We’ll split into teams – and each will be given a task to set up a scene that promotes a product. These products are:

  • Sunglasses/Glasses
  • Perfume/cologne
  • A drink (bottle, glass, can, etc)
  • Meat or Vege Stock (OXO, Bovril, Vegemite, etc)
  • The Flower Shop

We will have the main props available, but please bring your own along with your ideas about how you might create your scene. Think about backgrounds, lighting, creating atmosphere and evoking emotion, and will you include people in your scene, etc, etc? What will convince the final viewers of your images that they ought to get your product?

During the course of the evening, there will be an opportunity to consider different styles, approaches. There will be a fun element of competition between teams!

Wed 16 March, 7pm at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. Find on what3words: https://what3words.com/captive.crispier.pirate


Photography Challenge 2022

We asked you to send in your images associated with the Photography Challenges 2022. Jo-Anne Powney sent these in response to our Week 10 Challenge ‘Close-up’. Thank you, Jo-Anne!

E-mail YOUR PHOTOS in response to the Challenges to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

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