At Hedon Viewfinders – Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery.

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder of Mary Jane Langley instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

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Something very different for our next meeting!

Wed 16 October 2019, 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms.

Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery. It’s 128 years ago since the discovery of the bloody body of Preston girl 18-year-old Mary Jane Langley. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!

This will obviously interest photographers to discover how the documentary media of the time reported the case – but the presentation from Mike Covell will appeal to a far wider audience.

Photo: Mike Covell at the graveside of Mary Jane Langley.

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Props Night – a chance to experiment – Wed 4 September 2019.

SADLY our scheduled speaker, IAN DAY FRPS (a working Editor on a newspaper) is unable to give his presentation at our meeting tomorrow night (Wed 4 Sept 2019). So instead, at short notice, we are holding a Props and Experimentation Night and ask for your support in making it a success! 

SADLY our scheduled speaker, IAN DAY FRPS (a working Editor on a newspaper) is unable to give his presentation at our meeting tomorrow night (Wed 4 Sept 2019).

So instead, at short notice, we are holding a Props Night and ask for your support in making it a success! 

‘Props Night – a chance to experiment’.

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and interesting kit and create and share some photographic opportunities.

If you need to get in early to set your prop up and claim table space, we’ll be open from 6:30pm.

Some of the photo opportunities we could set up are: – water/liquid drops or splash photography, mixing of oil and water effects, high speed flash, macro, polariser effects, rainy windows, light painting, etc – bring in your lensballs, gobos, filters and other optical props?

This is very much a chance to experiment and almost ‘anything goes’ really – and 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!

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Do visit the web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.

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At Hedon Viewfinders: Photography & Journalism and Darkroom (Film) Photography

Photography and Journalism, Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night. Field Trips – Hedon Photo Walk and Fungi Foray.

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE:

Photography and Journalism:

The speaker at our next meeting on Wednesday 4 September is IAN DAY FRPS. Ian is the Deputy Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) for his services to press photography.

His presentation is all about the work of his team of photographers and the images they make and gives a great insight into documentary photography and journalism.

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 4 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

A meeting will still take place.

Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night.

We are also pleased to announce that Tobias Beach-Wyld (Toby) comes to the club on Wednesday 18 September to tell us all about Darkroom Photography but also alternative printing techniques. To mark Toby’s visit, the club is declaring the night ‘Film & Vintage Night’ and we are asking you to bring in your old film cameras and kit (whether in use or not), and particularly any ‘vintage’ cameras. We’ll provide some table space to display your pre-digital kit.

“I’m sure this will attract those film buffs who are looking for old kit, so could provide an opportunity for private selling, buying and swapping. Also  we’ll try and source some new film stock for people to buy.” – Ray Duffill

You never know, this might prompt some of you to take up or re-take up film photography!! Plus old cameras, I think, make beautiful photography subjects….

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 18 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

Field Trips:

Hedon Photo Walk – Sunday 15 September – Meet at the Haven Arms Car Park at 11am.

Fungi Foray, Oakhill Nature Reserve with mycologist Caroline Hobart – Sunday 6 October, 10am – 1pm. You need to book via the Brid Spa (ERYC website) (it’s free!) at https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=188603

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Depth of Field and ‘Bokeh’ – Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 7 August 2019

Depth of Field and ‘Bokeh’ – Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 7 August 2019 – Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH at 7pm.

The basics of creative photography revolve around understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO (how sensitive your camera sensor is to light) and how these interact with each other.

At this meeting the practical session will concentrate on ‘depth of field’ particularly how the aperture (the f stop) determines which parts of your image you want in focus or not. This in turn is affected by the distance you are from your main subject and the background, and the lens/camera you are using.

We’ll also be looking at bokeh which is a Japanese term used in photography to explain the artistic effect of the blur or out of focus elements in an image.

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Also at the meeting we have a short business session including a finance update.

Available at the meeting will be some giveaways for members which have been donated. We’ll also have a selection of the club’s vast photography magazine and books collection (also donated) to browse, borrow or loan. Please bring your own photography books and magazines if you want to recycle them via the club.

In addition we’ll have a sale of items. If you want to bring your own items to privately sell, swap with others present – then please do so.

Raffle/Tombola to be held. Any donations of prizes most welcome.

ALL WELCOME.

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“Messing with Water” – Wed 1st May 2019, 7pm.

Our next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 1st May at 7pm is a PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY session “MESSING WITH WATER”.

Our next meeting at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 1st May at 7pm is a PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY session “MESSING WITH WATER”. Bring your cameras, tripods and flash units if you have them. There will be some experiments using the water theme to have a go at, and you can practice with your camera settings, but there’s an opportunity to set up your own props and experiments.

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Paul Berriff – An Extraordinary Life Behind the Camera.

Destined to be our biggest meeting of the year on Wed 17 April 2019. This is an advanced notification to Viewfinders with an opportunity to book tickets. “Paul Berriff – An Extraordinary Life Behind the Camera”.

Destined to be our biggest meeting of the year on Wed 17 April 2019. For a taste of what to expect – listen to the Sally Fairfax show recorded live on BBC Radio Humberside on Thursday 4th April. Interview starts 2.17 hours in:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p072r30h

“Paul Berriff – An Extraordinary Life Behind the Camera”.

‘Hedon Viewfinders – Through the Lens’ photographic club, in collaboration with Hedon Museum, is privileged to have BAFTA-winning documentary maker, photographer and film director Paul Berriff, OBE, speaking at its meeting on Wednesday 17th April 2019.

Paul Berriff with the camera he used to photograph The Beatles.

Paul Berriff began his career working as a press photographer in 1960’s Leeds, and was doing ‘street photography’ before that phrase was regularly coined. His press pass also gave him access backstage to local live-music venues where he could meet and photograph the performers, many who later went on to achieve pop and rock star status. His immaculate black and white photographs of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Orbison and other legends have now become collectors’ items. The images, having been stored in an attic for 40 years as negatives, have been lovingly redeveloped and have only quite recently been exhibited for the first time in their full glory. Many of these iconic artworks will be on display at an exhibition at the Hedon Museum from April 24 to June 15, which are the same dates as Hedon Viewfinders own exhibition at the Museum.

It is, however, as a documentary film maker that Paul Berriff is better known, He has produced over 180 prime-time major network television documentaries. In 1988 he won the BAFTA Award for his coverage of the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster, which featured in his ITV series ‘Rescue’. In 2017 he was awarded the Guild of Television Cameramen Award for Continued Excellence in Cinematography.

Paul has also had the most extraordinary life experiences, which in the broadcasting industry has earned him the nickname, the “Indiana Jones of Television”. He has survived a major helicopter crash, leapt to safety from a sinking ship during a North Sea gale, and escaped death in Nicaragua when a volcano erupted around him. Miraculously, he also survived the collapse of New York’s Twin Towers on 9/11, where he was filming at the foot of the South tower at the very moment it collapsed. Having been knocked out and buried under debris, he was the very first casualty stretchered into the make-shift medical facility set up for the victims. Despite his camera having being buried and burned, Paul managed to retrieve it whilst searching for missing colleagues. The dramatic footage retrieved, is some of the most powerful recorded of this horrific event on that terrible day.

The meeting will be an opportunity for Paul Berriff to recount some of his remarkable life experiences behind the camera including seeing some of his unique images and videos.

Paul Berriff – An Extraordinary Life Behind the Camera.
Wed 17 April 2019
Hosted by Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club in collaboration with Hedon Museum
Haven Arms Restaurant & Bar
Havenside
Hedon
HU12 8HH
7pm
Tickets available now. £5 (£4 to our regular attendees at meetings). Get the date in your diaries!

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Club News and Torquay Trip

Meetings

Hedon Viewfinders meets every fortnight on Wednesdays at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. Our next meetings, all starting at 7pm, are:

Wed 20 February – Show & Tell and optional Constructive Criticism.
Wed 6 March
Wed 20 March – Talk on War Photography, Nigel Walker. A collection will be taken.
Wed 3 April – Deadline for Image Selection for our Annual Exhibition (24 April – 15 June)
Wed 17 April – Paul Berriff OBE an opportunity to hear about the extraordinary life of this award-winning photographer and documentary film-maker. Tickets soon to be available £5.
Wed 1 May
Wed 15 May

We are always after YOUR IDEAS for subjects, themes and experiments for our meetings. Get in touch!

Torquay and The English Riviera 

Learning about seascapes (Isle of Wight).

As well as our meetings which aim to be a mix of both practical and instructional content, we also aim to provide opportunities to get out and about with our cameras, visit exhibitions, attend events of interest, and to take photographs in the company of other enthusiastic photographers. Our outings might be an hour catching a sunset somewhere, full day trips, or indeed a fully-fledged photo holiday.

On Friday 7 June 2019 we are taking part in a 4-day trip to Torquay and the English Riviera as part of a National Holidays breakaway. This is the latest in such trips which have seen us visiting Liverpool (inc The Terracotta Warriors exhibition), Durham, and the Isle of Wight amongst other places. The advantage of these trips is that you can focus as much time as you want on taking photographs of interesting places and people, and concentrate on your composition, technique, etc, in the knowledge that everyone else with you is keen to do the same.

The Torquay 4-day Special Breakaway with National Holidays coaches costs £149 includes an excursion to Dartmouth and whilst we can’t guarantee the weather, offers both beautiful seaviews and landscapes to capture. Includes three nights dinner, bed & breakfast. Evening entertainment in the hotel. Interested? Get in touch and we’ll send you further information and the holiday reference number.

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Light painting night at Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 23 Jan 2019

Light painting night:

After the success and enjoyment of our last light painting night, we are having another go at our next meeting on Wednesday 23 January 2019 at the Haven Arms (Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH) starting at 7pm. The main light painting exercises will take place outside, but we have alternative ideas should the weather be too bad.

Dramatic shots are available remarkably easily on cameras where you can control shutter speed, aperture and ISO, but mounting on a tripod is recommended. However, at our last session, members also got good shots on mobile phones too.

Glenn Stallard will be leading the session and his advice is to “Wrap up warm! And there’ll be advice for members on which camera settings to use.”

Exhibition 2019:

The Hedon Viewfinders exhibition 2019 takes place from Wednesday April 24 to Saturday June 15 at the Hedon Museum. The theme of the Exhibition is “Hedon” and we are asking members to submit original and new work that reveals the ancient town in a new light. Prints (approximately 20-30) to be displayed in the exhibition are likely to be framed and mounted up to 50x40cm but we will issue further advice on this. For those members from Hull and surrounding towns and villages, we will organise some Hedon photo walks, and otherwise issue guidance on getting your shots of the town; its characteristics, flora and fauna, features and people, etc.

We will be exhibiting downstairs at the Hedon Museum whilst upstairs will be an exhibition by Paul Berriff OBE of his iconic photos from the 1960’s. Paul is an award-winning photographer and documentary film maker – and I’m pleased to announce that Paul will be speaking at a Hedon Viewfinders special meeting on Wednesday 17 April on his extraordinary life experiences. This will be ticketed event and should not be missed!

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels; regardless of ability, whatever image making device kit or equipment you own. Novices particularly encouraged. Hedon’s free, fun and friendly photography group.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2019

Our first meeting of 2019 takes place on Wednesday 9 January, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH and will be a ‘Props Night – a chance to experiment’.

MERRY CHRISTMAS Hedon Viewfinders and all the very best for 2019.

We have had an interesting year and most of you will have your favourite sessions, meetings or field trips to remember. In particular I enjoyed our Film Noir night when we relied very much on people bringing along their own props, kit and lights and we managed to create some great images from the constructed scenes. Others have expressed how much they enjoyed the talk from the Crime Scenes Investigator, and the unique presentation we had on the medieval Paull Holme Tower and our unique look at the place when its new battlements were restored. The trip to Hull Fair provided a great opportunity for some creative photography as did our Graffiti Hunt around the ‘Bankside Gallery’ and other sites. Our Halloween ‘dry ice’ night continues to be popular. If you have your favourites from 2018, then do let us know, because we hope to provide similar photographic opportunities in the New Year, plus running some of these favourites again.

As an informal club we don’t charge membership fees, so we do very much rely on our community of ‘member’ photographers to pull events off and to stage our events. So a massive ‘thank you’ to you all for your goodwill and participation which makes Hedon Viewfinders such a successful and enjoyable group to belong to. Our byline ‘free, fun and friendly’ is very fitting I believe.

Our first meeting of 2019 takes place on Wednesday 9 January, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH and will be a ‘Props Night – a chance to experiment’.

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and interesting kit and create and share some photographic opportunities.

If you need to get in early to set your prop up and claim table space, we’ll be open from 6:30pm. Some of the photo opportunities we could set up are: – water/liquid drops or splash photography, mixing of oil and water effects, bubbles, some macro, polariser effects, rainy windows, lensballs and other optical props – and towards the end of the night some smoke photography? This is very much a chance to experiment – and 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!

EXHIBITION 2019 – Just a reminder – the theme for our Exhibition for next year Wed April 24th to Sat June 15th at Hedon Museum is “Hedon”. We want images that stand out; offer a different perspective perhaps, but also reflect the various skills and genres enjoyed by those in Viewfinders. There will be a category for best images taken on a mobile phone (includes iPad, tablet, etc) too. New original work.

Due to limited space this year we will have to initiate a selection process for images submitted. This is just an EARLY NOTICE so you can start planning/taking your shots. More information in the New Year.

Wed 9 January, 7pm @ Haven Arms, Hedon. First meeting of 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels; regardless of ability, whatever image making device kit or equipment you own. Novices particularly encouraged. Hedon’s free, fun and friendly photography group.

Light Painting Night – Photography fun in the dark!

HEDON VIEWFINDERS meets again on Wednesday 14 November 2018 and our theme for the evening is “Light Painting” or playing with light! 7pm at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS meets again on Wednesday 14 November 2018 and our theme for the evening is “Light Painting” or playing with light!

Lots of special effects images can be created when light sources are moved in the dark. And at the Haven Arms on Wednesday (starting at 7pm) we are going to experiment (inside, and outside weather permitting) with the techniques behind creating these photos.

light painting
Photo: Glenn Stallard

Light painting, painting with light, light drawing, or light art performance photography are terms that describe photographic techniques of moving a light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or space, or to shine light at the camera to ‘draw’, or by moving the camera itself during exposure of light sources.

Never done this before? Then come along to Viewfinders and have a go! Our meetings aim to be fun, whilst learning more about photography.

Hedon Viewfinders
WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2018
At the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.
Get there for 7pm for a prompt start.
Free, fun and friendly photography club.
ALL WELCOME

Photos: Glenn Stallard.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels; regardless of ability, whatever image making device you own (whether camera or phone), whatever your kit or equipment. Novices particularly encouraged.
Hedon’s free, fun and friendly photography group.
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