Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition 2020 – Call for Members’ Images

Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition 2020 – the CALL for Members’ Images is now OPEN and LIVE

We are going ONLINE for our 2020 Exhibition held Saturday 14 November 2020 until Monday, 4 January 2021.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a terrible impact on the world and affected our way of life. Carrying out the art and craft of photography from an individual point of view, and from a Club point of view, has necessarily changed and we all have had to adapt to the new circumstances.

Hedon Viewfinders has managed to maintain its existence and identity as a Club during this unsettling period. Rather than seeing the restrictions on how many people can meet ‘the rule of 6’ as a negative, we are currently embracing the ‘power of six’ to develop our workshop approach and creativity. And before that during the six-month lockdown, members resorted to Zoom video technology in order to continue to meet both for Club events and socially.

We are now going to use what we’ve learned during the pandemic to stage our most ambitious event yet: Exhibition 2020.

Using the Club website, the Hedon Blog website, and links with local media, we will be hosting an Online Open Exhibition of members work which will reach a larger audience than we ever could with just a traditional exhibition.

All those associated with the Club and in receipt of this email are invited to submit two images to the exhibition. We hope to be able to use your Number 1 image in the Exhibition and your Number 2 image may be selected for inclusion too.

  • The theme of Exhibition 2020 is ‘Open’ which means that you can submit images of any genre.
  • Images should be taken this year or in the last 12 months.

We will categorise images in the Online Gallery and whilst not a competition, we will award some images with recommendations and award small prizes, and bring them (and their photographers) to the attention of local media.

We will offer images for public sale under the following terms:

    • A4 prints £20 (the photographer will get £16 from any sale).
    • Folio of five 6×4 prints selected by the customer £20 (the photographer will get £3 if their image is one of the five.
    • If the photographer wishes to purchase their own A4 print, it will cost £4. A folio of five will cost the photographer the same as a member of the public (minus £3 i.e. £17) so we can maintain income for other photographers. Photographers will be paid by bank transfer or cheque.
    • Customers will receive your images on professional photographic paper.
    • Hedon Museum (my chosen good cause) will benefit from every print sale and folio sale to the amount of £3.

More detailed information will be published. But for now, we can declare that the CALL for Members’ Images is now OPEN and LIVE.

Your Two Images should be submitted by email in the following format:

Email Subject: Exhibition 2020

Number 1 Image – Title (as it will appear in the Gallery)
Number 2 Image – Title (as it will appear in the Gallery)
Your Name

Please use the following convention to name your JPEG files no1_title_your_name
JPEG files should be of the highest resolution possible.

# Closing date for sending your images Saturday 7 November #

Your image files can be sent direct to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or sent using WeTransfer to the same e-mail address if you prefer.

Photo: Teenager Daisy Blythe’s exhibition at the HIP Gallery in January this year.

Meetings and Workshops update

At our BOOKABLE workshops INSIDE at the Haven Arms, we have to continue to limit to less than six people. Participants will need to WEAR A FACE COVERING when not sat down. However, we are not restricted to Wednesdays but can use the facilities at other times too.

UPDATE ON MEET-UPS: Covid-19 restrictions.

At our BOOKABLE workshops INSIDE at the Haven Arms, we have to continue to limit to less than six people. Participants will need to WEAR A FACE COVERING when not sat down. However, we are not restricted to Wednesdays but can use the facilities at other times too. OUTDOORS activities are legally limited up to six people as well.

Within these restrictions, we can continue to gather for bookable activities. We are developing a list of what hopefully will be interesting workshops, some of which are available to book now.

Light-sculpturing.

On Wednesday 30 September the workshop will look at Light Sculpturing; using longer exposures, a darkened room and torches to paint ethereal light on subjects. Inspired by the work of US photographer Harold Ross.

Long Exposure workshops.

Night photography – groups up to six. Book in advance and participants will arrange the session between themselves to ensure convenient dates and shooting conditions.

Daylight long-exposures. Including use of Neutral Density filters. Groups of between 3 and 6 depending on subject and location. Currently looking to create a Waterfalls group.

Flour-bombing.

Based on an event seen at The Photography Show, this experimental workshop will light a subject/model whilst throwing flour in the background with colourful lights illuminating the ‘explosion’ of flour. Messy – So will be doing it outside so weather dependent. This is taking place on Wed 7 October 2020 but will be repeated because of the interest.

All Workshops MUST be booked in advance. More information and booking (click here).

Other news: A new YouTube channel started this year and is highly recommended. Of interest to photographers of all abilities, Photography Online publishes monthly on the last Sunday of the month. Do subscribe to the channel and watch the earlier monthly episodes from January.

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

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Addressing the World in three words

A Choice of Two Photography Workshops each week – Wed 23 and Wed 30 September 2020

On Wednesday, 23 September and Wednesday 30 September at 7pm, we are offering a choice between TWO WORKSHOPS each week, at TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. Anti-COVID-19 measures apply.

For our next CLUB EVENTS on Wednesday, 23 September and Wednesday 30 September at 7pm, we are offering a choice between TWO WORKSHOPS each week, at TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

The LONG-EXPOSURE workshop will take place in Hull City Centre and the REFLECTIONS workshop will be re-run at our Haven Arms base in Hedon.

Each workshop will have FIVE PARTICIPANTS and the WORKSHOP LEADER only.  Both will be perfect for beginners, and refreshers for more experienced photographers. We particularly want to encourage members who haven’t been for a while.

Please complete the online booking form and visit that webpage for more information. ** MUST BE BOOKED IN TO TAKE PART **

#NOTE: COVID-19 restrictions. Up to 6 people only. Social-distancing and contact & trace measures apply to all workshops. Unfortunately, we can’t offer any ‘hands-on’ advice with your kit, only verbal.

Booking form available here:  Workshops and activities – booking essential.

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

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Reflections Workshop and Challenge – the ‘rule of 6’

Want to register for the REFLECTIONS workshop on Wed 16 September? It’s free and aimed to be a learning or just fun photography experience. Complete the online form…

For Wednesday 16 September 2020 (our first GROUP OF SIX workshop with only six people booked in advance and taking part), the workshop challenge night is on the theme of REFLECTIONS. The twig drops photography is something the Club did last year, but for Wednesday, we hope to try some new ideas incorporating mirrors/reflective surfaces; things that we’ve not done before.

We need six people to register interest for Wednesday’s reflections challenge group workshop (complete online form below). If there’s more than six interested we can simply repeat the workshop at a later date and on a different night to a Wednesday if participants wish.

And as mentioned previously, we are open to any ideas from members about the theme, genre, etc. for club nights/activities/workshops whilst working in a socially-distanced way under the rule of 6. Contact us with your ideas.

It is also proposed setting up a Home and Tabletop Challenge Group from Wednesday’s meeting. This same group of six people, or another group of six formed from the membership, will seek to arrange and tackle photography projects of an interesting, experimental or learning nature – perhaps acquiring skills or trying out ideas you’ve seen demonstrated in the magazines or online. It will aim to encourage members to learn and try new things to improve their photography.

This new challenge group could set challenge competitions for the wider membership to take part in online on our Facebook and Flickr groups!?

Want to register for the REFLECTIONS workshop on Wed 16 September? It’s free and aimed to be a learning or just fun photography experience. Complete the online form:

#NOTE: Social-distancing and contact & trace measures apply to all workshops.

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

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Shadows and Silhouettes – creative photography

Our photography subject for our Wednesday 2 September 2020 meet-up at Haven Arms, Hedon, is ‘Shadows and Silhouettes – how to be creative with them’.

Our photography subject for our Wednesday 2 September 2020, 7pm meet-up at Haven Arms, Hedon, is ‘Shadows and Silhouettes – how to be creative with them’.

Shadows are cast by the subject. Silhouettes are backlit. New to photography? We’ll help you use your camera creatively.

We hope to be outside using the setting sun as our light source weather permitting, but will be indoors with flashes and props otherwise.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular weekly programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

#NOTE: Social-distancing and contact & trace measures apply.

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

Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
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Macro and close-up photography night at Hedon Viewfinders

For our meeting Wednesday, 26 August 2020 it’s a practical MACRO and CLOSE-UP photography theme night. 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon – social distancing rules apply.

For our meeting Wednesday, 26 August 2020 it’s a practical MACRO and CLOSE-UP photography theme night. We’ll be inside and outside (depending on the weather). Bring your camera, a tripod if you have one and small objects/flowers, etc for inside (flash, torches, LED light panels, etc will be useful too). 7pm at the Haven Arms – social distancing rules apply.

Note: We’re not able to offer any ‘hands-on’ advice with any kit due to social-distancing and COVID-19 restrictions applying.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular weekly programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

Have you had a look at our lending library?

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

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Learn about ‘remote photography’ at Hedon Viewfinders

For Wednesday’s meeting (19th August, Haven Arms, 7pm) we’re going to be looking at and demonstrating everything to do with REMOTE PHOTOGRAPHY i.e. ways to fire your shutter or another photography device without actually pressing the button on your camera!

For Wednesday’s meeting (19th August, Haven Arms, 7pm) we’re going to be looking at and demonstrating everything to do with REMOTE PHOTOGRAPHY i.e. ways to fire your shutter or another photography device without actually pressing the button on your camera!

We’ll aim to look at methods including cables, wireless, smartphone apps and other specialist means of operating the camera from a distance.

Note: We’re not able to offer any ‘hands-on’ with any kit due to social-distancing and COVID restrictions applying, but the session will serve to show people what methods are available. If you already use a remote system, please bring it along.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular weekly programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

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

Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
Addressing the World with what3words

Kelsey Gardens Visit – Wed 12 August – 6:30pm

HEDON VIEWFINDERS are visiting Kelsey Gardens on Wednesday. Meet at the refreshments bar area at 6:30pm (weather permitting). Social distancing will be in operation.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS are visiting Kelsey Gardens on Wednesday for a Photo Walk. Meet at the refreshments bar area, where food and drink are available, at 6:30pm (weather permitting). Social distancing will be in operation.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular week-by-week programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

Because many of our activities will take place dependent on weather, they will tend to be organised on a weekly basis with our Facebook group page being used to make quick decisions on whether events go ahead or not.

Look forward to seeing you all very soon!

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24 Challenges – a member’s response

This is a list of twenty-four ideas from which you can pick one – or more – to give yourself a personal photographic challenge. We have shown how one member tackled the challenge…

This is a list of twenty-four ideas from which you can pick one – or more – to give yourself a personal photographic challenge. We have started this on Facebook, the object for members is to try something new. The list is based on Photo Tips cards. 


Jenny Young tackled several of the challenges and we are delighted to publish her top ten as a slideshow here! Her close-up of an eye is our featured photo here.

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Hedon Viewfinders has utilised the personal challenge approach to photography a few times over the last few years. So, if you are still searching for inspiration on what to shoot, then check out our 52 Week Photo Challenge and our 52 Weekly Photography Ideas (next week, is week 30). Of course during Lockdown in 2020 members tackled 50 daily tasks which proved very popular.

If you want to share your photo challenge results with other members, then send them to us by email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk, please.

Photo Walk – King George Dock – Hedon Road

Our next socially-distanced Photo Walk event is going to be Tuesday night 14 July 8pm at King George Dock, Hedon Road.

Our next socially-distanced Photo Walk event is going to be Tuesday night 14 July 2020 starting 8pm at King George Dock, Hedon Road.

Location of car park: https://w3w.co/thigh.doctor.news which is just beyond the giant Godwit sculpture.