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.

Shadows Competition and Flash Photography – On Zoom Wed 27 May 2020

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Those not on Zoom but on Facebook can share on the Hedon Viewfinders group page as one post from 7pm on Wednesday 27 May. Use the hashtag #ViewfindersShadows so we can find them easily in order to be able to view them on Zoom too.

We’ll print out copies of the best as prizes.

Note: We’ll still be discussing ‘Flash Photography’ at the Zoom Meeting too.

Link to Zoom Meeting – Join from 6:45pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86807823018
Meeting ID: 868 0782 3018.

Have included this Shadows tutorial from Mike Browne as part of his ‘Lockdown’ series.

The Eddie Vision Song Contest – Happy Hour with Hedon Viewfinders

Hedon Viewfinders photographic club has continued to meet online during the coronavirus crisis. The club has a reputation for being a fun, friendly and social place to learn about photography, and that has still been the case during the lockdown.

A weekly club meeting on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom invites members to meet, chat and discuss photography challenges. We have recently shared members’ best lockdown photos. These have included shots of Oil and Water (not mixing!) and taking multi-coloured photos. This week members are experimenting with Portrait Photography.

The club also meets every week on a Saturday for a Happy Hour (or two).

During Happy Hour, as well as traditional quizzes, members have held a Mexican Night and a Murder Mystery Night. And this Saturday the club is holding its very own version of Eurovision: The Eddie Vision Song Contest!

Members will each be allocated a country and will choose a song to compete in the club’s own version of Eurovision complete with the famous voting rounds from judges. With a photo element to the competition too, we are sure it will be an enjoyable evening with no-one receiving the ultimate Eurovision put-down of ‘Nil Point’.”

Email us for more information if you want to get involved.

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Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Task 49. Set up a scene using a mirror.

Using a mirror, set up a scene. It might be pleasant and pretty, or dark and mysterious. Be as creative as you can.

Task 49. Set up a scene using a mirror.

Using a mirror, set up a scene. It might be pleasant and pretty, or dark and mysterious. Be as creative as you can.

These were all created using a shaving mirror (two in the case of the balloon).

Share on social media with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

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Catch up with: Daily Tasks for Photographers!

Next HAPPY HOUR **TONIGHT** SAT 9 MAY 9:00pm. Fun and revelry with Hedon Viewfinders! Murder, Mystery Night!
Meeting ID: 836 189 559
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Next CLUB MEETING Wed 13 May 7pm via Zoom.
We’ll be looking at your best three photographs on the theme of ‘Multicolour’. During the meeting we’ll watch a video about, and set a challenge, on Portrait photography.
Meeting ID: 927-443-060
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Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

‘Red, White & Blue’ – What can you do? Your photo task today!

Task 47 – Red, White & Blue!

Red, White & Blue – what can you do? It’s VE Day, the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe, tomorrow. So what can you do in a photo with the UK’s patriotic colours?

Let the colours Red, White & Blue be your theme or inspiration for today’s photos!

Share online on social media with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

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Next HAPPY HOUR SAT 9 MAY 9pm. Fun and revelry with Hedon Viewfinders! Murder, Mystery Night!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/836189559
Meeting ID: 836 189 559

Next CLUB MEETING Wed 13 May 7pm via Zoom.
We’ll be looking at your best three photographs on the theme of ‘Multicolour’. During the meeting, we’ll watch a video about, and set a challenge, on Portrait photography.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/927443060
Meeting ID: 927-443-060

Check out our Lockdown Photography Gallery – Part 1

Our DAILY TASKS for PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION: https://hedonviewfinders.wordpress.com/daily-tasks-for-photographers-keeping-britain-entertained-during-the-crisis/

Lockdown Photography by Hedon Viewfinders

GALLERY of lockdown photos taken by Hedon Viewfinders – many in response to Daily Tasks.

GALLERY of lockdown photos taken by Hedon Viewfinders – many in response to Daily Tasks. The photographs will load in a random order each time you access the page.

Task 45 – Photos from waste products

Packaging, boxes, bubble-wrap, polystyrene, etc. We seem to be bogged down with it during lockdown! Can you make some creative photo ideas with your waste products as props? 

Task 45 – Use your waste products as props and tools.

Packaging – boxes, bubble-wrap, polystyrene, carriers, bags, etc. We seem to be bogged down with it during lockdown! Can you make some creative photo ideas with your waste products as props? 

Share your photos with #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

See all our Daily Tasks – get inspired with photography ideas!

See: https://hedonviewfinders.wordpress.com/daily-tasks-for-photographers-keeping-britain-entertained-during-the-crisis/

Photography Task 44: Water in Action

Water. It moves, boils, steams, freezes, drops and splashes… in your picture interpret ‘Water in Action’.

TASK 44: Water.

Water. It moves, boils, steams, freezes, drops and splashes… in your picture interpret ‘Water in Action’.

Share with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Water – freezing! Obviously not taken today. But can you make your own ice creation in your freezer compartment to photograph?

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Next CLUB MEETING Wed 6 May 7pm via Zoom.
We’ll be looking at some of the marvellous photographs people have posted on our Facebook page over the last few weeks of lockdown. The Editor’s selection. Not on Facebook? Please send us your photos by email. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/927443060
Meeting ID: 927-443-060

Catch up with: Daily Tasks for Photographers!

Fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Task 39: Create your own rainbow colours…

Task 39 Create a rainbow… from a CD/DVD.

Simply hold up a CD/DVD into any light (window, torch, lamp, etc). Capture a photo of the rainbow effect. Once you have got the basics – how creative can you be, how else might you affect that light and reflection you see?

This challenge is similar to the ones that we are going to set for people tonight live at our Facebook meeting. Do apply to join our page and take part!

Join: Hedon Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members)