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’.

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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.

Cottingham Christmas Lights – Hedon Viewfinders photo walk

For our last outing of the year Hedon Viewfinders will be visiting Cottingham to see and photograph the much lauded Christmas Lights. Meet 5pm outside the Duke of Cumberland. The photo walk will be followed by Christmas drinks at the Cottingham micropub, The Hugh Fitz Baldric in Hallgate.

For our last outing of the year Hedon Viewfinders will be visiting Cottingham to see and photograph the much-lauded Christmas Lights. We’ll be meeting early at 5pm on Thursday 13 December 2018 outside the Duke of Cumberland public house on Market Green, Cottingham.

Following the photo walkabout – and being Christmas! – we will be visiting the Cottingham micropub, The Hugh Fitz Baldric in Hallgate, for festive drinks and no doubt lots of photography banter!

This is our last club event of 2018 – we hope to see many of you there (weather permitting), but if not, have a merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Our first meeting of 2019 is in the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon on Wednesday 9 January at 7pm.

Photo: With thanks to Peter Marshall.

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.

Hull City Centre – Night photography.

HEDON Viewfinders is visiting Hull City Centre to photograph the Christmas Lights and the town lit up in the night. Monday 26 November 2018 at 7pm.

Hedon Viewfinders visit to Hull City Centre at Night.

HEDON Viewfinders is visiting Blue ThursdayHull City Centre to photograph the Christmas Lights and the town lit up in the night.

With a detour to photograph some of Hull’s iconic buildings at night time, this will be an opportunity to practise longer-exposure photography (bring your tripods) and possibly learn some new techniques to get those perfect exposures.

Meet in front of Hull City Hall at the fountains. Monday 26 November 2018 at 7pm.

ALL WELCOME. Open to all whatever your camera/phone or kit.
Free, fun and friendly photography club!

PS: Don’t forget our next meeting on Wed 28 November at the Haven Arms, Hedon, 7pm with a speaker on Crime Scene Investigations.

Contact Viewfinders.

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.
CONTACT US for more information.

Fun & Spooky Photography Night at Hedon Viewfinders

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween 2018). The meeting will have a definitely “Fun & Spooky” theme using dry ice (fog) and smoke to create photo opportunities.

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween 2018). The meeting will have a definitely “Fun & Spooky” theme using dry ice (fog) and smoke to create photo opportunities.

The club meets at the Haven Arms, Havenside in Hedon at 7pm fortnightly on Wednesdays. We are a free, fun and friendly place to learn all about photography, cameras, settings, and kit. Open to all regardless of ability, kit or camera owned – those with camera phones are very welcome.

Photo: From last year’s Spooky night.

Hedon Viewfinders visit to St Augustine’s Church – Wed 17 Oct 2018

HEDON VIEWFINDERS visits the town’s ‘King of Holderness’ the parish church of Saint Augustine on Wednesday 17 October.

Within the church walls is represented the spiritual and civic history of Hedon. The exterior is undoubtedly the town’s most photographed feature, but this visit will give you the chance to record the interior in photos and attempt to capture the history, architecture, atmosphere and character of the place.

Please meet at the North Transept doorway (the one facing Market Hill where the village green and beacon is located) in time for a prompt 7pm start.

We will make a collection towards church funds.

ALL WELCOME – you don’t have to be a ‘member’.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, and whatever image making device (whether camera or phone), kit or equipment owned. Novices particularly encouraged. Free, fun and friendly way to learn (and teach!) about photography.

Hedon Viewfinders Club News

WE’VE got quite a busy period coming up at Hedon Viewfinders – some headline news and dates to note:

  • Wed 3 October 7pm – Club meeting, Haven Arms: Creating Light Trails – practical. Outdoors (weather dependent) and Video/Talk.
  • End of Hull Fair

    Wed 10 October, Hull Fair Trip. Meet 6:30pm outside the Parkers pub (Anlaby Road end of Walton Street) 6:30pm (always weather dependent!) – There is another option that night – a structured workshop visit as part of HIP Fest (fee charged), in addition to our own walkabout and photo shoot. We did our walk on the same night last year and makes for a great atmosphere for photographers around the fair.

  • NB: We may want to do the Sunday ‘end of fair’ again on Sunday 14th!?
  • Wed 17 October, 7pm. Club meeting and photo shoot at St. Augustine’s Church, Hedon.
  • Wed 31 October – our famous ‘Dry Ice and Smoke’ night!
  • Wed 28 November – Crime Scene Investigations.

With the opportunities to get involved with HIP Fest (5 – 28 October), another Graffiti Hunt (photo walk and drive), and the York Balloon Fiesta – it makes for interesting times.

And remember we always aim to make our events open to all and are mindful that photography can be an expensive hobby, so we make efforts to provide things free or at cost.

The free, fun and friendly photography club. Open to all regardless of kit or ability. Attendance not restricted in any way. You don’t have to be a ‘member’ to enjoy photography.

Viewfinders Network Meeting – Wed 22 August 2018

WED 22 AUG is the date of the Hedon Viewfinders Network Meeting. Starting at 7pm, Haven Arms, it is an opportunity for photographers to come together to make links with each other, discuss cameras and settings, and talk about anything to do with photography and promoting photography. Also to find out a bit more about Hedon Viewfinders. Free, fun & friendly photography club.

WED 22 AUG is the date of our Hedon Viewfinders Network Meeting. Starting at 7pm at the Haven Arms this is an opportunity for photographers to come together to make links with each other, discuss cameras and settings, and talk about anything to do with photography and promoting photography.

Small selection of the library of books we have had donated for club use

Hundreds of the club’s photography magazines will be made available for people to browse and take away (bring them back at a future meeting) for a small donation. We’ll also have our large collection of photography books available to browse too. The books, like the magazines, have all been donated to the club over the last two years.

Buying, selling & swapping. Such a Network event also provides an opportunity for people to bring along any surplus camera kit with a view to arranging your own private sales or swapping with others in attendance.

It is also a chance to talk with other photographers about subjects and issues of common interest; an opportunity to get the support of others for an idea for an event, trip, or project perhaps?

A group of club members met last Tuesday to discuss fundraising ideas, particularly those which also promote photography, so we will outline some of those ideas at the event (includes, amongst others, the idea of a major calendar competition, a photography fete, and a fundraising stall). We’ll outline our plans to purchase our own exhibition boards.

Being part of the local community, the club has also been invited to get involved with several local charity initiatives which involve opportunities to practice different areas of photography. We will be seeking volunteers!

In a relaxed, informal setting – we expect this Network Meeting to be a very productive event.

All Welcome. Attendance is not restricted in anyway. Free, fun and friendly!

Hedon Viewfinders meets Wed 8 August 2018

THE NEXT MEETING of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the Haven Arms at 7pm.

THE NEXT MEETING of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the Haven Arms at 7pm. The theme will be around ‘longer exposures’ i.e. looking at some of the challenges photographers face taking sunsets, seascapes, star trails, etc. We hope to have a practical session too (weather permitting).

We’ll be previewing some of our 52 Week Photography Challenges which are coming up and relevant to the above theme.

We’ll be talking about the Hull International Photography Festival to be held in October (5th – 28th) and the club’s opportunities to get involved.

Fun, free, and friendly photography club open to all regardless of your level of skill or whatever camera/image-making device you have available. All Welcome.

Hedon Viewfinders: Quiz & Barbecue Club Night – Wed 25 July 2018

HEDON VIEWFINDERS is holding a Quiz & *Barbecue Night next Wednesday 25 July 2018 starting at 7pm which (weather permitting – and we’ve had some glorious sun lately) will be held outside at the Haven Arms.

It’ll cost £10 and is meant to be a bit of fun and carrying on our ‘Quizzes’ tradition started at the Christmas Party last year. Also lots of opportunity to talk informally about upcoming plans for our fun and friendly photography club.

We need to know if you are able to make it by this coming Sunday night (22 July) please. *And let us know if you require a vegetarian option for the barbecue.

Programme:

Following our Summer Programme being affected by the success of the England Football team in the World Cup, we are now looking once again at our schedule of meetings and activities. As a member-led club we seek your ideas for our meeting themes/activities on:

  • Wed 8 August – ?
  • Wed 22 August – Long Exposure photography (sunrise, sunset, seascapes, star trails, night time photography) has been suggested
  • Wed 5 September – Speaker (To be confirmed)
  • Wed 19 September – ?
  • Wed 3 October – ?
  • Wed 17 October – ?
  • Wed 31 October – Dry ice & smoke night. And one or two other features…!

Hedon Viewfinders is your club responding to your photographic interests – so we value your input – please do give us your ideas.

We’re also seeking those who might like to get involved in club sub-groups dealing with making plans for fundraising, exhibitions and events/trips & outings.

Note all our photography opportunities are open to all (not restricted by membership) – please invite those you know would be interested.

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

CONTACT US for more information.