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It’s a Light Painting Night!

Oooo it’s a lark in the dark at Hedon Viewfinders’ Light Painting Night on Wed 9 November…

Always a popular night, we’ll meet up at the Haven Arms on Wednesday 9 November at 7pm for an indoor and outdoor (if weather permits) light painting session.

By moving the light, or by moving the camera, the aim will be to produce some very creative images. We’ll be working in low light conditions so bring your tripods (we’ll have some to lend) and torches to see what you are doing.

We’ll discuss your camera settings so everyone can get the most out of this session.

Wednesday 9 November 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Halloween Night at Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 2 Nov 2022

Hedon Viewfinders popular Halloween Night at the Haven Arms….

IT’S BACK! With characters in fancy dress, dry ice, smoke, and other spooky effects, it’s sure to be one of our busiest nights at Hedon Viewfinders!

It takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 2 November at the Haven Arms, so don’t put away those Halloween decorations from Monday (actual Halloween), but bring them along on Wednesday to add to the photographic fun!

With opportunities for portrait shots and capturing the spooky atmosphere, it will be photographic heaven for photographers….. in a Halloweenish style!

New to photography? This will be a great event to give your camera/phone a workout and even get some advice on using it!

All are welcome at this different kind of photography event. Come as a photographer, a participant in fancy dress, or a spectator.

Zombie groom and bride for Halloween

Note: Flash photography will be used at this event.

And this week it’s a Halloween theme in our 52-Week Photography Challenge! Do join in and send your photos to us!

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


Some photos from our Abstract Night to add to the Members’ Gallery. Photos by Natalie and Keith.

Abstract

Abstract photography consists of images created using photography materials and equipment that don’t have an immediate association with the physical world. Abstract photographers use perspective, movement, and light to transform the world we see into an unexpected, often unrecognisable image.

“Abstract photography is not representational. It might explore the texture or detail of everyday objects or make you think of something else…”


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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

GO ABSTRACT! Photography Night with Hedon Viewfinders

GO ABSTRACT!

OUR ‘GO ABSTRACT!’ NIGHT will encourage participants to look at the world slightly differently. It involves trying to create images that are unusual, unique or require a personal interpretation from the photographer or viewer in order to enjoy them.

Composition, colour, texture, shape, form, light and shadow are some of the considerations for creating a good photograph of something. However, in abstract photography, those considerations are more important than the actual subjects or objects. Abstract photography has often been described as conceptual or photography that expresses how you feel emotionally about something. Whilst the ‘rules’ of photography apply, abstract photography will quite often break those rules to create images that are different or unique.

There is no formally accepted definition of abstract photography. Rather it’s a personal way of ‘seeing’ photography. We can practice this and attempt to improve our creative eye – and that is what we will be doing on Wednesday.

A collection of reference materials on abstract photography is available here: Wakelet Abstract Photography.

The resulting images from abstract photography can make fantastic prints and wall artworks that are unique. Indeed, abstract photography will be one of the components of Hedon Viewfinder’s exhibition in the spring of 2023.

So prepare to GO ABSTRACT! Wednesday 19 October 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm. ALL WELCOME.

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

A Night with the Editors! Wed 7 October 2022

You are invited to bring your laptop to our internet-connected club meeting on Wednesday.

EDITING YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS after you’ve taken them (post-production) is something that we all probably do whether using your camera’s native software or a specific editing software program. The extent to which you edit your images depends on the starting file format (JPEG or RAW), the software you use and your familiarity with it, and according to the aims of your creative vision for the resulting image.

We have discovered that Hedon Viewfinders members use a variety of image editing and image manipulation programs. What we thought would be a useful exercise, particularly for those considering changing or upgrading their software, is to hold an editing night. This is where members can bring along their laptops (if you have one) and we’ll each work on editing some common images as an exercise, and give an overview of some of the programs that are available.

So whether you use your camera’s own software, or programs like the monthly rented Photoshop, Lightroom, or one-off purchases like Affinity, Luminar, PhotoLab, inPixio, etc, etc, we’ll try to look at each and give some idea about their costs, ease of use, ease of learning and results.

Whether you are bringing your laptop or not, below is a rather plain image that you might want to download and use as a sample image to practice on. Bring along your edited image on your laptop or a memory stick/flash drive and we can have a look.

editing sample file
right click to dowload and save

Wednesday 7 October 2022, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH


Capture the spirit of Hull Fair – Wednesday 14 October 2022

We intend to run a trip to Hull Fair meeting at 6:45pm – 7:00pm at the Anlaby Road side of Walton Street. Bring your tripods for some long-exposure action. Advice on the night with camera settings and techniques.


Splash Photography at Hedon Viewfinders

All Welcome. Fun, free and friendly photography club meets weekly at the Haven Arms, Hedon.

IT IS AN OLD FAVOURITE subject at the Club, but on Wednesday 21 September 2022 at Hedon Viewfinders, we are going to experiment with ‘Splash Photography!

We are looking to capture the action when an object is dropped into a glass – or a tank – of water!

As ever with Viewfinders, the meeting is open to anyone who fancies coming along and learning a little bit about photography and this technique in particular.

For a tutorial, for inspiration and ideas, have a look at Adorama’s How to take Water Splash Photos.

Splash Photography, Hedon Viewfinders, Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. 7pm – 9pm Wednesday 21 September 2022.

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Mike Covell Meeting Wed 15 June 2022 REMINDER

Tonight Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club hosts Mike Covell on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2”.

The meeting will start promptly at 7pm so please arrive early. Need to get everybody served and sat down, and a quiet bar area for the 7pm prompt start. ALL WELCOME.

The talk by Mike Covell is FREE to attend. But there will be a collection to cover costs.

Facebook Weekly Photo Game.

Will all members go into the first Facebook game album and vote on members’ photos before 7pm tonight, please? Note: If your photo isn’t in the album it cannot be marked. If anyone is having problems getting theirs into the album, please ask. Contact Glenn Stallard via the Facebook Group.

Game Album FOR THIS WEEK at: https://en-gb.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.553717329719775&type=3

Mike Covell talk revealed… and Week 22 Challenge: Jubilee!

“East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” is our talk by Mike Covell, and perhaps unsurprisingly our Week 22 Challenge is the #PlatinumJubilee

East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2

FOLLOWING the recent poll then the talk by Mike Covell (author, historian, researcher) most requested by members is “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2“. The talk by Mike will take place on Wednesday 15 June at the Haven Arms promptly at 7pm. Members and visitors are asked to arrive early to find their seats and get their drinks ready for a 7pm start.

Take a walk along the coast or the countryside and the likelihood of finding remnants of the defences put in place to protect the country from invasion is higher than you might think. Some are better preserved than others, and of course, as photographers, many of these make exciting subjects to discover and make images from!

The meeting is FREE to attend, but we will be making a collection to cover costs.


Week 22 of 52-Week Challenge – The Jubilee!

Millions will be marking the Platinum Jubilee over the next few days. Your challenge this week is not only to capture the events in images but to record those parts of the celebrations that might be overlooked by others. Millions of photos will be taken during the long bank holiday weekend, whilst many will sit on phones or camera memory cards remaining unseen, others will be pored over by future generations as unique pictures capturing the mood, atmosphere and characters involved. You know what YOUR challenge is for this Week 22!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek22

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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


REMINDER: New Club game starts this Wednesday 1 June at the Club Meeting which is also a constructive critique session.


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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 (unless necessary for the particular challenge).

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.


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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Bluebells Wood Photo Walk Wed 4 May 2022

This secret little bluebells wood – come and explore before the secret is out!

Bluebells Photowalk:

OUR MEETUP next Wednesday 4 May is at the small ‘Bluebells Wood’ (not its real name) near the Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle. This short walk, with a couple of surprises, currently hosts a beautiful carpet of bluebells. In the case of bad weather, then we will meet at the Haven Arms as normal.

We’ll meet outside the Nursery (Tiptoes), Woodlands Park, Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle, HU13 0FA at 7pm. The woodland can be found on whats3words at https://what3words.com/flip.croutons.stretch.

Bridlington Escape:

WE ARE HOSTING a photographic holiday in Bridlington and seeking early expressions of interest. Arriving in Bridlington on Friday 17 June and staying Friday night and Saturday night 18 June we will have a weekend of photographic visits and workshops. We hope to include a visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Sewerby Hall with a tour of the house and grounds. Other visits to local photogenic activities and events will take place during the weekend too.

This will be an affordable trip hosted by photographers for photographers so will be immensely enjoyable and informative, with free time to enjoy the resort. Please email us straight away at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to register an interest in the trip.

Scavenger Hunt – best date?

Please if you hope to attend, complete the poll here OR over in the Facebook Group.

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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