Award-winning wildlife photograper Tracey Lund – Hedon Viewfinders Wed 21 August 2019

Hedon Viewfinders hosts a presentation by an award-winning wildlife photographer on Wednesday, 21 August. Tracey Lund. Starts 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms, Hedon HU12 8HH.

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Hedon Viewfinders hosts a presentation by an award-winning wildlife photographer on Wednesday, 21 August. Tracey Lund, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society won this year’s Open Natural World and Wildlife and UK National award categories in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards. Her images of birds have earned her the title of Bird Photographer of the Year for 2018 and 2019. And she won the recognition of her peers The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers and became Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018. These are just some of the many, many photography awards and accolades won by this talented yet modest photographer.

Tracey, who is from Sutton, is not just a passionate photographer of wildlife, but her adventures in capturing images of animals in different continents and places, whether tigers in India, lions in Africa or arctic foxes in Iceland, have inspired others to develop that same passion. Richard Burnham from Hedon Viewfinders went to hear Tracey speak last October at the Hull International Photography festival – and that inspired his own photographic development and his first photos of wild animals on an African safari. Richard will be joining other photographers and interested members of the public at the meeting at the Haven Arms which starts at 7pm prompt.

Tracey Lund wildlife photographer“I spend hours in the field and what some people don’t understand is that some feelings you get are priceless…it is a true blessing to be able to take the time to sit and watch wildlife let alone photograph it. Sometimes it’s more important to experience the moment rather than miss it taking photos.

“There is no better feeling than having those magical moments that will probably never be repeated but stay with you forever.  These are the moments that come back to me when looking at my images and make me smile and feel so lucky in doing what I do.”

We intend to hold a collection at the meeting for Tracey’s favourite charity:

My chosen charity is the World Land Trust:-

I love the natural world. Much of it is still alive due to wildlife lovers visiting these destinations which keeps wildlife valuable for the local people as they benefit from tourism. However, of course with this comes significant air travel involved and I am very much conscious of the carbon foot print from travelling to such destinations. One fantastic way in which we can all try and offset our impact through air and ground travel is with the ‘World Land Trust’.

This non-profit organisation have done a fantastic job of replanting lost forest around the world that will again absorb CO2 once again and continue to provide additional habitat for wild species.

Visit: www.traceylundphotography.co.uk/

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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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Hedon Viewfinders Scavenger Hunt! Wed 10 July 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Scavenger Hunt, Wed 10 July 2019, Meet Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH for 7pm prompt. Photo: Scavenging graffiti photographer. Newport. Viewfinders Isle of Wight trip.

Something very different organised for Wednesday’s meeting: A Scavenger Hunt for photographs! Bring your cameras, pen and paper, and get to the Haven Arms in time for 7pm. We’ll quickly split into teams, organiser Glenn Stallard will explain what’s expected, and then armed with clues, the aim will be for you and your team members to bring your photographic record back with you. It’s not meant to be intensely competitive…. but which team will be the first back! 🙂

Looks like it’s going to be lots of fun and can take place whatever the weather.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Scavenger Hunt, Wed 10 July 2019, Meet Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH for 7pm prompt. 

Photo: Scavenging graffiti photographer. Newport. Viewfinders Isle of Wight trip.


The next meeting is a field trip to get photos of some of the amazing street art graffiti that makes up what has become known as the “Bankside Gallery” and takes place on Wed 24 July, 7pm. We’ll meet at a location to be notified.


Website Galleries – Chance to showcase your work.

There has been a request from some members not active on Facebook on how they might share their work, with some keen on getting feedback, constructive criticism, etc. Obviously the website is a place where this can happen. If any Viewfinders wish to take advantage of this, then email your work to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and for those that send several photos we can set up your own gallery page in your name that you can link to and share with others should you wish to showcase your work.

Example of a Web Gallery Page.


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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.

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

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Club News, Paul Berriff Meeting, Exhibition and Programme for 2019

We’ve been very busy: We’ve got an Exhibition at Hedon Museum and a great Programme of meetings, events and activities lined up – find out more…

PAUL BERRIFF, OBE, spoke at a Hedon Viewfinders sell-out meeting in the town on Wednesday, April 17. The award-winning documentary film-maker kept the capacity crowd of 100 people gathered in the Haven Arms, enthralled with tales of his experiences as a photographer and TV cameraman. His adventures from photographing pop legends in the 1960s to filming the collapse of the Twin Towers in 9/11 kept the audience spellbound for almost 3-hours.

Ray Duffill from Hedon Viewfinders photographic club who had arranged the meeting was delighted with the audio-visual presentation from Mr Berriff and the response from the audience: “The Haven Arms venue was packed with standing room only at the back for late-comers. Paul Berriff is probably one of the most engaging speakers I’ve heard. He took the audience with him on his life-journey from a 12-year-old boy picking up a roloflex camera for the first time, to reliving the horrors of 9/11. People leaving the meeting were just ‘buzzing’ about what they’d heard.

“Thank you to all those that attended. The feedback has been tremendous – some of which we’ve shared with Paul.”

Also at the meeting, was Lesley Harland, the Exhibitions Manager at Hedon Museum. She was proud of the fact that after booking Paul Berriff to display some of his iconic ‘Pop Idols’ photos at the Museum, he’d further agreed to do the public meeting: “We’re now hoping that the interest in Paul’s life and adventures will translate into visitors at the Museum where we are showing some of his giant photographs of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Scott Walker and others.”

And of course Hedon Viewfinders members (17 of us) also have an Exhibition and displaying a small collection of photographs responding to the theme of ‘Hedon’.

So get yourself along to the Hedon Museum, it’s open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm until Saturday 15 June when the Exhibition closes at 4pm.

Hedon Viewfinders Programme for 2019

We are delighted to present our Programme of meetings for the rest of 2019. Arranged by our Programme Manager Glenn Stallard after discussion with members, the events listed here with practical sessions, field trips, and great speakers, should have something of interest for every one.

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Exhibition, Meetings & Members’ Galleries

JUST a reminder that the deadline for submission of original prints for the Exhibition on the “Hedon” theme is our next meeting on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at the Haven Arms. Please make sure you place your prints in a protective cover to keep them clean during selection. More information at: Exhibition (Guidance).

The April 3 meeting will also serve as one of our network meetings with an opportunity to catch up with other members and informally chat about club activities and plans. We’ll have some of our magazines, books and equipment available for members to loan.

Ticket sales for the Paul Berriff meeting on Wednesday 17 April are going very well. It is possible that we will be ‘full’ unless you’ve booked or purchased your tickets in advance.

There is still time to book on the 4-day Torquay club trip on Friday 7 June 2019.

We are going to do more to populate the website with examples of work from the many viewfinders who make up our fun and friendly club. The following is a random selection gleaned with permission from our Facebook Group page – if you would like your image to appear in one of our website galleries, then email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk

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Special Meeting: Club Review and Proposals for 2019

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is a special meeting to review the club and its activities to date and to consider proposals for its future – particularly over the next 12 months. Your attendance is encouraged and would be greatly appreciated.

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is a special meeting to review the club and its activities to date and to consider proposals for its future – particularly over the next 12 months. Your attendance is encouraged and would be greatly appreciated.

The meeting will start promptly at 7pm on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, HU12 8HH.

It is always a good idea and practice to regularly have a look back at what an organisation has achieved to date, note what has gone well, and note the areas where improvements might be made. Based upon that experience, we can then take decisions and make plans on a better way forward.

This meeting will be an opportunity for each of us to have an input into shaping the future development of the club and its photographic endeavours.

The AGENDA is draft and you have a chance to put your ideas and specific proposals up for discussion. The Agenda will only become final on Wednesday Evening of 27th February. So look back here for the final version on Thursday. For ease of decision-making, any specific proposals should appear on the Agenda.

Ray Duffill normally facilitates the meetings, but at this meeting it would be useful to have another volunteer to do so. A volunteer to take notes of the key decisions (see final item on the Agenda) would also be useful. We’ll ask at the meeting for these volunteers.

FINAL AGENDA

  1. Review of the Club – Short session to remind ourselves what we’ve enjoyed/not liked as much from the Club.
  2. Finance update – Ray
    1. Balances
    2. Exhibition Boards and other fundraising
  3. Meetings organised to date – Ray
  4. Exhibition update (24 April – 15 June) – Ray
  5. Specific proposals from members.
    1. Decisions that require spending Viewfinders funds to be taken at meetings – Ray
    2. To seek a volunteer who can take responsibility for working with others to manage the booking of speakers and otherwise make arrangements for the programme of meetings – Ray
    3. To seek a volunteer who can take responsibility for working with others to manage club exhibitions – Ray
    4. To seek a volunteer to take notes at meetings when necessary and write up official record of decisions made. To be kept in an official minute book/online – Ray
    5. To hold a second exhibition later this year – Glenn
    6. To relax the rules on Facebook group postings from 7 to 10 – Ray
  6. Social Media review – Particularly the operation of the Facebook Group and its competitions.
  7. Programme of meetings for 2019; ideas for speakers and practical sessions.
  8. Field Trips/photo walks/visits/holidays – Ideas.
  9. Viewfinders website – Ray
  10. Any other business not covered by the above.
  11. To record formally any decisions made on the night, including any votes taken, and to note the member(s) assigned responsibility to implement decisions. This record will be written up as minutes and posted on the website.

Whilst the above might seem much more formal than is normally the case, the issues under discussion do present the club with opportunities to develop and grow in many exciting ways. And rest assured it will be conducted in the typical Viewfinders fun and friendly style.

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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Show & Tell, Constructive Critique and Winter Flowers!

HEDON Viewfinders next meets on WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2019 at the Haven Arms but is also holding a Winter Flowers Photo Walk on SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY at Sewerby Gardens. Hedon’s free and friendly group where learning about photography is fun!

Show & Tell and Constructive Criticism:

HEDON Viewfinders next meets on WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2019 at the Haven Arms starting promptly at 7pm, and is a ‘Show & Tell’ and/or a Constructive Criticism session. You are invited to submit up to three images rather on memory stick/flash drive, or as prints. You may wish to simply show images you are proud of to us all, or you might opt to tell us what you like about them and how you achieved/created them. You can also opt to get some constructive criticism from other attendees about how they think the images may have been improved.

Those who have potential ideas for prints for our Exhibition on “Hedon” in April, May and June, might want to bring in smaller prints (new work, or at least taken in the last 12 months) and gauge a bit of opinion about them to see if it’s worthwhile getting them enlarged, mounted and framed.

Sewerby Gardens Winter flowers photography trip:

We are holding a trip to Sewerby Gardens for a Photo Walk on SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY principally to experience and photograph the Winter flowers now in bloom! The 50 acre grounds can be explored for free and boast over 10,000 snowdrops and yellow Aconites and wild Cyclamen all in flower. We envisage meeting in the Sewerby Hall Visitor free car park at 11:00am (but keep an eye on this event page for updates). As well as the visit to Sewerby, there’s the options to explore Flamborough or Bridlington too to be decided by those attending.

All Welcome – you don’t have to be a ‘member’ to take part. There’s always enthusiastic photographers present to help with your camera settings and offer other advice should you need it.

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 and friendly group where learning about photography is fun!

Forced Perspective Photography – Wed 6 February 2019

FORCED PERSPECTIVE is a photography and filming technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. We are going to have a look at this fun technique at our meeting on Wednesday 6 February, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. Have a look on the internet for ‘forced perspective photography’ for some ideas.

FORCED PERSPECTIVE is a photography and filming technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. We are going to have a look at this fun technique at our meeting on Wednesday 6 February, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon. Have a look on the internet for ‘forced perspective photography’ for some ideas.

Hedon Viewfinders – Free, Fun, Friendly photography club that welcomes all photographers regardless of the equipment or kit you’ve got. We are not a camera club, rather a creative club. Beginners particularly encouraged.

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