Forced perspective optical illusion – Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club.

Employ optical illusion to convince the viewer that something strange is happening!

FORCED PERSPECTIVE is a photography technique that makes an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is in relation to other things in the scene. It can be quite fun and employs optical illusion!

We are going to have a look at this fun technique at our meeting on Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Wednesday 19 January, 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly!


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Lensball Photography with Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 12 January 2022.

A popular photography accessory in the form of a crystal ball, a lensball can help create stunning imagery through the technique of refraction.

WELCOME to all our New Members who have joined us for the New Year 2022. And welcome back to existing members! Our meeting this week WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY 2022 will look at Lensball Photography and related things.

We’ll look at some tutorials and other ways to inspire your photography whether on the night or if you opt to have a go later.

ALL WELCOME. Please note and be prepared to abide by any Covid-19 precautions that are in place.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms
The meeting takes place at The Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 7pm.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Wednesday 5 January first meet-up of 2022.

REMINDER: Our next meeting is Wed 5 January 2022 at the Haven Arms, 7pm. It’ll be a Props Night so bring in your interesting (or challenging) objects, items whether large or small, to photograph.

It’ll also be a Kit and Camera Surgery night – so if you were lucky at Christmas, bring in your new photographic ‘toys’. If you have questions about using your new cameras and kit (settings, features, etc), or indeed your existing kit, then we’ll do our best to answer them!

ALL WELCOME. Invite your photography friends!

Note: Hedon Viewfinders will exercise any necessary precautions in line with Covid-19 pandemic regulations. This may affect how we manage the meetings.

Blurring and Freezing action with Shutter Speed… and other business!

Our practical session on the night is Shutter Speed – We want members to bring along kit and apparatus that we can use to demonstrate what’s involved in freezing motion and blurring motion.

THE NEXT HEDON VIEWFINDERS Meeting on Wednesday 17 2021 November comprises two items of business and a practical session:

  1. Our Christmas Party on Wed December 15th – we need to sort out the details of our Pirate-themed celebration (food, entertainment, awards, Secret Santa, etc).
  2. To sort out our plans for the Young Farmers Club joint event on the 24 November.

Our practical session on the night is Shutter Speed – We want members to bring along kit and apparatus that we can use to demonstrate what’s involved in freezing motion and blurring motion.

I hope to bring something exciting to do with a rubber ball! 🙂 And I can bring along a splash photography set-up (unless someone else volunteers to do so??)


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Silhouettes – Hedon Viewfinders Wednesday 10 November, Haven Arms

THE THEME of our next meeting on Wednesday 10 November 2021 is creating Silhouette images.

Starting at 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH, we’ll be using some props with people to create silhouettes and table-top versions too.

Silhouette photography

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

October Meetings at Hedon Viewfinders – All Welcome!

Hedon Viewfinders is the town’s free, fun and friendly photography club. Learn photography, share your skills – every week on Wednesday nights at the Haven Arms.

MEETINGS 7PM ON WEDNESDAYS at HAVEN ARMS, HEDON, HU12 8HH.

Wed 6 October 2021:

  • Review of Scavenger Hunt photos (digital). Bring your photos in a digital format ready to share, or put them into the Album in the Facebook Group. We’ll let the ‘Number Ones’ and the ‘A-Team’ members have a short meeting to each decide what to show. Grand Prize Giving to winning team (slight exaggeration!).
  • A short talk by David Bell on the Landscape Benbo Tripod kindly donated to the club from Dave Harding. We want to give it away to a deserving owner who will use and treasure it – so if you fancy owning a classic, come along to the meeting and find out more!
  • Analyse your Aperture! (tutorial and challenges about using the aperture settings on your camera for creative effect).
Saltend, New York.

Wed 13 October: Light painting night (outdoors). Bring your woollies and your tripods. Weather permitting.

Wed 20 October: To be arranged. Have an idea? Get in touch!

Wed 27 October: Halloween Spooky Shoot. Fancy dress very much encouraged. We’re expecting two special guests who will preview their Mexican Night of the Dead costumes!


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

A Lark in the Dark! Hedon Viewfinders photography.

Wed 1 September 7pm at the Haven Arms – Photography ‘Lark in the Dark!’

Wed 1 September 7pm at the Haven Arms – Photography ‘Lark in the Dark!’

Low light photography and indoor light painting.

This week’s meeting will concentrate on low-light photography and indoor light painting.

By moving the light, or by moving the camera, the aim will be to produce some 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.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

STILL LIFE Wed 25 August 2021

WE ARE doing a STILL LIFE session on Wednesday night at the Club.

Haven Arms, 7pm on Wednesday 25 August 2021.

We will have some scenes set up to photograph, but do bring your own props.

In your STILL LIFE shots, you need to create the whole composition to fill your frame from corner to corner. You have the power to place everything you need into your scene.

There is a useful article on STILL LIFE here: https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/photography/still-life-photography-ideas-and-tips.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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 inside or out and about.

ALL WELCOME.

Meeting postponed. Competition News.

The Lighting for Portraits night has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 July, 7pm at the Haven Arms. Covid-19 precautions are still in place. Read about our current competitions and challenges.

OUR MEETING scheduled for Wednesday 7 July has been postponed. England is playing Denmark in the semi-finals of the Euro football competition.

The meeting Lighting for Portraits has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 July, 7pm at the Haven Arms. Covid-19 precautions are still in place.

The meeting will look at the effects of the placements of lights. We’ll be using one set-up, but the different placement of lights will be explored. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different light set-ups and see the results.

Remember our current competitions:


Hedon Viewfinders. 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, Hedon. But check our key dates to see if we’re inside or out and about.

Member’s Meeting Notes. Editing Challenge #4

Notes for tonight’s meeting and Editing Challenge #4. #Hull #Holderness #EastYorks

Tonight’s Meeting (30 June). 7pm. Haven Arms.

Because COVID restrictions are still with us, and therefore we still need to exercise social distancing and groups of six and no mixing of tables, then the meeting will be a bit of a hodgepodge, but concentrating on two practical issues.

Editing.  We’ll look at some of the issues raised on our Facebook Group page recently. You can opt to bring your own laptop with relevant software loaded. Whilst no one is allowed to assist you (i.e. touch or handle) your own equipment or sit next to you as normally (unless in your bubble), it will be possible for members using the same software to offer verbal guidance on issues.

Settings. Got issues questions about your camera or other kit? Using members’ knowledge and the internet I hope we can help you resolve these.

As silly as it sounds, whilst sat in the same room we can use our laptops and the internet to chat with each other and share useful information with each other.

Business items include the Photography Competition, managing next week’s lighting session, and our programme of meetings, trips, etc.


#4 New Photo Editing Challenge

Hedon Viewfinders – New Editing Challenge Number FOUR – All photographers invited to have a go. 

We present this basic and simple starting image (JPG) for you below. We invite you to download it, edit it how you wish and with whatever editing programme you’ve got. You might want to crop or frame and consider composition; maybe saturate or desaturate the colours. A monochrome perhaps? Lighten or darken, add clarity or blur. Create an abstract, painterly or traditional image. The choice is up to you!

Send in your re-edited photo with your “How I did it!” information, and we will present all the results in a gallery next Wednesday 7 July. Send us your re-edit by 10pm Tuesday 6 July 2021.

We want this to be instructive for beginners, and a chance to experiment for the more experienced amongst you. So please join in and have a go!

Download your starting JPG image here. Click and then right-click to download the image.

Send your completed edited image to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com by 10pm Tuesday 6 July 2021

Include your name and new image title, include your “How I Did it!” information and tell us what program you used

Have a look at our previous challenges.


Hedon Viewfinders. 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.

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