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).
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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. 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. 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. 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.

Toys, models, action figures…

Outdoor Event. Toy Photography. Wed 5 May 2021. Haven Arms car park 7pm.

Outdoor Event. Toy Photography. Wed 5 May 2021. Haven Arms car park 7pm.
In the proximity of the Haven Arms (avoiding the beer garden area), your task is to find some good settings/scenes for your favourite toys/models/figures, etc.

For those who really want to ‘play’ then let’s create some rain/wind/smoke/flame/lighting effects for your action figures! 

Search Toy Photography on the internet for some inspiration. Will you go cute & cuddly, or blood & guts!?

Social distancing still applies. Will split into different groups of six people. No booking necessary.


Don’t forget to have a crack at our Editing Challenge! And we still need new people to have a go at Photography Challenge 2021. Have a look at some of the subjects covered so far: Photography Challenge rounds.

104 Photography Challenges will fill up the Mayor of Hedon’s album.

As we begin to return to more ‘normal’ circumstances we want members to get back in touch with us – we need your ideas and suggestions for how the Club can serve you and your photography needs.

Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and Viewfinders prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Shadows and Silhouettes – creative photography

Our photography subject for our Wednesday 2 September 2020 meet-up at Haven Arms, Hedon, is ‘Shadows and Silhouettes – how to be creative with them’.

Our photography subject for our Wednesday 2 September 2020, 7pm meet-up at Haven Arms, Hedon, is ‘Shadows and Silhouettes – how to be creative with them’.

Shadows are cast by the subject. Silhouettes are backlit. New to photography? We’ll help you use your camera creatively.

We hope to be outside using the setting sun as our light source weather permitting, but will be indoors with flashes and props otherwise.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular weekly programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

#NOTE: Social-distancing and contact & trace measures apply.

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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!

‘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/

A Worm’s Eye View – Task 26 – Daily Photos

Whether something tall or something small, a different perspective helps to make a different photograph. Try a Worm’s Eye View. Share your photographs online. #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Task 26 – A Worm’s Eye View.

Whether something tall or something small, a different perspective helps to make a different photograph. Try a Worm’s Eye View.

Share your photographs online.

Use the hashtags: #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Daily Tasks for Photographers – Keeping Britain Entertained During the Crisis

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We hold ONLINE Club Meetings using Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm and HAPPY HOUR every Saturday at 9pm.

** Club Challenge for next meeting on 22 April: OIL & WATER photos. Show us five of your best shots! **

CLUB MEETINGS WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm for the meeting to start at 7pm. Meet us at:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/927443060?pwd=bHZWeUdJdi9rc3BNdWpCMUNFckQzZz09
Meeting ID: 927 443 060 Password: 218286.

CLUB HAPPY HOUR SATURDAYS 9:00pm. Fun and revelry with Hedon Viewfinders!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/836189559?pwd=a1Q5d2RZb05zODZzNUVnWVdpQ2Ztdz09
Meeting ID: 836 189 559 Password: 052265

ALL WELCOME. Hedon’s free, fun & friendly photography club.