Week 23 Challenge and Club News

New Challenge for this week 23 and Club News about our next few meetings –

WEEK 23 of 52-Week Photography Challenge – FANTASIA

Mythology, magic and fairy tales. Create an image that fits the theme. You might create a still life of magical objects, or visit a real-life scene that could be a setting for a fairy tale or home to fairies and elves. You could photograph something that depicts the theme. You might create an image that makes us believe in magical powers!
Your challenge: Have fun and use your imagination to create fantasia.

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Meetings:

  • Wed 8 June at 7pm will be an informal networking meeting with an opportunity for practice and skill sharing. Bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings and use. We ask more experienced members to bring their kit bags and reveal all their secrets about what they carry on photographic excursions in “What’s in my kit bag!?”
  • Wed 15 June is already looking to be a busy meeting when Mike Covell speaks on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars”. Please arrive by 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. A collection will be taken at the meeting to cover costs.
  • Wed 22 June, 7pm. Old images – rescued and brought back to life! The talk is by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images – also a look at some of his extraordinary aerial photographs.

New weekly photography game:

Wednesdays will also feature our new weekly photography tasks game. Pick out your own random challenge and enter into the competition album on our Facebook Group. Not on Facebook? You should still be able to see our public page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/166927467046058/ at the preceding link. If Facebook adds any additional text as it tries to encourage you to sign up to it, click at the end of the link in your browser and backspace delete letters until you see the link exactly as highlighted. You can then see the competition album and email your votes and entry each week to glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk (this is what I’ll be doing – Ray).

Check out our Key Dates page. We’re adding new stuff each week!

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

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.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Controlling Shutter Speed – and send us your Photography Challenge images

Meeting on Wed 9 Feb on how we use faster shutter speeds to freeze action or slower shutter speeds to blur it…

Next week’s meeting on Wed Feb 9th Haven Arms, 7pm is about Shutter Speed. Following on from Aperture last week, and how it controls Depth of Field, we are looking at the Shutter and how we can use that to record motion; how we use fast shutter speeds to freeze action or slow shutter speeds to blur it.

It will be very practical this week. We will be bringing along some props to use to demonstrate freezing and blurring motion. If you have props that can help demonstrate this – please do bring them along!


Malcolm Seville has sent in these photos in response to Photography Challenge 2022 WEEK 2 FIND THE LINES:

Thank you very much, Malcolm! If other members or readers of the website wish to play ‘catch up’ and send us your images in response to the 52 Week Photography Challenge – then please do! We would love to see and share them!

Email your images to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

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

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Christmas News update!

WE HAD our Club Christmas Party on Wednesday 15 December and the Food at the Haven Arms was brilliant, the room was decorated beautifully, and the Party Atmosphere was electric! With the Christmas Quiz and the Secret Santa, it was a party full of laughter and really revealed the fun side of our friendly Club.

At the Party came some announcements:

  • The Eddie Award to the ‘Most Enthusiastic Creative Competitor’ and ‘Best Fancy Dressed Viewfinder of 2021’ – went to JANET BUCKNALL!
  • The Eddie Award to ‘The Most Improved Photographer in 2021’ – went to JULIE PIDD.
  • The Winner of Photography Challenge 21, and winner of £25 was DAVE HOOK. Photo by Maggie Wingfield.
  • The Winner of the Photography Challenge Draw (£10) was JENNY YOUNG.

Events still to come:

  • Saturday 18th December – Ice Sculpture Trail, Hull City Centre (11am-3pm). Meet at 12pm at the top of Whitefriargate/Monument Bridge.
  • Tuesday 21 December, 7pm – “Christmas Live!” An Outdoor Nativity Play with Real Animals at Easington. A very special Christmas event.

The Club next meets in the New Year on Wednesday 5 January 2022 at the Haven Arms at 7pm. ALL WELCOME.

Some Images from our events over the last few weeks:

And finally…

MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone associated with Hedon Viewfinders – and all the very best to you and yours, and for photography in 2022!


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Reminder about Hedon Viewfinders Christmas activities 2021

Christmas activities! And remember that Photography Challenge 2020 closes Friday 10 December – still time to get images in!

Christmas Activities:

  • Saturday 4th December, Hedon Open Garden for Christmas. 1pm. 3 Fletchergate, Hedon. £4 entry towards good causes.
  • Monday 6th December – Hedon for Christmas Lights and Light Trails. 6.30pm. Meet Watmough’s Arcade (main cut through to the right of the Hedon Inn from Iveson Close car park).
  • Wednesday 8th December, Cottingham Christmas Lights. Meeting outside the Duke of Cumberland at 7pm.
  • Wed 15th December, of course, will be the Christmas Party for those booked. “Pirates of the Hedon Haven!”
  • Thursday 16th December – Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations trip.
  • Saturday 18th December – Ice Sculpture Trail, Hull City Centre (11am-3pm). Meeting point and time to be arranged.
  • Tuesday 21st December, 7pm – “Christmas Live!” An Outdoor Nativity Play with Real Animals at Easington. A very special Christmas event.
  • Wednesday 5 January – First meeting of 2022. Haven Arms, 7pm.

REMINDER: Photography Challenge 2020 ENDS on Saturday 11 December 2021. Still time to get images in and enter the free draw!


Just to wish all our Members, and their family and friends, all the best for the Christmas Season. Keep safe and we’ll see you on one of the events or in the New Year!


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

“Pirates of the Hedon Haven!” Hedon Viewfinders Christmas Party.

Christmas Party Time and Pirates at Hedon Viewfinders! Haven Arms, Hedon Wed 15 December at 7pm.

Why are pirates called ‘pirates’…? Because they arrrrr!

Wed 15 December 7pm at the Haven Arms. Christmas meal, Quiz and the Eddie Awards! £20 per head. Fancy dress optional.

All Members are invited. Partners, friends, etc are cordially invited too. Menus will be sent out to those who book to choose their three-course meal.

If we could have the names of those coming by Sun 21 November that would be much appreciated! Please message or email CONTACT US. If we could have all monies paid in by Monday, November 28 that would be most appreciated too!


REMINDER: We are not at the Haven Arms next Wednesday 24 November, but at the Burton Pidsea Memorial Hall for our joint meeting with the Young Farmers Club. Arrive by 7pm to set up for a 7.30pm prompt start.


Keep an eye on the website and our KEY DATES web page for updates to our meetings and events schedule as we enter the Christmas period. We are looking at attending an Open Christmas Garden in Hedon on Saturday 4 December and arranging trips to both Hull and Cottingham Christmas lights.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

Spring Valley visit and other news

Spring Valley Campsite visit, some other trips and photowalks, and Photography Challenge update…

Short Photo Trip – Wednesday 18 August 2021 – 7-8pm -All welcome!

Out & about trip on Wednesday with Hedon Viewfinders (18 August meeting at 7pm). Join us at Spring Valley Campsite for a short photo walk. Lake, fish, birds – pleasant company with other enthusiastic photographers. All welcome.

Find Spring Valley Campsite with what3words: https://w3w.co/miss.skies.carriage


Latest from the Photography Challenge 2021.

Locked subject, points awarded:

95. Fashion.

The two points awarded for the most novel response to Fashion is DAVE HOOK for his very fashionable looking horse!

98. Hard work.

98. Hard work.

The winner of two points for a pose that looks like strenuous hard work is going to take place… is…. GARETH HUGHES. I know, I know, Jim Uney’s photo looks like a much more hard-working character. 🙂

Check out the Challenge League Table.

In order to speed things up on the Challenge, we are running a countdown on certain subjects on our Facebook Group page. Starting with #1 A sweatshirt. Post a photo to the subject and the first one received will lock that subject.


Photo opportunities.

A few upcoming events:

  • Sun 15 August – Hull City Centre Photowalk with Hull Creative Photography Group. Meet Queen Victoria Square 2pm for 2.15pm departure.
  • Wednesday 18 August – Club Trip: Spring Valley Campsite, Sproatley Road, 7pm for an hour.
  • Sat 21 August – Ruben’s Voice Concert, Ketwell Playing Field, Hedon from 1pm – 10pm. Great event planned. Great photo opportunities.
  • Sun 22 August – East Hull Festival, East Park, time to be arranged

Christmas Party December 2021.

An early shout out for our Christmas Festive get-together. Thinking Entertainment (an artist), Xmas Quiz, the awarding of The Eddies and a buffet. What about Fancy Dress? A “Pirates of the Hedon Haven” theme perhaps.

Possible date Wed 15 December. Costs in the £20 per person range for Viewfinders and Partners/Friend.


Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

ALL WELCOME.

CONTACT US.

The Cow – Hedon Viewfinders 4th editing challenge

The Cow. Results of our 4th Editing Challenge.

We asked you to re-edit our basic image of a cow in front of Saltend Chemicals Park.

The results are in. There are fewer entries than normal for our editing challenge, but more people actually took part in the challenge at the Club meeting on Wed 30th June. These are those who emailed their results in.

First up is Paul Benson.

How I did it:

  • 1.  Applied the artistic filter ‘Poster Edges’.
  • 2.  Cropped the image to portrait format.
  • 3.  Increased the contrast slightly.
  • 4.  Increased saturation slightly.

Next is Janet Bucknall with her Jurassic Cow!

How I did it:

Janet says she found some new stuff on her computer and just enjoyed herself by adding fun images.


This is Lynn Leedham’s framed bovine creation.

How I did it:

Enhanced cut and framed using Inpixio Editing.


Edit on original by Ray Duffill.

How I did it.

In Elements, I sharpened by using the High Pass Filter and Overlay blend mode. Then a Hue & Saturation Adjustment layer to boost the colour. Cropped.


This is Dave Hook’s edit.

How I did it:

I used Canon compositing software to create this image. I used two of my own existing photographs. I cropped the image and increased saturation.


And this is “The Cow” by Maggie Wingfield:

How I did it:

Using ‘Photoeditor’ on my laptop, I selected mid-level posterisation and placed a different sky background I then inserted the bird using ‘LightX’ app on my iPhone.


We hope you enjoy seeing how these editing challenges are undertaken. There really are no limits other than imagination to what we can do with a basic image.


Remember your Open Photography Competition Entry for the Preston Show! Open to all not just Viewfinders members.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

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.

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