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.

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

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.

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

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.

“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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

News from the Club

News from the Club, including our new Open Photography Competition via Preston Show, our Trip to Northern Studios, and the East Yorkshire Buses photo competition.

Treasure Hunt – Wednesday 16 June 2021.

The starting point for the Photography Treasure Hunt/Photo Walk tomorrow (Wed 16 June, 7pm) is at the crossroads Whitefriargate/Silver Stree/Land of Green Ginger and Trinity House Lane at: https://w3w.co/square.hiking.decide.

Anyone wishing to meet earlier at the Interchange for the walk through town just contact us first to arrange.


OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AT PRESTON SHOW. SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021.

SPONSORED BY HEDON VIEWFINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB.

A ‘new’ Annual Photography Competition is to take place to be judged at the Preston Show on Saturday 31 July.

There has nearly always been a ‘photography’ element as part of the traditional show which sees classes of entry from ‘best vegetables’, ‘cookery’, ‘wine making’ through to ‘arts’ and ‘crafts’. but Hedon Viewfinders hopes to encourage more interest in photography, more entries and a bigger exhibition of local talent at the show.

There will be three classes of entry.

You can enter only one photograph to the competition in one of the classes.

  • Colour,
  • Black & White, or
  • Altered Reality

Your prints (no mounting and framing) can be up to a maximum size of A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches).

Prints (in protective sleeves please) can be sent in advance to Hedon Viewfinders c/o 6 Johnson Court, Hedon, HU12 8EF or dropped into any Hedon Viewfinders meeting on a Wednesday evening from 6.45pm – 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon (see website for details).Or you can bring them in on the morning of the Preston Show at the Nag’s Head, Sproatley Road, Preston BEFORE 10.30am on SATURDAY 31 July 2021.

See the exhibition of prints and results of the judging at the Preston Show from 1pm.

There will be trophies awarded for the winners of each class and an Annual Photographer of the Year trophy. Trophies to be held by the winners for one year.

An Entry Form needs to be submitted with your print.


Northern Film Studios visit.

A visit to Northern Film Studios on Wednesday, June 23 2021. This will be a visit to the grounds (outside) of the film studios. You must be at the location for prompt entry to the grounds and start at 7pm. Park up on the kerbside at Saltmarsh Court. Find on what3words: https://w3w.co/twigs.salt.empty


East Yorkshire Buses Photography Competition.

Photographers from around the region are invited to submit their best photos to bus company East Yorkshire’s popular photographic competition.

All entries must have an East Yorkshire buses theme, whether that’s featuring the company’s buses, coaches, vintage vehicles, staff or buildings.

Twelve winners get their photographs featured in East Yorkshire’s 2022 calendar, with the overall winner also receiving £100 of photography equipment.

More information at: East Yorkshire Photographic Competition 2021.


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.

East Yorkshire Falconry Night

East Yorkshire Falconry Night

On Wednesday 2 June we have a trip arranged to East Yorkshire Falconry (kindly booked for us by Peter). This is an opportunity to photograph birds of prey. Meet at the location BEFORE the 7pm start, please.

We are asking for a minimum donation of £2 from each of us attending. This goes towards feeding the birds.

We can meet in larger groups of up to 30 outdoors so hopefully, this will be well-attended. If you let us know that you intend to come along, we’ll ensure that you are sent an email about the trip.


Photography Challenge 2021 update.

Another Locked subject result.

80. Sparks.

And the winner of 2 points is… the sparks from LYNN LEEDHAM’S firework.

See the Competition’s latest League Table.


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 out and about.

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