Preston Show Open Photography Competition and Showcase success

This is the second time we have staged the Open Photography event and it has been a fantastic success!

Preston Open Photography Competition (Showcase)

Following are the headlines from the Preston Show Open Photography Competition which was very much a showcase of photographers’ work and photography taking place in the local area:

BUILDING / LANDSACPES 39 Entries: 1st and Winner of the Photographer of the Year (POTY) trophy with his image of Withernsea Pier head Towers was SIMON DALLIMORE. Trophy and certificate presented by Vikki (representing the show’s charitable beneficiaries).


2nd Mountain Landscape (in portrait): KIM DALLIMORE.
3rd: Silhouette Big Wheel: ALAN PADGETT.

Also in this category was the winner of Young Photographer of the Year (YPOTY): ALEX DARCY.

We did not have a Commended award, but if we did then a photograph with that status would have been Hepworth Arcade by DAVE JEFFREY and Saltend by the club’s own youngest photographer OLIVIA PADGETT.

PEOPLE / PLACES 41 Entries: 1st (trophy winner) with character in Indian dress was KEITH MADDEN.
2nd Portrait in landscape of his grandaughter: PETER DOBBS.
3rd Person in giant deckchair: MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

This was a very closely-fought category with Hannah by MARTIN COOPER and Three Little Ducks in her favourite place by LYNN LEEDHAM all potentially in the top three. The adventurous and abstract approach of many of the young photographers was also noteworthy.

Open Photography People and Places

BEST ON MOBILE 28 Entries: 1st (trophy winner) with Pumpkins Scene was SANDRA WOOD.
2nd Dog nose and face close up: MICHELLE ATKINSON.
3rd Hoverfly on flower: CAROL CARRICK.

Other photographs to commend were Jellyfishes a square image by HANNAH PADGETT and Boy With Bubble by a currently unidentified photographer.

ANY WILDLIFE (Preston residents) with 11 Entries: 1st (trophy winner) with Squirrel: JANE JEFFREY.
2nd Sleeping cat/kitten: ALISHA HAYWARD.
3rd Seagull take off: LINDA McGOWAN.

Trophy Presentation: The presentation of certificates for winners took place on the day in the show marquee at 4.30pm. Those photographers present did receive their trophies then. But we have also invited winners to our own Club Presentation Night PROPOSED FOR WED 14th SEPTEMBER at the Haven Arms at 7pm. This will give us time to get the POTY and YPOTY trophies engraved. The Presentation event will also give us the chance to celebrate the work of those commended photographers too.

The organisers of Preston Show estimate that around 750 people will have visited the marquee between 1.30pm and 5.00pm to see all the show exhibits. With at least 119 entries, the photography categories were the most popular.

Many thanks to the Show organisers for facilitating the event and particularly Linda McGowan who helped secure the extra space we needed to show everyone’s photos. Particular thanks are extended to Mr Green of Holderness Academy for facilitating the involvement of students in the competition.

Notes:

The number of entries (119) is a minimum figure. The nature of the competition was that entries could be submitted up to 10.30am of the morning of the show – and the majority of entries were actually submitted that morning. As long as each photograph had a category and the photographer’s name on the back it was accepted. There simply was not the time to log each entry on a separate ticket/list which is what normally happens. Entries could be taken away again after 4pm and many were. Hence they were never counted in the total number of entries.

The event has demonstrated the interest in photography in the local area and the potential for growing this event each year. There is nothing like Preston Show Open Photography Competition in East Yorkshire.

We will discuss some of these club ideas for growing the event (which would be in partnership with the Preston Village Community Group) following the Presentation Event on the 17th August.

OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2022

Trophies for the winners of the categories, and trophies for the Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year (aged 16 and younger).

Open Photography Competition 2022.

This year’s Open Photography Competition takes place and will be judged on Saturday 6 August 2022 at the Preston Show and Family Fun Day at the Nag’s Head.

Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the competition once again with trophies for the winners of the categories, and trophies for the Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year (aged 16 and younger).

There are three categories – you can submit one print in each category:

  • People and Places
  • Buildings and Landscape
  • Best Photo taken on a Mobile Phone

One category has been reserved just for residents of Preston parish only to enter:

  • Any Wildlife.

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 to keep them clean), with name, address, telephone number and age if relevant, on the reverse, 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.

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 6 AUGUST 2022.

Featured photo: Janet Bucknall, winning photo presented as a prize with the trophy.

DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Open Photography Competition and 52-Week Photography Challenge

Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION once again…

Open Photography Competition 2022.

This year’s Open Photography Competition takes place and will be judged on Saturday 6 August at the Preston Show and Family Fun Day at the Nag’s Head.

Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the competition once again with trophies for the winners of the categories, and trophies for the Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year.

There are three categories – you can submit one print in each category:

  • People and Places
  • Buildings and Landscape
  • Best Photo taken on a Mobile Phone

One category has been reserved just for residents of Preston parish only to enter:

  • Any Wildlife.

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 to keep them clean) 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.

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 6 AUGUST 2022.

Week 27 of 52-Week Photography Challenge

IT’S WEEK 27 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge! We are over halfway through the year now! Well done for sticking with us – and “Welcome!” to those who have joined us during the last 6 months. The aim of the Photography Challenge is to challenge yourself and get into the useful habit and routine of taking photographs regularly and with purpose.

WEEK 27 – SYMMETRY AND PATTERNS
Look for symmetry and patterns in both the natural and human-made world.
Symmetry in photography refers to two parts of an image with a similar, if not identical shape, structure or format. Symmetry in a photograph creates a visual sense of harmony, balance and order that appeals to the viewer’s eyes.
The repetition of lines, shapes, tones, or colours can create interesting images. Also, look for those instances where the pattern or symmetry is broken; these asymmetrical elements can add an interesting factor to your photograph.
Your challenge – use symmetry and patterns to create stronger photographs.

As ever, these challenges are to encourage new photography, so we ask you not to simply re-use your existing stock.

And do please send in your images associated with these challenges – or your other activities as a Club Member. We will publish them on these pages.

E-mail them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022


Weekly Personal Challenge

This week’s personal challenge photo game is open for voting. The album is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1700170630346991&type=3

Remember voting is as follows, 👍🏻=1 ❤️=2. 😲=3. Voting ends at 7pm on Wednesday evening 6 July.


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Beverley Beck photo walk

SADLY THE PHOTOWALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STORMY WEATHER.

CANCELLED: Beverley Beck photo walk on Wednesday!

SADLY THE PHOTOWALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STORMY WEATHER.

By popular choice via our Facebook Group (and other feedback) on Wednesday night 28 July, 7pm we are meeting up for a photoshoot on Beverley Beck.

We hope to see friends from Hull & Anlaby Snappers there too.

We will be meeting at the junction on Beckside and Beckside North. Near the Forresters Arms.

What3Words address of meeting place: https://w3w.co/trades.sweetener.birds.

While COVID-19 restrictions have eased officially, we are advising members to exercise caution and respect those others you meet that wish to continue wearing masks and maintain social distancing.


Open Photography Competition at Preston Show.

Don’t forget your entry to the competition of a colour, black & white, or altered reality print with your entry form can be accepted up until 10.30am on the day of the competition (this Saturday 31 July 2021). More details click here.

In a late announcement regarding the competition, we will now also be awarding an Annual Shield to the Preston Show’s best Young Photographer of the Year (aged 16 and under).


DO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US!

Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s (and surrounding areas) 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.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

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.

Open Photography Competition at Preston Show

Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the photography competition at PRESTON SHOW with trophies and will help promote the event.

A ‘new’ Annual Photography Competition is to take place and judged at the PRESTON SHOW on Saturday 31 July 2021. Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the competition with trophies and will help promote the event.

The traditional village show in Preston features classes of entry from ‘best vegetables’, ‘cookery’, ‘wine making’ through to various ‘arts’ and ‘crafts’ including ‘photography’. There has been a photography element as part of the traditional annual show in Preston for many years. However, this year, Hedon Viewfinders hopes to encourage more interest in photography, more entries from local people and a bigger exhibition of local talent at the show.

There will be three classes of entry. You can enter only one photograph into the competition in one of the classes.

  • Colour,
  • Black & White, or
  • Altered Reality (this category will suit those who love to artistically manipulate their images).
Preston Show Open Photography Competition

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 Club 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.

An Entry Form needs to be submitted with your print.

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 will be held by the winners for one year.

Download the poster and entry form:

Following the competition and Show, prints can be collected by photographers via arrangement with Hedon Viewfinders.

It is expected that COVID-19 restrictions will have eased by the time of the Preston Show on Saturday 31 July, but any advice issued by organisers on the day must be followed.

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