Belated Happy and Healthy New Year!

Best wishes to all Hedon Viewfinders for a happy – and a HEALTHY – 2021. Some club information for you…

Best wishes to all Hedon Viewfinders for a happy – and a HEALTHY – 2021.

It has been a slow start to the new year dictated as it is by the impact of the pandemic. But we do hope that with the roll out of the vaccination programme that we will be in a better position to meet up or engage in activities again by the Spring.

Via our Facebook Group, we have started collecting members’ favourite photographs taken each month in monthly albums. We’re asking members to submit their favourite photograph each month and we will store these for potential use in our annual projects; perhaps to inform the selection of photographs for exhibitions and also, perhaps, to gather enough photos each month to be able to design a club calendar for 2022.

Facebook members can place their favourite photo for January in the appropriate album now. If you are not on Facebook, you can send your favourite photo taken this month to email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and I’ll save them for you. We’ll place your image in the Facebook January Album unless you instruct us not to. If you take a better photo before the end of the month and prefer that to your original, just email again and we will replace the photo and delete the old one.

Regarding Facebook – the social network keeps changing and re-inventing itself. A recent change in its notifications has resulted in many members not receiving regular notifications. But you can change this – and hopefully, it will improve your engagement with the page:

  1. Go to the three dots on the right hand of the page and click
  2. Look for Manage notifications
  3. Click All posts to make sure you are notified of All posts.

And to those not on Facebook? Consider it. Whilst in many ways the social network is awful, you can opt to open a basic account and join our group page and do nothing else on the network. The advantages are that we can quick and easily send you messages and notifications about club activities.

Finally, if you are looking for photography inspiration, then have a look at our 52 Week Photography Challenge 2018 and our 52 Week Photography Ideas 2019 for starters.

If you have any ideas on what Viewfinders might be doing to encourage photography in these strange times, then get in touch! Your ideas would be really welcome!


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

The Hedon Open Photography Exhibition 2020

HEDON VIEWFINDERS is pleased to present The Hedon Open Photography Exhibition 2020 – its first online exhibition. It is hosted on the Hedon Blog (HU12 Online) as well as our own website. Please do have a look!

HEDON VIEWFINDERS is pleased to present The Hedon Open Photography Exhibition 2020 – its first online exhibition.  It’s an open theme i.e. any genre, style or type of photography was accepted. The Exhibition is hosted on the Hedon Blog (HU12 Online) at:

https://hu12.online/the-hedon-open-photography-exhibition-2020/

it is also available on our own website page here.

This is our third exhibition which we should have held in the ‘real world’ but like other organisations, we have been affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Please do share information about the exhibition and help us get a ‘larger than ever’ online audience for our photographers’ images!

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Note: The current lockdown and virus threat prohibits us from holding meetings. But in the New Year, we hope to be able to continue with our BOOKABLE WORKSHOPS at the Haven Arms on Wednesdays. We may have to continue to limit to less than six people per workshop and participants will most likely still need to WEAR A FACE COVERING when not sat down. However, the workshop format does allow us to concentrate on individual participants interests much more and also enjoy more quality time to experiment with our photography! Also, we are not restricted to Wednesdays only!

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

Hedon-based, free, fun and friendly photography club.

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Exhibition Reminder – New Weekly Photography Challenges

THE DEADLINE for submissions to our ONLINE EXHIBITION is this Saturday, 7 November – please do not leave it until the last minute!

The Hedon Open Photography Exhibition is a marvellous opportunity for photographers to showcase their work, and particularly during the current ‘lockdown’ proposals will provide a real focus of attention for the club. Your support and images are needed! Full details here.


Weekly Challenges. With the success of our Daily Tasks during the last lockdown to guide us, Hedon Viewfinders will aim to provide a series of challenges for members to tackle during the current restrictions that prevent us from meeting.

Challenge 1.

At 7pm on Wed 4 November, following an introductory post on our Facebook Group Page at 7pm, then members are invited to post one new photo (not an old one) inspired by – and to match – one of the following themes:

    1. Toy Town
    2. Little & Large
    3. Balloon

You can enter one photo to each theme, but you might just want to concentrate on one theme! Post after the 7pm introductory post on Wednesday. You have got between now and then to plan and shoot your photo(s).

For those of you not on Facebook, then please submit your entries by email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk at least an hour before the 7pm deadline on Wednesday 4 November and we will post your entries for you!


Want some ideas and inspiration for your own photography during the new lockdown period? Visit one (or both!) of the following:

52 Week Photography Challenge

52 Weekly Photography Ideas

Contact us!

Hedon-based fun, free, friendly photography club for the whole community. Everyone is welcome at Hedon Viewfinders whether online or in the ‘real’ world!

Photo: I have the Power by Ray Duffill/Lynn Leedham

Meetings and Workshops update

At our BOOKABLE workshops INSIDE at the Haven Arms, we have to continue to limit to less than six people. Participants will need to WEAR A FACE COVERING when not sat down. However, we are not restricted to Wednesdays but can use the facilities at other times too.

UPDATE ON MEET-UPS: Covid-19 restrictions.

At our BOOKABLE workshops INSIDE at the Haven Arms, we have to continue to limit to less than six people. Participants will need to WEAR A FACE COVERING when not sat down. However, we are not restricted to Wednesdays but can use the facilities at other times too. OUTDOORS activities are legally limited up to six people as well.

Within these restrictions, we can continue to gather for bookable activities. We are developing a list of what hopefully will be interesting workshops, some of which are available to book now.

Light-sculpturing.

On Wednesday 30 September the workshop will look at Light Sculpturing; using longer exposures, a darkened room and torches to paint ethereal light on subjects. Inspired by the work of US photographer Harold Ross.

Long Exposure workshops.

Night photography – groups up to six. Book in advance and participants will arrange the session between themselves to ensure convenient dates and shooting conditions.

Daylight long-exposures. Including use of Neutral Density filters. Groups of between 3 and 6 depending on subject and location. Currently looking to create a Waterfalls group.

Flour-bombing.

Based on an event seen at The Photography Show, this experimental workshop will light a subject/model whilst throwing flour in the background with colourful lights illuminating the ‘explosion’ of flour. Messy – So will be doing it outside so weather dependent. This is taking place on Wed 7 October 2020 but will be repeated because of the interest.

All Workshops MUST be booked in advance. More information and booking (click here).

Other news: A new YouTube channel started this year and is highly recommended. Of interest to photographers of all abilities, Photography Online publishes monthly on the last Sunday of the month. Do subscribe to the channel and watch the earlier monthly episodes from January.

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

Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
Addressing the World in three words

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.

Hedon-based, free, fun and friendly photography club.

Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
Addressing the World with what3words

Learn about ‘remote photography’ at Hedon Viewfinders

For Wednesday’s meeting (19th August, Haven Arms, 7pm) we’re going to be looking at and demonstrating everything to do with REMOTE PHOTOGRAPHY i.e. ways to fire your shutter or another photography device without actually pressing the button on your camera!

For Wednesday’s meeting (19th August, Haven Arms, 7pm) we’re going to be looking at and demonstrating everything to do with REMOTE PHOTOGRAPHY i.e. ways to fire your shutter or another photography device without actually pressing the button on your camera!

We’ll aim to look at methods including cables, wireless, smartphone apps and other specialist means of operating the camera from a distance.

Note: We’re not able to offer any ‘hands-on’ with any kit due to social-distancing and COVID restrictions applying, but the session will serve to show people what methods are available. If you already use a remote system, please bring it along.

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!

Hedon-based, free, fun and friendly photography club.

Find our Haven Arms meeting place with what3words:
Addressing the World with what3words

24 Challenges – a member’s response

This is a list of twenty-four ideas from which you can pick one – or more – to give yourself a personal photographic challenge. We have shown how one member tackled the challenge…

This is a list of twenty-four ideas from which you can pick one – or more – to give yourself a personal photographic challenge. We have started this on Facebook, the object for members is to try something new. The list is based on Photo Tips cards. 


Jenny Young tackled several of the challenges and we are delighted to publish her top ten as a slideshow here! Her close-up of an eye is our featured photo here.

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Hedon Viewfinders has utilised the personal challenge approach to photography a few times over the last few years. So, if you are still searching for inspiration on what to shoot, then check out our 52 Week Photo Challenge and our 52 Weekly Photography Ideas (next week, is week 30). Of course during Lockdown in 2020 members tackled 50 daily tasks which proved very popular.

If you want to share your photo challenge results with other members, then send them to us by email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk, please.

Photo Walk – King George Dock – Hedon Road

Our next socially-distanced Photo Walk event is going to be Tuesday night 14 July 8pm at King George Dock, Hedon Road.

Our next socially-distanced Photo Walk event is going to be Tuesday night 14 July 2020 starting 8pm at King George Dock, Hedon Road.

Location of car park: https://w3w.co/thigh.doctor.news which is just beyond the giant Godwit sculpture.

Shadows Competition and Flash Photography – On Zoom Wed 27 May 2020

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Those not on Zoom but on Facebook can share on the Hedon Viewfinders group page as one post from 7pm on Wednesday 27 May. Use the hashtag #ViewfindersShadows so we can find them easily in order to be able to view them on Zoom too.

We’ll print out copies of the best as prizes.

Note: We’ll still be discussing ‘Flash Photography’ at the Zoom Meeting too.

Link to Zoom Meeting – Join from 6:45pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86807823018
Meeting ID: 868 0782 3018.

Have included this Shadows tutorial from Mike Browne as part of his ‘Lockdown’ series.

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!