Portraits – working with light

HEDON VIEWFINDERS’ next meeting on Wednesday, July 6th will look at taking portrait photos; 1. using available light (window, sunlight and ambient light) and 2. controlling light with speedlights (flashes) and studio lights.

We’ll be setting up from 6.30pm with a start time of 7pm. At the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. All Welcome. You don’t have to book. Just turn up.

On Wednesday, July 13th we will be holding a ‘Show and Tell’ meeting with an opportunity for constructive criticism aimed at improving your photography. Please bring in your work (up to 5 photos) taken in the last few weeks on a memory stick on the night or email in advance to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk – and please indicate if you wish your work to be included in the anonymous constructive criticism session or not (you can opt just to show your work).

Photography Personal Challenge:

Don’t forget to contact Glenn on Messenger or glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk and ask for your number between 1-90 and he will give you your subject for this week’s game. And don’t forget to send your next entry to Glenn via the same method.

Here’s the new Leader Board (30th June 2022).

Lynn. 62
Dave H. 50
Hannah. 47
Mandy. 47
Ray. 46
Janet. 43
Peter. 43
Glenn. 42
Joanne. 40
Julie. 39
Maggie. 38
Alan. 37
Dave P. 34
Michelle. 29
Ann J. 21
Brenda. 20
Sue W. 18
Martin. C 7
Jennifer. 4
Dillon. 3


East Yorkshire Buses have launched their Photography Competition for 2022. Deadline for submission of entries is Sunday 8 August.

East Yorkshire Buses Photography Competition advert
EY Buses Photography Competition 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.

Week 26 and Your Personal Challenge this week

THE WEEK 26 CHALLENGE of your 52-Week Group Challenge is… KEEP FIT.

There is an important human element that is included here and can build upon the street photography skills explored last week. But you can opt to photo the people you know. You can also interpret the challenge with as much imagination as you can muster!

Exercise, running, sports, etc, incorporating human effort and endeavour… your theme this week is Keep Fit!

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


Photo Game – Your personal random challenges!

Have you got your latest personal challenge from Glenn? Email him at glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk or message him on Facebook.

Even if you are not playing, then you can visit this week’s album on our Facebook Group and vote on other members’ work.

The voting scores you can give on each image, are:

A like = 1 point, A love it = 2 points, A wow = 3 points

Vote in the album or email your votes to Glenn. Voters can vote up to 7pm each Wednesday night. 


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.

Hedon Catholic Church visit

OUR NEXT MEET-UP is to visit the Hedon Catholic Church….

Hedon Catholic Church visit:

WE HAVE A VISIT arranged to photograph Hedon’s historic catholic church on Wednesday 29 June 2022.

St Mary and St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Baxtergate was built in 1803 with a very plain exterior, reflecting the fact that Protestantism was the official religion and Catholic activity was very much restricted. Local Catholics had previously worshipped in secret and led an underground existence. The church, however, has a beautiful interior and is almost a ‘secret’ gem of a building in the town.

Hedon Catholic Church

Members should arrange to meet early so that we can have a prompt entry to the church at 7.00pm. The visit will last one hour.

Park at Johnson’s Corner in Hedon. Look for the Shakespeare Inn when crossing the road onto Baxtergate. When you reach the wall of the pub grounds, you will see the church on your left.

Find the church on what3words: https://what3words.com/nest.mural.paths

Weekly Photo Game:

If you haven’t got a subject for this week’s game, Nows the time to ask Glenn for one. NB, some members had trouble getting photos in the album. From now can all members please send their photos to Glenn by messenger (or email if not on Facebook glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk) and he will place them in the album. Thanks.

Current Scoreboard after Week Two:

  • Lynn. 40
  • Ray. 33
  • Dave H. 30
  • Hannah. 29
  • Mandy. 28
  • Janet. 27
  • Peter. 24
  • Maggie. 23
  • Alan. 23
  • Julie. 22
  • Brenda. 20
  • Dave P. 17
  • Michelle. 9
  • Martin. 7
  • Dillon. 3

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.

Street Photography – Your Week 25 Challenge

WEEK 25 of the 52 Week Photography Challenge – STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.

Show us a slice of life in your neighbourhood, village, town or city centre. The subject may be something quirky or different, but this type of photography can also help to make the hum-drum into something special; particularly by paying attention to the lighting conditions and the time of day. Street photographers often tend to make full use of black and white in their work, but this is not a requirement. People make good subjects whether adopting a candid camera approach or posed photographs. 

Street Photography

Your Challenge: Explore the genre of street photography.
Remember the hashtags! 

#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek25.

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


Photography Game – Your Task from the Bag!

DO PLEASE visit the album on our Public Facebook Group Page and enter your votes/scores according to the criteria.

Not on Facebook? Email your scores to Glenn at glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk, and of course, you can get your Weekly Task from Glenn too!

“These are the scores from last week. Don’t forget to contact me with your number between 1-90 and I’ll give you your subject for this week’s game.”

Glenn

Lynn. 19
Dave P. 17
Dave H. 15
Julie. 14
Ray. 13
Glenn. 13
Joanne. 12
Hannah. 12
Mandy. 11
Brenda. 10
Alan. 10
Janet. 9
Michelle. 9
Martin. 7
Peter. 6
Maggie. 6
Dillon. 3


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.

It’s RED WEEK with Hedon Viewfinders.

IT’S RED WEEK in a week that looks like it is going to be red hot for our holiday next weekend – and check out about our red hot speakers on the next two Wednesdays…

WEEK 24
IT’S RED WEEK

Whether it is an image dominated by Red, or just a subtle but important hint of the colour, your challenge this week is to celebrate Redness! Of course, there are various shades of red, in fact, every hue and saturation imaginable between black and white; so you have lots to work with. Red is also an important mood colour representing different things in different cultures.
Your challenge – explore all things red in your photos!

Red Week photography examples

Don’t forget to use the hashtags on social media:
#ViewfindersChallenge #ViewfindersChallengeWeek24

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


Bridlington Holiday – Fri 17 – Sun 19 June

With lots going on in Bridlington at the Weekend, our Club Holiday looks set to be an exciting time for those members going.

There will be a special ‘This is Bridlington’ Photography Challenge, a trip to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, participation in the ‘Race the Waves’ weekend, a Steam Punk Fair and lots more besides. But also comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by other photography enthusiasts to help and support your photography meaning it will be a thouroughly enjoyable, memorable and instructive holiday! And the weather looks good too (although no for my moody seascapes perhaps!? – Ray).

Inspired? Want to come along? There is still time to book. Contact us.


The Deep – Photography Competition 2022

The Deep aquarium in Hull is organising its first-ever photography competition based on photography taken in the iconic building that will showcase the resident creaturess and their habitats.

Entries: You can submit up to 3 images and there are categories for juniors (under 16s) and adults. The winners of the competition will have their work featured in The Deep 2023 Calendar.

  • In the spirit of the competition, entrants must not be professional photographers. This is defined as someone who makes more than half of their annual income from the sale of their work.
  • The competition is open to entrants who are members of photography clubs.

The deadline for entries is midnight Wednesday 31 August 2022.

More at: The Deep – Photography Competition 2022.


Check out about our meetings:

See Mike Covell on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” and the fascinating talk by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images and some of his aerial photography from his days as a pilot.

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.

Weekly tasks game / constructive critique session

New weekly Tasks Photography Game and our next meeting is a constructive critique session.

New weekly photography game:

A NEW weekly game is going to start via our Meetings on Wednesdays and our Facebook Group Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members). We invite you to join in! It will run from Wednesday to Wednesday.

Organised by Glenn, you will pick a task out of a bag at each meeting, and you then have a week to complete the task. Your best effort goes into a folder on the Facebook Group and you can only have one image.

If you cannot make the meeting, you can contact Glenn and he’ll pick a task out of the bag for you. You can use your own imagination, and you can access the web for ideas. The resulting image must be your own new work though, and not stock photos.

weekly tasks game
An example of a task is ‘Haberdashery’ to which Glenn responded with Adidas Man

Everyone should visit the relevant album on the Facebook Group and score the images as they feel fit. That gives us a leader board, which, should alter each week depending on voters.

The voting scores you can give on each image, are:

  • A like 👍🏻= 1 point
  • A love it ❤️= 2 points
  • A Wow 😲= 3 points

Voters can vote up to 7pm each Wednesday night. After that, the voting stops and restarts for the following week.

A Leader Board will be put up the next day so members can see how they are doing.

At the Hedon Viewfinders Christmas Party, there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes awarded!

If members reading this are not on Facebook, then you will still be able to play. Contact Glenn Stallard for information on email: glenn.stallard@gmx.co.uk and he’ll arrange to pick your task for you.

We will feature regular updates here on the website on the images posted and the Leader Board!


MEETING Wednesday 1st June 2022 – Constructive criticism session

You are invited to come along to the meeting at the Haven Arms at 7pm and bring five images on a memory stick with you (or email them to us in advance). Hand them in at the beginning of the meeting. Your images should be from recent Hedon Viewfinders meetings or the weekly challenges.

We will show the images on the big screen anonymously and invite members to give their views on the images; what they like about them, and how they might be improved. Constructive criticism should be a positive experience leading to the taking of better photos and better post-editing.

If you prefer to email your images in advance then please mark the email subject ‘Constructive Criticism’ and send them to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk

Subjects of the images you bring should be based on your shared experiences with other club members and the 52-Week Photography Challenge.

Examples of the images you might bring from recent meet-ups could be – Water drops, Flying, Panning, Triptych, Bluebells Wood, Black & White, The 5-prop challenge night, etc, (see previous meeting subjects on this website).


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.

Capture the water drops action! Meeting and Week 21 Challenge

The Haven Arms in Hedon on Wednesday for some water drops action! Practical photography session open to all.

THIS WEEK’S 52-WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE is also going to be the practical subject of our meeting Wednesday 7pm 25 May 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. ALL WELCOME

#ViewfindersChallege #ViewfindersChallengeWeek21

WEEK 21
MAKE A SPLASH – WATER DROPS ACTION!
Take a close up photo of a drop splashing into the water. It’s an old photography project but lots to learn every time you do it. The important thing is to get a regular dripping action so that you can time your shots with more accuracy. You’ll have lots of misses – but when you get a hit, you’ll love it!

The set-up here is something you can do at home by fixing a food bag or similar high up filled with water and putting a small pinprick hole in it. Use a tray full of water to catch your drops. Use your camera on a tripod and manually focus at the point where the splash occurs.

The use of a flash can help capture the action. Put some coloured paper or a bright background behind the tray so that the colour reflects in the water. And time your shots to catch the collision!
Your Challenge: Make a Splash – capture the action!

water drops action photo set up
water drops action

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

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.

PANNING Week 19 – and at Wednesday’s meeting too

PANNING is our Week 19 photography challenge! And we’ll be discussing this at the next meeting too!

#viewfinderschallenge
#viewfinderschallengeweek19

WEEK 19 of the 52-Week Photography Challenge 2022 – PANNING:
Take a picture of a moving subject whilst moving the camera so that you blur the background to show movement. Shutter speed and handling your camera are crucial here.
It takes a bit of practice, but you can create a relatively sharp subject combined with a background that features motion blur for some stunning images.
Your challenge: Practice, and try to master panning.

Panning image by Martin Cooper
Panning – by Martin Cooper

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

AND this week, we’ll be taking the Challenge into the Club meeting too! We meet on Wednesday 11 May at 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.

As well as panning, we hope to show some of the work representative of the three teams that took part in our five-prop challenge that took place on 27 April. If you want to email your favourite images to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and then I’ll print out an A4 selection (not all of them) for viewing at the meeting.


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.

Bluebells Wood Photo Walk Wed 4 May 2022

This secret little bluebells wood – come and explore before the secret is out!

Bluebells Photowalk:

OUR MEETUP next Wednesday 4 May is at the small ‘Bluebells Wood’ (not its real name) near the Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle. This short walk, with a couple of surprises, currently hosts a beautiful carpet of bluebells. In the case of bad weather, then we will meet at the Haven Arms as normal.

We’ll meet outside the Nursery (Tiptoes), Woodlands Park, Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle, HU13 0FA at 7pm. The woodland can be found on whats3words at https://what3words.com/flip.croutons.stretch.

Bridlington Escape:

WE ARE HOSTING a photographic holiday in Bridlington and seeking early expressions of interest. Arriving in Bridlington on Friday 17 June and staying Friday night and Saturday night 18 June we will have a weekend of photographic visits and workshops. We hope to include a visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Sewerby Hall with a tour of the house and grounds. Other visits to local photogenic activities and events will take place during the weekend too.

This will be an affordable trip hosted by photographers for photographers so will be immensely enjoyable and informative, with free time to enjoy the resort. Please email us straight away at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to register an interest in the trip.

Scavenger Hunt – best date?

Please if you hope to attend, complete the poll here OR over in the Facebook Group.

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.

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