Award-winning wildlife photograper Tracey Lund – Hedon Viewfinders Wed 21 August 2019

Hedon Viewfinders hosts a presentation by an award-winning wildlife photographer on Wednesday, 21 August. Tracey Lund. Starts 7pm prompt at the Haven Arms, Hedon HU12 8HH.

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Hedon Viewfinders hosts a presentation by an award-winning wildlife photographer on Wednesday, 21 August. Tracey Lund, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society won this year’s Open Natural World and Wildlife and UK National award categories in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards. Her images of birds have earned her the title of Bird Photographer of the Year for 2018 and 2019. And she won the recognition of her peers The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers and became Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018. These are just some of the many, many photography awards and accolades won by this talented yet modest photographer.

Tracey, who is from Sutton, is not just a passionate photographer of wildlife, but her adventures in capturing images of animals in different continents and places, whether tigers in India, lions in Africa or arctic foxes in Iceland, have inspired others to develop that same passion. Richard Burnham from Hedon Viewfinders went to hear Tracey speak last October at the Hull International Photography festival – and that inspired his own photographic development and his first photos of wild animals on an African safari. Richard will be joining other photographers and interested members of the public at the meeting at the Haven Arms which starts at 7pm prompt.

Tracey Lund wildlife photographer“I spend hours in the field and what some people don’t understand is that some feelings you get are priceless…it is a true blessing to be able to take the time to sit and watch wildlife let alone photograph it. Sometimes it’s more important to experience the moment rather than miss it taking photos.

“There is no better feeling than having those magical moments that will probably never be repeated but stay with you forever.  These are the moments that come back to me when looking at my images and make me smile and feel so lucky in doing what I do.”

We intend to hold a collection at the meeting for Tracey’s favourite charity:

My chosen charity is the World Land Trust:-

I love the natural world. Much of it is still alive due to wildlife lovers visiting these destinations which keeps wildlife valuable for the local people as they benefit from tourism. However, of course with this comes significant air travel involved and I am very much conscious of the carbon foot print from travelling to such destinations. One fantastic way in which we can all try and offset our impact through air and ground travel is with the ‘World Land Trust’.

This non-profit organisation have done a fantastic job of replanting lost forest around the world that will again absorb CO2 once again and continue to provide additional habitat for wild species.

Visit: www.traceylundphotography.co.uk/

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Paull Photography Night – with an edge! Mon 22 July 2019, 8pm

Meet up in Paull for photography on Monday 22nd July meeting at 8pm sunset at 9.15pm. A challenge! To photograph Paull ‘differently’. Perhaps B&W, infrared, through a lensball, long-exposure, etc. Use your imagination!

Meet up in Paull for photography on Monday 22nd July (currently sunny intervals forecast), meeting at 8pm – NOTE 8pm not 7pm – sunset at 9.15pm.

To give it an edge, we should give ourselves a challenge to capture Paull ‘differently’. Perhaps B&W, infrared, through a lensball, long-exposure, etc. Use your imagination!

We’ve always had a good turnout at our Paull trips so hope to see lots of you there (weather permitting). If you’ve just joined the club via this mailing list, then “Welcome!” please come and introduce yourself at this event – always lots of other photographers present willing to talk cameras, settings, etc and offer tips and advice.

Meet at the glass wall outside the Humber Tavern at 8pm (see: https://w3w.co/gravy.piper.corn) early birds might want to meet for a drink beforehand in the beer garden 🙂

Everyone is welcome. Please share.

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Do visit the events web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

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Practical Food Photography at Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 26 June 2019

HEDON Viewfinders Next Meeting: Practical on FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 7pm at The Haven Arms – a mix of product photography, still life, macro and close-ups. As well as your photographic kit, we’re asking people to bring along their own food props which will make good photo subjects. This might be pieces of fruit, vegetables, cakes, chocolate, etc, etc and don’t forget accompaniments to food such as cutlery, crockery and glasses.

HEDON Viewfinders Next Meeting:

Practical on FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 7pm at The Haven Arms – a mix of product photography, still life, macro and close-ups. We’re asking people to bring along their own food props which will make good photo subjects. This might be pieces of fruit, vegetables, cakes, chocolate, etc, etc and don’t forget accompaniments to food such as cutlery, crockery and glasses.

We’ll share tips about composition, lighting, kit and settings.

Do visit the web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

Sign up to get news from the club. CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No waiting list. No membership required.

Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members)

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Club PHOTO BOOK for the Exhibition

We hope to CREATE a high quality CLUB PHOTO BOOK for display at the Exhibition (Wed 24 April to Sat 15 June 2019)…

We hope to CREATE a high quality CLUB PHOTO BOOK for display at the Exhibition (Wed 24 April to Sat 15 June 2019).

Those that would like their images to be included in the photo book need to email through a high-resolution image (open theme) which best shows their improved photography as a result of club activity, whether at a meeting, on a field trip or posting to our Facebook Group page.

Email one image to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk please. The size of the book will be very much dependent on the responses to this appeal.

The Exhibition featuring ‘typical’ club photographs from members on the theme of “Hedon” takes place downstairs at the Hedon Museum (accessed via a snicket on Watmough’s Arcade, Hedon) every Wednesday and Saturday from Wednesday 24th April until Saturday 15th June, 10am – 1pm each day.

Meanwhile, upstairs at the museum, an exhibition of iconic 1960’s photographs taken by Paul Berriff is on display.

Reminder about the Evening with Paul Berriff on Wednesday night 17 April.

Meetings, competitions and exhibition

Happy New Year! 2019 gets off to its formal start on Wednesday 9 January with our first meeting 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH. It will be a Props Night – a chance to experiment. This will be a great night for all those ‘wannabe photographers’ that got new cameras at Christmas to come along as well! All Welcome.

Bring in your interesting objects (ornaments, toys, instruments, flowers, etc) and interesting kit and help create some photographic opportunities to share! If you need to get in early to set your prop up and claim table space, we’ll be open from 6:30pm.

We are currently arranging further events nights, field trips and speakers – so please do pass on any ideas or suggestions you have got.

Competition: Our Facebook group has a weekly competition based on a letter of the alphabet and the winner of each gets to have their photograph as the header of the page in the following week. Whilst this has been successful on Facebook with 1,563 images being posted over the letters A to R by 55 participants, we would also like to invite our members not on Facebook to get involved. This week’s letter is and the weekly competition runs from Wednesday to the following Wednesday (entries by 10pm each Tuesday). If you want to take part and are not on Facebook, then we can e-mail out the competition details to you and alert you to each competition, and you can send your entries by e-mail – just get in touch.

52 Weekly Photography Ideas for 2019: Whilst not a competition, our new ideas page will be updated every Monday with a new prompt to creative photography. You can join in on social media using the hashtag #viewfinders52week(WeekNumber) or send in your photographs in response to each idea to us via e-mail.

EXHIBITION 2019 takes place at the Hedon Museum from Wed April 24th to Sat June 15th. Look out for more details – but the theme is “Hedon” and you should be planning now to take your new photographs according to that theme. You should also note our meeting date on Wed 17 April 2019 – at 7pm we have a very special event taking place linked to the exhibition (you don’t want to miss it!).

Look forward to seeing many of you next Wednesday.

Ray Duffill

Fun & Spooky Photography Night at Hedon Viewfinders

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween 2018). The meeting will have a definitely “Fun & Spooky” theme using dry ice (fog) and smoke to create photo opportunities.

The next meeting of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween 2018). The meeting will have a definitely “Fun & Spooky” theme using dry ice (fog) and smoke to create photo opportunities.

The club meets at the Haven Arms, Havenside in Hedon at 7pm fortnightly on Wednesdays. We are a free, fun and friendly place to learn all about photography, cameras, settings, and kit. Open to all regardless of ability, kit or camera owned – those with camera phones are very welcome.

Photo: From last year’s Spooky night.

Hedon Viewfinders visit to St Augustine’s Church – Wed 17 Oct 2018

HEDON VIEWFINDERS visits the town’s ‘King of Holderness’ the parish church of Saint Augustine on Wednesday 17 October.

Within the church walls is represented the spiritual and civic history of Hedon. The exterior is undoubtedly the town’s most photographed feature, but this visit will give you the chance to record the interior in photos and attempt to capture the history, architecture, atmosphere and character of the place.

Please meet at the North Transept doorway (the one facing Market Hill where the village green and beacon is located) in time for a prompt 7pm start.

We will make a collection towards church funds.

ALL WELCOME – you don’t have to be a ‘member’.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, and whatever image making device (whether camera or phone), kit or equipment owned. Novices particularly encouraged. Free, fun and friendly way to learn (and teach!) about photography.

Send us your best club image – HIP Festival Networking

SEND US YOUR BEST CLUB IMAGE PLEASE!

HIPFest Photography Group Networking.

UPDATE: The Networking Event will now be on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, 10am – 5pm. Also an evening session on the Friday 5 October (the opening of HIP Fest) from 6pm – 8pm. Our presence at the event will focus around a stall that we need to staff. So if you can volunteer some time during the long weekend, your help would be appreciated and we can arrange shifts.

On Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th October we have been invited to take part in a networking event with other photography groups (both actual groups that meet regularly and online groups) as part of the Hull International Photography Festival (HIPFest 2018). An inter-club networking event is being organised that will include a slideshow being put together and we’ve been asked to submit up to 30 images.

These images do not have to fit a theme, but it has been suggested that it would be nice to keep a general theme of photos taken in Hull and surrounding areas. Additionally, I would suggest our photos might reflect the club’s activities i.e. taken at our meetings, on trips. part of our A-D or weekly competitions, etc. So we need to gather together at least 20 but not more than 30 images that will be displayed on a 6×4 foot (landscape orientation) projection screen at points throughout the weekend.

CAN WE START by people sending me BY EMAIL please their favourite/best photograph (needs to be high resolution) with your name as part of the filename please.

For this weekend event we won’t need HIPfest passes, but I’d encourage people to buy them anyway (£5) to be able to take advantage of most of the HIPFest exhibitions and workshops (starts Friday October 5th).

I’D NEED YOUR PHOTOS THIS WEEK PLEASE, or by Wed 26 September at the very latest.

More at our meeting on Wed 19 September, 7pm at Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon.

Ray Duffill

Send to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com

Graffiti Hunt – Hull Urban Street Art Photowalk – Sat 15 Sept 2018

We are meeting on Humber Dock Marina at Humber Street at 11.00am and we’ll be taking part in a walk that takes us across Hull’s Old Town and eventually leading up to Bankside/Wincolmlee. And aim to end the walk with refreshments at the Whalebone pub.

WHETHER you call it street art, urban art, guerrilla art or graffiti art, there is no denying that such art forms have become acceptable with permission being granted in some places in Hull to create it. On Saturday 15 September 2018 Hedon Viewfinders is going to go on a Graffiti Hunt to see what all the fuss is about!

With the ever-changing nature of this art form we can almost guarantee that there will be something different to see this week than last week.

We are meeting on Humber Dock Marina at Humber Street at 11.00am and we’ll be taking part in a walk that takes us across Hull’s Old Town and eventually leading up to Bankside/Wincolmlee. And aim to end the walk with refreshments at the Whalebone pub.

ALL WELCOME – you don’t have to be a ‘member’. It’s a free, fun and friendly walk with enthusiastic photographers.

We’ll aim to go ahead in all but the worst weather.

“Blue Thursday” TONIGHT to celebrate 70 years of the NHS

To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, historic buildings and other high profile sites across Hull City Centre will be ‘lighting up’ blue on the evening of Thursday, 5 July. #NHS70 #LightUpBlue

SHORT NOTICE… but still worth a visit to Hull City Centre TONIGHT (Thursday 5 July) with our cameras.

Fancy a trip into Hull tonight for “BLUE THURSDAY”?

Whilst some might politically challenge the colour chosen to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, buildings, historic monuments and other high profile sites across the country will be ‘lighting up’ blue on the evening of Thursday, 5 July.

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group has joined forces with Hull City Council to bathe several of Hull’s recognisable monuments in blue light.

Includes:

  • Fountains in Queen Victoria Square
  • Maritime Museum
  • City Hall
  • Hull Minster
  • Solar Gate
  • Queen Victoria statue in Queen Victoria Square
  • Andrew Marvell statue
  • Ferens Art Gallery

This is a great opportunity for photography. People can join up with Hedon Viewfinders; meeting at Hull Pier (outside the Minerva pub) at 9:15pm to capture the sunset, and then have the stroll alongside the Marina to Queen Victoria Square for 9:45pm’ish.

People are encouraged to share their photos via social media using the hashtags: #NHS70 and #LightUpBlue.

Photos taken on Hedon Viewfinders visit to town in April.