Your input and views sought on Hedon Viewfinders

At last night’s (Wed 22 Jan) meeting we managed to generate lots of ideas for the club to consider and put into practice (feedback available soon). We now ask those who weren’t at the meeting, to consider some of the issues so as a club, we can better serve your interests…

At last night’s (Wed 22 Jan) meeting we managed to generate lots of ideas for the club to consider and put into practice in order to better serve our members (will give feedback on this soon).

We now ask those who weren’t at the meeting, to consider some of the issues… General IDEAS for improving what we do, MEETINGS and what we want from them, FIELD TRIPS, and EXHIBITIONS – if you could take the time to add your comments about each, that would be much appreciated.

If you have suggestions on the following, do please email your suggestions to rlduffill@gmail.com or leave as comments below this post. By Wed 29 January 2020, please.

1. IDEAS for a better club; or for something different!
Example: Alternative Wednesdays to be used for field trips, outings?

2. MEETINGS – What shall we do? Think about Practical sessions, Speakers you might like, Workshops/Learning opportunities we might provide.

3. FIELD TRIPS. Think: Short outings, longer trips, coaches, public transport, car-sharing, holidays, events, photo opportunities?

4. EXHIBITIONS. Where can we showcase our work? There will be some Permanent/Regular places we could display, and venues for one-off special events?

With each, think about how easy things are to organise and make happen. Who might organise it; can you lend a hand? What costs might be involved?

From the list of suggestions, we will determine the priorities for the club, keeping in mind that we wish to provide activities that save members money and are free or inexpensive and maintain our intention to be an inclusive, fun and friendly place to learn and practice photography.

Check out our Key Dates page for news about our meetings on Wed 29 January and Wed 5 February.

PLANNING MEETING – Feedback:

GENERAL IDEAS

Monthly theme nights to bring photos along
Prints – Colour and/or monochrome critique
Models photography
Pets shoot
Creating Collages – the real world and via editing
Creative photography shoots
Alternative Wednesdays for field trips/outings OR every 4th Wednesday for field trips

MEETINGS

Film Noir Night
Off-camera flash
YouTube Tutorials followed by discussion/practical
Treasure Hunt
Talks on PhotoShop/Other Editing programs
Lensball night/trips
Club Challenge Nights – One subject for everyone to interpret
Macro Night
History of photography/cameras speakers
Make a Camera project
Shooting into the light
Dance and Movement photoshoots

EXHIBITIONS

Gallery at Haven Arms
Haven Arms Annual or Bi-annual
Other venues – pubs (Kingstown Hotel), village halls (Burstwick, Preston, Hollym, etc), churches i.e. Hedon Methodist Church
Preston Show
Village Shows
Permanent displays GP surgeries – change pics monthly (other public buildings too)

FIELD TRIPS

Humber Bridge, Hessle Foreshore, BP and Saltend, Spurn, Barton, Wetlands (Tophill, North Cave, Kilnsea, Waters Edge, Farr Ings, etc, etc), Flamborough, Bempton Cliffs

Bike and Car Shows. Dog Shows, Steam Trains, Safari Parks,

Pickering War Weekend, National Arboretum, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Elsham Hall, National Railway Museum, Whisby Nature Park, Cadwell Park track day, Bridlington and East Yorkshire Falconry.

National Coaches and/or holidays: Burton-on-Trent, Warwick & Stratford, Liverpool, Oxford and Cambridge, Scottish Highlands, “Dutch Dash” P&O Ferries. Safari Parks

Visits to Exhibitions i.e. Wildlife Photography at Sewerby Hall

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Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members)

Photo: A rather old Club Photo… Warning! We need to get a new one folks!