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Hull Fair Trip and other news

The Club’s Annual Trip to Hull Fair on Wed 12 October 2022! Note – weather permitting!

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER – Hull Fair Trip!

AFTER MISSING our Annual Trip to Hull Fair due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to re-acquainting ourselves with all the fun of the fair (note: weather permitting)!

The fair is obviously the source of many photo opportunities but a favourite is using long exposures at night to capture the blur of moving rides. A tripod is obviously useful here.

Hull Fair blur image

For those worried that the fair is too busy for photography and setting up tripods, etc, then please don’t worry. In years of photographing the fair then there have never been any problems finding places to shoot. Just be aware of who’s around you and try not to spoil anyone else’s view or fun. And keep an eye on loose equipment and bags, etc, and those of others. Sadly, the police do warn us each year that thieves and pickpockets are active and no doubt ‘work’ the fair – so bear that in mind at all times. Again, we have never experienced anything untoward on our previous club outings.

We are meeting at the Anlaby Road junction at Walton Street (the pub corner) from 6.45pm – 7.00pm and will make our way around fair as one or two groups depending on how many of us are there.

For those that wish, then another, rarer photo opportunity of the fair presents itself on the Sunday after the fair is closed (16 October this year). It’s a chance to get views of the fairground being deconstructed, packed up, and trucked away. You’ve got to be careful because it’s a working area, but some great images are to be made.

We’ve noticed more and more photographers turning up each year to photograph the after-fair experience. If you fancy an after-fair trip on Sunday morning, give a shout-out via comments, the Facebook Group or the WhatsApp chat group.

after-fair at Hull Fair image

Keep an eye out on the Key Dates at a glance page:

Key DatesSubject, Theme, etc.Notes.
Wednesday 07 DecemberBeverley Christmas Lights and Church.Meet at Market Cross, Beverley at 4pm. We intend to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees (£5) at the Minster.
Thursday 8 DecemberTrip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Illuminations.Those booked. Meet 5.45pm at the Entrance to the park for 6pm entry.
Sunday 11 December at 7pmTrip to Sewerby Winter Wonderland!Meet outside Park (little train station) before 7pm. Those who have booked.
Wed 14 DecemberHedon Viewfinders Christmas Party! Not to be missed!Theme: “Christmas, Posh or Panto!”
Fri 16 DecemberCottingham Christmas LightsMeet outside Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham Green at 7pm
Wed 4 January 2023First Meeting of 2023Haven Arms, 7pm.
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday April 29 2023“Digitally Different – smoke and mirrors!” Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition
Hedon Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are needed for each of the 12 sessions, please.

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition trip

Trip to the WPOTY Exhibition Saturday 18 June 2022… Please book by Monday 13 June.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Sewerby Hall and Gardens is proving hugely popular. Hedon Viewfinders is organising a visit on Saturday 18 June meeting late morning and we invite members to book a place with us (£9 – will be cheaper if we get more than 20 members attending). Need to book in advance, contact us by Monday 13 June, please. You can pay at next Wednesday’s meeting.

The following is a media release from East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition is on display until Sunday, 17 July, and, during its first four weeks, has seen an increase of 46 per cent in visitor numbers at the attraction, compared to the equivalent period in 2019.

Curator Janice Smith (pictured) said: “We have had visitors travelling long distances to see the exhibition, and we have also had overwhelmingly enthusiastic reactions to the exhibition on our feedback forms, and on our social media. There is no doubt that more people are taking the time to visit the house itself since the exhibition opened.

“It’s also very encouraging to see that our visitors are taking lots of time to read all the captions which describe the photos, and are keen to absorb the information and key messages which go with the stunning images on display.”

The exhibition features exceptional images capturing fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years.

Councillor Mike Medini, the portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, said: “I am absolutely delighted that this amazing and powerful exhibition is proving every bit as popular as we hoped it would do! It forms an excellent addition to any visit to Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and I urge anybody who would like to see it to get there before 17 July!”

Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission price, and a range of associated merchandise is on sale in the Welcome Centre throughout the run of the exhibition.

Visitors can also see local East Riding wildlife photographs on display in the Bluebell Wood near the main entrance to the house and can vote for their favourite picture in the Welcome Centre, or at the Echo Gallery in the Old Town at 70 High Street.

There is also a new trail to follow along the Woodland Walk, looking at local wildlife, with 21 signs giving fun facts and activities about wildlife which can be seen in the gardens, including stoats and roe deer.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is putting on a varied programme of events and activities at weekends throughout the exhibition, with Rusticus activities every Saturday and Wildcats every Sunday.

Throughout the exhibition, there is a special programme of events for young visitors and their families.

‘Under 5s Go Wild’ will take place at the venue on Friday mornings until 15 July. This will be a fun programme of activities for under 5s, all about wildlife, animals and the natural world, featuring music, art, drama, historical toys, stories, crafts and zoo experiences.

There is also a bug trail in the house, together with puppets.

For full details of opening hours, events and activities, the Clock Tower Café and the zoo, together with details of Annual Passes, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk and follow Sewerby Hall on Facebook.

Club News – Choose a topic and Bridlington Weekend!

CHOOSE a topic for a Club Talk – Mike Covell is back speaking at Hedon Viewfinders!

MIKE COVELL, historian, tour guide and expert on the darker side of local history, last spoke to Hedon Viewfinders in October 2019 on the grizzly murder of local girl Mary Jane Langley in Preston in 1891. It was a very different night for the photography club which appealed to and attracted a far wider audience. Prior to that, Mike has also hosted an amazing photo walk around Hull City Centre for Viewfinders.

Well, he’s back! And we have a choice of three subjects to choose from for his topic at a future meeting.

  1. Witchcraft in Yorkshire
  2. East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2
  3. East Yorkshire Ghosts

Each subject has an interest factor for photographers with photography being one of the documentary mediums used to report and record the subject matter. But again each subject has the potential to attract a non-photographer audience too.

Do let us know in the comments which subject you would prefer – or take part in the poll on the Hedon Viewfinders Facebook group: Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members).


VIEWFINDERS WEEKEND IN BRIDLINGTON (Friday 17 June to Sunday 19 June 2022)

We are planning a photography weekend away (estimated cost of £30 per person) which will include photography challenges, walks, visits, trips and workshops – and of course lots of opportunities to network and socialise over 3 days and two nights.

Please indicate your interest by emailing us at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or rlduffill@gmail.com and we’ll reply with further details.

VIEWFINDERS WEEKEND IN BRIDLINGTON

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.

Subscribe to get the news from the club every time we update this website.

ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms

Planet Circus Tickets 5pm on Wed 8 Sept 2021

We’re still doing Oil & Water Photography on Wednesday evening 8 Sept at the Haven Arms from 7pm prompt, but we’ve got some tickets (7 of them) prior to the meeting for the ‘Planet Circus O.M.G.’ event at Bilton at 5pm. There are only a few of these special tickets so first come, first served (will cost £3 includes a brochure). Please email at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to book and we’ll reply with where to meet before the event to pick up your tickets at 4.45pm.

After the meeting, those that attended can hopefully come along and join us at the Haven.

With Peter Loft.

See link for information and normal price: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planet-circus-omg-hull-bilton-early-bird-special-offer-tickets-166540038739

Club News and Torquay Trip

Meetings

Hedon Viewfinders meets every fortnight on Wednesdays at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. Our next meetings, all starting at 7pm, are:

Wed 20 February – Show & Tell and optional Constructive Criticism.
Wed 6 March
Wed 20 March – Talk on War Photography, Nigel Walker. A collection will be taken.
Wed 3 April – Deadline for Image Selection for our Annual Exhibition (24 April – 15 June)
Wed 17 April – Paul Berriff OBE an opportunity to hear about the extraordinary life of this award-winning photographer and documentary film-maker. Tickets soon to be available £5.
Wed 1 May
Wed 15 May

We are always after YOUR IDEAS for subjects, themes and experiments for our meetings. Get in touch!

Torquay and The English Riviera 

Learning about seascapes (Isle of Wight).

As well as our meetings which aim to be a mix of both practical and instructional content, we also aim to provide opportunities to get out and about with our cameras, visit exhibitions, attend events of interest, and to take photographs in the company of other enthusiastic photographers. Our outings might be an hour catching a sunset somewhere, full day trips, or indeed a fully-fledged photo holiday.

On Friday 7 June 2019 we are taking part in a 4-day trip to Torquay and the English Riviera as part of a National Holidays breakaway. This is the latest in such trips which have seen us visiting Liverpool (inc The Terracotta Warriors exhibition), Durham, and the Isle of Wight amongst other places. The advantage of these trips is that you can focus as much time as you want on taking photographs of interesting places and people, and concentrate on your composition, technique, etc, in the knowledge that everyone else with you is keen to do the same.

The Torquay 4-day Special Breakaway with National Holidays coaches costs £149 includes an excursion to Dartmouth and whilst we can’t guarantee the weather, offers both beautiful seaviews and landscapes to capture. Includes three nights dinner, bed & breakfast. Evening entertainment in the hotel. Interested? Get in touch and we’ll send you further information and the holiday reference number.

CONTACT US for more information. Free, fun and friendly photographic club. Open to all. No membership required.

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Hedon Viewfinders Summer Photography July 2018

TUESDAY 3 JULY we are meeting at EAST PARK which, with 130 acres of parkland, is Hull’s biggest park! It’s a Grade II listed park with up-to-date facilities, but also some historic treasures, lakes and gardens. We aim to meet in time for a prompt start at 7PM at the Holderness Road main gates.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS July Programme:

Hedon Viewfinders is a Out & About photo club and we seek to provide opportunities for people to enjoy social photography in the company of other enthusiasts. For summer July 2018 we are organising a series of field trips (weather permitting) and invite you to join us in these photography opportunities.

TUESDAY 3 JULY we are meeting at EAST PARK which, with 130 acres of parkland, is Hull’s biggest park! It’s a Grade II listed park with up-to-date facilities, but also some historic treasures, lakes and gardens. We aim to meet in time for a prompt start at 7PM at the Holderness Road main gates.

The park is advertised as open until dusk but we’re going to give ourselves until 8:30pm. Think of it as a taster session; if you’ve not visited the park for some time – we’re sure you’ll become a regular visitor with your camera.

As always, opportunities to talk cameras, settings and all things ‘photography’ at our free, fun and friendly club outings.

Our Summer Programme for JULY (all provisional, subject to weather, and further details on each to follow):

  • Sat 7 July – Hedon Festival (the town’s busiest day of the year) – From mid-morning to midnight. #Hedfest18 includes a carnival parade and opportunities for event, street and gig photography.
  • Wed 11 July – Graffiti hunt (Urban Street Art). Bankside, Wincolmlee & Old Town Hull. 7pm start.
  • Sat 14 July – Waters’ Edge, Barton. 1:30pm.
  • Tues 17 July – Withernsea night.
  • Wed 25 July – Quiz and Social Night at the Haven Arms. There will be a cost for this for food – (£ to be confirmed).

Note all our photography opportunities are open to all (not restricted by membership) – please invite those you know would be interested.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, image making device (whether camera or phone), kit or equipment. Novices particularly encouraged.

CONTACT US for more information.

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Visit to Water’s Edge, Barton POSTPONED

HEDON Viewfinders are having a trip across the Humber Bridge to Waters’ Edge at Barton-upon-Humber on Wednesday 27 June 2018 (instead of our regular meeting). We will be meeting to visit the woodland, wetlands and wild flower meadows area at 7:30pm in the free car parking area at the Visitor Centre.

HEDON Viewfinders have POSTPONED the trip across the Humber Bridge to Waters’ Edge at Barton-upon-Humber. We will re-schedule the visit and let members know.

One of our members describes a visit to Waters’ Edge:

“Several ponds, all accessible by a network of interesting footpaths, small woods, wild flowers, birds, etc. A 15min walk along the Humber Bank from Waters’ Edge will take you to Far Ings Nature Reserve, with more ponds and several bird hides. Barton Haven with a small boat yard, moored boats and an old barge. The Humber Bridge which you can walk under and looks quite spectacular from underneath. To finish there is The Sloop Inn close by for a night cap.”

Directions: From the north (and please consider car-sharing and offering lifts to those from the club without transport) – take the first exit after the Humber Bridge (A15), signposted Barton upon Humber. Brown signs will direct you through the town to Waters’ Edge. The country park is at the very end of Maltkiln Road and there is a large free car park immediately to the left as you enter the park. If you are using a satnav, enter the postcode DN18 5JR into your device to navigate your way to Waters’ Edge.

See: Visiting Waters’ Edge on the North Lincolnshire Council website.

Note: All our outdoor photo trips are weather dependent. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by cancelling due to inclement weather.

Hedon Viewfinders is the town’s free, fun and friendly photography club whose events and activities are open to all (no membership required). All welcome!
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