Hedon Viewfinders Club News

WE’VE got quite a busy period coming up at Hedon Viewfinders – some headline news and dates to note:

  • Wed 3 October 7pm – Club meeting, Haven Arms: Creating Light Trails – practical. Outdoors (weather dependent) and Video/Talk.
  • End of Hull Fair

    Wed 10 October, Hull Fair Trip. Meet 6:30pm outside the Parkers pub (Anlaby Road end of Walton Street) 6:30pm (always weather dependent!) – There is another option that night – a structured workshop visit as part of HIP Fest (fee charged), in addition to our own walkabout and photo shoot. We did our walk on the same night last year and makes for a great atmosphere for photographers around the fair.

  • NB: We may want to do the Sunday ‘end of fair’ again on Sunday 14th!?
  • Wed 17 October, 7pm. Club meeting and photo shoot at St. Augustine’s Church, Hedon.
  • Wed 31 October – our famous ‘Dry Ice and Smoke’ night!
  • Wed 28 November – Crime Scene Investigations.

With the opportunities to get involved with HIP Fest (5 – 28 October), another Graffiti Hunt (photo walk and drive), and the York Balloon Fiesta – it makes for interesting times.

And remember we always aim to make our events open to all and are mindful that photography can be an expensive hobby, so we make efforts to provide things free or at cost.

The free, fun and friendly photography club. Open to all regardless of kit or ability. Attendance not restricted in any way. You don’t have to be a ‘member’ to enjoy photography.

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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

Viewfinders Meet-up – Team Challenge event!

HEDON Viewfinders next meets on Wednesday, September 5 2018 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, in Hedon. The Meet-up will include a special Team Challenge event which will offer some fast and furious fun whilst challenging each of us, with our team’s support, to come up with a different approach to photographing something.

HEDON Viewfinders next meets 7pm on Wednesday, September 5 2018 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, in Hedon. The Meet-up will include a special Team Challenge event which will offer some fast and furious fun whilst challenging each of us, with our team’s support, to come up with a different approach to photographing something.

Those present will form into evenly-matched teams and each will be faced with the same set of challenges to photograph subjects or objects – you will be racing against the clock, and each team member needs to have taken their own distinctive photograph from each challenge; the outcome of each will be a team set of images.

This is something different for Viewfinders and promises to be a fascinating exercise that depends on us all taking photographs; so bring your cameras and kit lenses.

The aim will be to reveal each Team-set of photographs at our next meeting on the 19 September and decide on the winning team entry.

The meeting will also update members on progress with our funding campaign and discuss our major new prize competition.

All Welcome. Attendance is not restricted in anyway. Free, fun and friendly!

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, image making device (whether camera or phone), kit or equipment. Novices particularly encouraged. Hedon’s free, fun and friendly photography group.
CONTACT US for more information.

The letter ‘A’ kickstarts our new fun weekly competition!

HEDON VIEWFINDERS new weekly fun competition started last night and will run Wednesday to Wednesday. We are starting with the theme – the letter ‘A’.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS new weekly competition started last night and will run Wednesday to Wednesday. We are starting with the theme – the letter ‘A’.

The outcome for the winner will be their photo on the Facebook group page header for the week and also published on this website. You can post up to 7 photos a day in the Facebook group and members who are not on Facebook can email their entries each week to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or if you are on Flickr join our group page at www.flickr.com/groups/viewfinders-ttl/ and post there with the relevant #hashtag.

You need to submit your entry before the Tuesday of each competition week.

Glenn Stallard from Viewfinders, said “Photos for the competition can be new or existing stock. We are starting with the letter A. So subject matter is your choice. So get out with your cameras and start to think outside the box and get posting your pics. Please label your picture with #A.

Also for your personal challenge and photographic development, you might want to take part in our 52-week Photography Challenge.

Viewfinders Network Meeting – Wed 22 August 2018

WED 22 AUG is the date of the Hedon Viewfinders Network Meeting. Starting at 7pm, Haven Arms, it is an opportunity for photographers to come together to make links with each other, discuss cameras and settings, and talk about anything to do with photography and promoting photography. Also to find out a bit more about Hedon Viewfinders. Free, fun & friendly photography club.

WED 22 AUG is the date of our Hedon Viewfinders Network Meeting. Starting at 7pm at the Haven Arms this is an opportunity for photographers to come together to make links with each other, discuss cameras and settings, and talk about anything to do with photography and promoting photography.

Small selection of the library of books we have had donated for club use

Hundreds of the club’s photography magazines will be made available for people to browse and take away (bring them back at a future meeting) for a small donation. We’ll also have our large collection of photography books available to browse too. The books, like the magazines, have all been donated to the club over the last two years.

Buying, selling & swapping. Such a Network event also provides an opportunity for people to bring along any surplus camera kit with a view to arranging your own private sales or swapping with others in attendance.

It is also a chance to talk with other photographers about subjects and issues of common interest; an opportunity to get the support of others for an idea for an event, trip, or project perhaps?

A group of club members met last Tuesday to discuss fundraising ideas, particularly those which also promote photography, so we will outline some of those ideas at the event (includes, amongst others, the idea of a major calendar competition, a photography fete, and a fundraising stall). We’ll outline our plans to purchase our own exhibition boards.

Being part of the local community, the club has also been invited to get involved with several local charity initiatives which involve opportunities to practice different areas of photography. We will be seeking volunteers!

In a relaxed, informal setting – we expect this Network Meeting to be a very productive event.

All Welcome. Attendance is not restricted in anyway. Free, fun and friendly!

Hedon Viewfinders meets Wed 8 August 2018

THE NEXT MEETING of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the Haven Arms at 7pm.

THE NEXT MEETING of Hedon Viewfinders is on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the Haven Arms at 7pm. The theme will be around ‘longer exposures’ i.e. looking at some of the challenges photographers face taking sunsets, seascapes, star trails, etc. We hope to have a practical session too (weather permitting).

We’ll be previewing some of our 52 Week Photography Challenges which are coming up and relevant to the above theme.

We’ll be talking about the Hull International Photography Festival to be held in October (5th – 28th) and the club’s opportunities to get involved.

Fun, free, and friendly photography club open to all regardless of your level of skill or whatever camera/image-making device you have available. All Welcome.

“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.

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!

Macro Photography & Focus Stacking – Wed 13 June 2018

For our meeting on Wednesday 13 June we are having a Macro night and we ask you to bring in small objects that would make interesting subjects to photograph.

Macro photography – getting in close to your subject and creating larger-than-life images – is great fun and you don’t necessarily need lots of fancy equipment. The genre of close-up photography opens up a fascinating world that concentrates on the miniature and reveals details that are normally overlooked.

For our meeting on Wednesday 13 June we are having a Macro night and we ask you to bring in small objects that would make interesting subjects to photograph. You don’t have to look far for interesting objects – have a look around your kitchen or office desk for example for everyday objects that look amazing when studied up close or at higher magnification.

As well as a practical session, we’re hoping to widen our knowledge, skills and expertise about macro photography, by looking at ‘focus stacking’. With a little bit of instruction we hope you will be able to see a real improvement in your resulting macro images.

Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images.

Meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH on Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 7pm. All welcome at our meetings (no membership required) whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned snapper!

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

CONTACT US for more information.

Photo Walk around ancient Hedon – Sun 27 May 2018

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club is hosting a Photowalk around the ancient town on Sunday, May 27 2018 meeting outside the Haven Arms on Havenside at 1pm.

North Cave WetlandsPeople with an interest in photography from across Hull and Holderness are invited and the Viewfinders will show some of the best spots in the town to take photos that represent both the historical and rural aspects of the place.

Easy going stroll across both trails and pavements (but take heed of the weather and wear appropriate footwear in case trails are muddy). The circular route will finish at the Haven Arms about 3pm’ish.

Members of the club attended a photowalk around Hull City Centre arranged by the Hull Creative Photography group, and the Hedon walk is a reciprocal visit.

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

We hope you’ll join us for refreshments and a social chat afterwards.

Please do let us know if you intend to come.

Contact us.

Photo: Hedon Photowalk last year. On that occasion hosted by Tony Porter of Hedon History Walks.

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Announcement: Some of you may have heard by now of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect May 25, 2018 – basically, in order to continue to receive updates from the Viewfinders website, subscribers have to give their permission again. In my case this coincides with me ceasing to use my current web host and using a free service instead. This means the current website at http://www.viewfinders-ttl.online will change, to be replaced by a much simpler version (this one!). With the launch of the new website, I will email out to our 100 or so subscribers and ask them to renew their interest once again. Hope to get all this in place by Fri 25th. Sorry for any inconvenience. – Ray Duffill.