Hedon Viewfinders Photo Year Book 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Book 2019.

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Photo Book for 2019.

There has been a suggestion from one of our members that we produce a yearbook of photographs for 2019. 

It’s imagined that it would be an A4 size book that would feature at last one ‘best of year’ image from all those members of Viewfinders that wish to take part. The book would be a celebration of the variety of work made by club members.

These photobooks are usually really well produced and the publication of a Yearbook would be a great way to showcase the club and could be brought to meetings, displayed in exhibitions, etc.

There would be no cost to members, would just need high-quality digital images. Your job now is to sort through your best images of this year and decide which is your favourite for the book!

Look out for the call to submit your best images of 2019.

Whitby Goth Weekend 2019.

We’ve got a few members who have expressed an interest in going to the Whitby Goth Weekend on Sunday 27 October 2019. So this is just plugging that event and presenting information to members.

If you’ve never been before, then (weather permitting) it’s a great event to practise taking street portraits. It’s very much a friendly ‘partnership’ between the goths, steampunks and photographers who are there in their hundreds too! Mostly, the immaculately-dressed characters are more than willing to pose, just ask politely.

We encourage people to car-share, etc to share, cut travel costs. If you have a lift to offer or want a lift, then email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and we’ll try to match people up.

More information on the Whitby Goth Weekend at www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk/wgw-whats-on/

HIP Fest 2019

Hull International Photography Festival is on until the end of the month (Sun 27 October) – a great opportunity to visit a magnificent set of exhibitions at Princes Quay. Nine galleries and the centre of Princes Quay are displaying 14 exhibitions.

More information at https://creativeandcultural.com/HIPfest/

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Photo: From the Hedon Viewfinders club trip to Paull in July 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders Club News Autumn 2019

Events.

Team Picture Quiz:
The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 and is a Team Picture Quiz. A social event, this will involve splitting up into teams to help solve the answers to the ‘what’ and ‘where’ picture clues. Photos of unusual places and taken from unusual angles, your team will have to work out the answers. Devised by Glenn Stallard, who was also responsible for planning the very enjoyable Team Scavenger Hunt earlier this year, it promises to be lots of fun! Meet for 7pm start at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

Santa’s Grotto:
Once again we’ve been asked to do the Father Christmas grotto photographs at Hedon Christmas Lights at Hedon Town Hall on Friday, 29 November 2019. This is something that Hedon Viewfinders has done for the last couple of years in collaboration with Hedon Town Council. It raises money for the Mayor’s charity on the town’s busiest night of the year. Hopefully, it’s going to be a team event again and a great opportunity for members to join in both the fun of the picture-taking and also the organisation of the event on the night i.e. liaison with the families and children – it’s very busy! Anyone can get involved, it’s a great chance to practice portrait photography even if it’s not your normal genre, and of course, you’ll be part of the great Christmas atmosphere. Any offers of help appreciated – volunteers need to be available between 4pm and 9pm (but we can organise shifts if we get enough volunteers). As mentioned previously, it’s a busy night, but it is a great deal of fun. If you can volunteer on the night contact Ray at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.com soon, please.

Christmas Party:
Speaking of Christmas, the last meeting of the year is our Christmas Party on Wednesday 11 December 2019. It’ll be a hot buffet format (rather than a sit-down meal) with our own Christmas party entertainment and fun.  Costs will be £10 per head. Invite your partners/friends. Monies/bookings will be collected at our meetings or contact us to make other arrangements.

Joint Meeting with Young Farmers:
An early ‘heads-up’ for next year. We are holding a joint practical photography session (props and experimentation) with this youth organisation on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 7pm. This is not our normal Wednesday session and will be held in a different venue. Watch out for further details nearer the date.

Programme for 2020:
We are now seeking YOUR IDEAS as to our PROGRAMME FOR 2020. What would you like to see the Club doing in the New Year? Do let us know your ideas for meetings (practicals and speakers), events and field trips.

Other events news – It’s HIP Festival in October (4th – 27th). Putting Hull on the international map for photography!

Submissions (including photographs) are now invited for the Ferens Open Exhibition 2020. Deadline 6th October 2019.

Volunteer.

Exhibitions Coordinator:
The Club is looking for a volunteer who can take the lead responsibility for arranging the club exhibitions. We have some exciting opportunities for working with community partners to hold some innovative exhibitions in the New Year. This role involves working with other members, venues and organisations to provide opportunities for the Club to display its members’ work. You don’t necessarily need experience (although that would be beneficial) as we have the expertise within the group to help, but we need a named-person and contact, a person with imagination and drive, who can coordinate the process of staging an exhibition from concept to realisation.
We’ll have some informal discussions about this role over the next few weeks, with a view to starting in the New Year. But do make contact if you are interested.

Constructive Critique and Printing.

Print Circle:
Is anyone interested in forming a self-help Print Circle? This would need about 10 people to work (and to keep it manageable) who would meet perhaps once a quarter to look at a print from each of its members with a view to offering constructive critique on each image and advise on the quality of the printing. The idea would be to improve our photography and print presentation. I think this would be really useful to those who aspire to enter more competitions, exhibitions or go for distinctions. We could look at using the Haven Arms on Tuesday nights for this. If this proves to be useful, then there is nothing to stop us from setting up more than one Print Circle. Again do make contact if you are interested.

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

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Hedon Viewfinders Field Trips 2019 update

Field Trips 2019 (All Welcome):

    1. Hedon Photo Walk – Sunday 15 September – Meet at the Haven Arms Car Park, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH at 11am.
    2. Ivy House, Hedon – Sunday 22 September – As part of Heritage Open Days organised by Hull Civic Society. Meet at Market Hill (where the Hedon Beacon is) before 1pm.
    3. Far Ings Nature Reserve – Sunday September 29 – Meet in the car park at the reserve at 11am. Far Ings National Nature Reserve
      Far Ings Road
      Barton-upon-Humber
      North Lincolnshire
      DN18 5RGOS. Map Reference: TA 011 229.
      www.lincstrust.org.uk/get-involved/top-reserves/far-ings
    4. Fungi Foray – Sunday 6 October –Oakhill Nature Reserve with mycologist Caroline Hobart – Sunday 6 October, 10am – 1pm. You need to book via the Brid Spa (ERYC website) (it’s free!) at https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=188603

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Do visit the web page and see what’s planned for the rest of the year.
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At Hedon Viewfinders: Photography & Journalism and Darkroom (Film) Photography

Photography and Journalism, Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night. Field Trips – Hedon Photo Walk and Fungi Foray.

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE:

Photography and Journalism:

The speaker at our next meeting on Wednesday 4 September is IAN DAY FRPS. Ian is the Deputy Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) for his services to press photography.

His presentation is all about the work of his team of photographers and the images they make and gives a great insight into documentary photography and journalism.

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 4 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

A meeting will still take place.

Darkroom Photography, Alternative Printing Techniques, AND Film & Vintage Night.

We are also pleased to announce that Tobias Beach-Wyld (Toby) comes to the club on Wednesday 18 September to tell us all about Darkroom Photography but also alternative printing techniques. To mark Toby’s visit, the club is declaring the night ‘Film & Vintage Night’ and we are asking you to bring in your old film cameras and kit (whether in use or not), and particularly any ‘vintage’ cameras. We’ll provide some table space to display your pre-digital kit.

“I’m sure this will attract those film buffs who are looking for old kit, so could provide an opportunity for private selling, buying and swapping. Also  we’ll try and source some new film stock for people to buy.” – Ray Duffill

You never know, this might prompt some of you to take up or re-take up film photography!! Plus old cameras, I think, make beautiful photography subjects….

The meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8EF on Wednesday 18 September 2019 starting at 7pm prompt.

Field Trips:

Hedon Photo Walk – Sunday 15 September – Meet at the Haven Arms Car Park at 11am.

Fungi Foray, Oakhill Nature Reserve with mycologist Caroline Hobart – Sunday 6 October, 10am – 1pm. You need to book via the Brid Spa (ERYC website) (it’s free!) at https://www.bridspa.com/events/?eventid=188603

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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

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Hedon Viewfinders – News of Photographic Opportunities

Some great opportunities are available for enthusiastic photographers. Via this website we hope to pass on some of these opportunities and other news, particularly to reach those not on social media networks. This time: Street Photography, Volunteer Sculpture Photographers, field trips, HIP Fest.

The Facebook Group has become a busy place for quickly sharing photographic news and opportunities. Via the website we hope to pass on some of these opportunities and other news particularly to reach those not on social media networks.

The Art of Street Photography with Magnum photographers.

This is an online course by the famous Magnum Photos on Street Photography which is being promoted by the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) in the UK. It looks impressive with seven well-known, world-class photographers participating in ten on-demand video lessons for $99 (about £81.50 at the current exchange rate according to Google). This might be of interest to some of you.

Visit: https://learn.magnumphotos.com/course/the-art-of-street-photography/

Volunteer Photographers – Sculpture Project.

This might be an interesting opportunity for some. Volunteer Photographers are needed to photograph sculptures in Yorkshire. This is a formal voluntary role with Art UK which includes training in the role on Art UK’s requirements.

Volunteer Photographers take images of outdoor sculptures in public ownership in their local area. They record sculptures in parks, town centres, shopping centres and in rural locations. The images are for use on the Art UK website, which will eventually record all sculptures in public ownership – indoor and outdoor.

Art UK is now looking for more volunteer photographers in other areas of the UK – including Yorkshire.

The volunteer photographer role is suitable for people who are already proficient photographers and have the required specifications of equipment: a minimum 12 megapixel camera capable of shooting images in RAW, and RAW image processing software on their computer. You need to have Microsoft Excel and Word (or compatible programs).
Full training would be provided at a workshop which will focus on the practical aspects of photographing the sculpture and file processing; it would not be aiming to teach you how to use your camera.

More info at the link: https://artuk.org/participate/volunteer

Updates to our Events Programme:

At our regular meeting on Wednesday 27 November 2019 (in a change from the previously advertised programme) we are delighted to welcome Dave Prideaux who will be giving us a fascinating insight into Glass slide photography.

Note also that we have included our annual outing to Hull Fair in the programme which will be taking place on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Other photography field trips in the pipeline being arranged by members, include a visit to Northern Studios and another to a Birds Sanctuary. We are looking at a “Fungi Foray” with an expert on fungi, for Sunday afternoon 6 October 2019.

If you have ideas for a field trip, then suggest dates that you’d like members to consider, make some provisional enquiries with with the venue/host and get back in touch with us to promote amongst members.

Other News:

HIP Fest – A reminder that the biggest local photography event each year Hull International Photography Festival will be back again 4th-27th October 2019.

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Depth of Field and ‘Bokeh’ – Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 7 August 2019

Depth of Field and ‘Bokeh’ – Hedon Viewfinders – Wed 7 August 2019 – Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH at 7pm.

The basics of creative photography revolve around understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO (how sensitive your camera sensor is to light) and how these interact with each other.

At this meeting the practical session will concentrate on ‘depth of field’ particularly how the aperture (the f stop) determines which parts of your image you want in focus or not. This in turn is affected by the distance you are from your main subject and the background, and the lens/camera you are using.

We’ll also be looking at bokeh which is a Japanese term used in photography to explain the artistic effect of the blur or out of focus elements in an image.

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Also at the meeting we have a short business session including a finance update.

Available at the meeting will be some giveaways for members which have been donated. We’ll also have a selection of the club’s vast photography magazine and books collection (also donated) to browse, borrow or loan. Please bring your own photography books and magazines if you want to recycle them via the club.

In addition we’ll have a sale of items. If you want to bring your own items to privately sell, swap with others present – then please do so.

Raffle/Tombola to be held. Any donations of prizes most welcome.

ALL WELCOME.

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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

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Graffiti Hunt, Bankside, Hull – Wed 24 July 2019

Field trip. Meeting at Bankside, Hull. Evening Graffiti Hunt. Wed 24 July 2019, 7pm.

Field trip. Meeting at Bankside, Hull. Evening Graffiti Hunt. Wed 24 July 2019, 7pm.

The actual graffiti hunt will be taking place on Bankside off Innovation Drive southern junction at 7pm. Location of graffiti hunt as highlighted on map.

It’s going to be a warm night! Ice cream is not compulsory but might be beneficial! 🙂

ALL WELCOME. No membership or other restrictions to taking part in Hedon Viewfinders. Do check out our exciting programme for the rest of the year.

Hedon Viewfinders Scavenger Hunt! Wed 10 July 2019.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Scavenger Hunt, Wed 10 July 2019, Meet Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH for 7pm prompt. Photo: Scavenging graffiti photographer. Newport. Viewfinders Isle of Wight trip.

Something very different organised for Wednesday’s meeting: A Scavenger Hunt for photographs! Bring your cameras, pen and paper, and get to the Haven Arms in time for 7pm. We’ll quickly split into teams, organiser Glenn Stallard will explain what’s expected, and then armed with clues, the aim will be for you and your team members to bring your photographic record back with you. It’s not meant to be intensely competitive…. but which team will be the first back! 🙂

Looks like it’s going to be lots of fun and can take place whatever the weather.

Hedon Viewfinders Photo Scavenger Hunt, Wed 10 July 2019, Meet Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH for 7pm prompt. 

Photo: Scavenging graffiti photographer. Newport. Viewfinders Isle of Wight trip.


The next meeting is a field trip to get photos of some of the amazing street art graffiti that makes up what has become known as the “Bankside Gallery” and takes place on Wed 24 July, 7pm. We’ll meet at a location to be notified.


Website Galleries – Chance to showcase your work.

There has been a request from some members not active on Facebook on how they might share their work, with some keen on getting feedback, constructive criticism, etc. Obviously the website is a place where this can happen. If any Viewfinders wish to take advantage of this, then email your work to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and for those that send several photos we can set up your own gallery page in your name that you can link to and share with others should you wish to showcase your work.

Example of a Web Gallery Page.


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

Hedon Viewfinders Key Dates at a glance

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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

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Hedon Viewfinders Photographic Club competition results

HEDON VIEWFINDERS held its first trophy award competition on Wednesday (12 June 2019) and it was really successful. Participants had to attend the meeting in order to get their images entered. Organiser Glenn Stallard reported on the group’s Facebook Page afterwards:

“Fantastic night tonight folks, some great photos and three worthy winners.

B&W Section winner Cheryl Jagger.
Nature Section winner Peter Loft.
Landscape section winner Colin Booth.

Well done to the three winners, hope you like your trophies. Thanks also to all that entered the competition.

As members have asked to repeat the night and as the night was so successful the answer is a big yes, I’m sure we could arrange it, lets say every three months, Trophies for the winners and with the possibility of a small prize, maybe a medal for the runners up as well. Hopefully more of the club’s members entering next time.

Well done to everyone.”

The winning entries are below with the trophy winners.

Colin Booth, Cheryl Jagger and Peter Loft

If you have ideas for future categories for trophy club competitions then please get in touch.

We meet fortnightly at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.

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.

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