A bonanza of points – Photography Challenge update!

PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE 2021 update – a bonanza of points and the latest League Table.

Photography Challenge 2021 – we have a bonanza of ‘TWO POINTS’ to award in the following LOCKED categories.

7. A different point of view.

And the winner of two points is in a very keenly fought category, is… GARETH HUGHES.

44. A drawing of a photograph or a photograph of a drawing.

The winner of two points is GARETH HUGHES.

54. A vacant lot.

The two points are awarded to JIM UNEY for his historically significant vacant lot!

56. Thinking.

The winner should be Dave for using such a thoughtful model – but instead, going to go for the slightly different gargoyle gaze of JANET BUCKNALL.

68. Broken glass.

For his beautiful framed shattered glass, two points go to JIM UNEY.

71. Deserted street.

And the winner of two points is GARETH HUGHES.

The current League Table (as of 3 March, 3.15pm):

Dave Hook98£25
Janet Bucknall88+2= 902nd
Steve Denniss703rd
Gareth Hughes59+6= 654th
Mike Redhead405th
Maggie Wingfield29
Jenny Young24
Jim Uney18+4= 22
Paul Benson16
Glen Stallard6
Richard Winchester5
Mike Bartlett3
David Pike2
Malcolm Seville1
League Table 9.15am am Fri 26 Feb 21.

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

RESERVED subjects are for those new to the game or with 5 points or less. We encourage you to send in your entries to email: viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find them easier:

#photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photo Challenge 26 Feb 21

PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE 2021 update – and the latest League Table.

Photography Challenge 2021 – the latest update and League Table (as of 9.15am Friday, Feb 26).

The additional points awarded in four of the LOCKED subjects:

18. A chain link fence

The 2 points with her shadows of a chain link being an element, go to MAGGIE WINGFIELD.

23. Book covers.

The 2 points are awarded to GARETH HUGHES. Yes, could be argued more book ‘pages’, but the creative element won me over.

25. Strangers.

Strangers on a train or tube win 2 points for STEVE DENNISS.

30. Soft.

Soft materials, soft focus, and “Aww” type softness – and my 2-point winner for cute softness here is Teddy by JANET BUCKNALL.

The current League Table:

Dave Hook97£25
Janet Bucknall76+2= 782nd
Steve Denniss68+2 = 703rd
Gareth Hughes57+2= 594th
Mike Redhead395th
Maggie Wingfield24+2= 26
Jenny Young23
Jim Uney17
Paul Benson13
Richard Winchester5
Glenn Stallard5
Mike Bartlett3
David Pike2
Malcolm Seville1
League Table 9.15am am Fri 26 Feb 21.

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

RESERVED subjects are for those new to the game or with 5 points or less. We encourage you to send in your entries to email: viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find them easier:

#photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photo Challenge update 23rd Feb 21

PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE 2021 update – and the latest League Table.

Photography Challenge 2021 – the latest update and League Table (as of 7.30pm am Feb 23).

The additional points awarded in three of the LOCKED subjects:

11. Disappointment.

A very good category and difficult to judge. But for a sheer expression of disappointment the 2 additional points is awarded to STEVE DENNISS.

12. Siblings.

The 2 points – again based on a great expression – goes to MIKE REDHEAD.

17. Incognito.

The 2 points are awarded to GARETH HUGHES.

The current League Table:

Dave Hook97£25
Janet Bucknall732nd
Steve Denniss66+2= 683rd
Gareth Hughes55+2 = 574th
Mike Redhead36+2 = 385th
Maggie Wingfield24
Jenny Young22
Jim Uney15
Paul Benson13
Richard Winchester5
Glenn Stallard4
Mike Bartlett3
David Pike2
Malcolm Seville1
League Table 10.00 am Fri 19 Feb 21.

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

RESERVED subjects are for those new to the game or with 5 points or less. We encourage you to send in your entries to email: viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find them easier:

#photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Merry Christmas! – And yes, looking forward to 2021

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all subscribers from Hedon Viewfinders. This photo was taken by Jim Uney via a Christmas album on our active Club Facebook group page.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all subscribers from Hedon Viewfinders. This photo was taken by Jim Uney and submitted via a Christmas album on our Facebook group page. It depicts St. Augustine’s Church, Hedon during the ‘Big Freeze’ of 2010.

The year 2020 year started off so promising with club meetings on Panning, Light Painting and sparkly light bulbs. In February we had a Club Photography Holiday Trip to ‘Shakespeare Country’ with ten of us taking part. I remember thinking at the time that 10 was not actually very many of us – but what a luxury it was meeting with 10 photography friends considering that very soon due to the pandemic gatherings of that size would be banned. Yes, 2020 will be remembered as the Year of COVID-19 and the misery and restrictions that ensued.

Hedon Viewfinders cancelled its meetings due to the first lockdown in March and a small hardcore group of members opted to continue meeting via Zoom video conferencing. These online meetings were held twice a week with a Club Night on Wednesdays and a Happy Hour social evening on a Saturday. Happy Hours became longer, more complex and more fun as the weeks in isolation went by. We had themed quizzes e.g. Mexican and Irish nights, Music and Video presentations, a Murder, Mystery Night and our very own version of the Eurovision Song Contest. A special mention must be given to Nigel and Wendy Robson (aka Bonnier Logs and Bonny Dowser) for spending many hours preparing quizzes and online games for us to enjoy.

Also during the first lockdown, we held our Daily Tasks photographic challenges which helped keep members occupied during a particularly bad time spent for many of us in isolation.

As the first lockdown came to an end the Club began to meet tentatively again under the Government’s ‘Rule of 6’ guidelines. Our six-people ‘weekly workshops’ approach allowed meetings and the opportunity to practice and experiment with our photography. The Club wishes to give its thanks to the Haven Arms for the continuing support in facilitating these meetings – Thank You, Mark and Alison! We look forward to better times and returning to the pub for weekly meetings and events sometime in 2021. In the meantime, we encourage members to support the pub in these difficult times by using their takeaway meals service. Contact them via private message on Facebook or telephone on 07845 191 366.

We now look forward to 2021 with some optimism for a return to a more normal life later in the year. We want to ensure the club remains relevant to you and your passion for photography so if you do have ideas for things that the club might do – now or in the future – then please do get in touch.

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FINALLY, we wish you all the best for 2021 – keep safe, enjoy your photography, make great images and can’t wait to invite you to our first ‘normal’ meet-up at some point in the New Year!

Looking for a New Year challenge? Well, you could go down the Weekly or Daily Challenge routes, or set your own personal project.

Here’s an idea “Hunt the Alphabet”. Find things to photograph that look like a letter from A – Z . This idea comes from Janet Bucknall a few years ago when she used a set of photos to spell the word HEDON. But we’ll add the rule ‘no actual letters’ allowed!

When you’ve collected your 26 photographs you might want to find a way to present them, perhaps in a grid and post them as one photo. As you see and take your photos of each individual letter, send them to us here to post as an encouragement to others #alphabet

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Shadows and Silhouettes – creative photography

Our photography subject for our Wednesday 2 September 2020 meet-up at Haven Arms, Hedon, is ‘Shadows and Silhouettes – how to be creative with them’.

Our photography subject for our Wednesday 2 September 2020, 7pm meet-up at Haven Arms, Hedon, is ‘Shadows and Silhouettes – how to be creative with them’.

Shadows are cast by the subject. Silhouettes are backlit. New to photography? We’ll help you use your camera creatively.

We hope to be outside using the setting sun as our light source weather permitting, but will be indoors with flashes and props otherwise.

Wednesday’s activity is part of a regular weekly programme of activities that will now be organised from or at our base at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. We will be primarily using the outside area of the pub for activities but have the option to gather indoors during inclement weather – and of course, we can benefit from refreshments at the pub!

#NOTE: Social-distancing and contact & trace measures apply.

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24 Challenges – a member’s response

This is a list of twenty-four ideas from which you can pick one – or more – to give yourself a personal photographic challenge. We have shown how one member tackled the challenge…

This is a list of twenty-four ideas from which you can pick one – or more – to give yourself a personal photographic challenge. We have started this on Facebook, the object for members is to try something new. The list is based on Photo Tips cards. 


Jenny Young tackled several of the challenges and we are delighted to publish her top ten as a slideshow here! Her close-up of an eye is our featured photo here.

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Hedon Viewfinders has utilised the personal challenge approach to photography a few times over the last few years. So, if you are still searching for inspiration on what to shoot, then check out our 52 Week Photo Challenge and our 52 Weekly Photography Ideas (next week, is week 30). Of course during Lockdown in 2020 members tackled 50 daily tasks which proved very popular.

If you want to share your photo challenge results with other members, then send them to us by email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk, please.

Shadows Competition and Flash Photography – On Zoom Wed 27 May 2020

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Our next Zoom Meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm and we have included a SHADOWS COMPETITION to the agenda.  We want to see up to five photographs on the theme which you can share during the meeting.

Those not on Zoom but on Facebook can share on the Hedon Viewfinders group page as one post from 7pm on Wednesday 27 May. Use the hashtag #ViewfindersShadows so we can find them easily in order to be able to view them on Zoom too.

We’ll print out copies of the best as prizes.

Note: We’ll still be discussing ‘Flash Photography’ at the Zoom Meeting too.

Link to Zoom Meeting – Join from 6:45pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86807823018
Meeting ID: 868 0782 3018.

Have included this Shadows tutorial from Mike Browne as part of his ‘Lockdown’ series.

Task 29 – Hearts.

HEARTS. Whether each is a simple shape, a symbol representing love and passion, or a graphic of a strong quality of character – we are surrounded by hearts. Share and take comfort from your photos with your online friends and family.

♥♥ TASK 29: Hearts. ♥♥

Whether each is a simple shape, a symbol representing love and passion, or a graphic of a strong quality of character – we are surrounded by hearts. Share and take comfort from your photos with your online friends and family.

“In the dark times, we need more heart.”

#viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome

Hedon Viewfinders Panning Competition and Sparkly Bulb Project

Panning Competition:

Following the last meeting on “Panning”, we are holding a club ‘competition’ for Panning photos. Members are invited to send up to three photos demonstrating the panning technique in via email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk (members on Facebook can use the Panning Album set up in the Facebook Group)

The Photos will be shown on the screen at the next meeting on Wednesday 18 March 2020 and you’ll be asked to give information on them, such as Where, Time of Day, Settings, etc.

Everyone will take part in helping to score the best one of each person’s three photos and the winning shot from each person will be looked at later by Ray and Glenn, who will choose the winning shots. There’ll be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Certificates awarded at the following meeting on 1st April 2020.

Whilst a friendly competition – above all, we want to see your photos attempting to pan, whatever the results. We can all learn by analysing what didn’t go quite right, as much as by looking at those that turned out well.

Sparkly Bulb Project Night – Haven Arms, Tues 10 March 2020, 7pm

A one-off project night to recreate the Sparkler and Vintage Bulb photos popularised by Gavin Hoey of Adorama TV. See the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/1AkeFMzn_u8

Bring your camera and tripod (although you can lend a tripod for the shoot) and we’ll bring the rest. Let us know you’re coming (at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk), and we’ll make sure we’ve got enough supplies for you to have a go at the shot.

Whilst an informal night, it’s also an opportunity to get some advice and tips on your photography.

Starts at 7pm on Tuesday 10 March at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. Location: https://what3words.com/captive.crispier.pirate

All Welcome. Free, fun & friendly!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the website for the latest from Hedon Viewfinders!

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