While COVID-19 restrictions have eased officially, we are advising members to exercise caution and respect those others you meet that wish to continue wearing masks and maintain social distancing.
Open Photography Competition at Preston Show.
Don’t forget your entry to the competition of a colour, black & white, or altered reality print with your entry form can be accepted up until 10.30am on the day of the competition (this Saturday 31 July 2021). More details click here.
In a late announcement regarding the competition, we will now also be awarding an Annual Shield to the Preston Show’s best Young Photographer of the Year (aged 16 and under).
Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms
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.
Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the photography competition at PRESTON SHOW with trophies and will help promote the event.
A ‘new’ Annual Photography Competition is to take place and judged at the PRESTON SHOW on Saturday 31 July 2021. Hedon Viewfinders photography club has sponsored the competition with trophies and will help promote the event.
The traditional village show in Preston features classes of entry from ‘best vegetables’, ‘cookery’, ‘wine making’ through to various ‘arts’ and ‘crafts’ including ‘photography’. There has been a photography element as part of the traditional annual show in Preston for many years. However, this year, Hedon Viewfinders hopes to encourage more interest in photography, more entries from local people and a bigger exhibition of local talent at the show.
There will be three classes of entry. You can enter only one photograph into the competition in one of the classes.
Black & White, or
Altered Reality (this category will suit those who love to artistically manipulate their images).
Your prints (no mounting and framing) can be up to a maximum size of A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches). Prints (in protective sleeves please) can be sent in advance to Hedon Viewfinders c/o 6 Johnson Court, Hedon, HU12 8EF or dropped into any Hedon Viewfinders meeting on a Wednesday evening from 6.45pm – 7pm at the Haven Arms, Hedon (see Club website for details). Or you can bring them in on the morning of the Preston Show at the Nag’s Head, Sproatley Road, Preston BEFORE 10.30am on SATURDAY 31 July 2021.
An Entry Form needs to be submitted with your print.
See the exhibition of prints and results of the judging at the Preston Show from 1pm. There will be trophies awarded for the winners of each class and an Annual Photographer of the Year trophy. Trophies will be held by the winners for one year.
Latest editing challenge results. Club Nights on Smoke & Flame and Falconry. News on Junior Photography Competition from the Picture It club.
We asked you to re-edit our basic image taken on the Club’s last Photo Walk of ‘Bridge Shadows and Road’.
The results are in and they are all very interesting!
First up is Paul Benson with “SOW” who says he got distracted and zoomed in rather close to one of those windows…
How I did it:
Cropped the image
Applied the Nik Collection filter – Detail Extractor
Applied the Nik Collection filter – Wet Plate 9
Cut out the window and increased the contrast
Reduced the saturation
Sharpened the image
This is “The Album Cover” by Nigel Robson:
How I did it:
I used Elements 19 The picture was heavily cropped. The shadows were enhanced (shadowing tool) A special effects kit called Pop was used to quadruple the picture. The spot healing tool was used to remove Ask Italian. Dreamed up a pop group! Using the Text facility I created text boxes with psychedelic touches.
This is Lynn Leedham’s “Who are we?”
How I did it:
Entry for the photo challenge. Who-are-we? Cropped, used textures and opacity tool, using Inpixio.
“Munch’s Ghosts” by Keith Madden.
How I did it:
Convert to 16-bit ROMM
Select human shadow area, mask and darken shadows.
Put through GMIC artistic filter
Add edging using NIK
With a monochrome version is Ray Duffill.
How I did it. Simple B&W conversion using Silver Effex in Nik.
This is Janet Bucknall’s funky edit.
How I did it:
I cropped out the car, then did some stuff on Google and Snapseed, but I didn’t write it down, and now I’ve forgotten what I did! Sorry! Quite like the effect though!
So do we, Janet. How often do we ‘play around’ with an image and then forget what we’ve done!?
This is Dave Hook’s edit which concentrated on the Road side.
And this is Maggie Wingfield’s edit.
We hope you enjoy seeing how these editing challenges are undertaken. There really are no limits other than imagination to what we can do with a basic image.
Other Club News:
It was lovely to meet up again last Wednesday at the Haven Arms following the easing of lockdown restictions. Members had to stick to their own tables. No mixing of tables was allowed. Social distancing still had to be exercised. And masks worn when moving around the pub. Yet despite these restictions members hung around long after the business had finished to chat and catch up with each other.
We discussed the new Public Photography Competition to be held at the Preston Show and will bring you more information about this soon.
Smoke & Flame Night
We have arranged to meet next week WED 26 MAY 2021 at 7pm for a practical photography session on “Smoke & Flame”. Each table will have its own photography opportunities and challenges. And there will be one central feature that can be accessed in turn by each table. Expect candles, matches, sparklers, incense sticks and other surprises!
East Yorkshire Falconry Night
On Wed 2 June we have a trip arranged to East Yorkshire Falconry (kindly booked for us by Peter). This is an opportunity to photograph birds of prey. We are asking for a minimum donation of £2 from each of us attending. This goes towards feeding the birds. We can meet in larger groups of up to 30 outdoors so hopefully, this will be well-attended. If you let us know that you intend to come along, we’ll ensure that you are sent an email about the trip.
We were delighted to welcome Keith and Dorothy to their first meeting on Wednesday. We also met up briefly with Kris before the meeting to accept some lighting kit from him which he has kindly donated to the club. Kris is leaving the area but we hope to catch up with him before he leaves.
Finally, we are delighted to promote this Junior Photographer Competition for our friends at Withernsea’s Picture It group. Please do share and help promote the competition.
Share about Kids and Teens Photography Competition (7-16 years old). Supported by the Sharp Shots® Photo Club, The Royal Photographic Society and the Nikon School. Encourage and nurture young people in taking up a hobby that will last them a lifetime!
Task 42 – Kids and Teens Photography Competition (7-16 years old).
Supported by the Sharp Shots® Photo Club, The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and the Nikon School.
A simple task for adults today, and that is to SHARE information about this competition, perhaps with your own children or grandchildren, or with friends you know with children. Let’s get the next generation of photographers inspired!
Hedon Viewfinders held a joint meeting at the beginning of the year with the Thorngumbald Young Farmers Club and members were amazed at the creativity and imagination demonstrated by the young people, mostly with images made by their mobile phones.
Encourage and nurture young people in taking up a hobby that will last them a lifetime!
Join in with our DAILY TASKS – we hope to provide a daily bit of photographic inspiration and encourage the sharing of our photos on social media.
Share with the hashtags #viewfinders #dailyphotos #keepsmiling #stayhome