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HEDON MUSEUM is holding a series of photography tutorials and photo walks. They aim to build the confidence of participants in using their camera or camera phone.


HEDON MUSEUM is holding a series of photography tutorials and photo walks. The sessions have been funded through the  Humber Museums Partnership and the Arts Council England and will aim to build the confidence of participants in using their camera or camera phone and boost their enjoyment of photography. Those taking part will also gain an appreciation of Hedon and its history and discover the potential within the town for creative photography.

The tutorials will take place at Hedon Museum which is located behind the Hedon Town Hall via Watmough’s Arcade. The Museum is marking its 25th year anniversary this year (1996-2021) and the photography project will help to cement its role as an active partner in the local community. Its mission to celebrate and safeguard Hedon’s rich history and heritage relies a lot on the visual image. Modern digital photography is an important element in that. The photo walks, as part of the project, will offer opportunities for photographers to learn more about their hobby, but also discover more about the ancient borough of Hedon.

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The Museum’s Project Coordinator and tour guide with Hedon History Walks, Tony Porter explained: “We are holding a photographic competition to engage with the community and to try to get them to see our town in a different light. Hopefully this will also create an archive for the future.”.

Ray Duffill, the course tutor, said: “I live in Hedon and love the place. For over 20 years it has provided me with visual and sensory inspiration which I’ve attempted to capture in photographs. During that time I’ve learned much more about Hedon itself. Being a photographer teaches you to look at things more closely and appreciate the world around you more thoroughly. I hope these sessions can help participants to enjoy both photography and Hedon much more!”

The course details…


This session will be to give users confidence in using their camera or camera phone. The most important feature of any camera is the person behind the lens! We will look at the simple settings you can choose to use on your camera to make the best of the light and the subject. Some accessories will be explored and we’ll look at editing your images. The outcome should be that you will have confidence in using your camera.

This session will be a guide to using your camera more creatively, looking at some more advanced techniques, with project work relevant to you and your interests.

This will be a 90min walk around Hedon that enables participants to use their device in the field with good examples of what may make a good photograph with regard to composition and light. As we walk, elements of the history of Hedon will be incorporated so as to add context to some opportunities for pictures.

The tutorials will start at 7 pm and be held at Hedon Museum (please see map). They will be led by Ray Dufill who is the founder of Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club, a member of the Royal Photographic Society and a photographer and correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

The photo/history walks will commence from Market Hill at 2:30 pm and last approximately 90 mins. And will be led jointly by Tony Porter from Hedon History Walks and Ray Duffill.

Tue 9th Nov. 7pm ‘Behind the Camera’.
Thu 11th Nov. 7pm ‘Creative Photography’.
Sat 13th Nov. 2:30pm Photo/History Walk.

Tue 16th Nov. 7pm ‘Creative Photography’.
Thu 18th Nov. 7pm ‘Behind the Camera’.
Sat 20th Nov. 2:30pm Photo/History Walk


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