The Viewfinder Photographic Society is a friendly club of enthusiasts who meet regularly to support each other, exchange ideas and share expertise, with the sole aim of enjoying our photography.
The Society meets on Monday evenings at Skidby Village Hall in East Yorkshire at 7.00 pm, although from May through to August each year, we try to get out and about depending on the weather.
Our varied programme includes still life workshops, portrait sessions, talks, presentations, tips on photographic techniques and reviews of members' photographs. In the summer months we meet at different locations in the area, with the emphasis very much on taking photographs.
The Viewfinder Photographic Society was born of a crisis back in September 2007 after several long-standing students of a local photography evening class were unable to enroll because the course was already fully subscribed.
Since it was formed, the Society has gone from strength to strength, attracting new members each year to the point where, after running workshops as part of the ‘2011 Capturing the East Riding’ initiative run by the local authority’s Cultural Partnership, we now operate a waiting list.
More recently, we decided to start inviting leading figures in the photography world to come to East Yorkshire and talk about their work. Joe Cornish, world-renowned landscape photographer visited in 2012 and Andy Rouse, wildlife photographer, entertained us in March 2013.
Around September/October each year we hold an exhibition of member’s photographs. This free exhibition has proven popular with the public and year on year we've succeeded in attracting record numbers. An indication that an appreciation of the photographic image and how it’s made is as popular as ever.