June 2020
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For security reasons we will no longer be publishing the Zoom links in this newsletter. Members can find the link in the members only section of our website which is password protected.

Competition - Print Competition - Open
Thursday 13th May at 7:45pm on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for the last Print Competition of the season!

Photo credit: Tracey Smart

From the Chair..
As more Covid restrictions are being lifted, we are able to start thinking about our Camera Club future in a much more positive light. We are able to start planning for next season, where we hope we will be able to start the season in September back in our hall at the community centre.

Our virtual world for the last year on Zoom has enabled us keep everything going with weekly meetings throughout. We are grateful for the continuous communications Zoom has facilitated and our members have still produced a high standard of Images during the season. Despite the threat and restrictions of the pandemic.

At our latest Thursday meeting we had a great example of Zoom use when George Purchase was able to expertly share his screen and guide us all through ‘Getting the most from auto focus’ where George explained the principals behind the camera’s auto focus system and how to get the most from it.

In Addition David Eckland gave the members news on a photo expedition he was organising in Oxford on May 24th. Rebecca Berman will be assisting with the visit, utilising local knowledge of the area, to ensure great photography opportunities.  David also displayed some of his great Images taken on the previous popular photowalk in London.

Another Interesting workshop night, perfectly tailored to Zoom.


2020/21 Season Annual General Meeting
Thursday 10th June, 7:45pm on Zoom

Please note the change in date for this year's AGM.  Thursday 20th May will now be a workshop evening.  The AGM will now be taking place via Zoom, on Thursday 10th June at 7:45pm.

During the AGM, we would like to recruit more members of the club to the Committee.  If you would like to join the committee, or would like to nominate somebody to the Committee, please submit your nominations/submissions before 11:00pm on Sunday 30th May.

Please submit any nominations & submissions to the Committee by Email.

Coming up...
13th May
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open

20th May
Workshop Evening

24th May
Oxford Photo Expedition
With David Eckland & Rebecca Berman

27th May
PDI Competition
PDI of the year

3rd June
Print Competition
Print of the year

5th June
June Portrait Social
Summer Fashion with Angel White

10th June
CCC Annual General Meeting

17th June
Summer Party
More details to follow

31st July
July Portrait Social
With agency fashion model, Audrey G

June Portrait Social
Saturday 5th June 2021

Angel White joins us for summer fashion themes around the open spaces of Croxley.

Only 2 spaces remaining, contact Anthony to book your place.
Want to see images from our competitions? 

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Open Our Spring/Summer 2020/21 Programme

Member Led Events

Oxford Photography Expedition

A photographic trip to Oxford with David Eckland & Rebecca Berman

Here are the plans for the trip!

Date:  Monday 24 May

Travel:  There are a number of options, though some of us will go from Rickmansworth on the Chiltern Line to Marylebone. (Dep 08.15, Arr 08.42)

The Marylebone departure to Oxford is at 09.35 (arr 10.40).  There is time for a few photos at Marylebone!

The train arrives at the main station in Oxford.  If you plan to drive (suggest using the Park and Ride as traffic and parking in Oxford are terrible) or travel via Paddington, then meet at the station.

For more information, or to confirm your space, please contact David by clicking the link.

With the easing of government restrictions, we can finally look forward to outdoor activities in small groups once again.

If you would like to host a small group event in line with government guidelines, please let us know by clicking the button below.
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Landscape Cup Winner's Gallery

Congratulations to Stuart Craig for winning the Landscape Cup.  2nd Place - Mike Brankin, 3rd Place - Steve Bailey

Portrait Cup Winner's Gallery

Congratulations to Steve Bailey, winner of the Portrait Cup.  2nd Place - Mike Brankin, 3rd Place - Rudi Mehta

Triptych Cup & Nature Cup Winner's Gallery

Congratulations to Cat Humphries for winning both the Triptych Cup & Nature Cup!

Member Blogs
Ballet Photo Walk Round-up

With the sun beginning to shine, and restrictions starting to ease, there was a wonderful sense of excitement & optimism in London as we embarked on a Photowalk around the financial district, accompanied by the very talented Ayla Rose.

Ayla showed us some of her favourite places to shoot and encouraged us to think differently, seeking out shafts of light and the reflections between the glass buildings from Broadgate to Leadenhall Market to create some truly dramatic images

But the most rewarding part of the day for me, was seeing the creativity of our amazing members and the incredible images they captured.   I really can't wait to see them in next year's competitions.  Don't believe me?  See for yourself in the gallery below!

- Anthony

Photo credits: Gordon Calder, Catherine Flew, Anthony Highet
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In the Community

Volunteers Wanted

If you would like to volunteer, please visit Remember My Baby
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How to clean studio backgrounds in Photoshop
By Phlearn

Ant's editing tip, borrowed from the wonderful Aaron Nace at Phlearn.

Did you miss Gordon's excellent presentation on 'No Layers Editing'?  Worry not, it is saved to the member's area for you to digest in your own time.

Just click the link to view it on YouTube.

Gordon Calder

Did you miss Gordon's excellent presentation on 'No Layers Editing'?  Worry not, it is saved to the member's area for you to digest in your own time.

Just click the link to view it.

Paul Mitchell

Did you miss Paul's excellent talk on Landscape Photography?  Click the LINK to watch the recording of his superb Zoom presentation.


Did you miss Mark Pain's excellent talk on Sports Photography?  Click the LINK to watch the recording of his brilliant Zoom presentation.

James Kerwin

Did you miss James Kerwin's amazing talk on photographing Abandoned Architecture?  Click the LINK to watch the recording of his fascinating Zoom presentation, all the way from Tblisi, Georgia!


Club favourite, Glyn Dewis in partnership with Park Cameras shows a step by step video guide how to easily create eye-catching low-key portraits with just one flash.

Click the link to see it for FREE

Something to sell?

Want to find a loving new home for some old gear?  No problem, send us your listing and we'll post it in the newsletter for our members to view.

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Croxley Camera Club Committee

Chairman: Steve Bailey
Vice-Chairman: John Flynn
Treasurer: Rod Lacey
Secretary: Denise Noverre

Committee Members
Anthony Highet
Vanessa Lacey
Stuart Craig
George Purchase
You can email the committee directly about any aspect of the club
Club meetings are held at 7:45pm each Thursday (except July and August)
at Croxley Green Community Centre, which is at the end of Community Way
(entrance behind the New Road library). For satnavs, use postcode WD3 3SU.

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