May 2019
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This Week... PDI of the Year

This Thursday we'll be deciding who takes home the coveted PDI of the Year trophy.

Last season Jim Forder's "Trapped in a Lift" was triumphant but which image will impress this year's judge Kathy Chantler? 
All of the PDI images which have scored 18 or above in league competitions have been automatically entered so there's a stunning 96 images from 22 authors.  

*** Spring Portrait Social - ONE SPACE REMAINING ***

Date/Time:  Saturday 11th May, 2pm-6pm. (12pm-4pm in the event of rain)

Theme: Summer Fashion & Portraiture

Working with Emily, we will shoot a couple of sets exploring fashion portraiture on location, using natural light as well as the surroundings to our advantage.  We may also compliment the environment with the use of flash to create dramatic effects in your images to ensure you have a loads of superb images for your own collection and for club competitions.  For those not familiar, or still getting to grips with model photography and portraiture, Ant will be on hand to support you.

Cost: £35.00 per person

(£50.00 per person only in the event of rain).  Whilst the weather forecast looks fine for 11th May, a studio at West Herts College has been booked as an emergency contingency.  The studio is only open 12pm-4pm.

Model: Our model is the fabulous Emily Anderson, a very experienced and talented fashion & commercial model, an example of her work is above.

Shoot locations:
Set 1 at Chorleywood House, free parking available.
Set 2, TBC
Set 3 at Stones Orchard, Croxley Green.  Parking at Croxley Community Centre or The Coach & Horses.

Post shoot food/drink: 

Please contact Ant if you would like to go along.

Coming Up...
Chiltern Images Print Exhibition 2019

6th to 17th May
Queens Park Arts Centre

See some stunning images from camera club members across the Chilterns - including some from Croxley CC members! 

You can view the results and gallery here.
Mindfulness and Photography with Andrew Scriven

TICKETED EVENT: Free to Members. Visitors £5

A talk not to be missed! Croxley is very pleased to welcome Sony Imaging Ambassador and Digital Photographer Wildlife Photograph of the Year winning Andrew Scriven to talk about how he uses mindfulness in his photography. 

You can see more of Andrews images on his website.

Thursday 16th May at 8pm

Nominations and Questions for the AGM will be required by Monday 6th May. This will allow for the committee to be prepared in advance.

Question and nomination forms will be available at the next meeting.

The Members Choice Vote will also take place on this night, with drinks and nibbles, so we're trying to make the AGM a quick and easy process.

All of the current committee are prepared to be nominated to stand for the next year, and we welcome new nominations to strengthen the skills within the committee or as co-opted parts of the team. Help with publicity, marketing, event organizing, and booking judges or speakers would be very much appreciated.

If you'd like to volunteer, please speaks to the committee. 
Print Competition: Open & "Shadow"
30th May
Jon Gray

TICKETED EVENT: Free to Members. Visitors £5

Professional Lifestyle, Fashion and Advertising Photographer with over 40 years experience will be giving us a masterclass.

You can see some of Jon's images on his website.
6th June
Print of the Year

13th June
Summer Party
Thursday 20th June

Trophy Presentations
Drinks and Nibbles

Competitions Structure 
2019 - 2020

The committee recently reviewed the competition structure and it was agreed to amend the competition structure from next season. 

We will reduce the maximum number of entries for each competition to 2 per member so that the Competition Secretary does not need to remove any images. This will mean that members can enter 16 images in each league and their top 12 scores will qualify for each league cup.

We will introduce a Beginners League to replace the Newcomers Trophy competition. This will go across both Print and PDI competitions, with beginners having to enter at least 12 images across both leagues to qualify.

We will introduce a Wildlife/Nature Trophy competition open to all members.

The SB Cup will include any portrait image, not just images taken on a club event. The wording is expected to be  "This covers any image where the main subject is a person or people who are posing or otherwise acting under the general direction and control of the photographer, whether in a studio or location, lit or otherwise. ‘Street’ Photography and similar observational/candid images of people are not included."

Full details will be available in the updated version of the competitions handbook which will be published prior to the new season.

In order to raise funds for the club funds, some of our high-profile talks will be advertised in the local press and to other clubs.

These events will remain FREE to members. Visitors will now be charged £5. Tickets will be available on the door.
Say Hello!

It can be hard venturing to a club for the first time, not knowing who is who and what the meeting is about. To make it a better experience for visitors we are introducing a team of Welcomers to greet members and visitors at the door on club nights. 

You'll be the friendly face of the club, introducing visitors to the committee and to other members.

If you'd like to help, please let Steve know and he'll add you to the rota.
Print Competitions

Open & "Shadow"

Entry Deadline Changed
Now 23:59 Saturday 18th May

Members can enter up to three images for each competition. If the competition is over-subscribed we will remove your 3rd preference and then your 2nd preference if needed.

All images which score 18 points or more will be featured in this newsletter and on our website unless you select "Do Not Publish" when you upload your image through Photo Entry.

Remember that the author name and image title will be AUTOMATICALLY added to the images after the competition so please make sure you spell everything correctly and no offensive language in the titles. 
Competition Handbook - Available to Download Here
Set Subjects for 2019-2020

PDI Competitions

Open & "Sky" - September 2019
Open & "Colour" - October 2019
Open & "Heat" - November 2019
Open & "Closed" - March 2020

Print Competitions

Open & "People at Work" - October 2019
Open & "Patterns" - January 2020
Open & "Urban Life" - March 2020
Open & "Forms in Nature" - May 2020

All of the themes are taken from the RPS monthly competitions so check out their website for a bit of inspiration!
Croxley Camera Club Committee

Chairman: Steve Bailey
Vice-Chairman: John Flynn
Treasurer: Rod Lacey
Secretary: Cat Humphries

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 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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