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June 2020
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Club Meetings now ONLINE
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.

Informal Get Together & Stop Motion Tutorial

Thursday 2nd July from 7.45pm on Zoom


Join us on Zoom for an informal get together to chat about photography, the club or anything else.  George will also be sharing a brief tutorial on stop motion animation.
From the Chair...
 
As photographers we are always looking for fresh Inspiration and the ‘challenge’. On our first night of our new summer programme, everyone certainly produced plenty of diverse progressive thoughts within their work.

Our first topic of our challenges was ‘home objects and still life’ a title that Inspired plenty of Imagination from our talented photographers that contributed to the evening.

We had 24 Images to view with each author giving a commentary on their Images and fielding questions from the members.

Although this wasn’t a normal judged competition, the standard reached on the produced Images suggested our photographers normal quality of work was naturally very high. This produced a very enjoyable, good humoured evening of review.

Unlike normal competition evenings where there is very little time for Interaction and review of the work produced. This was a refreshing change giving the authors time to explain the thought process and techniques behind the Image.

Our webmaster George has put the Images from the evening onto the members section of our club website.
I would recommend anyone who may have missed the evening, to view the Images and perhaps be Inspired ready for our next challenge in the summer series.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the evening and we look forward to seeing as many members as possible next Thursday.

Steve
Coming Up...
9th July
Mobile Phone Challenge

Mobile phones not only have great cameras but also have have great image editors built in too..  So for this challenge, leave your main camera in it's bag and explore what you can create with just your phone!  Share with us on Zoom on the night - 2 images per member.

16th July
Informal get together on Zoom
Join us on Zoom for an informal get together to chat about photography, the club or anything else!

23rd July
Stop Motion Challenge

Show us your stop motion animations!  Just share you screen on Zoom then play your creations for us! 

30th July
Informal get together on Zoom
Join us on Zoom for an informal get together to chat about photography, the club or anything else!

6th August
Post Processing Challenge
2 images, show us your interpretation!
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages
www.croxleycameraclub.com
Objects at Home & Still Life Challenge
Thanks to everyone that submitted images for our objects at home and still life challenge, it was great to see so many wonderful and creative ideas.  So many great images, certainly worthy of competition entry!

It's was so difficult to choose one to share with you, but here is the brilliant 'Blade Runner' by Rudi Mehta.  Please check out the members area of the website to view the full gallery.
 
Did You Miss Our Talk with John Humphrey?

Catch-up on the members area of our website where John's facinating talk is available to watch.
From the Treasurer...
Membership for 2020/2021

As announced at the AGM the annual subscription rates for club membership for the 2020/21 season are being held at this season’s level and the opportunity is being taken to make renewal easier for existing members.

You will find Bank details below for payment by Internet Banking and membership renewal for the new season will be available from the date of this Newsletter. There is no necessity to complete a new membership form but an email confirming payment to the Treasurer ( rodtlacey@ntlworld.com ) to confirm your email address and any other contact details remain unaltered would be appreciated please. The Treasurer will confirm receipt of the payment by replying to your email.

This system seeks to reduce the amount of cash and cheque handling in line with Covid 19 guidelines and members are asked to pay in this way; if this is not possible for any reason then please contact me on 01923 774969 to discuss alternatives. New members will need to complete a membership form.

Membership fees should be paid prior to 3rd September 2020.

Bank Details

  • Sort Code:  20-91-79
  • Account No: 40304166
  • Account:  Croxley Camera Club (in full please to meet bank regs)
  • Reference:  Your surname + first initial

Membership Fees Payable

  • Adult: £40:
  • Spouse/Partner: £30
  • 65 & Over Concession: £35
  • Student in FTE or under 18 years old: £10

Regards,
Rod

Club Treasurer

Portrait Socials are BACK!

We are VERY excited to confirm that following easing of lockdown restrictions, our fabulous portrait socials are back!  And to celebrate, we have TWO amazing events lined up.

The first event is a bumper 6 hour shoot taking place on Saturday 15th August featuring the wonderful Boou (left).  Whilst the magnificent Sinopa Rin (right) returns for her 4th Social on Saturday 26th September.
More info to follow soon!


Whilst lockdown restrictions are being eased, we will continue to follow social distancing rules as member safety is our absolute priority.  Therefore each session will be strictly limited to 6 people to shoot outdoors in natural light.  We must stress that we are following government guidelines, and will continue to do so.  Should the advice change, or restrictions to group activities be reintroduced, these events will be postponed until it is safe to hold them.
Download Our Summer/Autumn 2020 Programme

Member Focus

As lockdown has limited our opportunity to meet, talk and socialise we hope this new feature will help us to get to know one another and learn more out about our love of photography.

This week we talk to Tim Cosgrove...

Q. How long have you been a member of Croxley Camera Club?
A. Less than a year

Q. Where did your interest in photography start?
A. Can't remember now but my father had an Ilford camera and my aunt an old Box Brownie. I liked seeing what came out of them and started shaping what went in them! My aunt never knew where that photo of a frog came from!

Q. What was your first camera?
A. Minolta SRT101 (I think). Still have the 50mm f1.2 prime that came with it

Q. Who is your favourite photographer/photographers?
A. I don't have a favourite photographer; it's the image not the creator that I find interesting. That said, I enjoyed John Humphrey's session a few weeks ago.

Q. What is your favourite genre to photograph?
A. Aircraft (a frustrated pilot talking here), cityscapes / street photography and macro

Q. Tell us a little bit about the image you have shared.
A.  It's one of many favourites but was the first that I ever put up for judging and got 20 points for. It was taken on the first outing with my (then) new digital SLR (Canon EOS 550) and Sigma 100-400 zoom - a heavy piece of kit.  I only ever use single shooting mode (a legacy of my film upbringing), never continuous, so felt a bit like Marty Feldman tracking the 2 aircraft as they raced towards each other from opposite ends of the airfield. The smoke from previous flypasts provided an interesting background and cropping the image just seemed right. I try and capture a similar image every time I go to such a show and am always looking to improve the output - not always successfully.

Q. Where can we see more of your work?
A. Nowhere yet but I'm looking at how to share images through Flickr or maybe Photocrowd. All ideas gratefully received!

If you would like to feature in the new 'Member Focus' section, please complete the google form linked below.

 
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At this time of year Field End Photographic Society would be holding its annual print exhibition at the Cow Byre in Ruislip, where each member is invited to exhibit up to four prints of their own choosing. The exhibition would be open to the general public for a period of two weeks, where we would expect hundreds of visitors to attend over that time, and each visitor would be invited to vote for their two favourite images, with the winner receiving an award.

Given the current situation, we have obviously had to cancel this year’s exhibition being held physically, so have decided to host the exhibition online at the following website http://www.exhibition2020.fieldendps.co.uk/

 Your members are therefore invited to visit our online 2020 exhibition and vote for their two favourite images via the survey link on the final page of the exhibition.

Thank you for sharing this with your members and let’s hope we return to normal as soon as it is safe.

 In the meantime, stay safe.

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
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Club meetings are held at 7:45pm each Thursday (except July and August)
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