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April 2020
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Club Meetings now ONLINE
This Week: Post Processing Workshop
Learn more about Photoshop, Affinity and Lightroom

Ant will be teaching us about dodging & burning in Photoshop for portrait retouching, George will be introducing us to Affinity and Cat will be demonstrating pre-sets and easy adjustments in Lightroom.

This is an interactive workshop so along with showing us your favourite hints and tips we'll also be asking you to play a game of Adobe (and Affinity) Bingo!
Download and Your Adobe (and Affinity) Bingo Card Here
Following the demos we'll be asking you to use your skills to creatively process two images, a landscape and a portrait, over the next two weeks.

Everyone will be given the same two images to process which will be downloadable from the members area of our website. We'll then take a look at your creations on 30th April.

We'll be using Zoom to do the video conference on Thursday. 

Here are the joining details...

Date: Thursday 9th April 2020
Time: 8.00 pm (please join from 7.45 pm so we can start promptly)
The Zoom link will now be the same meeting code for every meeting this season (the same link as last week).

For security reasons we will no longer be publishing the link in this newsletter. Members can find the link in the members only section of our website which is password protected.
News from the Chair!

‘Photography at home’ was the theme of last week’s online meeting. Members were asked to submit Images recently taken during the enforced ‘lockdown’ while they were at home.

We had over 40 PDI Images presented with an amazing variety of subjects, all representing our current situation.

It was a really Interactive meeting with each member giving a short overview of their own Image and briefly discussing feedback with the other photographers.

The evening was a really enjoyable, good humoured and Inspiring event with 30 members in attendance.

We were also pleased to announce the winners of the recently completed PDI league competition, and also Inform the member promotions to the advanced league for next season. Congratulations to those photographers and a big thank you to all our members that make our competitions so competitive. (You can see the updated PDI league table on our website).

Steve
Coming Up...
23rd April
PDI Trophy Competitions
Landscape Cup and Portrait Cup


30th April *new*
Post-Processing Challenge - The Results!

Upload your challenge images through Photo Entry to share your techniques.

7th May
Judge, Jury and Executioner!
Online talk with Steven Galvin


Steven has enthusiastically and successfully competed at club level and above since 2006, and has been judging since early 2017.  As a poacher and gamekeeper he has a fascinating insight into the world of club competitions.  His candid observations are thought provoking, often humourous, informative, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, but always positive.
14th May
Online Competition (4th Print League Comp): Open & "Forms in Nature"
21st May at 8pm

Full details will be published nearer the time.
28th May
PDI of the Year

4th June
Print of the Year

11th June
Creative Photography with John Humphrey

18th June
Summer Party
The League Tables are now in the members area of our website.
Affinity Photo now 50% Off
Visit Their Website for Details
All club competitions will be held ONLINE until further notice.

The remaining print league competitions will now be judged using PDIs. 
Online PDI Trophy Competitions

Landscape Cup
Portrait Cup

Entries must be submitted via Photo Entry by 22:30 on SUNDAY 19th April

Each member can enter up to 2 images into each competition.If the competitions are over-subscribed then we will reduce them to 1 entry for each competition so make sure that your images are in order of priority in Photo Entry - use the up and down arrows if you want to change the order.

Please look at the competitions handbook for full rules on what is allowed to be entered. 
Download the Competition Handbook
Croxley Revels on the Green has been cancelled. The next Revels will be in June 2021.
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
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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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