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.


Landscape Photography with Paul Mitchell
Thursday 5th November from 7.45pm on Zoom

Join us on Zoom as Sunday Times, Landscape Photographer of the year 2013, Paul Mitchell discusses his landscape photography.

Photo Credit:  Burnham Beeches by Paul Mitchell

From the Chair...

As we start our second lockdown period in the country, to try and slow down the pandemic, it naturally has an effect on any photography plans we may have had.  From travel which has in the past provided us with so much fresh material for competitions, to communications and meeting to share Ideas and Inspiration.  We were hoping to be able to carry out a survey around now, to see if we could consider a safe return to the community centre hall, but unfortunately that has now moved further into the distance.

Thank goodness we have the Internet and Zoom to facilitate our Thursday meetings and we are able to operate a full programme.  As we have said before, the Internet doesn’t suit everyone, but we are here with a warm welcome for all and in particular for any members that haven’t tried it and of course for any new members.

The club provides a welcome distraction from what’s happening in the world and hopefully provides a level of communication and Inspiration to take your creative mind elsewhere for a few hours.  Our excellent committee work hard to make sure we have all areas in the club covered to a very professional standard providing a great product to the members.

On Thursday our third league PDI competition of the season, once again produced some great Images. The competition was judged by Kathy Chantler who ultimately chose the high scoring Images. (As always these can be viewed on our website).  We had an Interesting and diverse collection of Images within the competition which, as always was tightly contested to gain points in the league.

Thank you to all that entered, making it a good nights viewing. Congratulations to those who scored the highest points.

Coming Up...
19th November
Crox Foto Fest
Open Evening & Member Talks

26th November
Print Competition
Set Subject: Tunnels & Corridors

3rd December
NW Federation Cup
External Competition

10th December
Workshop Evening

17th December
2020 Christmas Party
Event Details TBC

24th December
Christmas Eve
No meeting

31st December
New Year's Eve
No meeting

7th January
Member's forum/Workshop

14th January
PDI Trophy Competition
Nature Cup & Triptych Cup

21st January
Online Talk
Drew Barnett tells us about Wild Eye Photography (Big Cats)

28th January
PDI Competition
Set Subject: Open
New Event - 17th April 2021

Following the enormous success of last month's studio day with Ayla Rose, we are thrilled to confirm that the club has 4 spaces to join Ayla on one of her sell-out Ballet Photo-walk events in London.

These spaces will fill up very quickly, so get in touch with Anthony if you would like to get involved.  If enough members would like to take part, we may be able to secure more spaces.

Photo Credit: Creative Instincts 

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Want to see images from our competitions? 

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Member Led Events
Light Painting with Gordon Calder,
31st October

Thank you to Gordon for organising a fabulous afternoon of light painting in his home studio, it looks like everyone had a great afternoon and created some fabulous images.

We especially like this one by Tracey Smart, taken on an iPhone!

Photo Credit: Tracey Smart
London Photowalk with David Eckland,
11th October

Special thanks also to David for sharing his extensive knowledge of London with a terrific photo walk.

Great to see our members getting out and enjoying the fresh air together!

Photo Credit: Rebecca Berman
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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

Studio Lighting Available
Lastolite Lumen F400 Kit

2 x Flash Heads
2 x Lighting Stands
Two lights, two stands, power leads
(No trigger,softbox or umbrella)

See the listing here
Studio Lighting Available
Interfit & Elinchrom Flash Lighting Kit

2 x Interfit stellar 300
2 x Elinchrom D-Lite 4
4 x Lighting Stands
Four lights, four stands, case, power leads
All lights have bulbs.
(No triggers, softboxes or umbrellas)

See the listing here
Croxley Camera Club is on WhatsApp!
Need advice on kit, editing, or a new photographic technique? Or just to keep in touch?  Why not join the conversation on WhatsApp?

Click the link and send your mobile number to George to join the conversation.
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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