April 2020
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Club Meetings now ONLINE
This Week: Post Processing Challenge - The Results!
Tell us how you edited our two images
We'll be using Zoom to do the video conference on Thursday. 

Date: Thursday 30th April 2020
Time: 8.00 pm (please join from 7.45 pm so we can start promptly)
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.
Kidlington Camera Club Photo Group would like to invite your members to a Zoom meeting on Monday 4 May at 7:30pm and a presentation by photographer, Thomas Peck

Tom is the DPI secretary at Loughton Camera Club in Essex and like us the Club has stopped all face to face meetings for the time being however he has put together a presentation on Photography and the Sublime.   
Photojournalist Thomas Peck shows how the traditions of the Sublime influenced early landscape photographers through to the modern day. With examples from painters like Turner & Caspar David Friedrich & photos from Carleton E Watkins to M Kenna to S Salgado to A Adams to H Sugimoto, plus the author’s own pictures. A fascinating insight into a cultural trend which is sure to provoke some debate, especially when we look into the future at how photography and the Sublime might interact in the 21st century…
The Zoom link for this talk at Kidlington will be available on the members area of our website.
Our Post Processing Challenge Needs You!

There's still time to take part in our Post Processing Challenge.

The idea is that you download two sample images from our website, edit them using your preferred software, techniques and style, and then we compare the results at the club next week.

The only rules are that the downloaded images must form the majority of the final image - anything else is up to you. Feel free to change the colours, tones and contrast, add in a sky or different backdrop, the world is your Photoshop (or Affinity) oyster!

Download the two images from the members area of the club website now!

When you're done, simply upload them in Photo Entry by 23:59 on Tuesday 28th April and we'll take a look at them next Thursday.
We've seen this image from Ant perform well in the PDI league last season when it was processed in monochrome - what will you choose to create in our Post Processing Challenge?

Perhaps you prefer landscapes, or a bit of urban exploration? Well in that case the image below might be more up your street! It's lacking a bit of atmosphere at the moment - what would you do to make it have more impact?

Don't forget to show us the results by uploading them in Photo Entry by next Tuesday night.
Coming Up...
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

The AGM this season will take place on Zoom. 

Full details for how to nominate someone to become a member of the committee or raise a question at the meeting 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.
All club competitions will be held ONLINE until further notice.

The remaining print league competitions will now be judged using PDIs. 
Online Print League Competitions

Open & "Forms in Nature"

Entries must be submitted via Photo Entry by 22:30 on SUNDAY 10th May

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.
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
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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