June 2020
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External Competition; North West Federation Cup
Thursday 3rd December from 7.45pm on Zoom

Following the Club's success in the second round of the competition, join us as Croxley hosts Harrow & XRR for the third round of the North West Federation Cup on Zoom. 

Photo Credit:  Denise Noverre

From the Chair...
Some weeks ago we were delighted to report we had won the first round of the NW fed league against Harrow and XRR.  On Tuesday we had the second round of this competition hosted by Harrow, using Zoom online.  The outcome was another victory for Croxley, confirming the strength of our talented photographers. We had a very strong performance throughout despite coming up against against some very good Images from the other clubs.

The results were;
Croxley 176
Harrow 175
XRR.     172

Congratulations to Gordon Calder who scored 20 and was awarded a star for his Image of the Asian lady. We also had 5 of our authors scoring 18, giving us a consistently strong presence in the competition. These authors were;
Mike Brankin
Arron Dowdeswell
Cat Humphries
Denise Noverre
Steve Bailey

After two rounds of the contest it leave us with the following points;
Croxley 397
Harrow 380
XRR.     388
This week we host the third and final league competition against these clubs, with a semi final place going to the winners!  Special thanks to Stuart Craig for his ongoing coordination of the external competitions.

The Images Involved In our external competitions all come from last season and were judged in competition prior to our selection process. Our latest league competition of print set subjects ‘Weather’ and ‘tunnels and corridors’ produced another crop of outstanding Images for experienced Judge Micki Aston to critique and award marks.

This standard of entries will make the club potentially stronger in external competitions next season.(view on the clubs website gallery)
Thank you to everyone that submitted Images, which naturally were shown as PDIs for practical purposes and congratulations to the higher scoring authors.

Member Blogs

Calling all bloggers!!!

Following the success of Cat's fabulous blog post 'The Last Pentaxian in Croxley', we would like to add a regular feature of member blogs to the newsletter and the club website.

If you would like to to submit a blog post, please contact Anthony by email.

Coming Up...
10th December
'No Layers Editing' & Winning Images
Gordon shares his 'No layers' photoshop technique.  George shares a selection of wining images.

17th December
2020 Christmas Party
Event Details TBC

24th December
Christmas Eve
No meeting

31st December
New Year's Eve
No meeting

7th January

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

4th February

11th February
Print 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 

Download Our Summer/Autumn 2020 Programme
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages


In the Community
Mr. Christmas Passes Away
31st October

Following a long battle with Cancer, local Hero Dave Edwards, known as 'Mr. Christmas has sadly passed away.

Mr. Edwards was a Christmas icon in Watford and Croxley after holding eye-catching festive decorations and lights for the past 42 years at Lancing Way, Croxley Green.

His daughter Sharon Markham confirmed that he passed away on November 13th at 6.42pm, shortly before the final Christmas lights switch-on took place on Saturday at 6pm.

His annual Christmas events and wonderous decorations were a marvel for all in the community, and it became part of the festive tradition to gander at the spectacle.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up in his memory and to assist his family at this difficult time.

Words & Photos: Joseph Reaidi - Watford Observer
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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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Paul Mitchell

Did you miss Paul's excellent talk on Landscape Photography?  Click the LINK to watch the recording of his superb Zoom presentation.


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

Misc. Photography Equipment
Selection of items for sales

1 x Hoodman Cinema Kit
(With Box, contains HoodLoupe 3.0, Cinema Strap & HoodMAG 3.0)

1 x Manfrotto MKCOMPACTLT-RD Tripod with ball head
1 x Meike Macro LED Ring Flash MK-FC110
1 x Logan 350-1 Compact Elite Mount Cutter
1 x Mitre Trimmer
1 x Canon 7D Battery Grip
1 x Lexar Pro-Workflow HR1
1 x Lexar Pro-Workflow Micro SD reader
1 x Lexar Pro-Workflow Compact Flash reader
1 x Lexar Pro-Workflow USB 3.0 hub

Selection of Compact Flash memory cards;
2 x Lexar Platinum II (200x) 8gb
2 x Lexar Pro (800 x) 8gb
1 x Kingston (600x) 32gb

Contact Archie for more information
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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