April 2019
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This Week... SB Cup and Landscape Cup
Last night the committee were asked to clarify the entry requirements for the upcoming Landscape Cup and SB Cup.

Both competitions are trophy comps so you CAN enter images which have already been in a league competition (regardless of what they scored and whether they were prints or PDIs).

Landscape Cup

The Landscape Cup images should adhere to the following rules...

"A landscape image should capture the beauty or interest in the variety of the views we see around us in the outdoor world."

The 'scape' part of this means - denoting an extensive view.

Although called a landscape competition, land does not have to form the majority or even a part of the image - sky, sea, snow and urban views are also acceptable. People and man-made objects can form part of the image but should not be the main subject of it. Details in the landscape should comply with the extensive requirement - a close up of single pebble or tree probably would not, but a pebble beach or forest would- a collection of tree trunks would not. Urban views are acceptable providing they give a wide view of a number of buildings within the landscape. Daytime and night-time shots are both acceptable. Colour and Monochrome are both acceptable.

The SB Cup

The SB Cup this year will include ANY club organised portraiture or still life session. This is due to the club organising a number of different portraiture and still life sessions this season, both indoors and outdoors

Entries must have been taken since the SB Cup was last awarded on 12th April 2018. Please check the "taken" date of your image before entering.

Our Competition Rules for next season, including the criteria for all trophies, are currently under review by the committee and details of changes will be announced soon.
Say Hello!

It can be hard venturing to a club for the first time, not knowing who is who and what the meeting is about. To make it a better experience for visitors we are introducing a team of Welcomers to greet members and visitors at the door on club nights. 

You'll be the friendly face of the club, introducing visitors to the committee and to other members.

Thank you to David for volunteering to be our first Welcomer, and also to George, Denise and Ant who have also offered to make our members and visitors feel welcome at the door.

If you'd like to help, please let Steve know and he'll add you to the rota.
Coming Up...
18th April - no meeting due to Easter

25th April

The Parish Council has the hall so we will be organising an outdoor portrait workshop that night. Details coming soon.
2nd May
Mindfulness and Photography with Andrew Scriven

TICKETED EVENT: Free to Members. Visitors £5

A talk not to be missed! Croxley is very pleased to welcome Sony Imaging Ambassador and Digital Photographer Wildlife Photograph of the Year winning Andrew Scriven to talk about how he uses mindfulness in his photography. 

You can see more of Andrews images on his website.

9th May
Print Competition: Open & "Shadow"
Thursday 16th May at 8pm

Nominations and Questions for the AGM will be required by Monday 6th May. This will allow for the committee to be prepared in advance.

A question and nomination forms will be available at the next meeting.

The Members Choice Vote will also take place on this night, with drinks and nibbles, so we're trying to make the AGM a quick and easy process.

All of the current committee are prepared to be nominated to stand for the next year, and we welcome new nominations to strengthen the skills within the committee or as co-opted parts of the team. Help with publicity, marketing, event organizing, and booking judges or speakers would be very much appreciated.

If you'd like to volunteer, please speaks to the committee. 
23rd May
PDI of the Year

PDI's scoring 18, 19 or 20 in the PDI League competitions have automatically been entered into the PDI of the year. You can see your entries in Photo Entry. 
30th May
Jon Gray

TICKETED EVENT: Free to Members. Visitors £5

Professional Lifestyle, Fashion and Advertising Photographer with over 40 years experience will be giving us a masterclass.

You can see some of Jon's images on his website.
Competition Handbook - Available to Download Here
PDI Competitions

Landscape Cup
& SB Cup

Entry Deadline
23:59 Saturday 6th April

Members can enter up to three images for each competition. If the competition is over-subscribed we will remove your 3rd preference and then your 2nd preference if needed.

All images which score 18 points or more will be featured in this newsletter and on our website unless you select "Do Not Publish" when you upload your image through Photo Entry.

Remember that the author name and image title will be AUTOMATICALLY added to the images after the competition so please make sure you spell everything correctly and no offensive language in the titles. 

In order to raise funds for the club funds, some of our high-profile talks will be advertised in the local press and to other clubs.

These events will remain FREE to members. Visitors will now be charged £5. Tickets will be available on the door.
Set Subjects for 2019-2020

PDI Competitions

Open & "Sky" - September 2019
Open & "Colour" - October 2019
Open & "Heat" - November 2019
Open & "Closed" - March 2020

Print Competitions

Open & "People at Work" - October 2019
Open & "Patterns" - January 2020
Open & "Urban Life" - March 2020
Open & "Forms in Nature" - May 2020

All of the themes are taken from the RPS monthly competitions so check out their website for a bit of inspiration!
Don McCullin
at Tate Britain

Until 6th May

From the 1960s Don McCullin forged a career as probably the UK’s foremost war photographer, primarily working for the Sunday Times Magazine. His unforgettable and sometimes harrowing images are accompanied in the show with his brutally honest commentaries.

With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to appreciate the scope and achievements of his entire career.

Take a look at their website for more info.
6th June
Print of the Year

13th June
Members Photography Q & A

Plus informal advice session for Beginners.

20th June
Summer Party

Including Trophy Presentations and the Members Choice Vote.

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 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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