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.

Sports Photography with Mark Pain
Thursday 15th October from 7.45pm on Zoom

We are joined on Zoom by professional photographer, Mark Pain as he gives our members an insight to his career in sports photography including photographing the Olympic Games.  Join us for what will certainly be a fascinating evening!

Photo Credit:  Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill DBE by Mark Pain

From the Chair...

Despite these difficult times happening in the world, it’s great that our camera club is still flourishing and adapting as best we can to the new normality.  Communication is so Important in all our lives and we continually try to embrace this principle in our activities, through our weekly online meetings, with its varied programme.

We have also Increased our recent external activities, with club members organising small group gatherings within Government guidelines. David Eckland has recently organised a London photography walk and Gordon Calder a painting with light Workshop in his home studio, all of which has been very welcomed by club members. In addition Ant (Anthony Highet) has continued to successfully run his model portraiture sessions.

The club has also enhanced its ‘what’s app’ group and is encouraging further communications between weekly meetings to keep in touch.  All of this helps us combat these uncertain times and is there for all club members to enjoy.

Last week was our 2nd PDI league competition with 2 set subjects ‘Movement’ and ‘Textures’. A tremendous response of entries with 78 in total.  The judge for the evening was Alan Taberer who had the difficult task of sorting the excellent Images and ultimately choosing the higher scoring Images.  There were some great Interpretations of both set subjects, the higher scorers are featured in the clubs website gallery.  Thank you to all that entered the competition, giving us all a very enjoyable evening.


Studio Update

In light of current rule of six guidelines, we have been unable to arrange a midweek studio evening so far this year.  This is because we require 6 photographers in attendance to ensure costs to members are kept down, whilst ensuring all costs of the evening such as model fees and studio hire are met.

We do have a few options within our gift, but the committee do not wish to speak on your behalf, and invite you to tell us which of these options you would like us to progress so that you are able to continue the studio photography that so many of you enjoyed last season.

If you are interested in studio photography, or have attended previous studio evenings, please complete this short survey and tell us how you would like us to proceed.
Survey link
Coming Up...
22nd October
Print Competition

20th October
Rosebowl External Competition
Croxley hosts Chesham & Field End

24th October
Advanced Studio Day
The wonderful Ayla Rose joins the club for superb day of studio photography

5th November
PDI Competition

12th November
Online Talk - Landscapes
Photographer Paul Mitchell joins us on Zoom to talk about his Landscape Photography

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
Download Our Summer/Autumn 2020 Programme
Did you miss James Kerwin's brilliant talk on Abandoned Architecture?

Don't worry, the Zoom session is recorded and available in the Member's area of the Club website.  Click the here to watch it.
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages

XRR Visions 2020

is a digital image trophy competition, held annually.  It is specifically aimed at individual competitors from any PAGB affiliated club.  There is also the option for three individual entrants to be registered as a club team to compete for a separate trophy.

The individual trophy is presented by XRR PS and retained by the individual winner. 

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 4th November 2020, and the final live judging for Visions will be via a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, 25th November. Judging all entries this year will be Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB BPE2*.

Visit the Visions 2020 website to enter and for more information.

2019/20 Trophy Winners

In light of the current climate, we have not been able to hold our traditional trophy presentation to celebrate our 2019/20 winners.

Of course we still want to ensure our newly crowned winners receive their trophies.  Whilst we acknowledge the circumstances are less than ideal, the club asks that in these unprecedented circumstances, existing holders arrange a convenient time to hand trophies to their new guardians.  Once handovers are complete, please email Vanessa to let her know.  Certificates are also available by email, that can be printed at home.

Full details of which trophy needs to go where are available in the members area of the Club website.

If you need any additional information or have any queries regarding the transfer of trophies, please contact a member of the committee.

Member Led Events
Light Painting with Gordon Calder,
31st October, time 4pm-6pm

Gordon welcomes a small group of members to his home studio to enjoy an afternoon of still life & light painting photography.  For more information & availability, please contact Gordon.  Subject to government guidelines & rule of 6.

Environmental Portrait Project with Rebecca Berman,
(15th November, time TBC)

Rebecca is working on a project over the coming year to build upon her environmental portrait photography, and welcomes other members to join her.  The aim over the coming year is to collect interesting images that can be presented back to the club once complete.  Email Rebecca for more info by clicking the link.  Only 5 spaces available, subject to government guidelines & rule of 6.

If you would like to run an event, get in touch and we'll publish it in the newsletter.  Click the link below to send the details!
I'd like to run an event!
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TV, Online Videos & Webinars


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

HP Printer inks available

Compatible Jabo cartridges needing a home for a small donation to the club. They are all sealed and boxed. Let me know if you are interested.  Email Rod for more info by clicking here.

12 x 364XL Black
3 x 364XL Magenta
3 x 364XL Yellow
2 x 364XL Cyan

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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