June 2020
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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.

PDI Competition: Open

Thursday 25th March from 7.45pm on Zoom

This is it, the final league PDI competition of the season is here.  Join us on Zoom to see the results!

Photo Credit: David Eckland

From the Chair..

In our latest workshop Cat Humphries led the evening with the theme of judging Images. This was a follow up to our previous workshop of a few weeks ago, where we discussed the merits of Images and what elements separate one from another.  Also the qualities circuit judges in Camera Club Competitions look for. Such elements as;
Impact and Interest
Manipulation and presentation

All were discussed as tips for judging, critiquing and self assessing photos.

We put all of this knowledge into our latest workshop and Invited our talented membership to submit Images that had not been in competitions at the club before.  These entries were then judged by our membership and not an external judge.

Voting on the various Images in advance of the night and then revealing each Image with scores as a normal competition would be presented. The membership offered critique on the Images and the previously voted score was revealed. This process gave a nice Interactive theme to the evening.

It was a really Interesting workshop and gave everyone an Insight into the thinking of the mechanics relating to the difficult task of dividing winning Images from others.

Huge thanks to Cat for her hard work putting together such Insightful workshops which have been really enjoyable.

Congratulations to David Eckland for his excellent overall winning Image ‘Brill windmill’.
Thank you to everyone that entered Images and all that took part in the evening.


Member Blogs

Chilterns 100 Competition Results

Huge thanks to all of our members that entered the annual 'Chiltern 100' competition.  Due to Coronavirus, this year's competition took place online on Sunday.

Once again Croxley's member's have made the club proud with some fabulous images.  Alas, no cigar this time round, however I am sure those of you that watched the event online will agree that none of our images looked out of place.  Special mentions to RebeccaCat, and Steve who did especially well!
Here are the results...
Haunted by Cat Humphries - 24
Sudden Snow Storm by Rebecca Berman - 23
The Musician by Steve Bailey - 23
Agalychnis Callidryas by Anthony Highet - 22
This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius by Gordon Calder - 22
Perfume Bottles by Vanessa Lacey - 19
Southwold Pier by Denise Noverre - 19
Dragonfly by Rod Lacey 18

Croxley Camera Club Total Score - 170

Photo credit: Cat Humphries

Coming up...


Saturday 31st July,
1pm - 6pm

Following the much anticipated easing of Coronavirus restrictions, we are pleased to confirm that the first Portrait Social of the year has been confirmed.

Agency represented fashion model Audrey joins us for the first event of 2021, where we will once again create some fabulous fashion inspired images in and around Croxley.

5 spaces available

For more information and to book your space, contact Anthony.

1st April
No meeting

8th April
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open

15th April
Online Talk
Natasha J Bella- Remote Photoshoots Worldwide

17th April
Ballet Photo Walk
We join Ayla Rose for Ballet Photography in London

22nd April
PDI Trophy Competitions
Landscape & Portrait Cups

29th April

6th May
Workshop: Getting the most of out of Autofocus
George Purchase talks us through getting the most from autofocus

13th May
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open

20th May
CCC Annual General Meeting

27th May
PDI Competition
PDI of the year


Ballet Photowalk, London

17th April 2021

Following this evening's Government announcement confirming that groups of up to six will be allowed to mix outdoors from 12th April, we are confident that this event will go ahead under the strict 'Rule of Six' guidelines.

For any questions, or for further information, please contact Anthony.


Photo Credit: Creative Instincts 
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages
Open Our Autumn/Winter 2020/21 Programme

Online Talk

Remote Photoshoots Worldwide by Natasha J Bella
15th April 2021

Natasha talks to us about the development and progress of remote photoshoots, which is a way for models and photographers to work together over long-distances.  Remote, or 'virtual' photoshoots have become popular in the last 12 months as photographers all over the world have found their hobby curtailed by Covid-19 restrictions.

Based in her Leeds studio, she has worked with over hundreds of photographers from Slovenia, Finland, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Thailand, Singapore, Canada, China & the USA.

Showcasing the images demonstrating what is possible and the creativity achieved, Natasha will talk us through the technical aspects and follow with a practical demonstration.

This event has been added to the program and represents an additional cost to the club.  The committee would therefore be very grateful for any contributions from members to help cover the cost.  If you would be happy to contribute a small amount to the cost of this event, please do so using the club banking information below;

· Sort Code: 20-91-79

· Account No: 40304166

· Account : CroxleyCameraClub

· Ref: Your surname and 'NJB TALK'

Photo Credit: Ben Ernst

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Triptych Cup & Nature Cup Winners Gallery

Congratulations to Cat Humphries for winning both the Triptych Cup & Nature Cup!


How to clean studio backgrounds in Photoshop
By Phlearn

Ant's editing tip, borrowed from the wonderful Aaron Nace at Phlearn.

Did you miss Gordon's excellent presentation on 'No Layers Editing'?  Worry not, it is saved to the member's area for you to digest in your own time.

Just click the link to view it on YouTube.

Gordon Calder

Did you miss Gordon's excellent presentation on 'No Layers Editing'?  Worry not, it is saved to the member's area for you to digest in your own time.

Just click the link to view it.

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 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

Member Led Events

Due to current government guidelines and restrictions, there are currently no member led events scheduled.
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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