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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.

Lockdown Challenge II - Home Objects & Still Life

Thursday 25th June from 7.45pm on Zoom


Following the success of our previous lockdown challenge, we've got a new challenge to sink your teeth into!

Get creative, experiment but above all have fun.  Photograph a household object or still life scene, and share your images to view at Thursday's Zoom meeting.  Submit your images via the special portal on PhotoEntry, deadline for submissions is midnight on 24th June.

 
From the Chair...
 
This week we held our end of season party awards night, the annual opportunity to celebrate the creative work produced by our talented members throughout the season.

A very different end of season awards night held online through Zoom. Normally the successful authors would be physically presented with trophies and certificates for achievements in the various categories. This year the awards were announced alongside an excellent slide show of each successful members Images, including a panel of representative Images for league success.

This season we had three leagues to highlight, with promotions from both newcomers and Intermediate leagues into the advanced league. All leagues were competitively fought throughout the season with a very close points tally at the top of each league separating the ultimate winners.

Authors were Invited to comment on their most successful prints or PDI Images,  during the evening, sharing details of their outstanding work as their Images were displayed.

The actual presentation of Trophies and certificates will be held once we return to our hall at the community centre, hopefully in September.
The night also featured the members choice award chosen from highest scoring PDI’s produced during this season. In addition there was another challenge set for the members, to have the best Zoom background on the night to represent a ‘party’ this featured some great and Inventive visual offerings.

A full evening which also featured a review of the season covering life at the club before and after the current lockdown and a visual walkthrough of next season’s programme.

We were also pleased to confirm our exciting summer programme starting next week and every Thursday until the start of our new season on September 3rd. We will be meeting online with a ‘light’ more Informal programme of photography challenges and sharing discussions.
As always, further details of the awards and Images shown in the gallery are available on our website.

Steve
Coming Up...
2nd July
Informal get together on Zoom + Stop Motion Animation Tutorial

Join us on Zoom for an informal get together to chat about photography, the club or anything else.  Also a brief tutorial on stop motion animation for the upcoming challenge.

9th July
Mobile Phone Challenge

Mobile phones not only have great cameras but also have have great image editors built in too..  So for this challenge, leave your main camera in it's bag and explore what you can create with just your phone!  Share with us on Zoom on the night - 2 images per member.

16th July
Informal get together on Zoom
Join us on Zoom for an informal get together to chat about photography, the club or anything else!

23rd July
Stop Motion Challenge

Show us your stop motion animations!  Just share you screen on Zoom then play your creations for us! 

30th July
Informal get together on Zoom
Join us on Zoom for an informal get together to chat about photography, the club or anything else!
In Conversation with Photographer Nicholas White
Tuesday 30 June 2020

Free Webinar by the Royal Photographic Society.  Nicholas J R White, recipient of the TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary 2017 will be in conversation with Dr Michael Pritchard RPS Director, Education and Public Affairs.

https://rps.org/events/bristol/2020/june/in-conversation-with-photographer-nicholas-white/
Introducing your new Editor...

First of all, I'd just like to pass on my thanks to Steve and the Committee for asking me to look after the newsletter.  It's a huge responsibility and a real privilege to keep everyone up to date with the goings on at our club, along and photographic events & news in the wider community.  It must also be said that Cat's departure from the committee has left an enormous hole, and I sincerely hope that I am able to create an engagement an interesting newsletter for you all.  Rest assured, I will do my very best.

Check out the new feature below.  The brand new 'Member Focus' will point a lens at a different member each week, so please fill in the form if you would like to be featured in future newsletters!  Please also get in touch if there is anything that you would like to feature in the newsletter, or if you know of any events taking place that might interest our membership.  Just send me an email to info@croxleycameraclub.com.

In the meantime, my heartfelt thanks to Cat for all of her hard work, dedication and selflessness in putting together our program, newsletter and a whole raft of other things behind the scenes over the years, it is genuinely appreciated!

Ant
 
Did You Miss Our Talk with John Humphrey?

Catch-up on the members area of our website where John's facinating talk is available to watch.
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages
www.croxleycameraclub.com
Download Our Summer/Autumn 2020 Programme
From the Treasurer...
Membership for 2020/2021

As announced at the AGM the annual subscription rates for club membership for the 2020/21 season are being held at this season’s level and the opportunity is being taken to make renewal easier for existing members.

You will find Bank details below for payment by Internet Banking and membership renewal for the new season will be available from the date of this Newsletter. There is no necessity to complete a new membership form but an email confirming payment to the Treasurer ( rodtlacey@ntlworld.com ) to confirm your email address and any other contact details remain unaltered would be appreciated please. The Treasurer will confirm receipt of the payment by replying to your email.

This system seeks to reduce the amount of cash and cheque handling in line with Covid 19 guidelines and members are asked to pay in this way; if this is not possible for any reason then please contact me on 01923 774969 to discuss alternatives. New members will need to complete a membership form.

Membership fees should be paid prior to 3rd September 2020.

Bank Details

  • Sort Code:  20-91-79
  • Account No: 40304166
  • Account:  Croxley Camera Club (in full please to meet bank regs)
  • Reference:  Your surname + first initial

Membership Fees Payable

  • Adult: £40:
  • Spouse/Partner: £30
  • 65 & Over Concession: £35
  • Student in FTE or under 18 years old: £10

Regards,
Rod

Club Treasurer

Portrait Socials are BACK!

We are VERY excited to confirm that following easing of lockdown restrictions, our fabulous portrait socials are back!  And to celebrate, we have TWO amazing events lined up.

The first event is a bumper 6 hour shoot taking place on Saturday 15th August featuring the wonderful Boou (left).  Whilst the magnificent Sinopa Rin (right) returns for her 4th Social on Saturday 26th September.
More info to follow soon!


Whilst lockdown restrictions are being eased, we will continue to follow social distancing rules as member safety is our absolute priority.  Therefore each session will be strictly limited to 6 people to shoot outdoors in natural light.  We must stress that we are following government guidelines, and will continue to do so.  Should the advice change, or restrictions to group activities be reintroduced, these events will be postponed until it is safe to hold them.

Member Focus

As lockdown has limited our opportunity to meet, talk and socialise we hope this new feature will help us to get to know one another and learn more out about our love of photography.

This week we talk to George Purchase...

Q. How long have you been a member of Croxley Camera Club?
A. 2 years

Q. Where did your interest in photography start?
A. I really have no idea what motivated me to badger my parents for my first camera at 12!

Q. What was your first camera?
A. It was a GAF 440, which took a 110 cassette film - terrible

Q. Who is your favourite photographer/photographers?
A. That's a really hard question to answer, but at the moment I'm really into Damien Lovegrove's portrait photography!

Q. What is your favourite genre to photograph?
A. I guess I'm drawn towards portraits, landscape and macro

Q. Tell us a little bit about the image you have shared.
A.  The Dandelion is an image I have to hand at the moment, but tomorrow I'll probably like a different one! This particular photo was a real labour of love, I knew a dandelion would make a good subject, but so does everyone else with a camera! People have taken hundreds of them, so wanted to show something new. I found this particular specimen in my garden and because it was half gone it exposed it's core which was something different . So it was a matter of waiting for some flattering light to show off all the wonderful detail. So over the course of three days I shot this particular dandelion morning, noon and evening, and on the third evening light was just right with the sun low in the sky!

Q. Where can we see more of your work?
A. Sadly, only on my computer.

If you would like to feature in the new 'Member Focus' section, please complete the google form linked below.

 
I'd like to feature in the newsletter

At this time of year Field End Photographic Society would be holding its annual print exhibition at the Cow Byre in Ruislip, where each member is invited to exhibit up to four prints of their own choosing. The exhibition would be open to the general public for a period of two weeks, where we would expect hundreds of visitors to attend over that time, and each visitor would be invited to vote for their two favourite images, with the winner receiving an award.

Given the current situation, we have obviously had to cancel this year’s exhibition being held physically, so have decided to host the exhibition online at the following website http://www.exhibition2020.fieldendps.co.uk/

 Your members are therefore invited to visit our online 2020 exhibition and vote for their two favourite images via the survey link on the final page of the exhibition.

Thank you for sharing this with your members and let’s hope we return to normal as soon as it is safe.

 In the meantime, stay safe.

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
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