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.

PDI Competition - OPEN
Thursday 24th September from 7.45pm on Zoom

It's the first PDI competition of the new season and we can't wait to see everyone's entries!  Limited to 2 entries per person via PhotoEntry.

Photo Credit:  Mike Brankin
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.

From the Chair...

As photographers we are always trying to tell a story through our Images to make them more appealing, perhaps something which evokes emotion, but always trying to put an original interpretation on them. It’s not always easy in a single Image to convey the message that we are trying to get across.

Our latest challenge for our first virtual workshop of the season was a photo challenge ‘2020 Diptych or Triptych’ what have you been photographing or reflections of the year so far. Therefore using 2 or 3 images presented as a single Image to help demonstrate the story through Images that work together.

Our members always seem to relish a challenge and produced an Interesting selection of topics for the evening, producing a mixture of both Triptych and Diptych Images.

Naturally our current situation regarding Coronavirus figured high in the material, with some great Image stories reflecting how our lives have changed during this period.
Once again our talented membership provided us with Images that documented and reflected both a story and emotions, both poignant and in some cases humorous reflections of the period of 2020 so far.

As with previous challenges, each author gave a narrative while their Image was projected using a shared screen as part of the ‘Zoom’ online meeting, while members were able to comment on the various aspects of the work.

Thank you to everyone that attended the meeting and a special thanks to those that managed to put together their excellent Images, to give us such an enjoyable and Interactive night.

Coming Up...
1st October
Video Evening

8th October
PDI Competition
Set Subjects; 'Movement' & 'Textures'

10th October
Portrait Social with Sinopa Rin
Fully Booked

15th October
Online talk via Zoom
Photographer Mark Pain talks to us about photographing Sports Photography

20th October
Intro to Studio - Back to the 80's
Recapping what we learnt last season, Rayne Swan returns for the first studio session of the Season
(Subject to new Government Guidelines)

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
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


Advanced Studio Day with Ayla, Saturday 24th October.

The wonderful Ayla Rose, one of the most in demand freelance models in the UK joins the club for superb day of studio photography!

Get creative and take control.  Book an hour to yourself, or share an hour with someone else.  6 x 1 hour slots available, contact Anthony for more information.

Only 1 slots remaining
Member Led Events...

In this brand new feature, we will be promoting events throughout the year that are being led by our membership...

London Photo Walk with David Eckland,
11th October, 9:30am

David will be sharing his extensive knowledge of London with those that would like to attend.  For more information about the route, meeting place & availability, please contact David by clicking the link.  Limited spaces, subject to government guidelines & rule of 6.

Environmental Portrait Project with Rebecca Berman,
Throughout the year

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.  Limited spaces, 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!

Recent Events
Thank you to all of our members that participated in last weekend's Portrait Social with the fabulous Irida.  We were treated to some wonderful weather, with no plan 'B' needed, and a terrific afternoon of portrait and fashion photography.  We're all very excited to see some of the images from Saturday's Social in competition later this season!

Special thanks to Ian Bennell for this super behind the scenes shot, captured in Infrared!

The Last Pentaxian in Croxley!
Part Three

Long serving club and committee member Cat Humphries is kindly writing a series for us on her camera gear experiences. Sneak Peak of the first instalment below – enjoy!

First Impressions and Testing Times;

Bump! That was me falling back down to earth. The dreams of a Nikon set-up had carried me away, but the cost involved in making the switch soon made me come tumbling down.

One of the things that attracted me to Pentax was the sheer number of lenses available, and the reasonable cost of second-hand gear. Yes, I know the pre-loved kit was because no-one wanted them, but like my two rescue pups, I can’t bear to see things being abandoned.

I’ve been a bit of a magpie when it comes to Pentax gear. My other half....

To read the rest of Cat's blog post, click here to view the full article on the Club website.

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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

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

 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
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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