February 2020
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This week... Workshop Evening
Food Photography and talk on "Light"

Partly inspired by how photographers "fake" food photography to make images more appealing we'll be exploring food photography - both edible, and distinctly inedible!

Tom will also be giving us a short talk he's prepared on "Light".

Bring along your cameras, lightboxes, portable lighting (including desk lamps or torches) and any food (or non food) which you'd like to photograph. Remember that it's not just the food item you'll be photographing so plates, bowls, chopping boards, cutlery, worktop samples, tablecloth fabric etc. will also help with the styling of the photos.

For some inspiration take a look here
Using Textures in Competition Images
We've seen some discussions on using textures in photography forums recently where some photographers offer textures for other people to use.

You may have downloaded textures from the internet, from a CD with a photo magazine or as a filter applied to the image.

It's easy to forget that these textures are photographic elements and should not be used in competition images.
Our competition handbook states;
All parts of the image must have been created by the author entering the competition. This includes backgrounds and any additional layers.

The image above used the authors own photos of logos and textures from planes to create textures in the image, so adhered to our rules. 

This is not something which the committee can easily check, so we rely on members to be honest about how their images have been created. 

You can create your own catalogue of textures. Peeling paint, fallen leaves, fabric, crushed ice, or wood grain can all be used to creatively enhance your images. Using textures with different blend modes in Photoshop can give you some really creative results. Why not give it a try?
You might have spotted some of Cat's publicity images for Rickmansworth Players during the post-production workshop... well, here's a glimpse at the finished article. Paul Skinner, the Photoshop wizard behind the posters, will be modelling for our next Intro to Studio Session so please make him feel welcome.
Coming Up...
10th February 2020
CACC Rosebowl Round 3 at Hemel Hempstead

13th February 2020
Still Life, Allegory, Vanitas and Momento Mori
Rojer Weightman will be explaining the history of - and differences between - still life and its variants in Art & Photography.

20th February 2020
Print Competition: Open & "Patterns"

27th February 2020
Members Talks
Talk to the committee if you would like to do a short talk this evening. 
Quiz Fish 'n' Chips

Thursday 5th March

Save the Date!
12th March 2020
PDI Competition: Open & "Closed"

19th March 2020
Portrait of Britain - You Decide!

We'll be taking a look at the selected images for the British Journal of Photographers Portrait of Britain competition, discussing the images and picking our favourites.
Intro to Studio - Session 6

The Fashion Shoot

Tuesday 31st March - 7pm to 9pm

Emily will be joining us once again as we shoot fashion on a white infinity curve using a very simple lighting set-up that is very easy to recreate. We will be encouraging Emily to create some edgy shapes and show us some very 'Vogue' poses. 

Spaces: 6  Cost: £15 per person
Contact Anthony for more information
26th March 2020
Print Competition: Open & "Urban Life"
Download Our Programme for Winter/Spring 2020
Print League Competitions


Each member can enter up to 2 images into each competition.If the competitions are over-subscribed then we will reduce them to 1 entry for each competition so make sure that your images are in order of priority in Photo Entry - use the up and down arrows if you want to change the order.

Please look at the competitions handbook for full rules on what is allowed to be entered. 

Entries must be submitted via Photo Entry by 23:59 on SUNDAY 16th February 2020.

Intro to Studio: Session 5

The Character Study

Tuesday 18th February
7pm to 9pm

We're very excited to welcome Paul Skinner of Rickmansworth Players to Croxley Camera Club on Tuesday 18th February. In this session we will be using a simple two light set-up as we explore character and emotion in our portraits. This one is going to be less about your gear and all about your connection to the model. 

Spaces: 6 Cost: £15 per person
Contact Anthony for more information
Our League Tables are now being published on the website

Just follow the link on our home page.

The League Tables page is password protected so you'll need to enter the following password to see them Revels20
Download the Competition Handbook
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 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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