June 2020
View this email in your browser
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.


Workshop; 'No Layers' editing with Gordon Calder
Thursday 10th December from 7.45pm on Zoom

Gordon Calder steps into the breach to share some of his editing tips with the club.  Join us on Zoom to find out about Gordon's technique. 

Photo Credit:  'Bodacious' by Gordon Calder

From the Chair...
It’s always great to report success, regarding the very talented and versatile photographers within our club. We are delighted to report another successful league competition against Harrow and XRR, has now given us a semi final place in the Federation of south west London photographic society competition.

Another hard fought evening, judged by the experienced Micki Aston and hosted on Zoom by Croxley, once again had some excellent Images entered by all three clubs.

The final score was;
Croxley 186
XRR      178
Harrow  173

The judge awarded two Croxley photographers with the coveted competition stars awarded for their excellence. Congratulations to Gordon Calder and George Purchase for their achievement.

As with the previous rounds in the competition, the Croxley team scored consistently high throughout all disciplines of the competition;
Gordon Calder. ‘Bodacious’ 17
Gordon Calder ‘La Vie En Rose’ 20 ⭐️
Steve Bailey ‘Chinese water dragon’ 19
Steve Bailey ‘Character’ 20
Stuart Craig ‘Fun in the square’ 18
Cat Humphries ‘ Haunted’ 18
George Purchase  ‘A modern pin up’ 17
George Purchase ‘East Lyn Devon’ 20 ⭐️
Gordon Calder ‘Partial Eclipse’ 19
Ian Bennell  ‘ Brighton Sunset’ 18

Thank you to all photographers representing our club with their Inspirational Images.

Special thanks to our external competition Secretary Stuart Craig, who expertly curated the final entered Images from the committee selected pool, which was taken from Images produced last season.

We look forward to our semi final place against Amersham cc in January.

Croxley Reach NW Fed Semi-Final

With last week's Group D win, Croxley Camera Club have progressed to the Semi-Final of the North West Federation Cup!

After winning all 3 Quarter Final Rounds, Croxley topped the bill with a whopping 583 points;

Croxley Camera Club - 583
XRR                             - 566
Harrow Camera Club   - 553

Congratulations to all of our photographers and their wonderful images!

Photo Credit: 'East Lyn Valley, Devon' by George Purchase

Member Blogs

Calling all bloggers!!!

Following the success of Cat's fabulous blog post 'The Last Pentaxian in Croxley', we would like to add a regular feature of member blogs to the newsletter and the club website.

If you would like to to submit a blog post, please contact Anthony by email.

Coming Up...
17th December
2020 Christmas Party
Event Details TBC

24th December
Christmas Eve
No meeting

31st December
New Year's Eve
No meeting

7th January

14th January
PDI Trophy Competition
Nature Cup & Triptych Cup

21st January
Online Talk
Drew Barnett tells us about Wild Eye Photography (Big Cats)

28th January
PDI Competition
Set Subject: Open

4th February

11th February
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open

18th February
Online Talk
Martin Patten - Improving your Photography
New Event - 17th April 2021

Following the enormous success of October's studio day with Ayla Rose, we are thrilled to confirm that the club has secured EIGHT spaces to join Ayla on one of her sell-out Ballet Photo-walk events in London.

ONLY TWO SPACES REMAINING.  Get in touch with Anthony if you would like to get involved. 

Photo Credit: Creative Instincts 
Download Our Summer/Autumn 2020 Programme
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages


In the Community
Photography News

Free Monthly Newspaper

Curated by a team of photographers and writers, Photography News brings you the latest news and stories from the world of photography, as well as exclusive competitions, inspirational interviews, tips and photo techniques – everything a photographer could need.

Visit for more information
Mr. Christmas Passes Away
31st October

Following a long battle with Cancer, local Hero Dave Edwards, known as 'Mr. Christmas has sadly passed away.

Mr. Edwards was a Christmas icon in Watford and Croxley after holding eye-catching festive decorations and lights for the past 42 years at Lancing Way, Croxley Green.

His daughter Sharon Markham confirmed that he passed away on November 13th at 6.42pm, shortly before the final Christmas lights switch-on took place on Saturday at 6pm.

His annual Christmas events and wonderous decorations were a marvel for all in the community, and it became part of the festive tradition to gander at the spectacle.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up in his memory and to assist his family at this difficult time.

Words & Photos: Joseph Reaidi - Watford Observer


Member Led Events
Light Painting with Gordon Calder,
31st October

Thank you to Gordon for organising a fabulous afternoon of light painting in his home studio, it looks like everyone had a great afternoon and created some fabulous images.

We especially like this one by Tracey Smart, taken on an iPhone!

Photo Credit: Tracey Smart
London Photowalk with David Eckland,
11th October

Special thanks also to David for sharing his extensive knowledge of London with a terrific photo walk.

Great to see our members getting out and enjoying the fresh air together!

Photo Credit: Rebecca Berman
I'd like to run an event!
I'd like to feature in the newsletter


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 Meike Macro LED Ring Flash MK-FC110
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
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.

Copyright © 2020 Croxley Camera Club, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp