June 2020
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Print Competition - Print of the Year
Thursday 20th May at 7:45pm on Zoom

Join us on Zoom as we review the top scoring printed images of the season, and find out who will win the annual 'Print of the Year' competition.

Photo credit: Amanda Culley

From the Chair...
Our last workshop evening of this season was themed for members to share Images and to explore the creative decisions behind the processing, to create the ultimate authors vision. We had two presentations on this subject. One from myself showing before and after Images, starting with the raw file and comparing with the finished Image. Explaining the Inspiration and thoughts in achieving the final Image.

Mike Brankin gave an excellent presentation, also showing Images whilst demonstrating the build up to achieving his vision for his successful work. (Unfortunately cut short through loss of signal from his camper van in Scotland!)

As a bonus, Cat Humphries gave the members an update on her recent change of camera and the challenge of lighting in drama group productions. Showing some wonderful theatre Images while explaining her issues and ultimate resolution.

It was reported that both Rebecca Berman and Stuart Craig had achieved highly commended accolades for their recent entries into the PAGB competition for photographs taken on a camera phone. Many congratulations to both for their achievement.

Another enjoyable evening spent celebrating our passion for photography.

2020/21 Season Annual General Meeting
Thursday 10th June, 7:45pm on Zoom

Please note the change in date for this year's AGM.  Thursday 20th May will now be a workshop evening.  The AGM will now be taking place via Zoom, on Thursday 10th June at 7:45pm.

During the AGM, we would like to recruit more members of the club to the Committee.  If you would like to join the committee, or would like to nominate somebody to the Committee, please submit your nominations/submissions before 11:00pm on Sunday 30th May.

Please submit any nominations & submissions to the Committee by Email.

Coming up...
24th May
Oxford Photo Expedition
With David Eckland & Rebecca Berman

27th May
PDI Competition
PDI of the year

3rd June
Print Competition
Print of the year

5th June
June Portrait Social
Summer Fashion with Angel White

10th June
CCC Annual General Meeting

17th June
Summer Party
More details to follow

31st July
July Portrait Social
With agency fashion model, Audrey G

Open Our Spring/Summer 2020/21 Programme
June Portrait Social
Saturday 5th June 2021

Angel White joins us for summer fashion themes around the open spaces of Croxley.


Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages

Member Led Events
With the easing of government restrictions, we can finally look forward to outdoor activities in small groups once again.

If you would like to host a small group event in line with government guidelines, please let us know by clicking the button below.
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Landscape Cup Winner's Gallery

Congratulations to Stuart Craig for winning the Landscape Cup.  2nd Place - Mike Brankin, 3rd Place - Steve Bailey

Portrait Cup Winner's Gallery

Congratulations to Steve Bailey, winner of the Portrait Cup.  2nd Place - Mike Brankin, 3rd Place - Rudi Mehta

Triptych Cup & Nature Cup Winner's Gallery

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

Member Blogs
Ballet Photo Walk Round-up

With the sun beginning to shine, and restrictions starting to ease, there was a wonderful sense of excitement & optimism in London as we embarked on a Photowalk around the financial district, accompanied by the very talented Ayla Rose.

Ayla showed us some of her favourite places to shoot and encouraged us to think differently, seeking out shafts of light and the reflections between the glass buildings from Broadgate to Leadenhall Market to create some truly dramatic images

But the most rewarding part of the day for me, was seeing the creativity of our amazing members and the incredible images they captured.   I really can't wait to see them in next year's competitions.  Don't believe me?  See for yourself in the gallery below!

- Anthony

Photo credits: Gordon Calder, Catherine Flew, Anthony Highet
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In the Community

Volunteers Wanted

If you would like to volunteer, please visit Remember My Baby
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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

Something to sell?

Want to find a loving new home for some old gear?  No problem, send us your listing and we'll post it in the newsletter for our members to view.

Send your list by clicking the link.
Various items for sale
  • Logan Compact elite mat cutter
  • Framing guiloteen
  • Cactus rf60 flash
  • Cactus v6 flash transmitter
  • Manfrotto compact light tripod (mkcompactlt-rd)
  • Small lens ball
  • 5 x CF cards (2x 800x 8gb, 2x 200x 8gb 1x 600x 32 gb)
  • 2 x Lee filter holder
  • 1 x Lee tandom adapter
  • 1 x Lee polariser adapter
Please contact Archie for more information & prices
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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