June 2020
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Have a great Easter Break, see you all next week.


From the Chair..

It’s an exciting stage of our season, with a number of competitions coming to a head.  We have now completed our final PDI league competition, so final PDI league positions can be confirmed.
As always, the latest competition judged by the experienced Michael Lurie was keenly fought by our talented membership, to achieve the best Individual league finish.  With 45 entries into the ‘open’ competition there was a tremendous amount of variety on show, with some Incredible and original Images displayed.

Thank you to everyone that has entered competitions this season, giving us such enjoyable Thursday evenings and providing such strong materials to select from for potential future representation of our club in external competitions.

We still have a great three months of this season to enjoy with other competitions ahead, Including completion of the Print league, Portrait and Landscape cups, PDI of the year and Print of the year (Colour and Monochrome). In addition we have our ‘remote shoots Worldwide’ presentation from our virtual guest speaker and a number of themed workshops to look forward too.

As things are changing back into some form of normality in the World, we photographers can get out and about a lot more in pursuit of more Images. Life looks a lot more positive, so it’s really good that we can share our passion together through our club.

Have a good Easter

Member Blogs

Chilterns 100 Competition Results

Huge thanks to all of our members that entered the annual 'Chiltern 100' competition.  Due to Coronavirus, this year's competition took place online on Sunday.

Once again Croxley's member's have made the club proud with some fabulous images.  Alas, no cigar this time round, however I am sure those of you that watched the event online will agree that none of our images looked out of place.  Special mentions to RebeccaCat, and Steve who did especially well!
Here are the results...
Haunted by Cat Humphries - 24
Sudden Snow Storm by Rebecca Berman - 23
The Musician by Steve Bailey - 23
Agalychnis Callidryas by Anthony Highet - 22
This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius by Gordon Calder - 22
Perfume Bottles by Vanessa Lacey - 19
Southwold Pier by Denise Noverre - 19
Dragonfly by Rod Lacey 18

Croxley Camera Club Total Score - 170

Photo credit: Cat Humphries

Coming up...
1st April
No meeting

8th April
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open

15th April
Online Talk
Natasha J Bella- Remote Photoshoots Worldwide

17th April
Ballet Photo Walk
We join Ayla Rose for Ballet Photography in London

22nd April
PDI Trophy Competitions
Landscape & Portrait Cups

29th April

6th May
Workshop: Getting the most of out of Autofocus
George Purchase talks us through getting the most from autofocus

13th May
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open

20th May
CCC Annual General Meeting

27th May
PDI Competition
PDI of the year


Ballet Photowalk, London

17th April 2021

Following this evening's Government announcement confirming that groups of up to six will be allowed to mix outdoors from 12th April, we are confident that this event will go ahead under the strict 'Rule of Six' guidelines.

For any questions, or for further information, please contact Anthony.


Photo Credit: Creative Instincts 
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages
Open Our Autumn/Winter 2020/21 Programme

Online Talk

Remote Photoshoots Worldwide by Natasha J Bella
15th April 2021

Natasha talks to us about the development and progress of remote photoshoots, which is a way for models and photographers to work together over long-distances.  Remote, or 'virtual' photoshoots have become popular in the last 12 months as photographers all over the world have found their hobby curtailed by Covid-19 restrictions.

Based in her Leeds studio, she has worked with over hundreds of photographers from Slovenia, Finland, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Thailand, Singapore, Canada, China & the USA.

Showcasing the images demonstrating what is possible and the creativity achieved, Natasha will talk us through the technical aspects and follow with a practical demonstration.

This event has been added to the program and represents an additional cost to the club.  The committee would therefore be very grateful for any contributions from members to help cover the cost.  If you would be happy to contribute a small amount to the cost of this event, please do so using the club banking information below;

· Sort Code: 20-91-79

· Account No: 40304166

· Account : CroxleyCameraClub

· Ref: Your surname and 'NJB TALK'

Photo Credit: Ben Ernst


Saturday 31st July,
1pm - 6pm

Following the much anticipated easing of Coronavirus restrictions, we are pleased to confirm that the first Portrait Social of the year has been confirmed.

Agency represented fashion model Audrey joins us for the first event of 2021, where we will once again create some fabulous fashion inspired images in and around Croxley.


For more information and to book your space, contact Anthony.

In the Community



The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

For more information and to enter, follow the link.
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Triptych Cup & Nature Cup Winners Gallery

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


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

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 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

Member Led Events

Due to current government guidelines and restrictions, there are currently no member led events scheduled.
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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