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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.

 

Wishing all of our Members a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Next session Thursday 7th January from 7.45pm on Zoom

 

From the Chair...
 
As we approach our Christmas break in this most unpredictable year, we held our first virtual Christmas party online.

A fun packed night, with quizzes and good humour enjoyed by us all on our weekly get together on Zoom, which has been a godsend in keeping us together as a club and enabled our programme of events to seamlessly continue since March.

Thanks to Rod for the quizzes he had put together and great dialogue as a quizmaster!
We also had a musical classic Christmas tunes challenge, which covered the decades with very familiar songs. All ably put together and technically controlled by George. In addition we had a challenge to put up the best festive zoom backdrop of which there were many challengers, thanks to everyone who presented. Although a difficult choice, the ultimate winner was Arron Dowdeswell with his excellent snow covered Christmas tree scene. Congratulations also to Cat as the overall winner of the accumulated scores on the quizzes.  Although we miss the physical contact and communications the community centre hall brought us, while the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has offered us a good alternative, which we have adapted too.

Thanks to everyone that attends the weekly meetings, making the club so successful in its endeavour to continue to grow and develop as a camera club. We understand that meeting online isn’t for everyone and we appreciate some members that have still rejoined this year but aren’t able to attend the meetings. We hope that next season we will be able to resume physical meetings in the hall and finally get everyone back together.

We wish every member a happy and safe Christmas and look forward to continuing our exciting programme on January 7th 2021.

Merry Christmas
Steve

BREAKING NEWS!!!
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...
31st December
New Year's Eve
No meeting

7th January
Workshop
TBC

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
Workshop
TBC

11th February
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open

18th February
Online Talk
Martin Patten - Improving your Photography

25h February
PDI Competition
Set Subjects: Lines, and Creative or Experimental Techniques
Ballet Photowalk
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.

ALL SPACES NOW FILLED.  

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

Visit our gallery pages
www.croxleycameraclub.com

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 www.photographynews.co.uk for more information

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
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Media

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.
 

MARK PAIN

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!
 

GLYN DEWIS

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
 

FOR SALE
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
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
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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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