June 2020
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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.

Rosebowl Competition - Croxley Host Chesham & Field End
Thursday 22nd October from 7.45pm on Zoom

Join us on Zoom as we review the entries from Croxley, Chesham & Field End in this season's Rosebowl Competition.

Photo Credit:  'Aftermath' by Arron Dowdswell
Set Subject 'Open', PDI competition, 2019/20 season.


From the Chair...

Last season we joined the NW federation league for the first time as an additional external competition during the season. It was an Interesting excursion, but unfortunately we didn’t fair to well against the other camera clubs, but it was valuable experience.

This week we started the new NW fed competition and were drawn against Harrow cc and XRR cc with a very different outcome in the first round. We won on the evening by a clear margin scoring 221 points against XRR 216 and Harrow with 205.  A very satisfying outcome for the first external competition of the new season, which bodes well for the club and our talented membership.

There were more excellent Images on show for our first print league competition (shown as PDIs for practical reasons). The evening was judged by Paul Burwood who gave the critique on the Images. It was an ‘open’ competition with a tremendous amount of subject matter variety within the entered Images. The standard was very good, giving the judge a further headache when selecting the higher scoring Images, holding back a large amount for final scoring.

Thank you to everyone that entered the competition and congratulations to the higher scoring authors on the night.  As always, you can view the winning Images on our excellent website gallery.


About last Saturday...
Studio Day with Ayla Rose

Thank you to all of our photographers that joined us for the first studio day of the season with Ayla Rose.

The day was filed with creative ideas and as always, it was a joy to see our members working to bring their shoot plans to life with a truly remarkable model.  Based on the back of camera shots, we can expect to see some wonderful images in future competitions!

Following a hugely successful studio day, the next full day event will take place in February 2021, so keep your eyes pealed on the newsletter for more information!

Photo Credit: Anthony Highet
Coming Up...
5th November
PDI Competition

12th November
Online Talk - Landscapes
Photographer Paul Mitchell joins us on Zoom to talk about his Landscape Photography

19th November
Crox Foto Fest
Open Evening & Member Talks

26th November
Print Competition
Set Subject: Tunnels & Corridors

3rd December
NW Federation Cup
External Competition

10th December
Workshop Evening

17th December
2020 Christmas Party
Event Details TBC

24th December
Christmas Eve
No meeting

31st December
New Year's Eve
No meeting
Download Our Summer/Autumn 2020 Programme
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages

XRR Visions 2020

is a digital image trophy competition, held annually.  It is specifically aimed at individual competitors from any PAGB affiliated club.  There is also the option for three individual entrants to be registered as a club team to compete for a separate trophy.

The individual trophy is presented by XRR PS and retained by the individual winner. 

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 4th November 2020, and the final live judging for Visions will be via a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, 25th November. Judging all entries this year will be Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB BPE2*.

Visit the Visions 2020 website to enter and for more information.

2019/20 Trophy Winners

In light of the current climate, we have not been able to hold our traditional trophy presentation to celebrate our 2019/20 winners.

Of course we still want to ensure our newly crowned winners receive their trophies.  Whilst we acknowledge the circumstances are less than ideal, the club asks that in these unprecedented circumstances, existing holders arrange a convenient time to hand trophies to their new guardians.  Once handovers are complete, please email Vanessa to let her know.  Certificates are also available by email, that can be printed at home.

Full details of which trophy needs to go where are available in the members area of the Club website.

If you need any additional information or have any queries regarding the transfer of trophies, please contact a member of the committee.

Member Led Events
Light Painting with Gordon Calder,
31st October, time 4pm-6pm

Gordon welcomes a small group of members to his home studio to enjoy an afternoon of still life & light painting photography.

For more information & availability, please contact Gordon.  Subject to government guidelines & rule of 6.

Environmental Portrait Project with Rebecca Berman,
(15th November, time TBC)

Rebecca is working on a project over the coming year to build upon her environmental portrait photography, and welcomes other members to join her.  The aim over the coming year is to collect interesting images that can be presented back to the club once complete.  Email Rebecca for more info by clicking the link.  Only 5 spaces available, subject to government guidelines & rule of 6.

If you would like to run an event, get in touch and we'll publish it in the newsletter.  Click the link below to send the details!
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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

Olympus OMD E-5 Mkiii Available
Pristine condition with lenses, accessories & manuals

Latest Olympus OMD E-5 Mark iii camera body
Zuiko ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 ii zoom lens
Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 macro lens
Charger & spare battery
Olympus flash
(camera bag included)

This camera has focus bracketing and focus stacking.

Price: £1400 ONO

Contact our Club Treasurer, Rod Lacey for more information on 01923 774969

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.

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