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.

Video Evening
Thursday 1st October from 7.45pm on Zoom

An evening of AV videos created by our members.  Come and join us, relax and enjoy some lovely imagery accompanied by music.  Please send submission to before midnight on Wednesday

Photo Credit:  Steve Bailey
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.

From the Chair...

This week I was reminded we had held 24 online meetings since the Coronavirus came into our lives, causing the lockdown and subsequent loss of our meeting hall for obvious safety reasons.
Thanks to the ‘zoom’ facility we have met every week since March, completing the season, running through the normal summer break and here we are just a few weeks into our new season.

Ironically the last meeting in March held at the community centre was a competition night judged by Martin Patten, who was also our Judge for the first competition of our new season this week.
The competition was an ‘open’ PDI and as always was a closely fought event, with many excellent Images contesting for the highest league points.

Our judge for the evening was also at our ‘Zoom’ online meeting and gave ‘live critique accompanied by constructive comments and tips regarding the entered Images, as he distributed the points and nominated the highest scorers.

An enjoyable night, enabling the membership to enjoy the diverse collection of Images that an ‘open’ competition brings.

Thank you to all that entered the competition, which as always is a great way to measure your own Individual progress during the season with your creative work.

Coming Up...
8th October
PDI Competition
Set Subjects; 'Movement' & 'Textures'

10th October
Portrait Social with Sinopa Rin
Fully Booked

15th October
Online talk via Zoom
Photographer Mark Pain talks to us about photographing Sports Photography

20th October
Intro to Studio - Back to the 80's
Postponed due to new Government Guidelines, new date to follow

22nd October
Print Competition

20th October
Rosebowl External Competition
Croxley hosts Chesham & Field End

24th October
Advanced Studio Day
The wonderful Ayla Rose joins the club for superb day of studio photography

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

Download Our Summer/Autumn 2020 Programme
Did you miss James Kerwin's brilliant talk on Abandoned Architecture?

Don't worry, the Zoom session is recorded and available in the Member's area of the Club website.  Click the here to watch it.
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages


Advanced Studio Day with Ayla, Saturday 24th October.

The wonderful Ayla Rose, one of the most in demand freelance models in the UK joins the club for superb day of studio photography!

Get creative and take control.  Book an hour to yourself, or share an hour with someone else.  6 x 1 hours slots available, contact Anthony for more information.

LAST slot remaining

Member Led Events
London Photo Walk with David Eckland,
11th October, 9:30am

David will be sharing his extensive knowledge of London with those that would like to attend.  For more information about the route, meeting place & availability, please contact David by clicking the link.  Only 5 spaces available, subject to government guidelines & rule of 6.
Light Painting with Gordon Calder,
31st October, time TBC

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.  Only 5 spaces available, subject to government guidelines & rule of 6.
Environmental Portrait Project with Rebecca Berman,
(Throughout the year)

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!
I'd like to run an event!

The Last Pentaxian in Croxley!
Part Three

Long serving club and committee member Cat Humphries is kindly writing a series for us on her camera gear experiences. Sneak Peak of the first instalment below – enjoy!

A Back Garden Busk and Decision Time

Lazy Sunday afternoon, there’s no time to worry… I’m sure there’s a song there but the Back Garden Busk crew were more keen on showtunes!

I had a fine afternoon in Chorleywood to compare the Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 with my trusty Pentax K-5II and a Tamron 70-200mm 2.8. I’d photographed an almost identical socially-distant event two weeks previously so it was ideal to compare how well the two set-ups worked.

Being able to set a minimum shutter speed while in Aperture mode was.....

To read the rest of Cat's blog post, click here to view the full article on the Club website.

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TV, Online Videos & Webinars

Rankin's 2020

Tuesday 29th Sept at 8pm (repeating on Sunday at 5.30pm)
Sky Arts (now available on Freeview Channel 11)

In a new series, Rankin is joined by celebrity guests in his search for the best photographers, capturing the spirit of this extraordinary year in pictures taken by members of the public.


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

FREE LIoP Online Talk: Award Winning Portraits with Tom Oldham

Friday, 2nd October 2020 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on YouTube

Tom Oldham is the Sony World Open Photographer of The Year 2020, with his portrait of Black Francis for MOJO Magazine.

Watch his FREE online talk on YouTube here.


HP Printer inks available

Compatible Jabo cartridges needing a home for a small donation to the club. They are all sealed and boxed. Let me know if you are interested.  Email Rod for more info by clicking here.

12 x 364XL Black
3 x 364XL Magenta
3 x 364XL Yellow
2 x 364XL Cyan

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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