September 2018
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This Week... Feel the Land - Landscape Photography & Emotion
with Astrid McGechan LRPS
This Thursday we're very pleased to welcome Astrid McGechan to talk about her approach to landscape photography.

Astrid is a freelance photographer and book author based in Surrey. She started to seriously engage in photography a few years ago, when struggling to juggle the demands of family life, motherhood and a stressful job. Spending time outdoors and photographing became her way of balancing life.

Initially, Astrid photographed almost exclusively landscapes, drawing her inspiration from scenes in the natural world that evoke a sense of tranquillity and harmony. Often, she’d be drawn towards the less obvious details in the landscape - such as shapes, patterns or a particular colour – making them the primary subject of her images. More recently, Astrid has become fascinated by urban life and architecture and has spent some time photographing in cities in the UK and abroad.

Astrid uses a variety of techniques to capture her response to a scene and recreate it for the viewer through her photographs, such as long exposure, camera movement and deliberate defocusing. She loves exploring new cultures and feels equally compelled to capture the beautiful evening light by a lakeside, the strong graphic lines and reflections of city architecture or the essence of life and countryside of new locations abroad.

You can find out more about Astrid on her website.
Get Ready for Our Competitions!

The new version of the competition handbook has just been published. We'll now be accepting entries through our new Photo Entry web portal so make sure you read the guide on how to upload your entries!
Updated Competition Handbook - Now Available to Download Here
Coming Up...
20th September
Workshop Evening

Ant will be doing a demonstration on portrait re-touching and stacking images.

Cat will be demonstrating the new Photo Entry web site for our competition images.

Ted will be leading our beginners group session to support you as you take your first steps into developing your photography skills.
PDI Competition
Open & Travel

Entry Deadline: 23:59 on Saturday 22nd September

Members can submit up to 3 images in each competition. 

Entries should be made through our new Photo Entry web portal - full details are in the updated competition handbook and a demonstration will be at the workshop on 20th September.
27th September
PDI Competition: Open & Travel

We look forward to seeing your images as a visiting judge gives their critique and awards scores to each image.

Images in the open competition can be in any style or on any theme.

Images in the set subject competition should be on the theme of Travel.

4th October
The Law and Photography
with Cliff Hide
Professional press photographer Cliff Hide returns to Croxley to update us on how the law affects our photography - one not to miss!
Archi will be leading a photowalk around Croxley as part of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk on 6th October. Find out more and sign up for the walk here.
View our programme for Summer/Autumn 2018
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Welcome Evening Quiz.

For those who missed it, you'll just have to guess which one of our photographers...

... has photographed the Queen.

...owns a Sprocket Rocket. a black eye while taking photos.

...photographed baby chicks in their bathtub.

...enjoys photographing bananas! 
Join Us for a Cuppa!
Our next Snap Chatters meeting at The Kitchen will be on Saturday 29th September from 10:30 until midday.
Portrait Socials and Studio Evenings

Our portrait photography sessions are a great way to improve your photography skills and to get to know other members of the club.

We're planning some more in September and October. Please email us for more details.
Join the online conversation about Croxley Camera Club
by following us on Instagram. 

Get involved and tag @croxleycameraclub
 in your images about the club
Croxley Camera Club Committee

Chairman: Steve Bailey
Vice-Chairman: John Flynn
Treasurer: Rod Lacey
Secretary: Cat Humphries

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 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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