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.

Print Competition: Industrial & Circles

Thursday 11th March from 7.45pm on Zoom
Join us on Zoom as we review images from our latest round of entries into our Printed Image competition.
Photo Credit: Vanessa Lacey

From the Chair..

We are very fortunate as a camera club to have an active judge in our membership. Someone who knows about judging and delivering at the sharp end with many clubs every season.  So it was great to have Cat Humphries lead our latest workshop evening entitled ‘Judging Images’ an evening designed give an appreciation of the intricacies of judging Images. Cat talked us through the judging thought process, accompanied by an excellent power point slide show.

In addition, armed with the pointers she shared with us, we were able to become the judges on the night, in an Interactive mock competition of her demonstration Images. This was enabled using ‘Zoom’ and phone voting.  A thoroughly enjoyable evening which sparked plenty of healthy debate in this sometimes contentious area.

Armed with this additional knowledge (plenty of Information on our website) we have now Invited club entries into an Internal competition where we all become the judges and go through the judging thought process to vote for a winner.  Our next workshop night on the 18th March will review the outcome of this peer reviewed competition.

Overall this time spent gaining knowledge and Insight into judging will help us all in our own photography work, as we consider our Images for competition entry.

Peer Reviewed Competition
18th March 2021

Following last week's excellent talk by Cat, we will be hosting our very first Peer Reviewed Competition on 18th March.

Here's some key dates to put in your diary;
  • 7th March - Peer review competition close on PhotoEntry and online judging opens
  • 14th March - Online Judging closes
  • 18th March - Peer review results revealed 

To submit your scores ahead of the 14th March Deadline, please use use this Google Form

For more information, please check out the blog on the club website

Member Blogs

Croxley into new External Competition!

Tring & District Camera Club have launched a new interclub competition that celebrates the growing interest in the genre of ‘Intimate Scapes'.

Croxley will be one of 12 clubs in the CACC region taking part. Each club will enter 5 Intimate Scapes, each taken by a different photographer.  A sixth ‘tie breaker’ image will also be supplied and this can be taken by another photographer, or one of those chosen for the main 5 images. There will also be a prize for the best club and the author of the best image. The first competition evening is set for Thursday 24th March 2022 and will be held at The Baptist Hall in Tring. Up to 6 members of each participating club are welcome to attend.

So what is an 'Intimate Scape'?  Let's look at the brief...

"An intimate scape is one in which you’re selecting and isolating one small part of a scene that captures your interest and presents an ‘intimate feel’. It might be a smaller part of a wider scape, it might also be a smaller composition that focuses on shapes, lines, colours, textures or patterns. It is a view of a scene in which any object of focus, is surrounded by its context."

The final list of Participants are:
Croxley, Ealing, Field End, Harpenden, ImageZ, Kidlington, Leighton Buzzard, Maidenhead, Oxford, Pinner, Princes Risborough, Wallingford, Woodley & Tring.  No Watford or Amersham!

More to follow.

Photo credit: Fin Simpson

Coming Up...
18th March
Peer Reviewed Competion
Results Evening

25th March
PDI Competition
Set Subject: Open

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 talk us through getting the most from autofocus

13th May
Print Competition
Set Subject: Open


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 
Open Our Autumn/Winter 2020/21 Programme
Want to see images from our competitions? 

Visit our gallery pages

New Event - 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


External CACC Competitions

Chiltern's 100 & Phone Photo Competitions now open for entry

Members can enter any image into each competition, subject for both competitions is 'Open' meaning you can enter images from any topic you wish, subject to the maximum images size of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

Entries must be made via our PhotoEntry portal, 'Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition' has been added to PhotoEntry by the Competition Secretary to allow you to enter your images.

The Chiltern Hundred comp is now CLOSED.

The closing date for the Phone Photo comp is Wednesday 24th March.

Members can enter one image in each.

All judging will be done remotely and the CACC will announce the shortlisted images, so it is a good idea to visit their website regularly to keep an eye on results.  Judging of the Phone competition will be tied into the Rosebowl Final in April.

Photo credit: 'Red' by James Bennet

In the Community
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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

Scanner Available
Epson V600 Flatbed Scanner

1 x 35mm film tray
1 x slide tray
1 x 120 format film tray
(comes with all leads, not boxed)

Email for more information
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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