April 2019
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This Week... Photoshop Layers and Masks
This week Cat will be be taking a look at layers and masking in Photoshop.

She'll explain how layers work and how we can use them for our photographic projects. Guiding us through the layers palette, experimenting with blend modes and layer masks, and making quick and easy selections with Select and Mask.

This is a practical evening so bring along your laptops and some images to play with.
Calling All Beginners!

Our workshop evenings are ideal times to ask questions about photography techniques, how to enter images for competitions, or how to get the best out of your camera.

There will be a number of experienced members available to take your questions so feel free to ask!
Coming Up...
11th April
PDI Trophy Competitions

Landscape Cup

SB Cup for studio portraits taken at a club session.

18th April - no meeting due to Easter

25th April

The Parish Council has the hall so we need your suggestions for a club activity that evening.
2nd May
Mindfulness and Photography with Andrew Scriven

A talk not to be missed! Croxley is very pleased to welcome Sony Imaging Ambassador and Digital Photographer Wildlife Photograph of the Year winning Andrew Scriven to talk about how he uses mindfulness in his photography. 

You can see more of Andrews images on his website.
9th May
Print Competition: Open & "Shadow"
Thursday 16th May at 8pm

Save the Date!
23rd May
PDI of the Year

PDI's scoring 18, 19 or 20 in the PDI League competitions have automatically been entered into the PDI of the year. You can see your entries in Photo Entry. 
30th May
Jon Gray

Professional Lifestyle, Fashion and Advertising Photographer with over 40 years experience will be giving us a masterclass.

You can see some of Jon's images on his website.
6th June
Print of the Year

13th June
Members Photography Q & A

Plus informal advice session for Beginners.

20th June
Summer Party

Including Trophy Presentations and the Members Choice Vote.

Updated Competition Handbook - Now Available to Download Here
Set Subjects for 2019-2020

PDI Competitions

Open & "Sky" - September 2019
Open & "Colour" - October 2019
Open & "Heat" - November 2019
Open & "Closed" - March 2020

Print Competitions

Open & "People at Work" - October 2019
Open & "Patterns" - January 2020
Open & "Urban Life" - March 2020
Open & "Forms in Nature" - May 2020

All of the themes are taken from the RPS monthly competitions so check out their website for a bit of inspiration!
PDI Competitions
Landscape Cup
& SB Cup

Entry Deadline
23:59 Saturday 6th April

Members can enter up to three images for each competition. If the competition is over-subscribed we will remove your 3rd preference and then your 2nd preference if needed.

All images which score 18 points or more will be featured in this newsletter and on our website unless you select "Do Not Publish" when you upload your image through Photo Entry.

Remember that the author name and image title will be AUTOMATICALLY added to the images after the competition so please make sure you spell everything correctly and no offensive language in the titles. 
Don McCullin
at Tate Britain

Until 6th May

From the 1960s Don McCullin forged a career as probably the UK’s foremost war photographer, primarily working for the Sunday Times Magazine. His unforgettable and sometimes harrowing images are accompanied in the show with his brutally honest commentaries.

With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to appreciate the scope and achievements of his entire career.

Take a look at their website for more info.
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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