This week we had a talk entitled ‘Masterclass’ with Jon
Jon is a professional life style, fashion and advertising
photographer with over 40 years experience. His presentation was to give us a
masterclass in his style of photography.
During the evening we were treated to many excellent Images
from Jon’s wide ranging portfolio, which covered advertising materials such as
beer and fizzy drinks to high end perfumes and jewellery. In addition his
studio work with celebrities and other models.
During the evening Jon shared many tips and techniques he
uses in his varied commissions, to produce top level commercial photography.
Overall a very Interesting Inspiring evening and another
very good presentation we have had in this season’s programme.
Due to popular demand Ant will be running a second portrait social session with popular model Elle Blunt on Saturday 6th July. This will follow the same format as the first session on 8th June, shooting first at the Croxley Orchard then moving on to a second location by the River Chess.
Image captured at last year’s club shoot with Elle
The clubs AGM was held, a necessary annual formal
requirement in the running of the club.
This year we also combined the event with the AGM, drinks and nibbles and voting for the members choice of best highest scoring PDI Image of the season.
During the AGM section, all of the existing committee team
had agreed to continue with the good work produced this season and were
unanimously nominated by the members. This is a tremendous result for the club,
to have this continuity of talented Committee members continue in these roles.
A lot of good suggestions were made during the AOB section,
all of which will be reviewed and actioned where relevant.
Thank you to all the members that were able to attend last
night, giving your valuable support.
We look forward to further progressing as a club into the
new season with many exciting and diverse photography events planned.
Our well attended talk this week ( members and guests)was
with Andrew Scriven who gave an excellent presentation entitled ‘ Mindfulness
and photography’. His talk covered his great photography achievements including
being a Sony ambassador and being awarded Digital photography Wildlife
photograph of the year. He also Introduced his Interest in Meditation and
experimental photography and the Importance of music as a factor, which helped
enable him to get into a creative zone with his photography.
Overall a very enjoyable presentation helped by Andrews delivering style. Definitely the most unique talk this year and a first for the Croxley Camera Club to participate in ‘Meditation’ during a club evening.
Judge Kathy Chandler had the daunting task of choosing the PDI photograph of the season. With 96 Images qualifying, scores ranging from 18 to 20 in previous competitions. The standard was very high from the talented Croxley membership.
22 different authors were represented with their work,
offering a very diverse selection for the judge.
In addition to the judge choosing the ultimate winner of the
trophy she also Identified 2nd and 3rd positions with highly commended and
Congratulations to all nominated members and the winners on
the night, with special praise for Rod Lacey’s ultimate selected winning Image.