October 2018
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Our Second PDI League Competition Evening
Thank you to everyone who has entered our PDI competition this week. Once again we received an over-whelming number of entries and so we've had to remove the 3rd choice images for both competitions.

Our judge for the evening will be Lloyd Moore CPAGB.

A member of Watford Camera Club (although we won't hold it against him!), Lloyd is an experienced photographer with a keen eye for the creative. You can see some of Lloyd's images on his Purpleport site.

Lloyd has visited us a couple of times since he started judging on the circuit and each time we have enjoyed his comments on our images so we're looking forward to welcoming him back to Croxley.
What Happens When a Competition is Over-Subscribed?

In the recent PDI competitions we've had such an amazing response from our members that we've had to reduce the number of entries. We know that it can be disappointing when your image doesn't make it into the competition so to explain, here's a guide to how we make this necessary decision.

When training with the CACC a judge is recommended to spend around 1 minute making comments on each image. This means that there is time for a maximum of 90 images in an evening. However, some judges are quicker than others and opens take more time than set subjects, so around 60-75 images is generally accepted as a good number for a competition evening. 

When a competition evening is over-subscribed, we will first remove the 3rd choice Open entries (to favour the decision-making which has been put into the set subject entries). After this we will then remove the 3rd choice set subject. If the numbers are still above 85, we will then remove the 2nd choice set subject. Usually this will be enough to bring the competition down to a manageable level and keep the evening entertaining with a range of Open entries, but as a last resort we would also remove the 2nd choice open if needed. 

Remember, you can enter any dropped images into a later competition. Even images which were made for set subjects can still score highly in an open competition, and in some cases a set subject image may actually do better in an open competition.
Coming Up...
18th October 2018
Workshop: Artistic v Technical

Cat will lead the second of our workshop evenings with an exploration of how to get creative with our photography, an ongoing theme in this year's programme.

Ted will also continue to support members who are new to photography in our Beginners Group.
XRR Visions

What are your very best images of last season? It's a good time to be thinking about selecting your three best images for entry into XRR's annual projected image trophy competition. 

Deadline for Entries
24th October 2018

For more information
visit the Visions website.
25th October 2018
Macro and Creative Techniques
with John Humphrey

A review of the techniques and equipment required for high-magnification photography and details on creative techniques for photography in general.

1st November 2018

Croxley will be host to Buckingham, Ealing and Hampshire House, and Oxford in the first round of the CACC Rosebowl Inter-club competition. Please come along and support your club.

8th November 2018

Stan Hill from Pinner Camera Club will be taking us on a photographic journey through the arid parks of South Africa.
Print Competition
Open & Red

Entry Deadline: 23:59 on Saturday 10th November

Members can submit up to 3 images in each competition.

Please ensure that you put the images into the order in which you want them to appear - if the competition is over-subscribed we may have to drop your 3rd and 2nd choices.

Entries should be made through our new Photo Entry web portal - full details are in the updated competition handbook 

Printed images should be at least 7"x 5" and be mounted securely onto card. Make sure your uploaded images match the prints you bring along on the night of the competition and that you have your name and the title of the image clearly written on the back of your cardboard mount.
Updated Competition Handbook - Now Available to Download Here
Do You Own a Boom Box?

Our resident portrait photographer Ant is looking for an old boom box like the one pictured to use as a prop in a photoshoot on 20th Oct. Get in touch if you can help him out.
A big THANK YOU to Archi for organising our photowalk last Saturday, and thank you to our members who took part.

Don't forget to upload your images to the worldwide photowalk page for a chance of winning a prize!
Top Scoring "Travel" PDI Images
September 2018
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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