February 2019
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This Week... 
Depth of Field Workshop
Our theme this month will be exploring depth of field in photography. We'll be replicating the old masters with a still life image with everything in focus, and we'll be creating abstract images by reducing our depth of field.

Please bring some props for the still life - flowers, fruit, candlesticks, pottery, jugs etc. anything which would be suitable for an old master! 

Don't forget to bring your cameras too!
Gordon's winning print is a fine example of using light painting in a darkened to create the look of a painting with everything in focus.
The new Croxley Camera Club website is now live! Take a look at what's changed by clicking here.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who braved the arctic conditions to take part in our portrait social this weekend.

Our members and model Ria braved the cold in Cassiobury Park to capture some stunning images. 

As you can see from the behind-the-scenes shots, freezing cold water means nothing to us in the pursuit of a great image!
Coming Up...
14th February
Photography Unplugged

To raise funds for an upcoming school photography trip, Beth Christie and two of her fellow GCSE Photography students will critique our "unplugged" images for a small donation.

Images should have a minimum of manipulation, replicating what you could achieve "in-camera" or in a traditional darkroom. Cropping and changes in exposure using Lightroom or Photoshop are allowed, but healing or cloning, adding additional content layers, textures or filters is not allowed. 

Members will be able to upload two images via Photo Entry for £2 per image. Fees should be given to our Treasurer on the night of the critique. 

21st February
Print Competition: Open & "History"

28th February
What Photos Mean

Rod Bird will be joining us to explore "what photos mean".

7th March
Spring Social

Quiz and Fish 'n' Chip supper. Tickets cost £10. Non-members welcome.

14th March
PDI Competition: Open & "Night"

CACC Championship Day
at Amersham CC

Sunday 17th March 2019
from 1pm

Join members from camera clubs around our federation as we compete in the CACC Championships.

There will be three competitions on the day - PDI Championship, Print Championship, and the Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition. These are a great opportunity to see images from a wide range of clubs.

More details about the day are on the CACC website.
21st March
Wildlife Photography Talk

CCC judge Steven Galvin will be returning to explain why "I shoot animals (and sometimes I chop their heads off!)".

28th March
Print Competition: Open & "Shape"

4th April

This month we'll be taking a look at Layers and masking so bring along your laptops for an evening of Photoshop skills.

11th April
PDI Trophy Competitions

Landscape Cup

SB Cup for studio portraits taken at a club session.
Updated Competition Handbook - Now Available to Download Here
The results for the PAGB GB Club have been published.

Croxley scored 96 points overall, putting us a disappointing joint 45th. However, we scored 4 more points than our rivals at Park Street and 6 more points than our friends Niton & District on the Isle of Wight, so it wasn't all bad!

Top scorer for Croxley was Jim Forder's "Trapped in a Lift" which scored a very respectable 12 points.
Photography Unplugged

Entry Deadline: 23:59 on Thursday 7th February

To help fund an upcoming photography trip, members can submit up to 2 images for critique by three GCSE Photography students at a cost of £2 per image. Fees should be paid on the night of the critique.

Images should have a minimum of manipulation, replicating what you could achieve "in-camera" or in a traditional darkroom.
Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition

Entry Deadline: 23:59 on Monday 11th February

Each year the CACC organises an exhibition of images from camera club members across the federation. 

Croxley CC members can enter an image each, to be scored during the CACC Championship Day held at Amersham on Sunday 17th March.

Images can be up to 1600x1200 and must not have been entered into a previous Chilterns Hundred competition. 

Please upload your chosen image through our Photo Entry web portal.
Print Competition

Open & "History"

Entry Deadline: 23:59 on Saturday 16th February

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 
Our programme for winter/spring 2019 has now been published. Click here to get your copy.
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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