Welcome to the Crosstown Camera Club

Whether you are just starting out in photography or are an experienced professional, Crosstown Camera Club is a great place to sharpen your skills, share ideas and socialize with others who share a passion for the art of print and digital photography. Our meetings throughout the year provide opportunities to:

  • Develop, improve photographic techniques (photo capture and post-processing).
  • Learn design, emotional impact, storytelling and other fine-art techniques.
  • Socialize with other photographers.
  • Participate in monthly digital and print salons critiqued by experienced judges.
  • Gain photography-related insights from guest speakers at monthly programs.
  • Join members on photography field trips.

For more information, refer to the General Information menu to the right and click on About Our Club.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, September through May (with the exception of December when we have our holiday party). The meetings include a digital or a print salon competition and photographic presentations. Guests are welcome but you must be paid members to compete in the monthly salons.

 

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Our March Speaker was Tom Olmscheid:

Photojournalism – The Story Behind the Picture

Tom Olmscheid is a photojournalist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

He was chief photographer for the Minnesota House of Representatives for over 35 years documenting many of the events at the State Capitol during that time.

Tom has also been a stringer for 33 years with a major wire service covering professional and college sports as well as political events in the Twin Cities. His images have appeared in USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and many other major cities periodicals. His image of the May Town Hall on election day 2001 was included in Time Magazines first ever Best Pictures of the Year 2002.


 

Tom’s website is

TOMO Photography


 
 
 
 
 

May Town Hall by Tom Olmscheid

 

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March was a Print Salon – Topic: Shadow

The March Salon Judge was Chris Grey

Chris is a highly caffeinated professional photographer dedicated to getting nothing but the best shots possible while bringing out award-worthy performances from anyone who ends up in front of his camera!
 
Chris is the author of 15 books on photography, camera systems, and photographic processes, including the genre best seller, Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers. He is also a workshop instructor and mentor.

VISIT CHRISTOPHER GREY STUDIOS

 

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A list of some things that may be of interest to CCC Members

 

Outings, Exhibits & Workshops

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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February 2019 Salon First Place Topic Image (Circular):

Circular 3 by Bill Donovan

 First Place - Circular 3 by Bill Donovan

 

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February 2019 Salon First Place Open Image:

Stokksnes Sundown by David Suggs

First Place - Stokksnes Sundown by David Suggs

 

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The February salon judge was Howard Christopherson

Howard is a master picture framer and owner of Icebox Quality Framing & Gallery. Icebox was the first fine art gallery to emerge in North East Minneapolis in 1988. Howard is also one of the founders of Art‐A‐Whirl, a well-known annual arts event.

People, Places, & Dreams Photography is his way of describing his wide interest. Howard approaches his photography in an intuitive spontaneous way. Always searching with passion and daring for that special image. His has a wide range of interests: Sublime landscape, decay, animals, street photography, people, night photography, portraiture, humor, beauty, and the female muse.

 

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Click Here to See all the February Acceptances

 

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Don Tredinnick spoke at the February Meeting

Don is offering free Photo Hikes & Lectures at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all of Don’s workshops and classes at his website.

Frozen Hiker Photography

 

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Our January speaker was Curt Brown of Brown Imagery

Check out Curt’s web site

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To learn more about the image stacking technique that Curt talked about here is a short, easy to follow discussion on Photo Stacking for Night Photography

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Here is an article by Bryan Hansel about using Low Level Lighting for Nightscape Photography. Bryan does a lot of shooting and workshops on the North Shore.

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The program (for Mac only) that Curt uses for image stacking noise reduction is Starry Landscape Stacker

Here’s information on Windows software that does the same thing -
Sequator – FREE PC Milky Way Stacking software that reduces noise

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings

April 18 Meeting:

Speaker is Carlyn Iverson, Topic: Galapagos Island wildlife photography on location

Carlyn’s web page is Absolute Science Studios

Digital Salon, Topic: Speed
 

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May 16 Meeting:

Secrets of Great Stock Photography or
How to Work an Idea to Death and Make Money!

 

It’s an evening of information with
professional photographer Chris Grey.

Chris sold his first stock photo at age 18, owned a stock agency in the ‘80s and currently has several thousand images available for use. He’ll discuss how to work a shoot, how to frame and compose for various markets, what stock agencies like to see and how they work. How to shoot an idea until you start creating something special.

 
 

Print Salon, Topic: Portrait

 

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Wednesday June 19:

Yearend Banquet and Awards
We will be back at the Centennial Lakes Park Pavilion again this year. Mark your calendar, details coming later.

 

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Lightroom User Group Facebook Page
Photoshop User Group Facebook Page
Photoshop User Group Webpage
 

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Crosstown’s top images are on display at

Edina City Hall
4801 W. 50th St
Edina, MN 55424

Image of the Year – Silo Storm by Scott Board

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The top 12 images from Crosstown’s 2017—18 season are on display now through September 2019 at Edina City Hall.

 
 
 
 
The photos are available for viewing in the Community Room during regular business hours (best over the noon hour when the room is less likely to be in use). Enter city hall, walk up the stairs and head straight back to find the Community Room.