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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Check out the Crosstown Camera Club calendar find out about upcoming meetings, salon entry deadlines and other information about our club.

CCC Meetings and Events Calendar

 

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Crosstown Camera Club September Meeting
Thursday September 19, 2019
Christ Presbyterian Church
70th Street and Hwy 100 in Edina
6:30pm to 9:00pm

 

Join us for the first meeting of the 2019-2020 season. New co-directors Tom Moehn and Sandy Swanson will present the results of the club survey taken last spring.

Also Tom and Sandy will talk about a number of opportunities for people to become more active and involved in the club. These will include ways to meet and get to know other members of the club, organized outings, teaching/learning workshops and more. If you want to make new friends and interact with your fellow photographers in the club you don’t want to miss this meeting.

 

September is a digital salon and the topic is Machinery
Our judge will be the wonderful and accomplished local photographer Mariann Cyr.

 

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Velodrome by John Olson

Track Racing is considered by some to be the 2 wheeled version of NASCAR racing, but the bikes have no brakes. The steep parts of the track are at an angle of 43 degrees, steeper than the Daytona International Speedway I believe. The National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine is currently one of only three outdoor tracks of its type in the US, being made of wooden ultra-durable African Afzalia wood.

August 29th was the last event at the track. Unfortunately it will be torn down to make room for “progress.”

Below is a short video from an August 22nd shoot.
 
 

Double click to see the video full screen
 

 

Crosstown Camera Club Photo Outing
New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run

1910 Buick  by Wally Sunderland

33rd Annual Antique Car Run

Saturday, August 10th was the commemorative running of the London to Brighton Antique Car Run held annually in London. Crosstown Camera Club members Bob Demeules, David Holets, John Olson, Pete Rose, and Wally Sunderland attended the American version. The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is a 120 mile tour of the Minnesota countryside. Unlike the English event run through the crowded streets of the big city, this Minnesota run starts in the small rural community of New London and takes participants past fields and quaint farm houses as it winds its way into the suburban city of New Brighton. Although this year it pretty much rained constantly, neither the participants nor the photographers were thwarted from involving themselves in the event. The original event began in 1896 to celebrate the “red flag” law. The red flag law banned the first motorized vehicles from using the road unless a man carrying a red flag walked in front of the car.

Eligible vehicles in the commemorative run are from 1908 or earlier, or any 1 or 2 cylinder vehicles up to 1915. The tour was designed to demonstrate the endurance of these vehicles, including motorcycles, steam, and electric cars. Fifty-one vehicles were registered to run this year.

The Crosstown Camera Club photographers first went to the Buffalo high school where the Car Run stopped for lunch and displayed their vehicles. After lunch they headed down the road where the photographers setup along a country road near and old farmstead. Check out some of the images made during this outing.

See More Images from the Outing

 

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2018-19 IMAGE OF THE YEAR AWARD:

BUFFALO ROUNDUP CUSTER STATE PARK by SANDY SWANSON

 
BUFFALO ROUNDUP CUSTER STATE PARK by SANDY SWANSON

 

Click Here to See all the Yearend Image Awards

 

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Monthly Salon Topics for 2019-20 Season

  • September: Machinery (digital)
  • October: Tracks (print)
  • November: Bridges (digital)
  • January: Isolated Object (print)
  • February: Shoot from Above or Below (digital)
  • March: Discarded/Abandoned (print)
  • April: Extremely Minnesota (digital)
  • May: Visual Metaphor (print)
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    Crosstown’s top images from 2017-18 are on display at

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

    2017-18 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.