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 annual holiday party). The meetings include digital or print salon competitions and photographic presentations. Guests are welcome but you must be paid members to compete in the monthly salons.

 


 

Next Club Meeting March 15

Kyle Krohn from West Photo will be our speaker.
He will talk about some of the newer equipment and technologies that he is seeing in the photo world.

 

March is a print salon and the topic is Minimalist

Here are some resources to help you with the topic –

Minimalist Photography ~ 4 Tips To Keep It Simple With A Maximum Impact
50+ Examples of Minimalist Photography

 


 

January Salon Winning Topic Color Image: Pinball Wizard by Sandy Swanson

Pinball Wizard by Sandy Swanson - First Place
 

January Salon Winning Topic Black and White Image: Wayne by Wally Sunderland

Wayne by Wally Sunderland - First Place

 

January Salon Winning Open Color Image: Freedom by Sue Brown

Freedom by Sue Brown

 

January Salon Winning Open BW Image: Whitney Running by David Suggs

Whitney Running by David Suggs - First Place

 


 

Upcoming Club Meetings We have some great speakers and interesting topics lined up for the club.

April – We will have John Gregor talking about “Digital Printing” Check out Coldsnap Photography

May – Cynthia Fleury will tell us about “Shooting with Drones” and members Steve Wietgrefe, Dave Suggs, Wally Sunderland, and Sharon Allen will be talking about one of their own favorite photographic prints; Why they took the images, How they got the shot, What is the Story they were Conveying, and Why they Like the Image.

 


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

Rikk Flohr’s Upcoming Events Page
 


 

Workshops to Improve your Photography
We want to direct our members to several very talented local photographers who are putting on workshops
We’ve also listed a few opportunities from around the US

Click on the link below to see all the fun and interesting workshops that are available.

 


 

Culture, Chicken Feet and Conical Hats
A Photography Exhibit by Peter Wong at
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN
Tel – 651-388-2009

The show will run through March 30th 2018

 


 

A Collection of Fine Art Street Photography
An Exhibit by Michael Gilligan

Featuring Images from New York, Paris, Rome and Kolkata India
 
Studio 2 Café
818 W 46th Street
Minneapolis, MN

The exhibit will run from January 2nd through February 28th, 2018
 


 

Rocky Mountain School of Photography Workshop Coming to the Twin Cities next March

A two day workshop called Crafting the Perfect Image will take place March 3-4, 2018 with instructor Tim Cooper. This workshop will teach you the beginning aspects of working with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop in seamless combination to turn your existing images into fine works of art.

For members of Crosstown Camera Club, RMSP is extending a special discount of $50 off the tuition by using code CC2018 at time of registration. This course is limited to just 20 students. Registration can be done online or by calling RMSP at (800) 394-7677.

For more information and a short video check out the website Crafting The Perfect Image workshop

 


 

Crosstown’s top images are now on display at Edina City Hall

The top 12 year-end award-winning images from Crosstown’s 2016—17 season are being featured now through September 2018 in the Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St, Edina, MN 55424. The photos are available for viewing in the Community Room during regular business hours (but best over the noon hour when the room is less prone to be in use). Enter city hall, walk up the stairs and head straight back to find the Community Room.