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). Unless noted otherwise meetings are held at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina MN. 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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The Next Club Meeting is Scheduled for April 16

We’re working on having a video version of the meeting. Check back for details.

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April is a digital salon, the topic is Extremely Minnesota. We’re going to to have a salon with a video of the judging. So get your salon images ready and plan to submit them as usual. They’re due by April 7.

 

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All Nikon Online Classes are Free in April



 

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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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March Salon Results
 
March was a Print Salon
Topic – Discarded/Abandoned

The prints have been judged and the results posted. All March salon entries will be put on display at the next club meeting and the owners can pick them up after that meeting.
 

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Our March judge was Lawrence D. Duke
Lawrence D. Duke has photographed in the United States, Europe and Africa. He was educated at the University of Minnesota.
Lawrence’s philosophy: “The act of photography, making something out of nothing, is still as exciting as it was in the beginning.”
Looking through the viewfinder is an education in itself. For me the part of the fun of photography is meeting and working with people who are living very different lives from my own, and connecting with them for short or long period of time.
Everyone has a story to tell, and when you listen, sometimes you begin to learn from another point of life.

 

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March Salon First Place Color Topic Image

Prairie Graves by Michael Gilligan

First Place - Prairie Graves by Michael Gilligan

 


 

March Salon First Place Mono Topic Image

Merc by John A Olson
First Place - Merc by John A Olson

 


 

First Place Open Color Image
Wheelchair Softball Players by Bob Hosker

First Place - Wheelchair Softball Players by Bob Hosker

 


 

First Place Open Mono Image
Grand Piano by Roberta Roth

First Place - Grand Piano by Roberta Roth

 


 

All of the prints submitted for March can be seen at the link below. The image maker’s name is shown for the acceptances but not the non-acceptances, the same as we would do at the meeting.

The judge offered brief written comments for the acceptances and these comments are included below each image.

 

See All March Salon Submissions

 

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Monthly Salon Topics for the 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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    Survey Results and Meeting Notes
    from the September Club Meeting

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    External websites to learn Photoshop and Lightroom
    Lightroom User Group Facebook Page
    Photoshop User Group Facebook Page
    Photoshop User Group Webpage

     

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    Crosstown’s top images from 2018-2019 are on display at

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

    2018-2019 Image of the Year – BUFFALO ROUNDUP CUSTER STATE PARK by SANDY SWANSON

    BUFFALO ROUNDUP CUSTER STATE PARK by SANDY SWANSON

     

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    The top 12 images from Crosstown’s 2018-2019 season are on display now through September 2020 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.