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.

 


 
To find out what Crosstown Camera Club members have been up to lately check out CCC Member News under Club News in the menu on the right

 


 

The Next Club Meeting Will be Thursday January 17, 2019

Our speaker for January is Curt Brown of Brown Imagery
The topic is Capturing the Night Sky

Curt Brown is a landscape photographer who specializes in capturing the night sky. The majority of his images can be found on the north shore of Lake Superior and locations scattered to the west. He views the world in pixels, crisped shadows and shifting light. His love for photography began in 1988 during and introductory photography class. For many years he explored the craft, experimenting with different techniques to create his images. Photography allowed him to put his introverted self on display, so in mid 2015, he created Brown Imagery and began planning photography trips to capture the subtle and dramatic colors in daylight, as well as the incredible beauty hidden in the night sky.

Curt puts on photography workshops focusing on creating the sharpest, cleanest image possible in low light.

Check out Curt’s web site
 

January is a Print Salon – Topic is IMPERFECTION

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings

February 21 Meeting:

Speaker Don Tredinnick talking about Winter Photography
Check out Frozen Hiker Photography
Digital Salon, Topic: Circular

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March 21 Meeting:

Speaker Tom Olmscheid talking about Photojournalism – The Story Behind the Picture
Tom’s website is TOMO Photography
Print Salon, Topic: Shadow

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April 19 Meeting:

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

Carlyn’s web page is Absolute Science Studios

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May 17 Meeting:

We will have fellow CCC members discussing their favorite capture
Print Salon, Topic: Portrait

 

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PHOTOGRAPHER’S CRITIQUE GROUP FORMING

For those interested in an extensive critique process, a new critique group is forming for 2019 starting in February. Critiques are facilitated by George Slade, founder and executive director of TC Photo. The groups meet once a month for one year. As a special offer 2018 prices with remain in effect until January 22, 2019 for new registrations.

We offer two and three hour evening meetings. The longer meetings are for advanced photographers seeking more intense engagement with the medium and their focused, long-term projects. The two-hour format is more conversational and suited to photographers in search of new insights into their image-making.

The two hour group is designed for those who have limited or no experience with critique sessions but are seriously interested in developing their vision and connecting with a group of fellow photographers for an energetic monthly exchange of images and ideas.

The critique groups, which meet monthly, provide an opportunity for photographers who seek to grow themselves and their photography by interacting with a small, focused group of artists and an expert facilitator.

Photographers at all levels are welcome. Groups are limited to eight participants.

Dates and times will be arranged in advance of the first meeting. Typically the meetings occur on a weekday evening at Praxis Photographic Art Center in Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood.

The two-hour monthly meetings are $425 for the year and will go up to $495 after January 22; the three-hour monthly meetings for one year are $645, going to $735 after January 22.

For more information go to the TC Photo website click on “Classes” at the top of the page.

 


 

November Salon Winning Topic Image:

Sunset Run by Thomas Moehn

First Place - Sunset Run by Thomas Moehn
 


 

November 2018 First Place Open Image:

Girl In Yellow by Peter Wong

First Place Girl In Yellow by Peter Wong

 


 

Deb Lee Carson and Peter Wong announce
A Photo Safari Workshop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
May 5 – 10, 2020

Contact Peter Wong or Deb Carson

Or see Peter’s website for more information

 

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

 


 

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

The top 12 year-end award-winning images from Crosstown’s 2017—18 season are being featured now through September 2019 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.