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.


Our Next Meeting will be January 19, 2017
We are back at our normal Christ Presbyterian Church location.
January is a print salon and the topic is HOPE.

Our January meeting Speaker will be Michael Crouser
Michael will be talking about “Los Toros”, an exploration of the bullfighting world, a project he has worked on for fifteen years.

Also Michael just finished a book “Mountain Ranch”, a project that was ten years in the making. This book is a photo essay that records the last vestiges of a tradition that exerts a universal fascination and mystique – Cowboy Life in the American West.

Michael’s book “Mountain Ranch” will be coming out in June…see the links below:

https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/michael-crouser-mountain-ranch

Images from Michael’s gallery Los Toros
Images from Michael’s gallery Mountain Ranch


In February we have scheduled Debra Fisher Goldstein who will talk about her project -
“Beyond the Stick” the iconic and ironic Minnesota State Fair

Debra was the featured writer/photographer for the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. She also loves her day job at Gold Fish Communications, her own company where she has matched messages with visuals for more than 20 years.


In March we are scheduled to hear from Keith Taylor

Keith is a British born photographer and printmaker whose photographs have been exhibited across the US and the UK. He will be talking about alternative photographic processes such as platinum-palladium, gelatin silver prints, polymer-photogravure, and contemporary techniques to simplify these processes.

Keith now lives in Minneapolis and was awarded a Minnesota Center for Book Arts/Jerome Foundation mentorship in 2011. He writes for photographic publications, lectures, and teaches.

You can see some of his work at the Verve Gallery of Contemporary Photography.


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


Crosstown Member Peter Wong has an Image Accepted at the Essential Art Exhibit in St. Cloud

Featuring 40 artists from across the state of Minnesota, Essential Art is a showcase of cohesive forces in the space between varied artworks.

EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 20th – March 5th, 2017
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery
913 W. St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Crosstown images on display at Edina City Hall
The top 12 year-end award-winning images from Crosstown’s 2015—16 season are now being featured through September of next year 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. Special thanks for Crosstown members Cynthia Fleury, Ray Klempka and Peter Rose for coordinating the framing and hanging of the exhibit, and to Edina Art Center Director Michael Frey for providing image wall tags.

How to Prepare an Image for a Digital Salon

A Quick Step by Step Visual Tutorial on How to Prep your image for a Digital Salon by Peter Wong Step One – A large image to resize Step Two – Sizing the Image Step Three – Change to Pixels Step Four – Size to 1920 Pixels Step Five – Save As …. Step Six – Save as in a Folder Step Seven [...] [...]