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 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.


 

September Salon Winning Topic Image: Water Play by Steve Shor

1st-Place Water Play by Steve Shor
 


 

September Salon Winning Open Image: Sunflowers by Jodell Kruse

1st Place Sunflowers by Jodell Kruse
 

Coming in November – “Gleason’s Thoreau Country Images”

Professional Photographer and Author, Dale R. Schwie will present images of landscape photographer Herbert Wendell Gleason and discuss his recent research into Gleason’s landscape, botanical, and environmental photography. Gleason’s work is considered to be as important as that of his contemporaries Mathew Brady, Lewis Hine, and Jacob August Riis. Dale will talk about the series of photographs that Gleason took over a period of forty years that document the places Henry David Thoreau visited and referred to in his writings.

Dale Schwie is a professional photographer with experience producing audio-visual sales and training programs for corporations. Locally, he has also worked at Pako, and other image processing companies. Dale has served on the board of directors of the Thoreau Society, and author of the recently published book, “Taking Sides with the Sun.”


 

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.