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 May 17

Thanks to our April speaker John Gregor for a great presentation on preparing digital images for printing.
Check out Coldsnap Photography

For our May 17 meeting 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.
 

May will be a print salon and the topic is:

Whimsical: unusual in a playful or amusing way : not serious

This is a broad topic with a lot of opportunity for creative expression. We can look forward to some really fun images.

 


 

CCC Annual Year End Banquet will be on Thursday, June 21

We have a wonderful new venue this year. Join the fun, food, drinks and awards as we review another year of incredible photography at:

Centennial Lakes Park Hughes Pavilion
7499 France Avenue South in Edina

We rented this whole place for the evening, hope everyone can make it.

Social: 6pm
Dinner: 7pm
Awards: 8pm
Cost is only $25.00/person

RSVP by June 7 to : Erica Lawrenz

 


 

WEST PHOTO EXHIBIT

  • Any CCC member who wishes may submit images for the West Photo exhibit (limit five)
  • Each image should be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, no frames or mats
  • Put your submissions in the folder at the Edina Art Center marked “West Photo Exhibit”
  • Deadline for submitting images is the end of business (8:00pm) Monday, April 30th
  • Put your name on the back of each image if you want it returned

    We will hang the images on a wall at West Photo using clips on horizontal wires. This a quick, informal exhibit and we’re not sure how long it will run. If we get more than 20 submissions then we will curate the images and rotate the selected images into the exhibit. We will also put out cards promoting our club.

    Any questions? Click here to email Mark Karney

     


     

    April Salon Winning Topic Image: Friday Night Barrel Racer by John A Olson

    First Place - Friday Night Barrel Racer by John A Olson
     

     


     

    April Salon Winning Open Image: Rice Paddy Bicycles by Nancy Miller

    First Place - Rice Paddy Bicycles by Nancy Miller
     


     

    Highway 12 Road Trip Photography Workshop
    with Howard Christopherson

    July 19, 20, 21, 22
    Howard was our judge in March. Think of this as “beyond club photography”. A great learning experience.

     

    For more information click on the image below:

     


     

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


     

    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.

     


     

    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.