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.

 

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January 2019 Salon Winning Color Topic Image:

Winter Fugue in Salida by Jeff Berg

First Place  - Winter Fugue in Salida by Jeff Berg

 


 

January 2019 Salon First Place Topic Mono Image:

Bicycle by Betsy Preston

First Place - Bicycle by Betsy Preston

 


 

January 2019 Salon First Place Open Color Image:

Dog Walkers by Michael Gilligan

First Place - Dog Walkers by Michael Gilligan

 


 

January 2019 Salon First Place Open Mono Image:

Redden’s Funeral by Michael Gilligan

First Place - Redden's Funeral by Michael Gilligan

 

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Thank you to our January speaker Curt Brown of Brown Imagery

To learn more about Curt’s workshop on February 1 – Capturing the Winter Night Sky
Check out Curt’s web site

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To learn more about the image stacking technique that Curt talked about here is a short, easy to follow discussion on Photo Stacking for Night Photography

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Here is an article by Bryan Hansel about using Low Level Lighting for Nightscape Photography. Bryan does a lot of shooting and workshops on the North Shore.

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The program (for Mac only) that Curt uses for image stacking noise reduction is Starry Landscape Stacker

Here’s information on Windows software that does the same thing -
Sequator – FREE PC Milky Way Stacking software that reduces noise

 

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The Next Club Meeting Will be Thursday February 15, 2019

Speaker Don Tredinnick talking about Winter Photography

Frozen Hiker Photography

Digital Salon, Topic: Circular – Images due by February 5

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The next CCC board meeting is Monday February 4, 6:30pm at the Edina Art Center all members are welcome.

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings

 

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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New video from Judy Babcock

 

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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.

 


 

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

 

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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.