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). Unless noted otherwise meetings are held at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina MN. 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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The May meeting and salon was Thursday May 21
Our May speaker was Don Tredinnick
The presentation was – Adventures in Borneo
 

Don enjoys shooting landscapes, wildlife, classic cars, old dilapidated buildings and equipment. He has been fortunate enough to visit some amazing locations, and he is always looking for new places to visit and experience. Some recent trips have been to Kaktovik Alaska, Galapagos Islands, Death Valley National Park, and Yellowstone National Park.
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Don’s photos have appeared in magazines, newspapers, calendars, and marketing materials. Some recent publications have been Lake Superior Magazine, 2017 Galapagos Conservancy Calendar, 2018 International Wolf Center Calendar, and The Virginian Pilot. He has also participated in various galleries around Minnesota.

Don offers a number of different learning opportunities that are designed to meet a number of different needs and budgets.
These include:

  • On Location Workshops
  • Classes at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Half day classes at the Dow Gallery in St. Paul, MN
  • Free photo hikes and lectures at the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Private lessons
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    To see the May salon images click the link below
     

    May 2020 Salon Results

     

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    Interesting Photography Links

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    Nikon has recorded interviews with some world renowned photographers. So, set aside some time to learn something new, engage in conversations, listen to stories and spark your creativity. These videos are not Nikon ads, you can be a Fuji shooter, Olympus shooter, a Sony shooter, even a Canon shooter and still appreciate these wonderfully skilled people and the backstories to their images.



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    External websites to learn Photoshop and Lightroom
    Lightroom User Group Facebook Page
    Photoshop User Group Facebook Page
    Photoshop User Group Webpage

     

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    Check out the Crosstown Camera Club calendar find out about upcoming meetings, salon entry deadlines and other information about our club.

     

    CCC Meetings and Events Calendar

     

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    Monthly Salon Topics for the 2020-21 Season

  • September – Country Road (Digital) Due 9/8/2020
  • October – Reflections (Print) Due 10/6/2020
  • November – Mystery (Digital) Due 11/10/2020
  • December – No Salon
  • January – Vanishing Point (Print) Due 1/12/2021
  • February – Triptych (Digital) Due 2/9/2021
  • March – Light Painting (Print) Due 3/9/2021
  • April – Monochrome (1 additional color allowed) (Digital) Due 4/6/2021
  • May – Hands at Work (Print) Due 5/11/2021
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    Survey Results and Meeting Notes
    from the September Club Meeting

     

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    Crosstown’s top images from 2018-2019 are on display at

    Edina City Hall
    4801 W. 50th St
    Edina, MN 55424

    2018-2019 Image of the Year – BUFFALO ROUNDUP CUSTER STATE PARK by SANDY SWANSON

    BUFFALO ROUNDUP CUSTER STATE PARK by SANDY SWANSON

     

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    The top 12 images from Crosstown’s 2018-2019 season are on display now through September 2020 at Edina City Hall.

     
     
     
     
    The photos are available for viewing in the Community Room during regular business hours (best over the noon hour when the room is less likely to be in use). Enter city hall, walk up the stairs and head straight back to find the Community Room.