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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For our February 20 Meeting
we had Alec Johnson
talking about his light painting work

 

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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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February Salon Results
 
February was a digital salon
Topic – Shoot from Above or Below

 

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Our January salon judge was Paul Howlett

For the past 21 years Paul has been a member of the faculty at the Hennepin Technical College’s Brooklyn Park Campus, teaching in the Graphic Design/Media Communications department.

Six years leading up to teaching brought Paul, an Art director and Photographer, to a new and unusual point of view. He went from working at a number of studios and publishing companies in the Twin Cities area to simply sharing knowledge. Once teaching was established as his new passion, the side hustle was born and independent designing and consulting fueled his creatives appetite. That Designer, Photographer, and Consultant became a forever student.

Recently Paul conducted a workshop on Camera Raw features and Photographic post production workflows for artists and production minded Photographers in Houston, TX.

Hennepin Technical College is a stand alone technical environment bubbling with opportunities for students including one off classes in some new areas; Social media and Digital Photography to name two. These new courses offer up a fresh industry perspective. Paul makes himself available to coordinate customized sessions for small or large groups. Past endeavors include helping write Adobe exam questions for Adobe CS ACE and CIB materials. Paul regularly conducts group creative nights on the topics of Photoshop and related design themes at HTC. Occasionally he can be found assisting at a local User Group meetings around town.

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February Salon First Place Topic Image
Portlandia by Deb Noble

First Place - Portlandia by Deb Noble

 


 

First Place Open Monochrome
Prairie Burn by Marilyn Victor

First Place - Prairie Burn by Marilyn Victor

 

See All February Salon Acceptances

 

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Monthly Salon Topics for the 2019-20 Season

  • September: Machinery (digital)
  • October: Tracks (print)
  • November: Bridges (digital)
  • January: Isolated Object (print)
  • February: Shoot from Above or Below (digital)
  • March: Discarded/Abandoned (print)
  • April: Extremely Minnesota (digital)
  • May: Visual Metaphor (print)
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    Survey Results and Meeting Notes
    from the September Club Meeting

     

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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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    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.