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.

October print salon topic is ‘Sacred’
The first Crosstown Camera Club print salon in 2016 will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, located at 6901 Normandale Road (northeast corner of Highway 100 and Seventieth Street So.

The print salon topic is “Sacred.” Please submit JPEG versions of winning images and acceptances following the competition through the digital salon email address via this Website at digitalsalon@crosstowncameraclub.com so they can be posted online. They should be titled using the usual format. For example: O.MemberNumber.ImageName.jpg). Following the salon, a discussion between Clare O’Neill and Marlene Tupy will take place titled “Working With Models.” (They are collaborating on an upcoming class on this topic.) Marlene is a model and photographer. They will discuss how to select a model, how to work with experienced and inexperienced models, how to establish what you are trying to do at the shoot, getting rights to the images and model release, and other aspects of this topic.

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and 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.

Betsy Preston part of ‘Vietnam’ exhibit in Rosemount
Crosstown’s Betsy Preston has joined with local artist Craig MacIntosh to present a visual portrait of the country of Vietnam.

The exhibit is being held at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail in Rosemount. The formal opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Kissell, Wong images to be part of juried Artistry exhibit
Bradford Kissell and Peter Wong images are among those selected for the upcoming juried art show from Oct. 21 through Nov. 25 at the Artistry gallery in Bloomington. The opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Artistry is part of the Bloomington Art Center, located at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN 55431

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.

Crosstown members in Minneapolis Photo Center show
Crosstown Camera Club members John Bain and Bradford Kissell are part of the show “Abstracted” through Nov. 20 at the Minneapolis Photo Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.