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 Meeting November 16, 2017 – “Gleason’s Thoreau Country Images”

Professional Photographer and Author, Dale R. Schwie will present images of landscape photographer Herbert Wendell Gleason and discuss his recent research into Gleason’s landscape, botanical, and environmental photography. Gleason’s work is considered to be as important as that of his contemporaries Mathew Brady, Lewis Hine, and Jacob August Riis. Dale will talk about the series of photographs that Gleason took over a period of forty years that document the places Henry David Thoreau visited and referred to in his writings.

Dale Schwie is a professional photographer with experience producing audio-visual sales and training programs for corporations. Locally, he has also worked at Pako, and other image processing companies. Dale has served on the board of directors of the Thoreau Society, and author of the recently published book, “Taking Sides with the Sun.”

November will be a digital salon and the topic is Surrealism


 

Peter Wong Announces Two Photography Workshops in May 2018

poster-for-2018-workshop

Click on the poster to see it full size

 


 

September Salon Winning Topic Image: Water Play by Steve Shor

1st-Place Water Play by Steve Shor
 


 

September Salon Winning Open Image: Sunflowers by Jodell Kruse

1st Place Sunflowers by Jodell Kruse
 


 

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.