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.


‘Vintage/Antique’ is topic of final print salon in May
The next Crosstown Camera Club monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19 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.

This will be a print salon with the topic Vintage/Antique. Prints must be in the current competition folder at the Edina Art Center no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. (Note: Please submit JPEG versions of winning images and acceptances following the competition through the digital salon email address:
digitalsalon@crosstowncameraclub.com. They should be titled using the usual format. For example: O.MemberNumber.ImageName.jpg). Following the salon, John Arthur Anderson from J Arthur Anderson Photography will give a presentation of his extensive experience photographing owls and other wildlife.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, September through May (with the exception of December when we have our annual holiday party), and digital and print salon competitions and photographic presentations. Guests are welcome!

Annual year-end banquet and award celebration set for June 16
Mark your calendars for the annual Crosstown Camera Club Year-end Banquet and Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Elsie’s Restaurant, Bar and Bowling Center, 729 Marshall St. N.E., Minneapolis.

Please RSVP Erica Zierdt by MAY 31 at the latest via email at <erica.zierdt@gmail.com>. The cost will be $20 per person to cover expenses for room rental, food and drinks. The event is tentatively scheduled for 6-9 p.m., but more details will be provided soon.

Crosstown images featured at Edina City Hall
Twelve year-end award-winning images from 2014 and 2015 by Crosstown members are now being featured through October 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 John Olson for coordinating the framing and hanging of the exhibit, and to Edina Art Center Director Michael Frey for providing image wall tags.