News and What’s On

News

**** updated Friday 3 July 2020 (with competition news)

covid-19 notice

MEETINGS AT Crawley Camera Club
ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED until further notice.

Please watch out for updates.

We will be starting up some new online activities. Members should watch out for emails and/or look at the Facebook group.
Non-members can contact us (and maybe register to join in) via our contact page.

Online Programme during “lockdown”

Members should watch out for emails with details of the regular online programme durimg this period when Club meetings are suspended.  For further details contact crawleycamera@gmail.com

Gift Membership – for yourself or someone else

Have a new camera and want to get started? Want to take more interesting images? Have lots of images and want to do more with them?

£30 for three months (or any longer period at £10 per month)
or £30 for one month plus a “get to know your camera” session

Contact us by email for more details: crawleycamera@gmail.com

Current Programme (to end-June 2020)

Programme is available online. Visiting non-members are welcome to attend meetings for a small charge.

Video Tutorials

See the first of a new set of tutorials about using our studio equipment (released end Jan 2020)

Member’s Exhibition

The current exhibition in the Club lounge comprises images selected and loaned by Club member Steve Yates.

Photography practical help outside of Club programme

See below for help/coaching sessions for beginners and more experienced enthusiasts

Studio Day – open to all photography enthusiasts

Watch out for details of the next studio open day

Recent Club competition winners

Summary results in the competitions are shown below.  Full results available in members area.

See images on Facebook and Twitter and on our home page when available

See us also on Facebook (for members who are facebook users) and twitter.com/crawleycamera (public feed – no need to register)

What’s On

Click here to go to Programme page

Members should watch out for emails with details of the regular online programme during this period when Club meetings are suspended.  For further details contact crawleycamera@gmail.com

Coming week – from w/c Mon 23 March onwards

Mon  – suspended

Wed  – suspended

**** Important note: any Programme changes are distributed to members via the Club’s Facebook group (for Facebook users) and by email (please keep your contact details current).  They are also broadcast on the Club’s Twitter feed (twitter.com/crawleycamera) or follow @crawleycamera for latest news/updates.

Upcoming Club competition dates (2020/21)

Monthly Set Subject Competition

Congratulations to top 3 images in the 2019-20 ONLINE Finale of this competition (1) Steve Yates “Balcombe Viaduct”, (2) also by Steve Yates “Belle Tout” and (3) John Day “Bullfinch”.

This competition comprises monthly rounds (Sept 2020 – June 2021) which are open to all members. The theme for the coming year is the 10 unique letters in  F I N D i n G _ P H O T o S  in order.

Additional online rounds in July 2020 using any of  “JQK” and August 2020 using any of “VXZ” (this completes the alphabet after using CRAWLEY caMera clUB last year).

Image subjects should be inspired by, or start with, the chosen letter for each month. Images for any month can be taken at any time in 2020-2021 (during lockdown this restriction doesn’t apply) – so ample opportunity to look at recent archives or plan ahead.  Further details are included in the programme. Image submission guidelines are provided on documents page.

This month – July – “any of the letters JQK” and is judged online w/c 27 July – topic is any image subject beginning with or inspired by any of these letters – be prepared to submit your images by Monday 27 July – watch out for details by email.

Projected Digital Image (PDI) Competition

(go to latest results)

Congratulations to 2020 PDI of the Year top images as selected remotely by judge Steve Kingswell (1) Goodbye by Jeff Hutchinson, (2) The Mannequin Abstract by Ros Wood, and (3) Exclamation in Blue and Gold by Graham Wilcock.

The PDI Competition for 2019-20 is now completed.  Back in the Autumn.

Print Competition

(go to latest results)

Congratulations to 2020 Print of the Year top images as selected remotely by judge Sheena Rogers (1) Fishing in Halong Bay Vietnam by Edwin Cowley, (2) Beneath the Mask of Tears by Graham Wilcock, and (3) Recurrent Nightmare No 2 by Graham Wilcock.

The Print Competition for 2019-20 is now completed.  Back in the Autumn.

Set Subject Competition

(go to results)

The Set Subject Competition is back in 2020-21.

Camera, digital, studio, darkroom help

We offer photography and digital imaging practical/coaching sessions to help you improve your images and get more from your camera.  We can be flexible over timing to suit your availability. Sessions can be varied to suit particular requirements of beginners and more experienced enthusiasts and can be 1-1 or small group based in our meeting space.

In particular, beginners can sign up for our “Getting to know your camera” session which includes a month’s membership of the Club to meet our members, experience our meetings and get more tips.

Additionally we have studio “open days” for you to see or use our studio/darkroom facilities.

Please contact us via the contact form to talk about your specific needs.