Cranleigh Camera Club
Cranleigh Camera Club
CCC is a small friendly club catering for people of all ages and photographic abilities and is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Surrey Photographic Association.
If you enjoy photography and may be looking to improve your photographic skills, or wish to share your photographic experiences with other like minded people, then please come along to one of our meetings. The "About Us" tab above provides more information about the club and how to find us.
Monthly roundup of club activities during May
A busy month with five club meetings, an outside event and participation in the SPA 2018 PDI Inter Club Championship where Cranleigh came joint fourth in the Nature section. The club meetings and outside event included:
The fifth and final rounds of the Monochrome prints and PDIs competitions, critiqued by Gerald Kitiyakara. He was impressed by the varied work on show and awarded several tens during the evening, explaining his reasons for the marking.
The Chairman’s Challenge, which had a wide variety of sporting images on display. At the end her choice was between Chris Flood’s print Putting in the scrum and Elizabeth Bulley’s karate PDI Take down. Elizabeth’s image was judged the overall winner as the Chairman felt it was more difficult to achieve and the sense of movement came over very well in an excellent and striking composition. Link to view winning image
Best image of the year competition. The judge, Tony Baverstock, had a mammoth task commenting on the large number of photographs on display. Pete Baldrey was the overall winner with his monochrome image Lines and Curves and Miles Thompson and Bev Pegram were runners-up with their respective Polygonum Flowers (1st in colour prints) and Gherkin Reflections (1st in PDI section). Click here to see the results and winning image
A members’ participation evening commencing with Mike Harrison’s favourite prints taken during annual holidays over the last few years; he gave us a very interesting talk about the locations and some of the problems he encountered.
Afterwards we held a session of You be the judge, using images previously entered in a Sussex inter-club competition. With each member in turn commenting on a fresh image before others added their thoughts, this provided an uninhibited opportunity for members to critique images without having to award marks.
- AGM followed by presentation of club trophies/certificates and refreshments.
A visit to Churt Sculpture Park, Surrey, with opportunities to photograph over 800 pieces of art set among way-marked woodland trails up and down both sides of a valley. We finished the day with some welcome refreshments at a local hostelry.