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 March

Unfortunately our first meeting of the month had to be cancelled due to snow and strong winds.

prints in snow

However, better weather returned by 8 March in time for our annual three-way match with Godalming and Haslemere and we were joined for the evening by several of their members. The judge, David Mendus from Bookham, gave an in-depth critique of the 60 images from the three clubs. After the preview, he said the standard was so high that for any image to gain over eight marks it would have to have something special about it. Congratulations to Swales Parry and Simon Moseley - their three tens helped Cranleigh into second place with 167.5 points to Godalming’s first place with 174 points and ahead of Haslemere in third place with 157 points. Godalming will host the competition next year.

On 15 March, at a specially convened EGM, members ratified the new club constitution and rules. After the meeting, members submitted their entries for the club's annual exhibition.

We held the fourth PDI and Mono print competitions on 22 March. The set subject was Solitude and the images were judged by David Harford. Solitude was not an easy subject and a number of entries, while being excellent images in their own right, received only moderate scores for the compliance element of the set subject.

CCC annual photographic exhibition 2018

Our thanks to David Smith LRPS for judging the club's 2018 annual exhibition at the Cranleigh village hall on 7 April and congratulations to Swales Parry for his wonderful print of the Stag at Bay which was judged best in show.
David Smith at the exhibition         Best in exhibition
The judge was extremely impressed with both the scope and quality of the imagery on show - he thought it was on a par with any club in the SPA.    A huge thank you to everyone, including partners, for all your hard work in making the exhibition such a successful event.

Read more for a full list of class awards.

See below a small selection of images taken during some quieter moments on the day.


Next presentation by guest speaker Rachael Talibart - 7 June 2018 - Tides and Tempests

Rachael is an award winning landscape/seascape photographer and a member of the Parhelion Group.  Her work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited widely in the UK, Barcelona and New York and she also runs her own f11 Workshops.
Since childhood she has an affinity with the ocean in all its forms, especially stormy weather, therefore we can look forward with eager anticipation to her presentation: Tides and Tempests.

Visitors welcome - entrance £5 on the door.

The following images, copyright of Rachael Talibart and reproduced with permission, give a flavour of the evening to come.

R Talibart 1     R Talibart 2    R Talibart 3