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.
Roundup of club activities during February and March 2020
6 February - Planefocus by Geoffrey Lee. A fantastic presentation of aerial photography that gave a detailed insight into his working life and was supported by many images. Geoffrey also included some video clips to enable us to understand the need for all the training and tests he has to undergo to fly in so many types of aircraft, including ejecting in case of need and survival if ditching into the sea. He gave so much information, from planning sorties, briefing all involved, checking kit, working in cramped conditions often under G pressure and interacting with the crew.
Fast responses are essential when taking photographs of military aircraft performing both formation flying patterns and the releasing of various weapons but at the same time pictorial aspects must always be considered. A high technical appreciation of requirements is vital to success and air safety. His images, taken during many assignments in numerous countries, are used in a multitude of ways and he has built up a vast library over his working life of many types of aircraft. In all a very memorable evening.
The following images, copyright of Geoffrey Lee and reproduced with permission, are a sample of the type of photography we saw during his presentation.
13 February - A homespun evening when members presented themed panels for possible entry into the Annual Exhibition. There was a wide choice of subjects with help and advice offered when requested. A lot of work goes into the production of a panel and the evening was planned to provide an opportunity for all members to enjoy them, especially those unable to attend the Exhibition.
20 February - Our 4th Colour Print competition was judged by Gerald Kityakara LRPS and included the Chocolate Box Set Subject. It was interesting to see each member’s approach and Gerald did not find it easy to judge. Some were certainly more favourable as ‘chocolate box’ images than others. However, he still managed to award a 10 to three images in the set subject section and one in the open section.
27 February - After entries were handed in for the annual CCC Exhibition, Chris Flood took us through the trials and tribulations of his journey to gain his ARPS. Chris is a very determined man and finally achieved his objective last year with a great panel of portraits of characters out on the street. He has developed his post camera processing abilities to a fine art and is a skilled practitioner in the making of digital prints. We are grateful to Chris for showing us how he achieved ARPS success
3 March - Cranleigh won the three-way competition against Haslemere and Midhurst. The final result was:
5 March - The presentation by leading photographer Eddie Hyde ARPS on ‘Motion Capture’ demonstrated, with images, the differences which may be achieved when using various shutter speeds and ISO settings including the use of Auto ISO. Subjects covered were: cars, bikes, planes, trains, people, animals, birds in flight, water, night, astro and ICM. He gave us much food for thought when choosing the camera controls.
The following images, copyright of Eddie Hyde and reproduced with permission, are a small sample of the type of photography shown during his presentation.
12 March - Graham Johnston critiqued the 4th PDI and Mono Print competitions, where the Set Subject was “Chocolate Box”. For the Mono Prints section in particular, the subject was problematical for both members and judge as monochrome images are very seldom regarded as chocolate box images - country cottages definitely found the most favour! Despite the difficulty the judge awarded four 10s in the mono section and four in the PDI section.All subsequent club meetings in our programme are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.