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

Recent presentation by external speaker

Club members were treated to a superb lecture by Geoffrey Lee, a professional aerial photographer who has worked in the industry for over 30 years. He outlined his workflow, whether he is working with the military or commercial outfits, from the time he gets a call, how he prepares briefing material and equipment, cockpit constraints and liaison with the pilots on the mission and ending with a debriefing. His presentation included how he takes the required photographs and videos of the aircraft in action and the firing of missiles.

Photos copyright of Geoff Lee

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Next presentation by external speaker - 25 January 2018

Astrid McGechen is a landscape photographer based in Surrey who has regularly exhibited her work both in the UK and Germany since 2010. In her lecture Astrid will explain how to capture the emotion and mood of a scene and the techniques she uses - a light-hearted journey through the creative process. This lecture should appeal to all levels and abilities irrespective of subject preferences

Outside visit

Club members had a very pleasant visit to Winkworth Arboretum. Whilst a gale in the week had denuded many trees of their splendid colours, it was a beautifully crisp morning with plenty of photographic opportunities and even a daffodil or two was spotted! .

Last week's meeting

Our Ladies versus Gents Match-a-Print competition produced a lot of new images, laughter and heckling! Miles put up with it with very good humour and the end result was possibly justified: however, the ladies did manage more points in the second half and only missed out by four points overall. The fact that on this night there were almost twice as many gentlemen present than ladies might just have had something to do with it!


Swales Parry gave club members an insight into the effort required to gain a Distinction with one of the recognised photographic bodies and which direction he had chosen to go in and why. He illustrated his talk with many of his own fine images, some of which have won him medals in a wide variety of National and International Exhibitions. He has developed a certain style for many of his Open images, particularly a liking for narrow letter box shapes and very dark backgrounds. He also showed an RPS ARPS panel and explained how it was constructed and balanced around a theme.