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.
Cranleigh Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2019
This was held on Saturday, 23rd March in Cranleigh Village Hall. The exhibition has been running annually for many years, providing an impressively varied and interesting range of colour and monochrome images, both printed and projected on screen. On display were 245 photographs corresponding to a wide range of different subjects, which included an open category allowing free choice (for example, street photography, architecture, sport, or still life), landscape, nature, portraits, and panels grouping several related images together.
A category entitled “digital art” covered images constructed with digital software from one or more photographs as expressions of image-makers’ creative imagination.
The exhibition entries were assessed by David Mendus, a highly experienced judge of photographic work and Swales Parry was awarded Best Image in the Exhibition for his stunning image of Cat Bells in the Lake district.
Home-made refreshments were available and a well-supported raffle.
It is hoped that some visitors might join the Club after their visit, and they would be warmly welcomed.
Monthly roundup of other club activities during March 2019
6 March - Three way competition between Cranleigh, Godalming and Haslemere judged by Gordon Rae. Whilst we came second we were given more tens than Godalming (one of the strongest clubs in the SPA). The overall scores are show in the table below:
7 March - Nigel Chapman presented several of his winning RHS print panels and a collection of his books of various photographic trips and plant collections with particular emphasis on pattern, design and light. It was a very relaxed, informal evening with plenty of opportunity to scrutinise the prints close up. Hopefully Nigel’s work will have stimulated ideas to put into practice.
14 March - PDI and Mono Print competition evenings are always a little pushed for time but the judge David Eastley, LRPS, managed to finish within time, giving a fair critique. Thanks to the word ‘cat’ in the Set Subject sections, cathedrals featured in many of the images. In the Monochrome competition Anne Ingram and John Warbrick scored 10 in the open section and Chris Flood and Ann Smith scored 10 for the set subject. In the PDI competition Norman Price and Pete Baldrey both scored 10 in the open section and Swales Parry and Phil Copestick scored 10 for their set subject images.
21 March - Jan and Lyn Roberts gave a most informative presentation on the Hawaii Islands, which had been excellently researched and presented. The photography was good, showing some stunning landscapes and very interesting birds too. No doubt the talk will have inspired many members to put Hawaii on their list of places to visit.
28 March - A big thank you to Chris Flood for explaining much about Lightroom and working in tandem with both that and Photoshop Elements. It was obvious from the quality of the demonstration that Chris gave a lot of time and thought into preparing this presentation workshop.
30 March - The outing to Brooklands was well supported and the weather was glorious. After the first collection of old racing cars, the group spread out to photograph other parts of the museum, namely the aviation factory, sheds and park and the London bus museum, meeting up for an early lunch break and later, a cup of tea. Exhibits in museums are often difficult to shoot because of the lighting, specular reflections, busy backgrounds and restricted viewing angles so it will be interesting to see how many images from this visit are entered into the club's outside visits competition in May.