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Hyenas running by Mike Hall
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Impalas drinking by Mike Hall
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Ironbridge by Peter Short
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Leopard Lookout by Mike Harrison


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 October 2019

3 October - Members brought along PDIs and prints to a workshop during which other members put forward suggestions for improving them. It was a useful evening when images and approaches to image-making could be tried out in a non-competitive atmosphere and also an opportunity to see those images either projected or under the easel lighting as they would be on a competition evening. Comparing the brightness level of an image at home to when it is subjected to the club lighting can make a difference to the end result.

10 October - At our 1st colour print competition, David Mendus gave a reasoned and comprehensive critique of the forty-four prints entered. It was pleasing that he felt our standard was as high as any of the other clubs in the SPA. Congratulations to Ann Smith, Peter Jillians, Norman Price and Adam Young for their images which all scored 10.

17 October - At the first meeting in September the chairman challenged members to bring along three images depicting street photography. Members brought along a good variety including picturesque narrow streets, portraits and places - quite a worldwide selection! This type of evening does rely on sufficient members bringing images to share and is intended to encourage everyone to take photographs in a genre perhaps unfamiliar to them so members can learn from one another.

24 October - Paul Graber ARPS had a very busy evening critiquing our first PDI and mono prints open competitions. He had the onerous task of judging 34 PDIs and 40 monochrome prints and explaining the reasons behind the marks he awarded. Anne Ingram, Swales Parry and John Warbrick scored 10 for their mono images as did Peter Jillians, Swales Parry and Pete Baldry for their PDIs. Congratulations to all.

26 October - Our hastily re-scheduled outing to the Weald and Downland Museum was blessed with fine, warm, sunny weather after the downpours of the previous day. There was so much to see there: old buildings from former times, equipment and crafts practised in days gone by, and some of us watched a horse-drawn ploughing demonstration. The images below give a small flavour of the visit:



31 October - David Smith, SPA Chairman, gave the Club a fascinating illustrated talk on The Great Silk Road of Today. Photographs taken on several trips along the route gave an insight into an area not often visited by westerners and showed the differences in culture, landscape and people who live in a world very different to ours. Architecture, both ancient and modern and overwhelmingly beautiful in many instances, featured prominently.




Latest News


Thursday 12 December 2019

The not to miss event of the year is our Christmas Social where all members and spouses, partners or friends are invited to share a wonderful evening of friendship and fun, with a quiz to boot!. This is perhaps one of the highlights of the club season where mulled wine or a soft drink will be provided on arrival followed by a delicious three-course meal (Angela has emailed the membership with the menu choices). The cost is £15 per head. If you wish to bring along a bottle then please feel free to do so.
Please note the club will open earlier than usual ie 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start during which time a drink will be served on arrival.

Christmas break

Meetings will recommence in January 2020 as below

Thursday 9 January 2020

A workshop and critique allowing members to bring along two or three of their images and present them for other members to discuss and offer any suggestions for improvements - a valuable exercise especially where images may be used in future competitions.

Thursday 16 January 2020

3rd colour prints competition which will be judged by Steve Kingswell ARPS, AFIAP.
The two mounted colour prints must not exceed 500mm x 400mm in size.

Thursday 23 January 2020

A friendly competition against Ludshott which will be held at Cranleigh. The competiton will be judged by Ken Scott.


Thursday 19 December 2019

While the last official meeting of the year is the Christmas party it is usual the following week to take a walk around a local town/village and end the evening at a local hostelry. More details to be confirmed.

See the outside events programme for the current details of all scheduled events.

Club announcements

The annual subject for this season is Arundel. This could include the castle, cathedral, wildlife centre, town, etc.

Information for new members

These are some important things that new members need to know. Obviously not all queries can be anticipated but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
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Useful Links

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SPA - Surrey Photographic Assoc.

Royal Photographic Society. SE

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain