Cranleigh Camera Club
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 April
We began a busy month on 5 April with John Nathan’s presentation A Long Way South, an excellent insight into his journey to South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. His talk encompassed: historical facts relating to past explorers; the landscape; whaling stations; wildlife; the weather; transportation; equipment and its care in a hostile environment. He visited many beaches but they definitely were not for sun-bathing! It was a fascinating evening and enjoyed by a goodly turnout of members.
We also held competitions over three successive weeks:
12 April - Reg Mullard Flora and Fauna trophy won by Ann Smith with her Garden spider image. Read more to see the winning image and awards
19 April - Fifth and final colour print competition of the season critiqued by Prof Sheena Rogers of Dorking Camera Club with some suggestions on how authors could improve their images and awarding four tens on the night.
26 April - Outside events/annual set subject (Heritage) competition with a good selection of images submitted in both print and PDI format. Ann Smith’s Polesden Lacey, southern aspect won the print section, Miles Thompson’s Azalea, RHS Wisley won the PDI section, with Ann declared overall winner. Read more to see the winning image and awards
Congratulations to Ann for pulling off the double by winning the Reg Mullard and Outside events competitions.
In addition to our weekly meetings we held our annual exhibition on Saturday, 7 April (more details below) and on Tuesday, 17 April we had a good turnout for our visit to RHS Wisley to catch the early spring blooms and were rewarded with some fine weather.
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.
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.
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.