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 January

Our New Year programme started with a critique session providing a useful opportunity to see how members’ images, prior to possible use in a competition, perform during digital projection and how prints, especially mono images, appear on the illuminated easel.  Printing problems such as metamerism and colour casts were identified and members also put forward suggestions on how some of the images might be improved.

On 18 January, Rachael Talibart, 2018 Black and White Photographer of the Year, judged our third colour print competition and her observations and comments were well received. She complimented the membership on the wide range of subject matter submitted on the night.

There was an excellent turnout on 25 January for our guest speaker Astrid McGechen, a landscape photographer based in Surrey who has, since 2010, regularly exhibited her work both in the UK and Germany.  In her lecture Feel the Land: Photography and Emotion, she gave a light-hearted journey through the creative process, including how to capture the emotion and mood of a scene and the techniques she used.  Astrid was willing to experiment and always asked herself the question “why am I taking this photograph?”.  Whilst many images were serene and evinced a degree of solitude, she sometimes introduced texture to change the mood.  Unafraid of defocusing or using intentional camera movement, especially at longer focal lengths, simplification of an image was her aim.  Astrid left us with her comment “photograph what you feel, not just what you see”.

Photos copyright of Astrid McGechen

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