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Chairman's challenge: 1st - Hebridean colours by Ann Smith
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Chairman's challenge: 2nd - Petrol Cap by Bev Pegram
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Chairman's challenge: 3rd - Dripping Tap by Mike Hall
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Chairman's challenge: Highly Commended - The Beach by Elizabeth Bulley
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Chairman's challenge: Highly Commended - Tidal Pool at Sunset by Chris Flood
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Chairman's challenge: Highly Commended - Broken Reed by Mike Hall
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Chairman's challenge: Commended - Minimal Lovers of Seville by Norman Price
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Chairman's challenge: Commended - Keys by Angela Karney
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Chairman's challenge: Commended - Yacht and jetty by Miles Thompson

 


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. You can also find us on the Cranleigh Camera Club Group Facebook page on the internet. (See "Useful Links" on this page to access our Facebook site.)


 

Future meetings

The Cranleigh camera club, in common with other clubs, will operate in virtual form using the Zoom web conferencing programme, at least up until Easter when this will be reviewed again in line with Government guidelines at the time.

The link to enable members to log in will be sent prior to each club meeting.

 


 

Roundup of recent club activities

(For the full summary of all meetings held this season go to our Activities page.)

All winning competition entries can be seen in the Gallery or by using any links or folowing other viewing instructions in the summaries below.)

6 May  - Due to Covid-19 travel and meeting restrictions we had to cancel the annual outside events competition. In its place members were asked to present up to four images taken during the past year. The judge, Dave Brooker, joined us to discuss the images and went on to show some photos he had taken during this time. He then demonstrated how he uses Affinity software by post processing a few of his own pictures.
An enjoyable evening where we learned how interesting subjects can still be found close to home - in your garden, on a local walk or in your house.

28 April  - Chairman's challenge - Minimalism. Before the competition started and to set the scene, the evening commenced with an excellent video by Judy Hancock Holland, a photographer based in Canada (Link to JHH YouTube webinar). The chairman, Ed Hull, had a tough job determining the winners from an amazing selection of 50 minimilistic images. The list of final awards is shown below and the photos can be seen in the scrolling image window at the top of this page:

  Photographer Title
1st Ann Smith Hebridean colours
2nd Bev Pegram Petrol cap
3rd Mike Hall Dripping tap
HC Elizabeth Bulley The beach
HC Chris Flood Tidal pool at sunset
HC Mike Hall Broken reed
C Norman Price Minimal lovers of Seville
C Angela Karney Keys
C Miles Thompson Yacht and jetty

HC=Highly Commended   C=Commended

22 April  - Our 5th and final round of the monochrome open competition was judged by David Carine ARPS. After holding eight images back for a second showing he awarded 10 to two images and 9.5 to one other. The winners on the night were:

Chris Flood with Architectural abstract and Pete Baldrey with Double dance.

15 April  - An entertaining meeting for members to reveal their creative abilities when photographing the simple subject - paper. We saw a number of interesting and artistic takes using: books, magazines, crumpled paper, origami, playing cards, paper montages forming backdrops for portraits, writing with pen and paper and street photography of torn paper on dilapidated billboards. See some examples below:

50s Movie Stars by Pete Baldrey   Paper Cards by Norman Price

Poster by Bev Pegram   Paper rock by Ed Hull

Curves by Ann Smith

8 April  - Dr Niall Ferguson ARPS CPAGB EFIAP judged the 28 entries in our 5th PDI open colour competition. He gave a comprehensive critique of the images and at the same time explained his reasons for the marking, awarding a maximum score of 10 to two images and 9.5 to three others. The two winning images were:

    Street Portrait of Caroline Lucas MP by Chris Flood
    and
    Spring by Ann Smith

 

 


Latest News

CLUB MEETINGS

(Note: All meetings will be virtual Zoom events until further notice.)

(Login 7:45pm for 8:00pm start)

Thursday 13 May 2021

Three of a kind - 1 subject photographed in 3 ways. An opportunity to be creative.  For more information see the "3 of a kind" note under the Notes tab above.
Please send your PDIs to Phil Copestick ccc.pdi.images@gmail.com.

Thursday 20 May 2021

Best PDI image of the year competition to be judged by Tony Baverstock

Thursday 27 May 2021

Presentation: Creative flower portraits and still life by Polina Plotnikova. More details

Thursday 3 June 2021

The AGM. All members are asked to attend this meeting thereby ensuring we have a quorum for passing resolutions and electing the committee for continuing business next season.

 


See our club programme for all further meetings this season. May be subject to change.
Programme 2020-21

 

OUTSIDE CLUB EVENTS

Following the recent cancellation of outings due to the Covid19 government guidelines the Committee decided not to plan any further dates for club outings until restrictions are relaxed.

As an alternative to group outings, we have compiled a list of places you may like to visit in your own time.

See the outside events programme for more details of the suggested venues

 

Useful Links

Visit Cranleigh Camera Club Group on our Facebook page or our Flickr site using the links below

facebook link

flickr

Other photography links:

SPA - Surrey Photographic Assoc.

Royal Photographic Society. SE

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain


 

Presentation: Starting from a blank canvas by Polina Plotnikova on 27 May 2021

A two-part presentation based on Polina's favourite photographic subjects: Creative Flower Portraiture and Still Life - illustrated using images from her studio work.

She describes her approach to flower portraiture as being similar to portrait photography. For every flower and plant she photographs she always try to find a unique look, study its mood and character and unlock its hidden beauty. In doing so, she neither aims at creating an accurate natural/botanical image nor tries to shoot a flower in its natural habitat. What matters to her is the creative interpretation of a flower image.

During the still life session she will discuss composition, light, textures and colours when creating still life setups and how she always starts by creating an image in her mind's eye before proceeding to take photographs only after all details have been thought through. With the aid of a few schematic illustrations she will demonstrate the various stages of putting together a still life setup together with the studio hardware used.

The following images, copyright of Polina Plotnikova and reproduced with permission, is a sample of the type of photography we may expect during her presentation.

PP1  PP2
PP3  PP4

Visitors welcome - Zoom meeting commences 7:45 for 8:00 pm start.

Registration fee for non-members £5.

Please register to join the on-line meeting using this email link. Register for Meeting. Please state on you request: "Polina presentation" as well as your own contact details.

After registering and prior to the presentation you will be sent an email link enabling you to join.