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.)
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:
|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||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:
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:
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: