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.)


Roundup of recent club activities

(For a full summary of all previous club meetings go to Activities archive page and select the year.)

30 November - Rob Bonfield judged our 2nd PDI and Mono print competitions which included the Set subject: Looking through. In the PDI competition he awarded maximum marks to Ann Smith and Julian Hall in the open section and to Graham Kurn in the set subject.
In the Mono print competition he awarded 10 to images from Mike Guy and Stefan Foryszewski in the open section and to images from Ed Hull and Mike Thompson for the set subject as follows:

PDI Open section:

Bonfire party by Ann Smith and When the Elephants walk by Julian Hall

PDI Set subject section - Looking through

Look out on the harbour by Graham Kurn

Mono print Open section:

Stairs to walkway, Greenoch peninsula, London by Mike Guy and Making a nest by Stefan Foryszewski

Mono print Set subject section - Looking through

Looking through - Lest we forget 1914-18 by Ed Hull and Looking through my dictionary by Miles Thompson


23 November - Girls in the landscape - a presentation by Pete Baldrey. He demonstrated how his photographic style had developed over the last 15 years with a series of audio visuals containing many images taken at various locations in the UK and abroad including France and Greece. He described how he obtained his subjects, mainly friends and models from agencies, and how, during shooting in busy locations, he endeavoured to remain inconspicuous in order to minimise unwanted interaction from inquisitive passers by. He also demonstrated, using Adobe Lightroom, how he post processed his images but that he always attempted to keep this to a minimum in keeping with the original in-camera image.


16 November - David Hughes ARPS DPAGB BPE4 judged our 2nd Colour print competition which included the Set subject: Looking through. He awarded images from Angela Karney and Ann Smith a 10 in the open section and to Norman Price and Miles Thompson for their images in the set subject section.

The winning images can be seen below.

Open section:

Sunset over a changing city by Angela Karney and Load of old rope by Ann Smith

Set subject section - Looking through

Looking through beer at a meal by Norman Price and Looking through the arches, Balcombe Viaduct by Miles Thompson


9 November - Presentation - Capturing movement in wildlife and sport by Nick Rogers. Nick is chair of Reigate Photographic Society and enjoys taking images of anything that moves, focusing on wildlife and sport. He gave a very interesting talk supported with a wide variety of his photographs (see the two examples below) and interspersed his presentation with numerous tips for camera settings and techniques plus ideas for photographic locations.

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2 November - Despite the adverse weather conditions, with complements of Storm Ciaran, we had a sufficient number of members to hold a full and interesting workshop. Members brought along a wide variety of images for critique, explaining why and how they had taken them, and it was the conduit for generating further discussion amongst all those present including the opportunuty for proffering suggestions for possible improvements.

26 October 2023 - Graham Mansfield judged our 1st PDI and monochrome prints competitions. There were 30 PDI and 32 monochrome entries and he awarded a maximum score of 10 to 2 images in both competitions. The winning images scoring 10 were:

PB     AS
PDIs - Looking out by Pete Baldrey and Robin with alder flies for nestlings by Ann Smith.

CF     MG
Monochrome prints - New Orleans style by Chris Flood and Proboscis monkey by Mike Guy.

19 October 2023 - Three colours was the subject for the 1 month challenge although black was not to be considered as a colour. Members brought along their prints and/or PDIs for review and spoke briefly about their images, after which discussion by other members ensued.

A small selection of the PDI images is shown below.

Roof by Ann Smith
Architectural Shapes by Donna Gorin
Antique Bank Vault Mechanism, San Antonio - Chris Flood
Blue, red and green, Plymouth by Ed Hull
Untitled by Miles Thompson
Orange, Purple and Blue by Pete Baldrey
Peace Lily by Mike Harrison
Lilies by Stefan Foryszewski
Mock Orange by Norman Price
Untitled by Peter Short



Latest News


Club announcement

1 - Congratulations to Chris Flood who passed the Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF) in the visual art category with a project based on a series of micro-studies of a lake in Co. Donegal. A fantastic achievement and well deserved for a very talented photographer.

2 - Congratulations to Donna  Gorin for achieving her LRPS accreditation and it is a fitting testament to the high standard of photography she constantly exhibits as an active member of the club.



Doors open at 7:45pm for 8:00pm start

Unless stated otherwise all club meetings in 2023-24 will be held in the school room at the rear of the Baptist Church in St James's Place, Cranleigh.

7 December 2023

Presentation - Secret Britain - Britain’s wildlife by Andy Sands. This will be by Zoom only. More details will follow shortly.Click here for more details

14 December 2021

The annual Christmas dinner party will be held this year at the Bricklayers Arms, Shamley Green when details of the Chairman's challenge will also be announced.

21 December and 28 December 2023

No meetings - the Christmas Break

The club programme for 2023-24 can be seen using the programme tab above.




There are no further outside club events planned at this point in time


Useful Links

Visit Cranleigh Camera Club Group on our Facebook page using the link below

facebook link

Other photography links:

SPA - Surrey Photographic Assoc.

Royal Photographic Society. SE

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain


Presentation: Secret Britain by Andy Sands APAGB on 7 December 2023

Andy owns and runs the Chiswick Camera Centre with his wife Sarah and supplies Nature Picture Library with his images of British wildlife. His talk covers various natural history subjects of the British Isles that are either rare, elusive or simply so small most people don’t know they exist! It starts with a short trip to a few secret, less often visited, areas of Britain to discover hidden wildlife havens and then moves on through various habitats looking at mammals, birds, insects and other small creatures. He finishes with woodland where apart from the wildlife he delves into micro fungi and the almost microscopic world of slime moulds.

The pictures below are examples of the mix of subjects being covered - a Male Merlin, Curculio glandium a type of Acorn Weevil and a Slime Mould Lamproderma scintillans.

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

Registration fee for non-members £4.

Please register to join the on-line meeting using this email link.  Register for Meeting.

Please state on you request: "Secret Britain 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.

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