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Dripping tap by Mike Hall
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Magdalena by Pete Baldrey
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Caught in fast flowing waters by Angela Karney
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Fork and spoon by Ed Hull
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Brown Pelican Meets River Cooter, South Carolina by Chris Flood
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Giraffe at waterhole by Mike Hall
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Go Fetch by Swales Parry
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Lioness with juvenile and cub - Maasai Mara by John Warbrick
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Colonnade - Bexhill-on-Sea by Swales Parry
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Looking up - Becontree Brass Band by Norman Price
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Red Devil parachutists in tandem by John Warbrick
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Double dance by Pete Baldrey
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Hebridean colours by Ann Smith
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Gannets - Mating pair by Swales Parry
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Spring by Ann Smith
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St Pauls from the Tate by Miles Thompson
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Street portrait of an elderly man by Chris Flood


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

We are pleased to announce that Cranleigh Camera Club has resumed face-to-face meetings in the Cranleigh Baptist church. As an initial precautionary measure, attendance at meetings is subject to the following conditions:

For members who still feel unable to attend face-to-face club meetings the club is actively exploring, with the church authorities, the possibility of simultaneous live streaming meetings via the Zoom web conferencing programme and further details will follow when remaining technical issues are resolved.

All the above remains under constant review and may change in line with Government guidelines whereby CCC members will be informed accordingly.



Roundup of recent club activities

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

20 January - Presentation The seeing eye by Paul Mitchell FRPS. Paul's talk did not simply focus on the technicalities of picture taking but more on how to see beyond the obvious by exploring details, textures and shapes found in both nature and man made objects. He went on to explain the various creative techniques such as intentional camera movement, multiple exposures, the use of creative lenses and filters etc he employed while making the images shown during his presentation.

Here is an example of some of the images from his talk, copyright of Paul Mitchell and reproduced with permission.

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13 January - Tim Clarke ARPS judged our 3rd Colour prints open competition. He gave an excellent critique of the 36 entries and awarded a maximum score of 10 to six images which demonstrated the high quality of the entries in what proved to be a highly competitive evening. A special congratulations to Norman Price whose entry The chess players the judge considered as the overall competition winner. The other 10s were awarded to Chris Flood Sikh soldier with a waxed moustache, Pete Baldrey (two images) - Hoodie time and Zsanette, Mike Hall Red shoes at No.522 and Ed Hull Alstroemeria fantasy.

See the winning images in the links below or go to the gallery:

The chess players by Norman Price
Hoodie time by Pete Baldrey
Zsanette by Pete Baldrey
Red shoes at No.522 by Mike Hall
Sikh soldier with a waxed moustache by Chris Flood
Alstroemeria fantasy by Ed Hull


9 December - The annual Christmas supper was, by necessity, replaced again this year with a Zoom Christmas party and included the usual party quiz organised by our resident quiz master John Walbrick as well as the announcement of the Chairman's challenge - The odd man out. A relaxing evening just to enjoy chatting with other like minded people who also love their photography. Well done to our champion master quizzer Mike Harrison.

2 December - Ken Scott ARPS judged our 2nd Mono prints and PDI competitions. Each competition had an Open and Set subject (Glass) section. He gave an excellent considered critique of the 26 mono print and 30 PDI entries, awarding a maximum score of 10 to four images in the mono print competition (two in the open and two in the set subject sections) and to four images in the PDI competition (two in the open and two in the set subject sections). In addition two images in the Monochrome prints and three in the PDI competitions were awarded 9.5.

The winning images can be seen in the gallery or using the links below

Mono Open section:
Zebras Drinking by Mike Hall
Beach hut shadows byAngela Karney

Mono set subject section - glass:
Gin o'clock by Miles Thompson
Leaded light window by Graham Humphreys

PDI Open section:
Lady in red by Angela Karney
Fly with your dreams by Ann Smith

PDI set subject section - glass:
Rear Window DL by Bev Pegram
Stripes and Curves by Pete Baldrey


25 November - The theme for the evening was the song title What a wonderful world. Members brought along images reflecting various lyrics taken from the song - I see trees of green; red roses too; skies of blue; clouds of white; the dark sacred night; colors of the rainbow; people going by; friends shaking hands saying how do you do; they're really saying I love you; I hear babies cry; they'll learn much more than I'll ever know. Others interpreted this theme with some of their own favourite pictures that reminded them of what a wonderful world we live in.

18 November - David Smith LRPS CPAGB judged our 2nd Colour prints open and set subject (Glass) competitions. He gave an excellent critique of the 35 entries, split 18:17 between the open and set subject sections, and awarded a maximum score of 10 to two images in the open and three images in the set subject competitions. In addition two images in the open and three in the set subject were awarded 9.5. Congratulations to Norman Price and Chris Flood for their winning entries in the open and to Elizabeth Bulley, Graham Humphries and Chris Flood in the set subject competitions.

The winning images can be seen in the gallery or using the links below

Open section:
Pumpkin and Chinese lanterns by Norman Price
Sikh soldier by Chris Flood

Set subject section - Glass:
Roundel, Ickworth Church by Graham Humphreys
Champagne fountain by Chris Flood
Three glasses by Elizabeth Bulley


11 November - A presentation The wider world of photography - Part 1 by guest speaker and commercial photographer Ashley Franklin ARPS APAGB. He took us on a journey to discover the fascinating world of photography beyond the camera club by exploring the history, style and impact of portrait, fashion, industrial, war, press and social documentary photography.
It was an evening of informative, inspiring, powerful and world-changing imagery where we saw the work of many photo greats like Avedon, Bailey, Beaton, Bloomfield, Capa, Contreras, McCullin, McCurry, Karsh, Leibowitz, Salgado, Winston Link, et al, all accompanied by a well researched narrative about the photographers and their photographic styles.






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All meetings commence at 7:45pm for 8:00pm start

Unless stated otherwise below all club meetings will be held in the main church hall at the front of the building where it is easier to maintain social distancing.


Thursday 27 January 2022

3rd Open PDI + Mono prints competitions, to be judged by Tim Morland ARPS. The mounts of the two monochrome prints must not exceed 500mm x 400mm in size.

For the PDI competition please ensure you submit your two PDI images to Phil Copestick at
by Sunday 23 January.

For those submitting prints in the Mono prints competition will you please also send PDI versions of your prints to Phil in a separate email and include the wording Mono Prints in the subject line in order to avoid the PDIs being mistakenly entered into the PDI competition. By providing PDIs of your mono prints allows those only able to attend via Zoom to also have the opportunity to see the pictures.

Thursday 03 February 2020

A workshop for members to bring along two or three images for other members to discuss and offer any suggestions for improvements in an informal environment - provides a valuable opportunity to review pictures that may be used in future competitions.
Please submit your PDI images to Phil Copestick by Sunday 30 January.

Thursday 10 February 2022

4th Colour print competition, Set subject: Bridges, which will be judged by Graeme Wales LRPS CPAGB.
The mounts of the two colour prints must not exceed 500mm x 400mm in size.
In addition please submit two PDIs of your colour prints to Phil Copestick at
by Sunday 6 February 2022 so that the prints can also be viewed by members attending the meeting via Zoom.

Thursday 17 February 2022

An evening for members to submit up to 4 Minimalist images for informal discussion. Please submit the 4 PDIs of your images to Phil Copestick at
by Sunday 13 February 2022 enabling the images to be viewed by members who are only able to attend the meeting via Zoom.

The full club programme for 2021-22 can be accessed from the programme tab above. This could be subject to change for a variety of reasons so always check this website for any updates.



Tuesday 18 January 2022

A walk around Shere village and surroundings. Meet in the free carpark at the Recreation Ground, Upper Street at 10.30 am.
A visit to the Church, then exploring the village and maybe some of the footpaths around the village. Possibly lunch in one of the pubs for those who want to linger a little longer.

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 using the link below

facebook link

Other photography links:

SPA - Surrey Photographic Assoc.

Royal Photographic Society. SE

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain


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