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