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.
Monthly roundup of club activities during May 2019
A month of annual club competitions, a presentation by the international wildlife photographer, Tom Way, and an outside visit to Polesden Lacey.
2 May - Keith Newton LRPS judged our fifth and final open PDI and monochrome prints competiton. He gave a considered opinion on all the 36 prints and 28 PDIs and explained his reasoning, holding back a large number of images and awarding many high marks including a score of 10 for three monochrome prints and four PDIs.
4 May - The outing to Polesden Lacey was quite well attended, with some members choosing to make the most of timed visits to see the House interior.
9 May - Tony Baverstock, an Honorary Member and a former chairman of the club for many years, returned to judge our annual Best print and PDI competiton 2019. He was asked to determine which images he thought were best from those which had gained a ten during the seasonal competitions and/or gained a first place in the recent Annual Exhibition.
Congratulations to Chris Flood, the overall competition winner with his monochrome print Desiccated tree trunk with sandstorm behind. Congratulations also to Ann Smith for her winning PDI Echonopsis flower which came second overall. The full table of results can be found in the "members area" using this link: Best print and PDI Awards table 2019.
Desiccated tree trunk with sandstorm behind by Chris Flood and Echinopsis flower by Ann Smith
16 May - Dave Brooker, a former member, judged the 67 images (39 prints and 28 PDIs) entered in the Outside events/annual set subject 2019 competiton. Although deer in the rutting season at Petworth Park was a very popular subject, congratulations go to Ann Smith for her overall winning entry Light - Music taken during the outside visit to Guildford Cathedral, and to the runner-up Phil Copestick with his print Guildford Christmas lights 2018. The full table of results can be found in the "members area" using this link: Outside events awards 2018-19
Light - Music by Ann Smith and Guildford Christmas lights 2018 by Phil Copestick
23 May - Tom Way, a fine art and wildlife photographer, gave a superb presentation Wildlife through the lens. Tom spoke about what it takes to be a wildlife photographer, talking about the importance of light, the right angles and the emphasis on trying to compose a sellable image when looking through the lens. The first half was mainly about his African photography and in the second half he showed images from his travels around other parts of the world. He favours large prints over PDIs and most certainly emphasises quality rather than quantity. Using Canon equipment, he shoots in RAW format then tends to use Lightroom for the necessary adjustments, and is unwilling to change the image through cloning out unwanted stray grasses, leaves, etc. in order to comply with the strict rules of international wildlife photography. He has endless patience waiting for the right moment, in the right light – the latter being very important. He takes to please himself, not a camera club judge, and the images he showed were stunning. The use of monochrome images, and larger animals are his forte. Undoubtedly his talk proved to be the best of the club year.
30 May - The Chairman’s challenge awards 2019. The set subject was close-up photography and from the 50 images (22 prints and 28 PDI’s) entered in the competition, Ann Smith judged Chris Flood’s print Hoar frost pattern through glass as the overall winner. The runner-up was Peter Jillians with his PDI Ethereal snowdrop. The full table of results can be found in the "members area" using this link: Chairman’s challenge awards 2018-19
Hoar frost pattern through glass by Chris Flood and Ethereal snowdrop by Peter Jillians