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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 November

1 November - Rob Irvine, a professional photographer and lecturer at Westminster University, gave a talk titled From Capture to Print. On location with students, he described how he sets up environmental portrait shots and uses off-camera flash to provide modelling which enable his subjects to stand out from the background.

Rob irvine   Rob Irvine 2   Rob Irvine 3

(Photos copyright of Rob Irvine and reproduced with permission.)

8 November - Bev Pegram and Ann Smith showed how to produce photographic panels and used their submissions for accreditation to the RPS as examples. They explained how the theme and photographs were chosen and how important it was to achieve a visual balance as well as technical competence when the images are displayed.

15 November - Rob Bonfield from Woking judged our 2nd round colour print competition, Reflections, matching his comments to the marks awarded well. It was the first of our Set Subjects and it was pleasing to note the thought which had gone into many of the images.

19 November - Cranleigh Camera Club visited Ludshott Camera Club for a friendly PDI competition judged by Walter Benzie, Hon. FRPS. The results were:

Section / Club CCC Scores LCC Scores
Natural History 100½ 105
Open 124 132

22 November - Ann Smith demonstrated a technique for making a PDI panel using Photoshop Elements and she later supplied a set of instructions, see link below to download. After her demonstration we held a critique workshop of members’ PDIs. (Link to Instructions)

24 November - Cranleigh Camera Club competed in the SPA ICC prints competition at East Horsley Village Hall. A set of the club entries can be seen in the Gallery tab above.

29 November - David Mendus judged our 2nd monochrome prints and PDI competitions, Reflections. The set subject gave rise to some original work and he made positive comments on the standard and variety achieved by club members. It was also pleasing to note that one or two images previously shown at an internal critique workshop had been worked on and achieved high marks in the competition.

On 10 November we went on a visit to Hascombe Hill, Surrey and were gifted with glorious weather and plenty of autumnal colour. These outings are very much social in nature as well as providing an opportunity to explore new ground, gaining experience and discussing and getting advice from other members on photographic problems. See selection of members’ images below including an example of a Panel of images courtesy of Ann Smith.

broken fence landscape Phil Copestick Phil Copestick 2 Ann Smith Ann Smith 2 Angela Karney Ann Panel





Cranleigh Bonfire and Fireworks Display

3 November 2018 - Cranleigh Camera Club were delighted to assist in photographing this year's event. The Cranleigh and District Lions and the Bonfire Boys do a fantastic job raising money for charity and once again put on a wonderful display for the residents of Cranleigh and visitors. Although the weather on the evening was good, photographing an outdoor event like this can pose big challenges for photographers, who have to cope with poor light, drifting smoke, large crowds and restricted access. However a number of club members were up for the challenge as you can see from their photographs below.

Chris Rogers    Chris Flood

See more images by following this link.


Next presentation by guest speaker Ruari Cumming ARPS - 10 January 2019 - The Island Dream

An exploration of Hebridean islands "on the edge", their isolation and fragility, their charm and allure, whilst meeting some islanders who have chosen to live "the island dream".

The following images ("Along the sand", "Charismatic Kiloran" and "A round with Keith"), copyright of Ruari Cumming and reproduced with permission, give a flavour of the evening to come.

Along the Sand    Charasmatic Kiloran    A Round with Keith Visitors welcome - entrance £5 on the door. Commences 7:45 for 8:00 pm start. How to find us