Cambridge Camera Club


  1. Introduction

    Our club was established in 1902 and is one of the larger clubs within the EAF and the UK.  We are a membership of around 200 enthusiastic amateur photographers.  Our club is based on education and much of our activity is within our Specialist Interest Groups with Practical Workshops, Critique evenings, Technical sessions and we give help and guidance to those working towards photographic distinctions and much more.  These activities are underpinned with weekly meetings of photographic talks and competitions.  The season culminates in an Annual Exhibition of Prints and PDI’s, which runs for 1 week at the end of April, with awards presented by the Mayor and our sponsors, to whom we are extremely grateful.

    Our Sponsors:  The Cambridge Independent, Campkins Cameras, Domino, John Lewis, Olympus, Richer Sounds, Samsung, and Scotsdales.  Read more about our Sponsors.

    Membership: We are an energetic forward-looking club with a vibrant membership. If you would like to join us, please fill in a Membership Application.


  2. Club Meetings Continue Online 2021/22

    Despite COVID-19 restrictions the club put together a full programme of talks, tutorials, competitions and even coffee mornings for the members online. These have proven to be very successful, with good attendance and we thank all the speakers and judges who have adapted to this medium. We continue with this format until further notice, but a sub-committee is looking at how we could possibly transition back to meetings once again.


  3. Inter-Club Digital Competition

    Each January between 2003 and 2020 we hosted a digital competition between 36 East Anglian clubs, usually known these days as 'Whittlesford'. Regretfully we had to cancel the event in 2021 because of Covid-19, but it will be going ahead on 15th January 2022. Because of the potential for onerous government restrictions in the winter months — and attendant risks to the finances of the event — our preparations will now focus on running the competition on line via Zoom. We hope to return fully in-person from January 2023.

    As in recent years, we shall be opening for clubs to apply from June 2021.  Images will be uploaded using this website, and online entry will be open between October 1st and November 30th 2021.

    Subjects and image technical details will not be changed from recent years. The club entry fee will remain at £30; however, since the competition will take place on-line, it will be free to observe.

    • Please make sure that you keep us updated about any email address changes, or we might be unable to contact you now or in the future.

    • If you are the club representative and did not receive an initial invite for the competition - or have any other queries - please feel free to contact the Inter-Club Competition Coordinator.

    Results from the competition in January 2020 can be found here.


  4. October - Further New Members' Evening

    The club continues to put extra effort into making our new members feel welcome.  In addition to our programme, there are specific meetings for the new members, giving them the chance to get to know some key club members a little better, and each other, albeit still over zoom.  In October, the new members were encouraged to just chat about their photography and to bring along some of their images, but also images of any photographer who inspires them..

    Our New Member Waiting List is now open.  Register your interest to join us by completing our form: Membership 


 

Featured Items


  1. Annual Exhibition 2021

    An exceptional year needs an exceptional exhibition!

    Enjoy this interactive experience.   Explore over 400 members' images, deciding what you want to view and how you view it.   Enter the exhibition by clicking anywhere on the slideshow below, or simply follow the link here.

    Disclaimer: The Exhibition includes some images of an adult nature.


    Award Winning Images from the 2021 Annual Exhibition


  2. Photography and the Sublime - Dr Thomas Peck LRPS CPAGB

    Lower Antelope Canyon

    This week, we had high attendance for Dr Thomas Peck, who gave a wide ranging talk on the 'sublime'.  He expertly demonstrated how the traditions of the Sublime have influenced early landscape photographers through to the modern day.  Taking examples from the work of 18th and 19th century artists through to the photographs of Carleton E Watkins, Sebastião Saldago, Ansel Adams and Hiroshi Sugimoto, as well as his own images, he demonstrates a fascinating insight into a cultural trend.

    Tom has been taking photographs for many years and is a regular contributor to B&W Photography and onlandscape.co.uk.  Accomplished in other genres his first love is landscape photography and with Colin Westgate runs workshops at Quest Photography.  Enjoy Dr Peck's photography and the Quest Photography workshops via the links below:

    https://www.thomaspeckphotography.com

    https://www.questphoto.co.uk/2022photographyworkshops


  3. Serial PDI - Round 3 - FINAL

    The final round of our Serial PDI competition for this season.  Another very good entry of 94 images, colour and black and white.  Excellently judged by Dave Hipperson who left us in no doubt what impressed, or disappointed him, and what might have improved the shot.  Click on the image above to see a gallery of the high-scoring images.

    This being the FINAL round, we now know the winners of the overall competition, so congratulations go to John McDowall and Martin Parratt - joint 1st in Colour, and Allan Hale and John Bulpitt - joint 1st in Monochrome.


  4. Calling Young Photographers!

    Entry Now Open

    Once again, we are pleased to be collaborating with Cambridge Rotary Club to encourage the next generation of photographers. The theme this year is 'Colours of Nature' and just a single image required from those under 7 yrs, 7-10yrs, 11-15yrs, 16-18yrs.  With prizes for the Winners, plus entry into the District and possibly the National competitions, there is everything to go for.  So have a go and encourage your younger brothers and sisters.  Click the link for the full details on the Rotary Club site.   Entry closes 31st January 2022. 

    Thanks to fellow sponsors - Campkins Cameras and The Cambridge Independant.


  5. Young Photographers 2021 go even further

    Two of our 2021 Young Photographers Competition winners from Cambridge, have gained awards in the RIBI National Competition.

    Dan Starling Senior category 1st with 'Puffin Landing' and 
    Robin Pringpuangkeo Junior Category 3rd with 'Grass Snake'.  
    Congratulations to Dan and Robin.  Read all about our local competition
     here.


News and Information


  1. Nick Bowman Awarded ARPS in Natural History

    Congratulations to Nick Bowman ARPS, who was recently successful with his panel of East of England Wildlife. Click on the image to see his gallery and all the images in greater detail.


  2. FRPS Distinctions for Two Members

    Many congratulations to David Townshend and Martin Parratt who both gained their FRPS Distinctions at a recent Visual Art assessment.  Clicking on the images below will take you to David's and Martin's FRPS Galleries.


 

Members' Websites


A number of CCC Members have their own websites, and a list of these can be found here. Shown below is a small selection of Member sites (CCC is not responsible for the external links).