The Gaithersburg Camera Club primarily serves upper Montgomery County, though members come from all over.  The club is meant for camera enthusiasts of varying skills and interests.  Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography.  Our programs and activities provide information and instruction for all skill levels. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.
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GCC Call for Submissions
GCC will be having an exhibit at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg from February 2 through March 18, 2018. Any GCC member in good standing may submit a maximum of four images (Pay your dues!). The theme is “open” and there is no time limit for the images. Deadline for submissions is 10/31/2017. Click this for full details.

Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

Photo Critique - November 13, 2017
The GCC will hold its first 'Photo Critique' session on Monday, November 13 in Parker Hall at 7:00 p.m. This session will be in lieu of our speaker meeting.  The panel will include three GCC longtime members and outstanding photographers, Ed Palaszynski, Sabine Dickens, and Don Johnson. 
The Photo Critique is an educational endeavor and opportunity for GCC members to get quality feedback on their photographs. The panel will point out strengths in the images and suggest improvements. Click here for further instructions.

Speaker Night Meeting - 10/9/2017 - 7:00pm
Speaker: Marshall Cohen
Topic: Photojournalism - Timing is Everything! - Most of the Time! 

Marshall H. Cohen, a former senior economist and Nordic desk officer with the International Division of USDA, began his professional photography career in 1987 as a stringer for Reuters International in Washington D.C. As an independent freelance photojournalist,Marshall covered the White House during the presidencies of George Bush senior, and William Clinton. His photographs are part of permanent collections in the US and Denmark. Click details for Marshall's bio.

Competition Night Meeting - 10/23/2017 - 7:00pm
Theme: FLIGHT - Judge: Martin Heavner
Martin enjoys photographing all subjects, but he favors landscapes, city-scapes, vintage cars and machinery, and abstracts of architectural and industrial scenes. Martin studied photojournalism at West Virginia University and refined his photographic eye under Washington-area fine arts photographer and educator Lowell Anson Kenyon. Martin frequently judges photography competitions and was a juror for the multi-media Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, PA. Martin’s images can be seen at his website,, and his Instagram account, @m.heavner. Click details for Martin's bio.

Photography Field Trips
The Gaithersburg Camera Club has launched a series of single day photography field trips that are within an easy drive from our hometown. Members with any level of experience are free to join us at a variety of locations.

Bald Eagle Photo Shoot - Conowingo Dam - 11/11/2017
Join your fellow members for a trip to Conowingo Dam in MD for a session of Bald Eagle Portraits - 2569 Shures Landing Road, Darlington, MD 21034. We will meet at the usual place at Park-N-Ride lot (I-270 & Quince Orchard Rd) at 6:00am. Click Conowingo Dam to sign up for this trip.

Click Planned Field Trips and Field Trips Sign Up Lists to see more information.

GCC Meet-Up
It’s a new concept to provide club members with more opportunities to shoot together without counting on a GCC field trip coordinator to accompany the group.

Competition Winners

Club Competition Winners 9/2016-8/2018

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