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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  • Dues are due. Be ready to pay at Meetings. Only members in good standing are eligible to participate in competition.

Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

SPEAKER MEETING: 2/13/2017 - 7PM
Speaker: Mary Louise Ravese - Topic: Black & White Photography
Mary Louise is founder and owner of Bella Vista Photography in Waterford, VA. She specializes in nature and travel photography from locations across the world. She draws inspiration from a variety of visual arts to produce photographs often described as
"painterly". Her images have been used in calendars, magazines, books and websites including various projects with National Geographic maps. Click here for her biography and here to visit her website.

COMPETITION MEETING: 2/27/2017 - 7PM - Theme: OPEN
Judge: Steve Gottlieb
Steve leads photography workshops in northeast Maryland and throughout the United States and beyond. His images have been featured in Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Rangefinder, and Photo District News, among others. Click here for his biography and here to visit his website.

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.

Basilica of the National Shrine - 2/4/2017

The shrine is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and one of the ten largest churches in the world. The Basilica is renowned for its unique architecture, beautiful sacred art, and rich Catholic and American history and heritage. The Basilica is located at 400 Michigan Ave., Northeast, Washington, D.C. Free parking is available.

We'll have permission to photograph with tripods from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

We will meet at the Park & Ride lot at I-270 and Rt. 124 in Gaithersburg at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 4th.  Please park at the right side of the entrance near Rt. 124 to meet other GCC members. Click this for more details.

Please click BasilicaTrip to sign up.

Abstract Macro Workshop - Bubbles and Reflections - 2/11/2017
The art of macro photography opens our eyes to the beauty in something ordinary.  Creating pleasing photographs from patterned paper under containers of oil and water, or bits of color reflected in a shiny, textured surface is a matter of patient , experimentation and creativity. This is the perfect project for cold winter days when shooting outside is not an option.
Join us on Saturday, February 11th at 2:30 for GCC's  Abstract Workshop.  We will meet in Arcadia rooms A&B at Asbury.  As we get closer to the actual workshop date we will provide directions to the Arcadia rooms. Click this for details of what to bring and what to do before the workshop.
Please click Abstract Workshop to sign up.

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

All Photos are copyrighted by the artists and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, stored
 or manipulated in any manner or form whatsoever without the prior written permission of the artist.
If you wish to contact the artist, please email the webmaster

For more information on our activities and how to find us, go here