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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NOTICE:  1/2016 - 5/2016 meetings will be in Parker Hall building (#7)  on Asbury Campus Map.

Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

Speaker Meeting - Speaker: Chet Stein, 2/8/2016, 7pm
Topic: “A World of Natural Beauty – Photographing Wildlife in their Native Habitat.”
Over the last several years, Chet has had the opportunity to combine his love of travel and the environment with his interest in photography. His travels have taken him to six continents and the Arctic Circle (only Antarctica remains).
Click this link for his full biography.

After the break, we will discuss "Favorite Non-Photoshop Plugins."  Mel Sessa will lead the discussion and talk about two of his favorite plugins, 'Topaz' and 'On1' software.  If you use plugins in such as 'Nik' software or other products, we welcome you to share your insights and recommendations on the programs.

Competition Meeting - Judge: Mary Louise Revise, 2/22/2016, 7pm
Theme: OPEN.

For over 20 years, Mary Louise has specialized in outdoor color photography from locations across the U.S., Europe and Japan. Her favorite subject matter includes country landscapes, nature close-ups, interesting architectural details and wildlife.
Her photographs are created using both film and digital equipment. In the digital world where software programs offer vast possibilities for altering reality, Mary Louise’s philosophy regarding her own work is that it is important to stay true to nature.
Click this link for her full biography.

Single Day 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.

The George Peabody Library - 1/30/2016 - 9:45am
The magnificent George Peabody Library is a setting of great beauty, unique in Baltimore, and full of opportunities for unique photographic perspectives. From the main floor, you can view the five-story interior structure with ornate ironwork and marble.
We will meet at 9.45 a.m. at the park and ride lot at I-270 and Rt. 124 in Gaithersburg (our normal carpooling meeting place). Park on the right side of the parking lot entrance, near Route 124 to meet other GCC members.
We will depart no later than 10 a.m. to arrive at the Peabody Library by 11:00 a.m. We have
permission to shoot until 2:00 p.m. Attendees can then opt for a late lunch together before returning to Gaithersburg.

To learn more about the library and view library photos, go to

Please sign up for the field trip with our online sign-up form by clicking this link
Click this for full details of the trip.

Click HERE to see our Planned Field Trips and Sign Up Sheet.

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


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