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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Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

Speaker Night Meeting - 10/14/2019 at 7pm
Speaker: Howard Clark - Topic: From Good to Great
Howard Clark is an award-winning professional photographer with more than 50 years of experience behind the lens. Nine of Mr. Clark’s photos appear in the permanent collection of the American Society of Civil Engineers. An eight-foot-wide version of his Great Falls Panorama hangs in the pedestrian tunnel at the Metro Station in Bethesda, MD. Click his bio for more details.

NOTE: After break, Mike Brown will discuss and show you how to clean your camera sensor. He will also be cleaning any member’s camera sensor if they bring their camera to the meeting.

Plan ahead - for November, we will be holding our annual Photo Critique. Judges to be announced later.

Competition Night Meeting - 10/28/2019 at 7pm
Theme: Landscape - Judge: Martin Heavner
Martin Heavner studied photojournalism at West Virginia University and refined his photographic eye under Washington-area fine arts photographer and educator Lowell Anson Kenyon. Currently, he serves on the Photography Committee of the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD, where he helps to organize the annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition each April. Click his bio for more details.

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.

MD Renaissance Festival - 10/13/2019
GCC Field Trip to the Renaissance Festival (1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401) on Sunday October 13, 2019.  The carpool meetup location will be the usual Park-N-Ride Lot (I-270 & Quince Orchard Road) at 8:30 AM that day. Please click Renaissance Festival to sign up for the trip.

George Washington Farm - 10/27/2019
The meetup will be at 1:00 PM on October 27 at the Gaithersburg Park & Ride and will be restricted to 10 individuals because it is a private property. Please click George Washington Farm Trip 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
(Click this to see past years competition images)

Club Competition Winners 9/2018-8/2020

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

Maryland Photography Alliance