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!

Please note a new location for March and April meetings - Asbury Club Rm in Park View Bldg (#2 on Asbury's official map).  Click Asbury Official Map for an Asbury's official map, or Click Modified Map for a map with an overlaid route to the meeting bldg and parking area.

Speaker Night: Mary Louise Ravese - 4/13/2015
Topic: “Creative Abstract Photography”

 Mary is founder and owner of Bella Vista Photography located in the Waterford, Virginia area. She studied photography at the University of California Berkeley and Santa Cruz extension programs. Her favorite subject matter includes county landscapes, nature close-ups, interesting architectural details and wildlife. Mary Louise draws inspiration from a variety of visual arts to produce photographs often described as “painterly.” She leads classes and field trips to multi-day workshops at a variety of locations in the U.S. and abroad. Please visit her website at:  Please click here for her full biography.

***And that’s not all!  After the break, everyone is urged to bring his or her camera and camera manual – Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, etc. – to this meeting. Also, please bring in questions that you have on the technical functions and menu settings of your camera. The answers to these questions will assist you to become a better “technician” when using your camera. The more experienced members will assist those newer members or other members less knowledgeable of the camera functions and menu use. We may start out as one large group and then break into smaller groups to provide more effective individual assistance. Please plan to stay and participate in this portion of the club meeting.

Competition Night: Theme: OPEN (NO Time Limit) - 4/27/2015
Jill Bochicchio
Ranked among photography’s top professionals, Jill has crafted a reputation for creativity and excellence.  The Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association (MDPPA) named her Illustrative Photographer of the Year for five consecutive years.  Kodak Corporation honored her with five Gallery Awards for Photographic Excellence. The 2012 PPA Master Loan Collection book has a portrait that Jill created of a musician, titled Summoning The Song.  Her illustrative image, The Diner, will be in the 2014 edition. Please visit her website at:  Please click here 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.

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.


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

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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