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: Denise Silva - 2/9/2015
Topic: “Texture Blending and Image Composition”

Denise Silva, who spoke in October and is returning as a result of member requests on the textures she used in her images. Denise will focus on how to blend images with other images, graphics or textures and will demonstrate various techniques to blend these items with images. She will also show how to select specific subjects for effective texture blending.  The result will be to create new and wholly unique photographic art. 
Denise Silva and her associate, Don Rosenberger, have formed a company called Road Runner Photographic Tours. Their company specializes in a variety of photo tours locally, nationally and internationally. Learn more about the blogs, tutorials, workshops, photo books and tours of Denise and Don from their very impressive website

***After the break, we will have a second session of the “show-n-tell” started in January.  Many of you came in with new items to share but we ran out of meeting time. Please bring those items again – cameras, accessories, books, videos, etc. – that you can share with all of us. 
We are going to change the format a bit and set up various stations around the room. This will permit a “hands-on” experience with the items, ask questions and rotate stations in small groups.  Please plan to stay for this entire meeting!

Competition Night: Theme: OPEN - 2/23/2015

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.
Longwood Gardens - 2/21/2015
Monopods and tripods are allowed between 9am, when Longwood Gardens opens, and noon, with a permit which can be obtained easily and shortly before entering the facility. Or simply hand hold for some great shots. For more information about Longwood Gardens, go to An admission fee of $25 is required for most visitors.
Meet up at our usual location on Saturday, February 21st, at the Park & Ride lot at I-270 and Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road, at 6:15am. Turn right immediately after entering the Park & Ride lot to park and meet up with your fellow participants. We will leave promptly at 6:30am after forming car pools in order to be at Longwood Gardens when they open at 9am.
Click this to sign up for this event.  Be sure to leave both a cell phone number and an email address in case we need to contact your for any reason, including bad weather.  In case of bad weather, the event will be held the next day, Sunday, February 22nd, same time and place.


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.
January Meet-Up at Union Station - 1/31/2015
Meet up with other GCC members on Saturday, Jan. 31, for a chance to capture the Beaux-Arts style architecture along with the hustle bustle of Union Station. Since Union Station is on Metro’s Red Line, we’ll meet at Shady Grove Station (in the area between the turnstiles and fare card machines) at 9:45 a.m. to depart no later than 10:00 a.m.   
According to the Union Station website (, use of a tripod requires a permit. If you wish to obtain a permit in advance, please fill out the form available at this link:
Please sign up for the meet-up at
this link
. Please include both your email address and cell phone number on the sign up form. If you sign up and then need to cancel, please go back to the sign up page, but this time indicate that you will not be able to attend. 


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

Competition Winners

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