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:   9/2015 - 12/2015 meetings will be in Park View building (#2) on Asbury Campus Map.

1/2016 - 5/2016 meetings will be in Parker Hall building (#7).

Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

Meeting - Speaker: Mark Thiesen, Topic: "Wildfires and Other Interesting Stories I
Have Covered.” - 9/21/2015

Mark has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990 and on staff since 1997. He is widely published in all areas of the National Geographic Society, including National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Adventure magazine, and National Geographic Traveler magazine. In 1996, Mark began a personal photography project on wildland firefighters that took him to the front lines of wildfires every summer. To better understand the world of this little known subculture, he became a certified wildland firefighter. Mark's photographs for the July 2008 National Geographic cover story “Under Fire: Why the West Is Burning” earned first-place recognition by Pictures of the Year International. Click here for his full biography.

Competition Meeting - Judge: Padraic Hughes, Theme: OPEN - 9/28/2015
Padraic Hughes is the Multimedia Section Chief at the International Monetary Fund. Padraic began his career as a staff photojournalist for the Stars and Stripes newspaper and freelanced for different news outlets before transitioning to corporate photography, working for clients such as PBS, Monsanto, RCA, NYNEX, etc. He has been a past print judge for the International Photographic Society and the North Bethesda Camera Club, and has performed portfolio reviews for the Maine Photographic (Media) Workshops out of Cambridge, Maryland. Click here for his 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

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


Photographic Society of America