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.

Speaker Night: Nikhil Bahl - 3/9/2015
Topic: “The Power of Simplicity and Expression”

 He will share ideas on how photographers can make their images more meaningful and how they can convey that message in a distinct style.  Nikhil’s work has been published in a number of print and electronic media. His fine art prints have been widely exhibited in he Washington metropolitan area, and are part of many private collections. His impressive photography can be viewed at  Please click here for his full biography.

***After the break, we will have the print judging from the cancelled January competition meeting on “Door Knobs and Knockers.” Those who entered images in that themed January event are asked to bring their prints (mono and color) in the novice, intermediate and advanced divisions to this meeting.  The digital category will have been judged prior to the meeting. However, winners in the digital as well as print categories will be announced and they will receive their ribbons at this meeting.

Competition Night: Theme: CANDID Photography - 3/23/2015
Judge: Ellis Rosenberg  - 
He served eight years as Chair of the Reston Photographic Society (RPS), and as a board member of The League of Reston Artists which includes the RPS. He also continues serving The Nature Visions Photo Expo ( as a previous board member and in other capacities. Ellis shared the following regarding his criteria for judging. “My first consideration would be conformity with the rules of the competition. Next would be the four C’s – craftsmanship, composition, creativity, and communication. The judging should be a learning experience for everyone involved, including the judge.
  Please 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.

Library of Congress (Thomas Jefferson Bldg) - 3/14/2015 - 8:15am
There is a one-hour guided tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building at 10:30 a.m. for those who would like to go on it.
The Jefferson Building is rich in architectural photo opportunities – it has 33 ethnological heads as keystones over the first floor windows, the Neptune Fountain at the entrance, and nine portico busts commemorating great historic men: Demosthenes, Emerson, Irving, Goethe, Franklin, Macaulay, Hawthorne, Scott and Dante. Inside we will see the elaborately decorated Great Hall, the Librarian’s Room, carved figures, the Main Reading Room with eight giant marble columns, and several galleries and pavilions. See a preview on the Library of Congress website at

Use of tripods… Flash photography is restricted in some areas. The library closes at 4:30 on Saturday. There are many options for lunch in nearby Capitol Hill restaurants.
Please sign up online at
this link. Remember to enter both you email address and your cell phone number in the contact details box in case we need to reach you.We will meet at 8:15 a.m. at Shady Grove metro (in the area between the turnstiles and fare card machines) and leave no later than 8:45. We can ride to the Capitol South stop on the orange/blue line for a short quarter-mile walk to the Library of Congress. You can also choose to meet the group at the library if you prefer to drive.

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

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