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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ATTENTION: Due to our new projector resolution, effective immediately (April 19, 2017), Digital Entries dimensions are:
  • Portrait images (height is the longest dimension): Height should be 1200 pixels or less.
  • Landscape images (width is the longest dimension): Width should be 1920 pixels or less.
  • Overall file size should be between 1MB - 3MB.

Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

SPEAKER MEETING: 4/10/2017 - 7PM
Speaker: Bruce Dale - Topic: "Beyond the Lens: A Photographyer's Journey"
The photographer behind some of National Geographic Magazine’s most stunning covers, Dale’s pioneering work has distinguished him as one of the leading photographers of our time. He has traveled the world on assignments. One of the first western photographers to visit China, he has since returned at least a dozen times and worked in over 80 other countries. Visit his website at: Click this for more details.

COMPETITION MEETING: 4/24/2017 - 7PM - Theme: OPEN
Judge: Mary Louise Ravese
Mary Louise is founder and owner of Bella Vista Photography in Waterford, VA. She specializes in nature and travel photography from locations across the world. Her favorite subject matter includes country landscapes, nature close-ups, architectural details and
Visit her website at: Click this 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.


Eastern State Penitentiary - PA, 5/18/2017 - 7:45am
"Eastern State Penitentiary, a national historic landmark, was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world in the early 19th century.  Now the penitentiary is open to the public and has become a favorite venue for photographers. Ticket prices: Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students $10. As the entrance fee is for an entire day, participants could return to the  prison after lunch if they wish. You may also purchase a $10 equipment pass in order to use a tripod or monopod. This pass is valid for the entire season. The address is 2027 Fairmont Ave, Philadephia, PA, its website:
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Please click Penitentiary to sign up for the trip.

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

Club 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

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