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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  1. End of Year Competition deadline is 5/23/2017. Please click Annual Competition FAQ 2017 for details.
  2. Due to our new projector resolution, effective immediately (April 19, 2017), Digital Entries dimensions are:
  • WIDTH: no more than 1920 pixels
  • HEIGHT: no more than 1200 pixels
  • Overall file size should be between 1MB - 3MB.
  • Click Digital Entries FAQ for more details.

Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

Speaker: Tanya Houppermans - Topic: to share her passion for underwater photography and shark conservation
Tanya Houppermans is an internationally-recognized, multiple award-winning photographer specializing in images of the natural world, especially below the water's surface, while advocating for the protection of the world's marine ecosystems through education and conservation. Preview some of her images on her website: Click Tanya Bio for more details.

Judge: Ellis Rosenberg
As an avid photographer for over 40 years, I thoroughly enjoy the art form. I previously served eight years as Chair of the
Reston Photographic Society (RPS), and a board member of The League of Reston Artists which includes the RPS.
I enjoy photography competitions and as a graduate of The Joe Miller Seminar on Judging, I endeavor to put the knowledge gained from that seminar together with my experience to be a competent judge. Click Ellis Bio for more details.

End Of Year COMPETITION - 6/2017 - Theme: OPEN
Judge: Mary Ann Setton
Mary Ann graduated from the Washington School of Photography a few years before retiring from her human resources management profession, proving that it's never too late to follow your dream.
After retirement, her energy shifted to fine art photography and she concentrated on learning Adobe Photoshop, quickly becoming known for her “digital magic.” Click Mary Ann Bio 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:
Click this for more details.
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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