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.  Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.

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Parker Hall - Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD

Meetings are held twice per month!Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting as our guest to learn more about the club prior to joining.
Speaker Night Meeting -5/13/2024 - 7pmSpecial Program by club membersTopic: Tell Me A StoryOur presentation on May 13 will be by our own club members who will present their contributions to "Tell Me A Story". This is intended to challenge our creativity, planning skills, and execution. Gaithersburg Camera Club members may submit up to 3 digital images that tell a story - from beginning to end. Some stories may be told with one image while others may require more. It is up to you and your creativity. Click on Stories for details on how to submit.
Competition Entry Submission/Registration are due by midnight 5/15/2024
Competition Night Meeting - 5/21/2024 - 7pmTheme: Churches and/or GraveyardsJudge: Mike WashingtonI became interested in photography as a cinematography student in the 70’s, using the G.I. Bill to foot the cost of tuition. There I learned the basics of visual literacy and the mechanics of still and motion photography. the opinions and critiques’ I share are based on how the image works for me, on the strengths of its Creativity, Composition, Technical Competence and Impact. Click on his bio for details.
EOY Competition Submission are due by midnight - 5/22/2024

Field Trips

Hackerman House - 5/18/2024Located in the Walter Arts Museum. represented the height of elegance and convenience in the mid-Nineteenth century. Visit this website or click this for details. Please sign up for this field trip.
Giant Lady Liberty Statue - 8/5/2023 - 7/28/2024A 25-foot long "Reclining Liberty" is displayed at Contemporary Art Museum in Arlington, VA. Visit this website, or click this for details.

April 2024 Club Competitions

(Click on an image to see more competition winners)

Theme - OPEN, No Time Limit

Milkyway over the coastline, Goutam Sen, Advanced Digital, 1st 

No Bad Weather, Dave Oakes, Intermediate Digital, 1st

Night Lights, Katleen Tool, Novice Digital, 1st

Playful Toucan, Deborah Gillham, Advanced Digital, 2nd

Sette france, Mike Jones, Intermediate Digital, 2nd

Click on the image to see more

In Memoriam

Larry Dean Photographer of the Year Award – Color Print

This year the Gaithersburg Camera Club lost a valued member of our club, Larry Dean.

Larry was a very active member of the Gaithersburg Camera Club for many years.  He served in multiple positions including President, Vice President, and Treasurer.  He was known for his wonderful photographs which won many awards both within the club and in the wider community, such as the county fair.

Larry was an enthusiastic travel photographer, equally adept at making portraits of people encountered and grand landscapes.  He was also known for his willingness to share his knowledge and help other photographers.  His willingness to help others extended well beyond photography and the camera club.  Larry was a family man and dedicated to helping his community. 

Since Larry was so prolific in the print competition category with numerous wins, the Gaithersburg Camera Club Board of Directors voted to change the name of the Color Print – Photographer of the Year Award to the Larry Dean Photographer of the Year Award – Color Print. 

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