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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Club Exhibit

Greenbelt Federal District Court

11/21/2022 - 1/12/2023 , M-F, 9AM - 4PM (except holidays)

6500 Cherrywood Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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.------------------------------------------


Parker Hall - Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD

Speaker Night Meeting - 1/9/2023 - 7PMSpeaker: Mike Brown and Ed PalazynskiTopic: Tutorial: Black & White Photography - An Overview Our club members Mike and Ed will give a talk about Black and White Photography. Click Ed's bio and/or Michael's bio for details.

Digital entries and Prints registration are due by midnight 1/18/2023
Competition Night Meeting - 1/23/2023 - 7PMTheme: ShadowsJudge: Martin HeavnerMartin studied photojournalism at West Virginia University and was mentored by Washington-area fine arts photographer and educator Lowell Anson Kenyon. He frequently judges photography competitions and was a juror for the multi-media Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, PA. Click his bio for details.

Field Trips

November 2022 Club Competitions

(Click on an image to see more competition winners)

Partial Lotus, Henry Hartt, Advanced Color Print, 1st

Fall in Love, Cheryl Gillerman, Advanced Digital, 1st

Glasgow, Claudio Ferreira, Intermediate Digital, 1st

Child of Wonder, Stacey Schoo, Novice Digital, 1st

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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