Grand Rapids Camera Club

Photography is our passion!

The Grand Rapids Camera Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America and the Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs. We usually meet once a month for a presentation which is both interesting and informative. This is followed by our photo competition for those members who want to enter. We all get to see the photography of others, and this helps us learn and improve.

Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings!

Club meeting are generally held the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except for February, July, and August). Occasionally meetings are held on other dates because of a conflict with the church schedule, so be sure to check the Events/News page for specific dates. 

The meetings start promptly at 7:15 PM, so it is good to arrive about 15 minutes early. We meet at  Grace Episcopal Church at 1815 Hall St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Come and visit; you can elect to join our club at any time. There is a nominal $5 guest fee per meeting for non members (cash or check please). 

Upcoming Events

May 2019 Meeting

May 15, 2019 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Joe Lapeyra
Program: Travel Photography - A New Perspective

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June 2019 Meeting (Note DATE Change)

June 12, 2019 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Toren Prawdzik
Program: Printing Images: Processes, Substrates, and Technologies

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2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

Featured Photographer

Kathy Kendall

Kathy Kendall

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Winter Gallery

Winter Gallery

Image of the Month

Sturgeon Bay Sunset


Randy Nyhof

Selected by:

Richard Coombs

Why I liked the image.

The high skill level shown by the members of the Grand Rapids Camera Club makes choosing a favorite monthly image a daunting task for me, but I am very honored to do so.  After much consideration, I have selected Randy Nyhof’s “Sturgeon Bay Sunset” as my personal favorite image of the month. My taste leans toward scapes in general, but seascapes are my favorite overall subject in photography. This particular photograph appealed to me for the following reasons. I feel the” in focus” depth of the image, front to back, is perfect. The fast shutter speed used to catch the breaking wave movement suites the picture. The leading lines shown by the rocks (stepping stones) in the foreground, taking our line of sight out to the sunset in the background, is great technique and enhances the power of the image. I thought that another highlight of this image was the sun’s faint reflection coming into the foreground in a very pleasing way. In my opinion, Randy Nyhof’s photograph “Sturgeon Bay Sunset” is a true wall hanger – Richard                                                    

About my image.

My photo “Sturgeon Bay Sunset” was taken on October 8, 2014. Technical information: f/16, 1/125th, ISO 400, EF24-70mm lens at 35mm, full frame Canon EOS 5D Mk II. I processed the raw image file in Adobe Raw and Photoshop CS6 and did some enhancement with a Topaz Clarity Filter. I had hoped to get some fall color photos that day but ended up getting very few as nothing seemed to catch my eye. I did get some up by the Mackinac Bridge. Overall I was disappointed with this photo excursion at first but as time went by I realize that the print sales of the images taken on that day were much more than enough to cover gas expenses - Randy

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