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 held the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except for February, July, and August). The meetings start promptly at 7:15 PM, so it is good to arrive about 15 minutes early. We meet at the Boy Scouts of America, 3213 Walker Ave. NW, Walker, MI. Come and visit; you can elect to join our club at any time.
September 16, 2015 at 07:15 PM
Speaker: Eric Klien
Program: A Journey Through Light
September 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Program: Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park Field Trip
October 21, 2015 at 07:15 PM
Speaker: Cathy Keifer
Program: Small Animal Photography in the Studio
A "how to" photography section coming soon. Stay tuned!
Image of the Month
Why I liked the image.
I liked this image because the photographer did a good job focusing on the birds head and used a shallow depth of field to blur the background. She also did a good job of eliminating unnecessary elements from the photograph that could have distracted you from the subject. Great Image! - Matt Hendricks
About my image.
I love all genres of photography whether it be landscape, macro, nature, wildlife, event, street, photojournalism, portrait, architecture, minimalism, etc., and I try to include all types of images in my competition submissions. Each genre presents its own set of challenges. But for me bird photography is the ultimate challenge. They are small creatures that move fast and generally like to hide behind branches and leaves. Getting a clean shot, with the bird's eyes in focus and a beautiful background takes patience and effort and a lot of cooperation from the winged subject!
This shot was taken in my backyard. I have a mini-blind set up in my garage, shooting out my garage window. The cardinal is on a branch which is clamped to a pole a short distance from the feeder cup. The birds will often (though not always) land on the branch first before heading to the feeder cup. They generally don't stay there for very long! Mr. Cardinal flew in and landed and I fired off at my fastest frame rate. When I checked the LCD I knew I had captured a winning image. He was looking at the camera with a great expression, and the eyes were sharp! – Jan Lewis