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!

***PLEASE NOTE***

Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic our April 15th meeting has been canceled.

April competition results will be posted after the remote judging procedure is complete. The May digital competition will be held as scheduled. Print competition is suspended until judging returns to normal procedures. The May competition deadline is May 6 at midnight. Check the website in May for the status of our May 20th meeting.

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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).

IMPORTANT MEMBER LINKS:

Please refer to the Membership Manual for a full description of the categories, rules, and procedures of competition.

Click for a brief Summary of Competition Rules.

Click for a the results of our 2019 Year End Competition. Visit the GRCC YouTube channel to see a slideshow of the the honorable mention and winning images.

Current Newsletter

April 2020

Upcoming Events

April 2020 Meeting CANCELED

April 15, 2020 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Jim Knapp
Program: Journey through the Mystical Himalayas ***Program CANCELED***

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Image of the Month

Mushrooms

Photographer:

Jerry Keifer

Selected by:

Joe Lapayra

Why I liked the image.

The image is rich with both color and texture, and draws my eye in to explore it further. The lighting is soft but directional, giving the subjects a really good sense of depth and three-dimensionality. The detail and sharpness are both excellent, and the lack of shadow on the background helps make the mushrooms look like they're floating, adding a sense of movement to the image. The composition is interesting as well. There's a lot of negative space below mushrooms which makes me pay attention to the background and not just the subjects. Also placing the mushrooms just right of center adds some visual tension. To me, this is a beautifully done, perfectly executed still life! - Joe

About my image.

This is a macro shot of a mushroom placed on top of a mirror. Since the background was ho-hum, I replaced it using a variety of Photoshop techniques: masks, patterns, inner and outer glow, emboss, and other styling effects. With lots of experimentation, I finally created the look I desired - Jerry

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