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).

Current Newsletter

September 2019

Upcoming Events

September 2019 Meeting

September 18, 2019 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Joseph Lapeyra
Program: Interior Lighting

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October 2019 Meeting

October 16, 2019 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Mike Mitchell
Program: Table Top Photography Basics

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Diane Durand

Diane Durand

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Image of the Month

Beached Shipwreck


Randy Nyhof

Selected by:

Evie Carrier

Why I liked the image.

Randy Nyhof’s image of Beached Shipwreck elicits the power of storms and water along with the endless effects of time on our wonderful American coastlines. The colors of the dramatic deep blue skies set against the grays and browns of the ship drew me into this story. He has great composition and movement. I only hope that Randy returns to this site and captures the story told by the progressive demise of this seagoing vessel. – Evie

About my image.

Yes, this is a composite photograph of which I seem to be known for. Goes back to my education of receiving a college degree in studio art. A painter starts with a blank canvas to create their world. I roughly envision an image starting with one photo and adding others to complete a story type photographic work. This image started with a photo of the shipwreck taken on the shore of Lake Huron by the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. I removed the background and part of the ships sides to give the appearance of ribs. Camera used on the boat was Canon EOS Rebel T2i, zoom lens Tamron 18-270mm set at 20mm 1/30 f/11 ISO 400. The sky is also from over Lake Huron but taken from a different trip with a Canon EOS 5D, zoom Sigma 24-135mm set at 24mm 1/60 f/4.5 ISO 200. The beach and water are from Lake Michigan on Sturgeon Bay near Wilderness Point. Camera was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon zoom EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM set at 35mm 1/200 f/16 ISO 400. The gulls were from a folder I have on my computer with probably 50 or more gull photo choices that can be placed in any of my composites. Abandoned trucks, cars, boats etc. have a special attraction for me.-Randy

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