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!


Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic the club will meet virtually via Zoom through the end of 2020. Please check our Events/News page for information on the Zoom programs. Members will receive a Zoom link via email to join the meeting. Non-members should contact to request the meeting link.



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

November 2020

Upcoming Events

GRCC November 18, 2020 Online Program

November 18, 2020 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Russ Barneveld, Steve Port, and James Zeman
Program: “The Great Editing Challenge”

More Details

More Events

Featured Event Gallery

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

Featured Photographer

George Ritz

George Ritz

Featured Gallery

Winter Gallery

Winter Gallery

Image of the Month

Tower Clock


Steve Port

Selected by:

Evie Carrier

Why I liked the image.

This composition is well done; placing the historic clock tower offset to the left draws the viewer into the subject of the shot, while pushing the eye toward the other surrounding architectural structures -- both historic and modern. The brooding color scheme and sharp contrast detailing all at once captures a nostalgic and futuristic mood. The photographer reveals Big Ben in all its beauty, ambiance and history - Evie

About my image.

Some folks know it as Big Ben while others refer to it as the Tower Clock. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have been able to travel to a few far-off lands. To see things that we first saw in books or on TV we now got to behold them in person. I must admit it is hard to compose a decent shot without being overcome by the whole experience. We were up on the famous London Eye, trying to avoid reflections and rustling of the nearby passengers. So many things rushing through my head, hold my breath, steady, and click. Now wait to see what I can do in post-processing. Some work in Lightroom helped me to bring some extra drama to the scene. We all experience things differently and, for me that day, this is what I saw. – Steve.

Previous Images of the Month