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 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  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.  Most meetings are free for guests, but occasionally when we have a paid speaker there is a small $5 fee for non members.

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Field Trip to Boulder Ridge 9/19/15

Field Trip to Boulder Ridge 9/19/15

Featured Photographer

Jan Lewis

Jan Lewis

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Barn Preservation Project

Barn Preservation Project

Image of the Month

A Man and His Dog

Photographer:

Roger Fry

Selected by:

Judy Hooyenga

Why I liked the image.

The man in this image looked right at me when he appeared on the screen.  I can imagine his thoughts as he looked at the photographer, perhaps unhappy to be disturbed? Even his dog is alert, looking at the stranger entering his territory.  I like the framing of the image, with the subject offset, enhancing the feeling that the man was alone until the photographer appeared.  Presenting the image in monochrome enhances the mood. – Judy 

About my image.

While on our trip to Arizona we visited Jerome, Arizona.  When the gold and copper deposits dwindled in Jerome, it became a veritable ghost town. Now it is up to over 400. I was walking down the main street, and saw this gentleman with his dog. I spoke to him and took this photo. Originally in color it did not portray the feeling I had, that of a dark emptiness. I think by removing color from the picture helped me to focus on the subject’s emotional state. I believe with this black and white photo you see the subject’s face and read his eyes without distraction – Roger 

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