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 our May 20th in-person meeting has been canceled. However, the program will be presented by a ZOOM meeting the evening of May 20th. Club members will receive an email with the meeting links.

May competition results will be posted after the remote judging procedure is complete. The June digital competition will be held as scheduled. Print competition is suspended until judging returns to normal procedures. The June competition deadline is June 3 at midnight.

The June 17th meeting will also not be held at a physical location. We hope our presenter will be able to provide the program via ZOOM. Club members will be notified of that information. The club always takes July and August off... we hope to resume normal meeting and competition activity in September 2020.


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 schedule conflict, 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. Check our Events/News page for meeting location. 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).


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

June 2020

Upcoming Events

June 17, 2020 Meeting via ZOOM 7:30 p.m.

June 17, 2020 at 07:30 PM

Speaker: Jim Knapp
Program: Journey through the Mystical Himalayas by Jim Knapp

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Movies on Monroe Winning Image

Movies on Monroe Winning Image

Featured Photographer

Diane Durand

Diane Durand

Featured Gallery

Images Of The Month

Images Of The Month

Image of the Month

Backlit Beard


Rebecca Humes

Selected by:

Jan Lewis

Why I liked the image.

I was immediately struck by the simplicity of the image. Sometimes less is more, and the minimalist approach to this portrait is very powerful. My eyes followed the simple white curve of the man’s face and studied the details of his beard. Both lighting and the composition are effective and give this image real “WOW” factor. Congratulations, Becky! Very well done! – Jan

About my image.

Creating this image was a bucket list item for me. I have asked many a bearded man to pose for it to no avail. Luckily, my family came to the studio and let me take pictures of them as my birthday gift (I'm so spoiled). My husband was therefore trapped with no way out of it. I'd call it a success and one more picture checked off the list! – Becky

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