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!
Beginning with January 2022 we have resumed Face to Face meetings. Given the current status of the pandemic, Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required. A virtual Zoom option will be available for those who don't wish to attend in person. Zoom links can be found on the meeting pages under Events/News. Club members will also receive the link by email prior to the meeting.
Recordings of many of our previous online programs are available on the club's YouTube channel.
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 PDF of the results of our 2021 Year End Competition.
Or click for the Image gallery of the 2021 Year End results.
Visit the GRCC YouTube channel to see a recording of the awards program, as well as other club programs.
Program: Previous Online Program Videos
May 18, 2022 at 07:15 PM
Speaker: Becky Humes
Program: Rebecca Humes Photography "Capturing Emotion In Portraiture, Not Your Say Cheese Smile"
May 25, 2022 at 07:15 PM
Program: May Edit Challenge - Grandville Castle Images
Image of the Month
Why I liked the image.
This image instantly caught my attention. The colors are bright, but not overdone, the details are tack sharp. I just want to stop what I'm doing and take it all in. Kudos to the photographer for capturing this scene so perfectly. - Becky
About my image.
The real credit for this image goes to Dale Chihuly for creating this mesmerizing window, or “portal”, for the Franklin Park Conservatory and Gardens in Columbus Ohio, which I visited along with some family members in February. The Chihuly creation is in the roof of a tunnel underneath the waterfall in their Pacific Island Water Garden, which is very similar to Meijer Garden’s Tropical Conservatory, waterfall and all. I don’t know the details of how Chihuly created the piece, but its striking interplay of shapes and colors immediately grabbed my attention. Given my familiarity with Meijer Gardens’ similar waterfall structure it’s likely I would have otherwise skipped walking through the tunnel, but the path I was on and the group I was with were headed through, so I followed along. This garden was very busy with people looking for and watching the butterflies that were on display, and the tunnel was just as busy. Upon entering it, I understood why. I didn’t have my Canon with me but when I looked up and saw the remarkable window, I knew I wasn’t going to leave the tunnel without grabbing a shot of it. Using the iPhone with its wide angle 26mm lens the exposure was 1/332 sec. at f1.8, ISO 25. Under the circumstances, I felt lucky to have come away with a striking image. – Van