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 the Boy Scouts of America, 3213 Walker Ave. NW, Walker, MI. Come and visit; you can elect to join our club at any time.

NOTE: During Tim Grey's presentation to our camera club on 3/23/16, he made a special discount available on his GreyLearning "Everything" Bundle. This subscription bundle includes all of the educational content Tim self-publishes, including numerous video training courses, monthly issues of Pixology magazine, and more. With the special club discount you can get this bundle for just $99 per year (regularly $149). To learn more (or take advantage of the discount offer) you can follow this link:

Upcoming Events

November 2016 Workshop

November 5, 2016

Speaker: Charles St. Charles
Program: Drops of Light Workshop

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November 2016 Meeting

November 16, 2016 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Kelly Walkotten
Program: The Power of Plug-Ins

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December 2016 Meeting

December 21, 2016 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Jeanne Quillan
Program: Competition Discussion Critique

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Featured Event Gallery

Field Trip to Boulder Ridge 9/19/15

Field Trip to Boulder Ridge 9/19/15

Featured Photographer

Roger Fry

Roger Fry

Featured Gallery

Fall Gallery

Fall Gallery

Image of the Month

Big Red at Night


Martin Keirnan

Selected by:

Susan Smith

Why I liked the image.

Seeing the Milky Way immediately transported me to an open field on our family farm where as I child I would gaze in wonder at the stars in the wide expanse of the night sky. My, how I miss the stars living in the city! My attention was then drawn to Big Red. I don’t recall seeing a photograph of it at night. The star effect of the lighthouse lens; the warmth of the lights along the channel showed the real purpose of the structure. It is a lighthouse! Finally I thought about the process of creating the image and appreciated how much planning and technique had gone into the shot. Well done! - Susan

About my image.

This was only the second time I tried night sky photography and I fiddled with it a bit before I got what I wanted, however I'm still not totally satisfied with the results. I'm hoping to give it another try since I've updated my equipment. It is a single image, no stacking or masking and about a 30 second exposure at the widest aperture and shortest focal length lens I had at the time....Marty

Previous Images of the Month