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!

GRCC is on summer vacation during July and August. Meetings will resume September 21, 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.



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.

Current Newsletter

June 2022

Upcoming Events

Online Meeting Program Recordings

Program: Previous Online Program Videos

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June 15 2022 Meeting

June 15, 2022 at 07:15 PM

Program: The Art of Seeing in Photography: Learning to See Creatively

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Image of the Month

Cold Swim


James Knapp

Selected by:

Della Landheer

Why I liked the image.

I like seeing the seal in his natural habitat with the ice floating in the multi-hued water which immediately made me feel in my imagination the effect of his ice-cold surroundings. The photographer caught a somewhat disdainful expression in the face that conveys to me that I don’t belong in that environment. The eye, with a nice catchlight and looking directly at the camera, is the perfect touch to making a connection with the viewer. The slick fur coat of the seal is so detailed that I know what it would feel like if I could touch it. A beautiful nature photo. – Della

About my image.

When I was in Antarctica a few years a go we had several sunny days which is very unusual. We took advantage of the the nice weather one morning, it was sunny but the temperature was still below zero, to cruise on a Zodiac through an inlet off of the ocean. We saw a group of seals enjoying a cold morning swim. They allowed us to get close enough for me to take this photo. – Jim

Previous Images of the Month

Featured Photographer

Jim Shearer Jr

Jim Shearer Jr

Featured Gallery

Winter Gallery

Winter Gallery

Featured Event Gallery

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results