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 the club will meet virtually via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Please check our Events/News page for information on the Zoom programs. Members will receive a Zoom link via email to join the meeting. Non-members should contact to request the meeting link. 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 2020 Year End Competition.

Or click for the Image gallery of the 2020 Year End results.

Visit the GRCC YouTube channel to see a recording of the awards program, as well as other club programs.

Current Newsletter

April 2021

Upcoming Events

Online Meeting Program Recordings

Program: Previous Online Program Videos

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April 21,2021 Zoom Program with John Scalera

April 21, 2021 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: John Scalera
Program: Zoo Photography Lecture

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May 19, 2021 Zoom Program with Betsy Wilson

May 19, 2021 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Betsy Wilson
Program: "Still Life-Beyond Fruit Bowls and Flowers"

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Image of the Month

Kindergarten Joy


Mike Bergeon

Selected by:

Jim Shearer

Why I liked the image.

I really was impressed with the energy and life in this boy’s face. If this were my child or grandchild a print would hold a prominent place in my heart and home. Highlights and shadows were perfect, and the dark background and shirt gave your eyes nowhere to go but his wonderful face. Well done! – Jim

About my image.

After being fully vaccinated, and itching to connect with the grandkids, I asked my daughters if the grandkids could model for my first attempt at low key portrait shots. Everyone was on board, so I hung a piece of black cloth from the fireplace mantle as a backdrop and away we went. Exposure: “ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/250 sec. This yields a completely black frame with the room lights on. A single speedlight pointing into a partially closed white umbrella 3 feet from Kenny completed the lighting. Kenny is a very expressive child and I feel this image captures his inner joy. – Mike

Previous Images of the Month

Featured Photographer

Diane Durand

Diane Durand

Featured Gallery

Winter Gallery

Winter Gallery

Featured Event Gallery

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results