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 has resumed Face to Face meetings. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Guests are always welcome, however, please be aware that there is a nominal $5 guest fee to help defray our expenses. Every attempt will be made to record the program presentation and post it on our YouTube channel for those who are unable to attend the meeting in person.

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

December 2022

Upcoming Events

Online Meeting Program Recordings

Program: Previous Online Program Videos

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December 21 2022

December 21, 2022 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Alison Mees
Program: Living the African Dream

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Image of the Month

Ladder to the Moon


Evie Carrier

Selected by:

Russ Barneveld

Why I liked the image.

I absolutely love this! As soon as I saw the image, I created a little story in my mind. “So this is what cows do when they become too old to “Jump over the Moon”, they use a ladder?” This piece is a very creative and whimsical way to portray the assigned subject “barns”. The distortion in the barn creates a compelling center of interest. The composition in the image leads your eye directly to the barn. I can imagine cows walking on the ladder to reach the warm inviting interior of the barn. – Russ

About my image.

When I heard that the new group assignment was to involve a barn, my first thought was to do something whimsical--perhaps quasi-magical. Through the years I have shot a lot of barns; so, I had a substantial inventory to work with. Of course, while reviewing my barn images, I ran across a large number of cow and buffalo shots. Since the whole barn concept speaks to the notion of "domestic," and cattle reflect that idea better than buffalos, I thought the long-haired mini highland cows would help me to pull it off best. The mountain came with the barn, and the "magical" sense would have to be conjured up using the moon. The whole inspiration in matching up colors, shadows and lights turned out to be a labor of love. I want to thank the group for making my "Moon Shot" the image of the month. – Evie

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