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 generally held the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except for February, July, and August). Occasionally meetings are held on other dates because of a conflict with the church schedule, so be sure to check the Events/News page for specific dates. 

The meetings start promptly at 7:15 PM, so it is good to arrive about 15 minutes early. We meet at  Grace Episcopal Church at 1815 Hall St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Come and visit; you can elect to join our club at any time. There is a nominal $5 guest fee per meeting for non members (cash or check please). 

Upcoming Events

June 2019 Meeting (Note DATE Change)

June 12, 2019 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Toren Prawdzik
Program: Printing Images: Processes, Substrates, and Technologies

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2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

Featured Photographer

Kathy Kendall

Kathy Kendall

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Spring Gallery

Spring Gallery

Image of the Month

Dem Bones Dem Bones


Russ Barneveld

Selected by:

Jim Brinks

Why I liked the image.

This is my favorite for several reasons. The first was how well the title fit the picture. It seems to me that Russ must have heard the song & had this idea pop into his mind.

The second was how the photo popped off the screen. When we saw the photo with ‘dem boney fingers and then heard the title, we all chuckled. Third, as a singer in a men’s gospel group, we’ve sung this song several times and it brought back memories of how much fun it was to sing it. I thought this shot did everything a great picture should do: It was entertaining, humorous, well-done and it brought back memories. – Jim

About my image.

This image was originally taken for the assigned subject “Keys”.The print version was entered in the April competition and this version was entered in the creative category for May.  It was taken with a Nikon D3300 camera with an AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm lens  @f/5.6G – 100 ISO.  The image was processed for HDR using Photomatix Pro 6 with further editing in Aperture software.

 When doing the assigned subject I try to find a creative way to meet the category.  For some reason a “Skeleton Playing the Piano” popped into my mind.  The problem, where do I get a skeleton?  I have a past student teacher who teaches science at Union HS.  I contacted her and she thought she’d be able to help.  However, being a poorly funded public school they weren’t able to fine a “complete” skeleton.  If you look closely you’ll see that the left hand is an actual hand while the right hand is actually a foot!  I had a fun time creating this image. - Russ

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