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  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.  Most meetings are free for guests, but occasionally when we have a paid speaker there is a small $5 fee for non members.

Upcoming Events

February 2019 Meeting

February 20, 2019 at 07:15 PM

Program: 2018 Year End Banquet

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February 2019 Workshop

February 24, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Program: A Portrait Shoot with an Emphasis on Eyes

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February 2019 Workshop

February 28, 2019 at 07:30 PM

Speaker: Dave Whitson
Program: International Exhibition Workshop

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Featured Event Gallery

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

Featured Photographer

Diane Durand

Diane Durand

Featured Gallery

Spring Gallery

Spring Gallery

Image of the Month

Bridal Veil Falls


Mark Darnell

Selected by:

Rebecca Humes

Why I liked the image.

I chose this image because I could feel it. It was perfectly composed and skillfully shot. It was calming.  It drew me in and I wanted to be there – Becky

About my image.

It was an exciting day shooting during a light spring drizzle during a hike along the Columbia River in northern Oregon. The area was teeming with mossy coated rocks and trees both nourished by mist cast from the local waterfalls. To capture the linear elements of the waterfall I reduced the exposure differential between the light reflected from the waterfall and the darker foreground by employing a 2 stop ND Grad. To also slow the flow rate of the stream and enhance the circular flow pattern in the foreground I added a 3 stop ND and reduced reflections with a CPF. The combination of filters and an F/18 aperture effectively reduced the shutter speed to an optimal 5 second exposure. Sony A7R-III, 16-35 F/ 2.8, RRS TVC 34-L Tripod, BBH-55 Ball-head and Lee Foundation Filters.- Mark

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