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

November 2018 Meeting (Note DATE Change)

November 14, 2018 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Steve Loveless
Program: Taking the Mystery Out of Panoramas

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December 2018 Meeting

December 19, 2018 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Steven Huyser-Honig
Program: Steven Huyser-Honig’s Michigan: My Top 20

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January 2019 Meeting

January 16, 2019 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Dusty Brown
Program: Portrait Posing Ideas and Techniques

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2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

Featured Photographer

Ranger Steve Mueller

Ranger Steve Mueller

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Winter Gallery

Winter Gallery

Image of the Month

Dandy Wood Duck

Photographer:

Jan Lewis

Selected by:

Jack Eichner

Why I liked the image.

Ducks have always been a favorite subject of mine and thus for me the choice of this image was relatively easy.  Even so, I did find another very compelling image and thus had to make a tough decision.  The Duck won out!  The image is uncomplicated and down to bare essentials.  The background, the almost monotone appearance of the water, make the Wood Duck almost pop out of the image.  The colors and details are crisp and the subject is in sharp focus.  A well crafted image – Jack

About my image.

Wood ducks are my favorite North American Duck and the drakes sport some pretty fancy feathers, but they can be skittish and therefore difficult to photograph. This past April I was lucky enough to be part of a photo workshop in Texas aimed at migrating songbirds.  My group arrived a few days early and before the songbird workshop started, we worked with a photographer in Houston area to see if we could get some shorebird images. The first morning out she took us to a privately owned pond somewhere in the Sugar Land area. With all 4 of us under LensCoat portable blinds, we were treated to a number of ducks and shorebirds... including a group of eight male Wood Ducks and one female.  This shot was a result of that outing! The morning light was perfect and they seemed to be unaware of our presence giving us ample time to take hundreds of images! There were times when there were so many Wood Ducks in front of us that we couldn't fit them all in one frame.  Not a bad problem to have - Jan

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