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

October 2018 Meeting

October 17, 2018 at 07:15 PM

Speaker: Ed Post
Program: Landscape Photography

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October 2018 Workshop

October 28, 2018 at 01:00 PM

Program: An Orange Studio Shoot

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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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2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

2018 Scavenger Hunt Results

Featured Photographer

Larry Horn

Larry Horn

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Images Of The Month

Images Of The Month

Image of the Month

Sunflower Sunset


Christine Darnell

Selected by:

Karen Mueller

Why I liked the image.

Sunflower Sunset captured a contrast in moods.  The sunflowers in the foreground portrayed joy and happiness to me.  I could sense the sun’s warmth.  Meanwhile the pastoral scene in the background, with warm, soft colors created a mood of calm and quiet. I think this contrast is what grabbed my attention and made me want to study the picture longer. Thank you, Christine, for sharing a feeling along with your image - Karen

About my image.

I have always been fond of Sunflowers. I loved this field because the Sunflowers were so large and evenly grown.   I think it is always key in shooting a Landscape image to determine beforehand where the ideal location of the light source will be.  From past experience I have found that I much prefer a backlit field of flowers to the more brash front lit version.   Then with the help of sundown and the added punch of heavy clouds the light can be further tempered for a more dramatic affect.  As the softer evening sunlight effect commenced I focused on the drama that the light provided of backlit yellow sunflower petals and the contrasting woodland silhouette on the deep horizon.     I took this photo with my  Canon 5D Mark III,  Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM @ 29mm ISO 50 @ f/13 2.0 sec. on a tripod – Christine

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