The Portland Camera Club has welcomed photography enthusiasts of all levels since 1899. Meetings are held on Mondays from September through May at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street in Portland (click for map).  We meet to display and discuss photography in a friendly atmosphere. Visitors are always welcome (only members may submit images in competitions). To learn more about us, visit our About the Club page. For a schedule of club events, visit our Club Calendar.

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The Portland Camera Club is a charter member of the Photographic Society of America and the New England Camera Club Council.

News & Events

For videos of presentations and recorded meetings, visit the PCC Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/pccmaine

Sunday, September 11, 2:00-4:00pm · Weekend Photo Tour: Rodeo in Levant, Maine

Led by Rich Reynolds (aptrpt12@yahoo.com). Lots of fast action including bull riding, bucking horses, roping, barrel racing. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time from their website, www.applehillstablesllc.com

Apple Hill Stables 4th Annual Rodeo, Apple Hill Stables, 19 Upper Lane, Levant, ME (Google map). Rich recommends arriving a half-hour early to get the lay of the land, then meet at 2:00 in front of the concession stand. A long lens, such as a 70-200mm or 70-300mm is also recommended.

Monday, September 12, 7pm · First Meeting of the 2022-2023 Season

(Zoom) Welcome back! We will start with an introduction to the club and our activities for the year. The club's officers and executive board will be introduced.

Next, we'll view and discuss a selection of images submitted for the Summer Scavenger Hunt (note: deadline for submissions is Sep 5, see this link for details). One club member will end the evening with a $50 gift certificate for Hunts Photo.

Monday, September 19, 6:00pm   Club Photo Walks

Join fellow PCC members meeting in person to shoot at one of 3 locations:

Broad Cove Preserve, Cumberland (6:00pm)  Rain or shine. This area includes the Cumberland Town Beach, a pier, floats with kayaks in a rack, and the Broad Cove itself. High tide is at 5:53pm, so it might be a good time to catch reflections. Group leader is Steve Thomas. Meet-up location: Broad Cove Preserve, Beach Road, Cumberland (Google maps).

Portland Waterfront (6:00pm)  The Portland waterfront has no lack of images to capture, including a narrow gauge railroad, docks, and shops on coblestone streets. Group leader is Jim Mueller. Meet-up location: ME Narrow Gauge Railroad, 49 Thames St., Portland (Google maps).

Scarborough Marsh Bridge & Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op  We will begin at the small beach and pier at the Fisherman's Co-op, which faces west for a sunset. You can stay at that location or, later, go up Pine Point Road a short ways to the Eastern Trail and bridge which offers a wider view of the marsh. High tide is at 7:09pm so it may be ideal to catch clouds and sunset reflecting in the water. Group leader is Dave Therrien. Meet-up location: Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op, 96 King St., Scarborough (Google maps).

Note to participants: Whichever photo walk you attend, you're encouraged to capture any kinds of images, but as a way of imposing some creative constraints, please submit one image for the themes below (a total of 4 images). Images must be in JPEG/JPG format and sized to a maximum width of 1920px, and max height 1080px. Name your image file theme-yourname.jpg, for example, blue-ansel-adams.jpg – other theme names are blur, black (for B&W), and best. Submit them by Oct 1st to pcc.photowalk@gmail.com (note that this is a special email account set up for PCC photo walks). The images will be shown for discussion at the October 10th meeting.

Blurred (e.g., light trails, intentional camera movement)
Black & White
One of your best shots of the evening

Monday September 26, 7pm:  At the Woodfords Club – Skills Workshop

This is an in-person meeting with 3 breakout sessions. At the beginning of the meeting, members will choose the breakout session they want to attend.

(1) Film Photography, led by Steve Colby & Mike Newman.

(2) Test Printing, led by Knapp Hudson.

(3) Lightpainting, led by Rich Reynolds.

Complete Club Calendar