Welcome!

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.

Recent member images:

  • Paul-VanDerWerf-A-Tree-of-Gold
  • Wayne-Cotterly-B-Fish-For-Dinner
  • Sandy-Wescott-A-Monhegan-Sunrise
  • Brien-Richards-B-Lower-Antelope-Canyon
  • Mary-Powers-B-Tarn-Light
  • Meredith-Kennedy-A-On-Duty
  • Rick-Thompson-A-Salt-Flats
  • Knapp-Hudson-A-Desert-Mittens
  • EricPiskura-A-Vortex
  • Darylann-Leonard-A-Earth_s-Music
  • Ray-Clark-B-Gull-With-Nestling

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

News & Events

Monday Mar 25 at 7pm:  Guest Speaker: Michael Blanchette  Professional photographer Michael Blanchette returns! Visit Michael's website www.michaelblanchette.com

Monday Apr 1 at 7pm:  Speaker: John Bald  Club member John Bald will talk about the 2-year book project he and his wife worked on.  Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits was published in February.  John shot 3,000 images of pet rabbits, from birth to maturity, and his presentation will cover the challenges he faced photographing fast moving rabbits, lighting, post processing the images, and everything he learned working with an editor and art director (publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux).  Visit the Borrowing Bunnies web page and John's website.

Monday Apr 8 at 7pm:  Projected Image Competition  This will be the final PI competition of the year. Two images per member. JPG format, dimensions: 1920px maximum width, 1080px maximum height. Please name your file
your-name-A or B-Title of Image.
Add C- to the beginning of the file (one image only) if you are requesting a critique, for example C-Art-Wolfe-A-Backyard-SquirrelSubmission deadline: midnight Wednesday, April 3. Click here for image submission info.

Monday Apr 15 at 7pm:  Composite Imagery, with Bill Shumaker and Susan Partridge  An evening of very different images! We'll begin with a review of the development and variety of composites, then Bill and Susan will present a selection of their own images and discuss inspiration and intention, methodology and work flow. Visit Bill Shumaker's website.

Complete Club Calendar