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:

  • Colleen-Graves-A-Maine-English-Man
  • Ella_Hudson_Winter-Seedpod
  • Joe-Wax-This-Way-to-the-Beach
  • Linda_Cullivan_Bull_Elk_at_Sunset
  • Meghan-Wakefield-Colors-Aglow
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  • Rob-Olson-Sunflower
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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

Proposed By-Laws Change (Nov 2023)click here for details.

Wednesday, December 6 · Member Photo Walk: Kennebunkport

A day of photography starting at 10:00am in Kennebunk (meetup location: Depot Street Parking Lot). For all the locations and details of the photo walk, see this PDF.

Saturday, December 9, 5pm · Member Photo Walk: Longfellow Square, Portland

Ella and Knapp Hudson – Downtown Portland holiday lights and store displays. Meetup time is 5:00pm at Longfellow Square (Google maps). For additional details, see Ella's email to club members.

Monday, December 11, 7pm · Projected Image Competition

(Zoom meeting) Tonight's judge is Larry Dunn, a professional commercial photographer (larrydunnphotography.com). Submission Guidelines:

  • Deadline: Thursday, Nov 30th.
  • Click here for details about new rules regarding AI-generated content.
  • One image per member. JPEG format only. Images should not exceed maximum width 1920px and maximum height 1080px.
  • Name your image file in the format your name-[class A or B]-title.jpg, for example, Ansel-Adams-A-Winter-Storm-Yosemite.jpg
  • Send your image file by email to pccupload@gmail.com (every entry receives a confirmation within 72 hrs).

Monday, December 18, 7pm · Discussion Night: Holiday Lighting Images (in-person meeting)

At this in-person meeting, we'll discuss holiday lighting images in an open, supportive way. Images are not judged or scored. All members are encouraged to submit one holiday lighting image.

  • Deadline for submissions is Fri Dec 15th. (To include images from the Portland Harbor Light Parade, the deadline for submissions is extended to Sun Dec 17th at 10:00pm.)
  • One image per person.
  • Images must be in JPEG/JPG format and sized to a maximum width of 1920px, and max height 1080px.
  • Name your image file yourname-class A or B-imagetitle.jpg – for example, Ansel-Adams-A-Yosemite-Valley.jpg (note: if you're new to the club, use B for class B).
  • Email your image file to pccupload@gmail.com. You will receive a confirmation email within 72 hours.

Complete Club Calendar