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

Please note: meetings are currently held online using Zoom. Club members receive Zoom links by email. Non-members wanting to attend a meeting can send an email to the club membership coordinator requesting the Zoom link for that meeting date: send to membership.pcc.2020@gmail.com

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

Monday, January 24, 7pm · Guest Speaker: Harold Ross

Fine art photographer Harold Ross' presentation is "Painting with Light: A Transformative Process." Working from 30 years of experience, Harold will demonstrate how painting with light can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. Using examples of his work, he will discuss the lighting tools he uses and the Six Principles of Light that he feels are essential to mastering lighting. He will also discuss simple masking techniques in Photoshop that enhance dimension and depth.

Visit Harold's website at www.haroldrossfineart.com

Monday, January 31, 7pm · Critique/Discussion Night

Members can have their image discussed in an open, non-judgmental way by all those attending the meeting. These sessions are always a favorite and are a perfect way for your photo to be seen, strong points shown and possible improvements to be made without the pressure of scoring and competition.

    Submission Guidelines:
  • Deadline: Saturday, Jan 29.
  • JPEG format only.  Images must be 1920px maximum width and 1080px maximum height.
  • 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).

Monday, February 7, 7pm · How To Make a Slide Show

Mike Leonard and Knapp Hudson will give presentations on how to make a slide show.

Reminder: the club's meeting on April 11 will feature member slide shows.

Complete Club Calendar