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

Please note: most meetings are held online using Zoom (see Calendar for exceptions). Club members receive Zoom links by email. Non-members wanting to attend a meeting are welcome to join us. Send an email to the PCC membership committee requesting a meeting Zoom link: send to pcc_mcmte@googlegroups.com

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

Monday October 3, 7pm:  Guest Speaker: Luc Demers

(Zoom) A presentation by fine art photographer Luc Demers who is working on capturing ambient light in landscapes. Luc is an MFA graduate from the Vermont School of Fine Arts, an exhibiting artist, and an adjunct lecturer at UMaine Augusta. Visit his website at www.lucdemers.com.

Saturday, October 8, 10:00am · Weekend Photo Tour: Western Maine Waterfalls with Fall Color

Led by Peter Flanagan (spits@maine.rr.com). Photograph Smalls Falls, Angel Falls and Screw Auger Falls (time permitting) with the height of Fall colors.

Meet at Smalls Falls Rest Area and Trailhead on Rte 4 just south of Rangeley (Google maps). Woodland waterfalls are usually contrasty and dark, so a tripod and polarizer are essential. Hiking pole(s) and tick protection are recommended.

Monday October 10, 7pm:  Review and Discussion of Images from Sep 19

(Zoom) We will view and discuss images submitted by members who went on the Sep 19th Photo Walk.

Monday October 17, 7pm:  Skills Workshop

Zoom meeting with 3 breakout sessions. At the beginning of the meeting, members will choose the breakout session they want to attend.

(1) Resizing an Image & Cropping in Photoshop, led by Mike Leonard.

(2) Black & White Post Processing, led by Knapp Hudson.

(3) Intentional Camera Movememt, led by Mandy Saunders.

Monday October 24, 7pm:  Discussion Night

(Zoom) Discussion Night: member images are discussed in an open, supportive way. Images are not judged or scored. All members are encouraged to submit one image.

  • Deadline for submissions is Fri Oct 21.
  • 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