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

Please note: meetings continue to be held online using Zoom. Club members will 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, December 6, 7pm · Member Slide Shows

An evening of members' slide shows. You can submit an old show or a new one—your choice. The slide show should be less than four minutes long. Please do not have too many twists and twirls in the transitions between your images. Complicated transitions do not show well over the internet. A simple dissolve works well. The slideshow must be in the mp4 format.

Since some members have had trouble viewing the shows because of internet issues, host Knapp Hudson is going to try something different this year to see if it helps. To give him time to do what will be necessary he will have to have your slideshow sent to him between Nov 21 and 28. Please upload the slideshow using WeTransfer to Knapp Hudson.

If you have questions please contact Knapp. He will have intermittent internet access between now and November 20. He will answer your questions as soon as he can.

Saturday, December 11, 2:45pm · Victoria Mansion Holiday Fieldtrip

A unique opportunity to photograph inside Portland's stately Victoria Mansion with full holiday decorations on display. A limited number of tickets are available. Click here for a PDF with details.

Monday, December 13 · Holiday Lights Field Trips

    Join fellow PCC members shooting Portland scenes with holiday lights. Two locations, each with a volunteer coordinator:
  • The Old Port Dick Sawyer: "My plan is to have us meet at Tommy‚Äôs Park which is at the corner of Middle St and Exchange St between 5:45-6:00 PM to get organized. We will pair up and photograph the holiday lights up and down Exchange Street from Portland City Hall down to Commercial Street and any other side streets that look festive! If you would like to join me, please email me at richardsawyerphotography@gmail.com so I can put you on the list. It should be a good time and an opportunity to learn from one another."
  • Congress Street (Mary Powers) – more details coming

For those who don't want to be at these outdoor locations, PCC President Peter Flanagan will host a ZOOM meeting as a casual chat session online at 7pm. It will be open for discussion, photo screen sharing and sharing information.

Field Trips Note:  Please remember that your safety is of the utmost importance. While we are meeting as a group, participants are responsible for their own safety and surroundings. Please be advised that volunteer coordinators are not responsible for actions of the participants. Hosts may not be in attendance or available to all members during the entire event. Participates will need to make their own decisions about their safety, which includes themselves, their gear and those around them.

Monday, December 20, 7pm · "Gratitude for Maine" – Interview with 3 Young Photographers

We are Gratitude for Maine, a non-profit company started by three middle school girls. We started this company while in lockdown during the summer of 2020. All the camps we had planned to go to were cancelled, and we had nothing to do, except for one thing: photography camp. During this camp, we learned how to take detailed and beautiful photos. However, after the six-week session was done, we had nothing to do with those photos. The three of us collaborated and put our photos together to make calendars and notecards with stunning pictures of Maine on them. That is how Gratitude for Maine was created. We are now in the process of legalizing our non-profit, and we now sell calendars, notecards, and t-shirts on our website gratitudeformaine.com. We use the profits to support the youth and environment in our home state.

Monday, December 27, 7pm · Winter Break – No Meeting

Complete Club Calendar