Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

The Portland Camera Club (Portland, Maine) 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 here for a map).

PCC meeting hall-The Woodfords Club

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.

Monday Apr 25  7 PM:  Your Image, Your Vision

Bring an IMAGE you really LOVE to the meeting (on a thumb drive, if you use a PC make sure the thumb drive is formatted for both PC and Mac, fat 32).

  • Be prepared to explain the story behind the image.
  • How you came to create it.
  • Describe your Vision for the image and when did it emerge.
  • Tell us about your creative process.
  • Explain where you feel that you hit or missed the mark.
  • Tell us why you LOVE this image (this is the most important item!)

The audience can ask questions and make supportive comments. The audience will NOT discuss the technical aspects of the image or ask technical questions and most importantly, refrain from giving advice or explaining how they themselves would have created this image.

In a sense this will be a “show and tell” that focuses on what the person intended and how the person feels about the work, rather than what others think or would have done.

This idea comes from Cole Thompson. His philosophy is that he does not ever critique another person's image. Why? Because his opinion, no matter how well intentioned or experienced, is bound to miss the mark. Why? Because his advice comes from his point of view, Vision and definition of success. Read more here, here or at Cole Thompson's website.

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Annual PCC Banquet
Monday May 16th

6:00 social hour, 7:00 banquet.
Guest Speaker: Susan Danly
Location: Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave, Portland (map/directions).
Cost is $30/person for a wonderful meal and wonderful doorprizes!  Click here to pay online, or bring your check payable to "Portland Camera Club" to a meeting.

Mon April 25 - 7 PM
Your Image, Your Vision
A new type of meeting! Click here for info.

Mon May 2 - 7 PM
Projected Image Competition
Open (no assigned category). Two images per member. Submission deadline is midnight Friday, April 29th. Click here for image submission info.
Note: tonight is the last night to bring in prints for next week's Print Competition.

Mon May 9 - 7 PM
Print Competition
Deadline for entries is May 2nd.
Important: Tonight is the Portland Camera Club's annual business meeting, including the election of Executive Board members and officers.

Mon May 16
Annual PCC Banquet

Sat Oct 22
Photographer Marc Muench!
For details, go here.
Vist Marc's website: www.marcmuench.com

Complete Club Calendar . . .