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 for 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.

The Portland Camera Club is a charter member of the Photographic Society of America and the New England Camera Club Council.

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Summer Print Challenge
This summer's Print Challenge is Photographer's Choice (as voted on by the club). Shoot any subject you want and bring in one print to the first meeting in September. All prints will be displayed and voted on by anyone present before the meeting and during the break. After the break, the winner will be announced, and we will have an informal critique session on the winner and other prints as time allows. The print with the most votes will win a year's free membership in the club. Prospective new members are encouraged to participate.

Sunday, July 23, 7:00 AM
Yarmouth Clam Festival Bike Race – Group shoot led by Mike Leonard
Mike says: we will get multiple opportunities to practice the panning and shooting technique of fast moving cyclists to give the photo illusion of speed and motion blur. Join us for the flapjack breakfast at 7 AM at the First Parish Church, 116 Main Street, Yarmouth (the steeple is lit at night) for a quick briefing about the race then we will head down to the area on Main Street near the start / finish line to shoot the racers. Bring a standard walk-around lens 24-105MM, a formatted empty large memory card or 2 and fully charged batteries. Paid parking to benefit local non-profits can be had easily at that hour at many lots around town. Any questions, contact Mike at mleonard@maine.rr.com
For more information: Yarmouth Clam Festival | Men's & Women's Pro Bike Race

The One Shot List
Categories for the 2018 One Shot Competition have been posted. Shoot your one-shot images between now and next spring (2018). For the 16 categories and all the details, visit the One Shot page.

June, July, August
The club does not have scheduled meetings in June, July & August, however, members get together for group shoots occasionally. To keep up on the latest activities, follow us on Facebook (PCC Facebook page), or visit the club's Yahoo group.

July 14, 15, 16, 2017
72nd Annual NECCC Photography Conference
A great opportunity for photographers, new or experienced, to enjoy a variety of small workshops, hands-on access to gear, and a keynote address and slide show. All for a very affordable price. Click here for the New England Camera Club Council's web pages describing this year's conference.