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

Monday Jan 27 at 7pm:  Open House!  Club members, bring a friend or neighbor and enjoy an evening of photos and information! Door prizes! Spend time socializing... Enjoy Snacks and beverages... Learn about photography and the Portland Camera Club. Meet Denise Froehlich, Director of the Maine Museum of Photographic Art | Visitors and club members bring a print...  People's Choice wins a prize! | Knapp Hudson will give a short talk on what is the digital negative, why it's important and how you can modify the color balance, in and out of camera.

Monday Feb 3 at 7pm:  Projected Image Competition  Beginning with this PI Competition, the club is trying out a rule change: one image per member. This change will apply to the last three PI Competitions of the year (February, March and May). After the May competition, PCC members will be asked if they want to enact the change (one entry) or keep the existing rule (two entries). This temporary rule applies to Projected Image Competitions only, not Prints.  Max size: 1920px wide by 1080px tall. Submission deadline: midnight Wednesday, Jan 29. Click here for image-submission details.
Note: tonight is the last night to bring in prints (max 2) for the next week's Print Competition (Feb 10th).

Monday Feb 10 at 7pm:  Print Competition  Deadline for entries is Feb 3rd.

Saturday Feb 15:  Portfolio Review with Denise Froehlich  Denise Froehlich, Director and Curator of The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, will conduct a portfolio review for Portland Camera Club members, limited to 20 people. Fee: $35. Pre-registration is required. Sign up on the list at a club meeting. On Feb 15th, bring 10 to 50 images in print form. Any type of prints, even small from Walmart will work. No need to have your "best prints." Location: Woodfords Club upstairs room. For complete details, click here for the announcement PDF.

Monday Feb 17 at 7pm:  Discussion/Critique Night  This evening's subject is composition.
Executive Board meets at 6pm.

Complete Club Calendar