Staten Island Camera Club
Welcome and thanks for visiting our site!
If joining or rejoining a Camera club is something you are interested in doing this is a great time to start, as our Fall season is about to begin. We will be holding all our meetings virtually on Zoom, this season.and for the foreseeable future. So if you are wary of being in large groups or not sure you want to venture out at night and or you just don't want to leave your home; this might be a great opportunity to join the Staten Island Camera Club. And most of all we'd love to have you join. What's even better, we are offering a discounted membership to new members that join this month.
We will be offering monthly Image Critiques, where we share helpful tips and review images brought to the group for discussion. We also will do virtual training and helpful discussions regarding photography and editing images. Once a month members who wish to compete with others in photo competitions will receive valuable feedback from certified judges. What's more, if you compete you will be eligible to enter your images for Image of the Year in the Spring of 2021. Competing is not mandatory but encouraged as a learning and development process that will benefit almost any one who participates. Basically through Critique Sessions and Competitions you get to share your images with others and make possible the recognition they deserve.
If you are interested I can add your email address to our Google groups email, so you can keep getting our communications, but you need to let me know if that's OK. We will be resuming our virtual meetings in early October. Should you wish to attend and or want to join I can send you the particulars on how to access us through Zoom. Also, as you may know, we run a Meet-up Group and do have outdoor photo shoots practicing social distancing that you can participate in as a member.
I'm sure you have other questions so feel free to respond back through our contact form on the CONTACT US page and I will try my best to answer them.
Camera clubs provide an excellent opportunity to improve our photographic skills and knowledge. They also provide a venue to challenge those skills, and a place to share what you have learned with other members who have a passion for photography.
Education, hands-on learning opportunities, competitions, as well as, new experiences, field trips and friendship among peers with similar interests and passions are just some of the benefits of being a member of a camera club.
Have you ever wished you could find a real person to talk to about photography or to get a review of your work to help you improve your technique? If your answer is yes – a camera club is the perfect answer for you.
Why not join us for our next meeting, event or competition?
We not only hold competitions, but will also showcase positive photo learning experiences through several Meet-Ups and workshops. See our up coming events page for details. Whether you to participate in our Image Critique Meet-up or our Photography Meet-Up we promise to make the time spent a fruitful and engaging experience.
As an affiliated Photography Club we are dedicated to providing our members with entertaining and educational programming to suit every photographic passion or need.
Like most photographers, we enjoy taking and sharing our photographs. And like most enthusiasts, we are always trying to improve our photographic skills.
Membership matters. Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional photographer, joining a photography club is one of the best ways to improve your skills. The club can also be a good venue for who share the same interests as yours. You will not only make new friendships, you’ll also have fun while learning new things about a craft that you love.
Aside from choosing the right Club, there are other essential elements that you have to consider before joining a camera club. To get the most out of your membership, you should look for a club that offers the best for its members – whether it is in the field of learning or in terms of opportunities. Also, you should consider whether or not you’ll participate in club activities, outings and workshops. Being just a passive member robs everyone of the very experience of sharing all of your passion and zeal for the craft.
Common activities carried out by photography clubs include regular meetings, exhibits, guest speaker nights, workshops and seminars, competitions, club outings and field trips. There are also clubs that prefer to build inter-club associations in to a stronger photography community. Like ours, a majority (if not all) of clubs require a membership fee or an annual subscription, which will then serve as their main means of funding regular events (like meetings and workshops). For special events like exhibits and competitions, some clubs usually ask for help from sponsors.
Why not pay us a visit for one of our upcoming meetings. Or Visit our next Competition. We create Digital Black & White and Color Images and also make our own Prints, Or join us at any of our other photographic events, Meet-Ups and or activities. Check our events page for details.
Our Club is an active member of:
The New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs (NJFCC). & The New York Metropolitan Area Creative Council (NYMACC)
Our 2019 Membership Drive is in full swing, contact us if you want
to join our club: [email protected]
Our Current Meeting Schedule
See our Meet up page for opportunities for photo-shoot details.