New Member Guide
Welcome to the Boston Camera Club!
We look forward to your participation in our numerous programs and events.
The Boston Camera Club has five major programs that emphasize learning in all aspects of photography:
- Latimer Print Competition (held the first Tuesday each month)
- Model Studio (held second Tuesday each month)
- Photo Critique (held second Tuesday each month)
- Projected Image Competition (held the third Tuesday each month)
- Photo Education (held the fourth Tuesday each month)
In addition, Field trips and hands-on workshops are scheduled throughout the year through the club's Meetup site.
All the club’s programs are detailed on the web site’s Calendar.
Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from the beginning of September until the beginning of June. Special workshops and/or other programs are scheduled throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the lower level of the Parish House of All Saints Parish Church, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA. The Church is located at the corner of Beacon Street and Dean Road. Parking is available on Beacon Street.
Membership dues include participation in all regularly scheduled meetings, most workshops and special events.
ABOUT THE INTEREST GROUP EVENTS
Latimer Print Competition
Meets eight times during the year. Members in attendance vote on the submitted prints and ribbons are awarded to the winners. For each meeting, a judge, often a professional photographer, educator, or member of the New England Camera Club Council, offers constructive criticism on each entry. The evening often includes a presentation by the judge of his/her own work.
Projected Image Competition
Holds seven competitions during the year. Images are sent electronically in advance to the Group coordinator and then are forwarded to the judge. On the meeting night, the images are projected onto a screen and the judge critiques the images and gives his/her score to the image. Ribbons are awarded to the images with the highest scores. The evening often includes a presentation by the judge of his/her own work.
Offers lectures and workshops on a wide variety of photographic subjects. Guest speakers are often invited to present these programs to the club. Members with a particular expertise may also lead a workshop or short education course during the year.
Sets up the meeting room as a photo studio with backdrops and lighting and arranges for different students from local modeling schools to be in attendance for the evening. The group provides helpful advice on indoor studio and lighting techniques.
Members submit images for critique by a small group of other members. The group’s leader projects the images for everyone to review and uses Adobe Lightroom to demonstrate how to make recommended image improvements during post processing.
Our Field Trips are managed through a BCC Meetup site. Members participate in these meetup field trips for free. To participate in one of the field trips, you must first register yourself in the BCC Meetup group.
For more information about each of our programs, click on Club Programs.
MORE CLUB CONTENT OF INTEREST
- The Reflector Newsletter — the club’s monthly newsletter.
Read the current newsletter or browse past issues. The newsletter is emailed to club members upon publication.
- The club’s Calendar
Find detailed information about each of the club’s monthly events
- The BCC Blog. Posts include:
a. Members’ participation in photography exhibits
b. Calls for Submissions to photography exhibitions
c. Photography workshops, tours, and conferences and other educational opportunities
d. Discounts and other special promotions from camera stores such as Hunt’s Video and Audio Photography and other photographic resources
Subscribe to the Blog: get notifications of Blog posts sent automatically to your email Inbox.
- My Account>Account Settings
Account Settings maintains information related to your membership:
a. Login information
b. Email/mailing address
c. Membership join and expiration dates
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS and GUIDES FOR OUR COMPETITIONS
Please feel free to approach members to ask questions about any of the club’s programs — seek out members whose name tags display ASK ME. You can also send an email to members on the Executive Committee about the the programs they chair.