Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

The judge is Ben Greenberg

Theme: The Power of One

The challenge is to photograph a subject or design element in such a way that it stands out in the composition. It is important to avoid distractions in your photographic composition. A clean background that is free of clutter allows a subject to stand out. If you can’t keep background clutter out of your frame, then use a wide aperture to achieve a shallow depth of field, which will blur the background. A subject will also stand out if it is distinctly different from its surroundings and other objects. This can happen because of a difference in shape, color, texture, or tonal value. How do you see the power of one? For some ideas, see: http://www.contiki.com/six-two/experiment-with-the-power- of-one/

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Upcoming Club Events

Peer Review


Saturday, January 28, 2017 -

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Northside Library

Here’s your opportunity to get friendly feedback on your images from your peers. Want some suggestions on how you might improve an image before entering it in a competition? Having some difficulty getting the “look” you want with lighting, composition, or editing? Want to understand more about why a judge may have scored an image as he or she did? Then you’ll find this casual and supportive meeting helpful. And, if you choose to join in evaluating the work of others and contributing your thoughts, you will likely strengthen your own picture-taking skills. Members of all skill levels are welcome, and of course you’re welcome to just attend the meeting and observe.

If you’d like feedback on your images, bring up to three JPEGs ( sized to 1080 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive.



Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 9:45pm to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Bird Photography Contest-Spring 2017 Sponsored by Monticello Bird Club and Charlottesville Camera Club

The Monticello Bird Club (MBC) and Charlottesville Camera Club (CCC) invite their members to submit photographs to the Spring 2016 Bird Photography Contest.  Submissions are open from April 1 - 24, 2017.  The joint judging meeting will be held on May 3, 2017.


There will be four categories for submission. Three of the categories will be limited to photos of birds and their habitat in the mid-Atlantic region. The fourth category is for bird photographs from outside the local region, including international destinations. 

Backyard birds—intended for photographs of birds commonly seen in our neighborhoods, including bird that frequent feeders.  

Birds in their natural habitat—Photographs that highlight the habitat that support our local birds. These photographs must include at least one bird and must be from the mid-Atlantic region. 

Bird portraits—Close-up photographs of a bird or a part of a bird that is endemic to our region.

Non-endemic bird photographs—open to any type of photograph of a bird anywhere in the world.


DETAILS AT http://cvillecameraclub.org/birdphotographycontest

February 2017 Meeting


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

1180 Pepsi Place

Ben Greenberg will be returning to judge our February competition. Ben is well known for his highly accomplished landscape and nature photography, as seen in his book Natural Virginia. The program will be presented by Jim Carpenter, who is the owner of Gitchell's Studio. Jim is a master of portrait photography broadly defined. He has consistently been the winner of the highest awards in competitions conducted by the Virginia Professional Photographers Association and the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association. Jim's presentation is titled "Seeing the Dream."

Exhibition Committee Meeting


Monday, February 13, 2017 -

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Northside Library



Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -

6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Theme to be determined.