Photo Adventures Camera Club

THE Camera Club in Port Charlotte

The Photo Adventures Camera Club, Port Charlotte's Camera Club has been an active and thriving hub of for photographers since 2003. Among the original group were experienced professionals and amateurs alike, with a common goal of creating a venue to share their knowledge, information, techniques and critiques. We share an interest in all forms of photography, including color and monochrome prints and digital images. Subject matter varies widely, including but not limited to Nature, Landscapes and Portraits.

2022 Monthly Themes


January - In Camera Motion/Panning

February - Smoke

March - Macro

April - Documentary

May - Self Portraits

June - Patterns In Nature (Nothing Manmade)

July - Enthusiasm/Emotions

August - Landscapes

September - Mirrors/Reflected

October - Picture in Picture 

November - Street Photography

December - Charming Places

All 2022 Theme images must be shot after Dec. 1st, 2021.

Monthly Meeting Agenda


First Meeting of the Month

Show & Tell
Programs & Speakers

2nd Meeting of the Month

Monthly Themed Images
Non-Themed Show & Tell
Learning Lab


IN PERSON MEETINGS
We will begin meeting in person again for one meeting a month beginning February 24, 2022.  The in person meetings will be the 2nd meeting of the month which is on the 4th Thursday of the month. 
REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDANCE IN PERSON IS MANDATORY. 

You can register here (guests please use this link), or you will be directed to register after you upload your monthly images.

MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month (throughout the year) from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The 2nd meeting in the months of November and December is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

Because of the COVID virus, we are meeting online, on Zoom.  However we will begin meeting in person once a month in Feb. 2022. See note above.

CLUB DUES

Club dues for 2022 will be an affordable $35 per year. The year runs from January to December.

For existing members, the dues are due the first meeting in January. Club

Dues cover a variety of expenses to operate the club, the largest of which is to bring in speakers who always have awesome information and tips! We also have other expenses for the website & outings etc.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Seriously! We’re a camera club. We sincerely want every level of photographer to come join us! Novices to Pros.  The joy is in the sharing and learning.

Our meetings and field trips almost always have segments and programs which speak to every level of photographer.  We're all in it for the same reason, for fun and learning this incredible art & skill.

THE FUN PART

This photography community is like no other.  We love to share. We love to teach. We love to go out together, and we'll even take you to that secret spot (that's not so secret) to get the shots the pros get.  Oh, and we've got some pros to show and help you!  Some are leaders in the Florida Camera Club Council, some are Judges for the council, even a photo workshop owner who loves to teach!

Most of us are retired (or working on it) but many of us have been shooting photos for many years and have just recently "gotten the bug".  If you're in that group, come join us and you'll leave with a project and a desire to return, show and tell!

Here's What We Have Planned For 2022

MONTHLY THEMES

Each month will have a theme assigned to it. The members will be challenged to shoot images which match the theme. The images will be submitted at each of our monthly meetings. This is a great way to increase your skill set by getting out of your comfort zone and practicing some purposeful photography.

LEARNING LABS

LEARNING LABS will be conducted by more experienced members in order to help teach specific skills or topics. They may be more intricate camera settings or new techniques like HDR, Focus Stacking, Layers in Photoshop, How To Use Lightroom etc. We will also be conducting Learning Labs on Composition. All of these topics came from a recent survey of our members on what they wanted to learn.

MONTHLY SPEAKERS

We have a monthly speaker presenting on fun, exciting and learning topics for photographers. Many times the speakers are some of our club's leaders and other times we have invited speakers.