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.  We are a small club comprised of about 75% full timers and the rest snowbirds.  We always welcome new members.  We have a variety of experience levels from retired professional photographers, experienced hobbiests and newbies full of energy to shoot and learn.

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.

Each month our members submit images in up to three categories to be viewed by the club members in the meetings.  The categories are Show & Tell, Monthly Theme and Travel.

Click on the icon above to view the entire club calendar for 2024.

2024 Monthly Themes

  • January 25th - Highspeed Photography (Shutter Speed faster than 1/5000)
  • February 22nd - Shadows/Silhouettes
  • March 28th - High Key
    High key photography is a style of photography that uses unusually bright lighting to reduce or completely blow out dark shadows in the image. High key shots usually lack dark tones and the high key look is generally thought of as positive and upbeat.
  • April 11th - Bird portrait composite, I.e. but with your own photos
  • April 27th (Saturday) - Club Cookout/BBQ Location TBD
  • May 23rd - Imitate Bernie - Create an image using at least one of your photos and some AI (dinosaurs are optional). No bail money will be provided if you get caught loitering at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.
  • June 27th - Reflections
  • July 25th – Minimalist
    A form of photography that is distinguished by austere simplicity. It emphasizes sparseness and careful composition
  • August 22nd - What is it?
  • Sept 26th - Forced perspective/optical illusions
  • October 24th - Mirroring or mirrored images
  • November 14th - Shoot The Stars
  • Dec 12th - 2024 Top Ten

All 2024 Theme images must be shot after Dec. 1st, 2023.

Monthly Meetings


Now that we're past the lockdowns and Zoom meetings, we LOVE meeting in person.

In person meetings are at:
Seventh Day Adventist Day Church School
2036 Loveland Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL   33980

All meetings start at 6pm sharp.

First Meeting of the Month

Show & Tell & Travel
Programs & Speakers (When Available)

2nd Meeting of the Month

Monthly Themed Images
Non-Themed Show & Tell
Travel Images
Learning Lab as scheduled


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.


Club dues for 2024 will be an affordable $20 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.


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.


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 All Year Long


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 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.


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.