One of the oldest camera clubs in the Northern Illinois, the Des Plaines Camera Club was formed on June 23, 1952 by a group of individuals who shared an interest in photography. The club provides encouragement to members to expand their interests in photography in which they not only learn from one another, but also have an outlet for their creative interest. Meetings include workshops, lectures, and demonstrations in computer programs and digital photography. The club is a member of Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA) and enters their monthly inter-club contest.
Here in our Web site, you will find information about club events, galleries of images, competition rules, links to other web sites and membership information. Click on the links at the top of the page to view areas of interest. To email the webmaster with any question or comment, click here.
Current Award Winners
The Des Plaines Camera Club offers members the opportunity to enter images into competition in both print and electronic formats. Between October and May, Image of the Month awards, as well as Awards and Honorable Mentions, are presented for both formats (Digital Image of the Month, B&W Print of the Month and Color Print of the Month). These awards are presented every other month. Here are the most recent winners of the top monthly awards.
September and October Prints & Images of the Month Click on the thumbnails to the right to view larger images
Coming Events and News
Meeting: What Went Wrong? - Ralph Durnham Next Meeting: Monday, January 14, 2019 Time: 7:00pm Location: Arndt Park Field House, 1990 White St, Des Plaines, IL The shot is lined up. Composition looks great. The light meter is showing exposure is correct. Click! The picture on the back of the camera is NOT the shot I saw in the view finder. Ralph will talk about the mistakes that we can make in the field, setting and otherwise, that will prevent us from capturing what we want and see. For additional items see our website calendar Other upcoming events: o January 28 - Competition o Food Fight - In February we will collect non-perishable food to restock the Des Plaines Food Pantry The DPCC Board, Gary Taylor, Scott Hansen, Sue Lindell, Deb Marak
Des Plaines Camera Club is a member of CACCA (Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association) and of Photographic Society of America