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.
January and February Prints & Images of the Month Click on the thumbnails to the right to view larger images
Coming Events and News
Meeting: Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and After Life by Pamela Bannos Next Meeting: Monday, October 28, 2019 Time: 7:00pm Location: Arndt Park Field House, 1990 White St, Des Plaines, IL The Des Plaines Camera Club has invited Pamela Bannos, a professor of photography in Northwestern University's department of art theory and practice, to speak about Vivian Maier. You have probably heard bits and pieces about Vivian Maier, the reclusive photographer, nanny, and her multiple storage units filled with unexposed film. Pamela Bannos has done extensive research on Vivian Maier and authored the critically acclaimed book, "The Life and Times of Vivian Maier". Ms Bannos will discuss the story of the nanny savant that has blinded us to Maier's true achievements and intentions. For additional items see our website calendar Other upcoming events: o Nov 11 - Urban Wildlife Photography - Maren Robinson o Nov 28 - Competition o Dec 09 - Holiday Banquet
The DPCC Board, Gary Taylor, Scott Hansen, Deb Marak, Mia Bass
Des Plaines Camera Club is a member of CACCA (Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association) and of Photographic Society of America