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: Infrared Photography - Tim Karas Next Meeting: Monday, February 11, 2019 Time: 7:00pm Location: Arndt Park Field House, 1990 White St, Des Plaines, IL Tim Karas specializes in infrared photography and uses his photography to explore a wide variety of subjects, including landscapes, nature, cityscapes, and architecture. In addition to infrared photography Tim will talk to us about some of his current projects including back roads of Illinois, cemeteries and American battlefields. He has been associated with Out of Chicago where he has served as the photo walk coordinator for the summer conference.
You can see his work at www.timkarasphotography.com. For additional items see our website calendar Other upcoming events: o February 11 - Infrared, Back Roads of Illinois, Cemeteries and American Battlefields - Tim Karas o February 25 - Post Card Competition and Critique Night 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