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What We Do

Mission Statement

Charlotte Camera Club was formed to provide photographers with a place to meet and explore the art and science of photography. Our purpose is to help our members fulfill their own photographic goals while exchanging ideas and technical information in a friendly and inviting environment. By providing members with a great mix of opportunities and ways to participate, we hope to challenge and help our members grow.

Professional Affiliations

Charlotte Camera Club is a proud member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). Our membership goes back 55 years. As a PSA club, our members have the opportunity to participate in several PSA Division competitions. We compete in the following image competition categories: Open, Creative, Nature, Photojournalism and Travel. The club also participates in the website and newsletter competitions.

Club Competitions

Charlotte Camera Club holds six qualifying competitions for members  selection of Image of the Year. In the qualifying competitions, the judges provide feedback to the photographer on the positive elements in the image as well as those elements to avoid. Each of us is looking for ways to improve. From beginner to advanced, it’s always helpful to hear how others view our work. The club also participates in two international competitions: the George W. Glennie Nature Salon hosted by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club and the WAUSSAUK competition. The WAUSSAUK competition is a four continent group: Western Australia (WA), United States (US), South Africa (SA) and United Kingdom (UK).  Charlotte Camera Club represents the United States.

Speakers and Education

We invite professional photographers to serve as guest speakers. Our presenters cover a broad range of topics, technical aspects and different types of photography. Members occasionally also present educational programs or share at the beginning of meetings their images, projects and interests.

Shooting Opportunities

Harvey having some funTo help members get creative and share their work, we include some “Shoot and Share” nights and Scavenger Hunts in our programs. During “Shoot and Share”, members can get a critique, or help with something new they tried, or just show off their latest images. Our Scavenger Hunts are fun projects to help photographers get out, shoot and be creative. In 2021 the club initiated a 52 Week Photography Challenge for the members. 

Members can photograph together as a group during a Tabletop Night and different outings around town. These are great opportunities to get to know fellow members and practice while having fun!


In 2020 the club initiated Member Galleries for members to display their favorite images.  Each member is authorized to present 20 images in their gallery.


The club publishes a newletter each month featuring a member profile, schedule of events, competition results and on occasion for-sale items.

Pictured from top: CCC Members enjoy a Twilight outing; Guest Speaker, Tony Ulchar; CCC Members at South Mountain Outing; Eric Notheisen - NC Transportation Museuem
Photo Credits:  Bottom (L-R): George Ling, Anastasial Tompkins, Chuck Pike, Lorraine Shannon