St. Mary's County Camera Club had its first meeting on November 2nd, 1998 in St. Mary's City Maryland. The club's purpose is to "...promote photography as a hobby, providing a forum for exchanging knowledge of the subject and inspiring amateur photographers toward improving their art."

NEW MEETING SCHEDULE (corrected): We will normally meet Thursdays starting in July 2019, as follows:

First Thursday of the Month:

Photo critique at the Pax River Naval Air Museum in the back building conference room, at 7PM.

Alternating Second Thursday of the month:

Lecture or workshop at the Pax River Naval Air Museum in the back building conference room, at 7PM.


Competition at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, at 7PM, usually in the back building, with the room number for the SMCCC meeting posted on the outside door.

Check the Upcoming Events column for details and any date or location changes.

Annual membership dues are $25 per individual, or $30 family. Membership is required for participation in competition and elections. Visitors are welcome for free at all meetings.

Thursday Nov 7th, 2019, 7PM: CRITIQUE

Location: Pax River Naval Air Museum (back building conference room).

Bring several photos in .jpg format on a memory stick for open, fair discussion, and ideas to improve the shot through cropping and advanced editing methods

Thursday Nov 14th, 2019, 7 PM: END OF YEAR COMPETITION

Location: University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (formerly the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center), across from the airport. The room number will be posted under "Camera Club" or SMCCC" at the main entrance.

The End of Year Competition will feature all of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from all 2019 competitions. Digital entries are automatically entered, no need to bring them. Winning prints must be brought in to the venue no later than 7PM to compete in the End of Year Competition.

MEETING CHANGES with corrections
(posted Aug 25th, 2019)

At a board meeting on April 22nd, we agreed on cutting back our meeting schedule. These changes will be effective immediately:

• TWO meetings per month! First week critique, second week lecture/workshop OR competition.
• Competition every OTHER month.
• For now, we'll meet at the Pax River Naval Air Museum for critiques, lectures and workshops. Competitions will be held at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (formerly Southern Maryland Higher Education Center)
Updated October 26th, 2019