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."

We normally meet Wednesdays as follows:

• First Wednesday: Lecture or workshop at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, at 7PM.
• Second Wednesday: Photo critique at the Pax River Naval Air Museum in the back building, at 7PM.
• Third Wednesday: Competition at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, at 7PM.

Here's a map to the Higher Education Center, with the rooms we most often use.

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

PRESENTATION: Sep 5th 2018, 7 PM,

Location: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, building 2, room 122.

Subject: Camera Gear. A discussion of popular camera equipment, featuring brief talks by various members about their favorite components.

CRITIQUE: Sep 12th 2018, 7 PM,

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.

COUNTY FAIR - Submit Entries: Sep 19th 2018, 1-8 PM,

Location: St. Mary's County Fairgrounds.

COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE CATALOG OF CLASSES BOOKLET, ON PAGES 14 and 65-66. First go to the Fair Stage Auditorium to get an exhibitor number, and a tag for each photo. Fill out the tag as best you can before coming to the Photography building, to help the line go faster. Entry tags must be complete, including exhibitor’s number and the class number that the photograph is being entered in. TIP: Bring name/address labels to speed the process! There will be SMCCC volunteers to help.

Booklets are available at public libraries, or at


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