The St. Mary's County Camera Club (SMCCC) 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 are now a "Special Interest Group"
of the Coastal Camera Club of Lewes Delaware

As such, we retain the organization name "St. Mary's County Camera Club" and continue to hold our own meetings, presentations, critiques and competitions.

Prospective members will be required to join the Coastal Camera Club (CCC) in order to establish membership in SMCCC. No other fees after CCC's dues will be collected, except for some special CCC events.

To join CCC, members should also join the "Southern Maryland Critique Special Interest Group (CCC's designation for SMCCC), in order to continue to meet via CCC's Zoom account.

These actions have been taken to enable SMCCC to continue meeting during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to enjoy all of the additional benefits of outstanding speakers, competitions and other special interest groups that the Coastal Camera Club offers.

To learn more, please visit
https://www.coastalcameraclub.com/activities/special-interest-groups. Scroll down to the SOMD Critique SIG heading for more information.

Any further information about SMCCC may be obtained by contacting smccc1998@gmail.com.


Most CCC events occur on 2nd and fourth Wednesday evenings, and SMCCC usually meets on the first and second Tuedays at 7PM. Detailed information about SMCCC activities appear in our Calendar Column on this page.

SMCCC will NORMALLY meet via Zoom Tuesdays as follows:

First Tuesday of the Month:

Photo critique via Zoom at 7PM.

Alternating Second Tuesday of the month:

Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Oct, Nov: Competition via Zoom, at 7PM.

Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep: Presentation via Zoom at 7PM.

Sep 20-24: St. Mary's County Fair.

Check the Calendar Column for details and any date or location changes.


Required to participate in Coastal Camera Club competitions, bi-monthly special interest group competitions, and activities and events.

• Individual: $40

• Family: $50

• Age 14-17: Free

• Guests may come to one Coastal Camera Club Zoom meeting and one SMCCC/SOMD Critique SIG Zoom meeting at no charge by requesting the Zoom Code for a specific date from: boardofdirectors@coastalcameraclub.com.
• Some CCC events may have a small entry fee.

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Tue 1/3/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 1/10/23, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Cityscapes"

Tue 2/7/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 2/14/23, 7 PM: PRESENTATION

Tue 3/7/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 3/14/23, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Water Droplet"

Tue 4/4/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 4/11/23, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: TBA

Tue 5/2/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 6/6/23, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Multiple Exposure"

Tue 6/13/23, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: "Moving Waters of SW PA"

Jun - Jul PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT PAX River Naval Air Museum

Tue 7/4/23, 7 PM: NO MEETING

Tue 7/11/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE


Tue 8/1/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 8/8/23, 7 PM: NO MEETING

Aug - Sep PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT PAX River Naval Air Museum

Tue 9/5/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 9/12/23, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: "Travel Photography" by Doug Busby

9/20/23 - 9/24/23 ST. MARY'S COUNTY FAIR

Tue 10/3/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 10/10/23, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Abstract Landscapes"

Tue 11/7/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE


Tue 12/5/23, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 12/12/23, 7 PM: Holiday Gathering at Nicoletti's.


Tue 1/2/24, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 1/9/24, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "High Key"

Tue 2/6/24, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 2/13/24, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: "Shooting in the Winter"
by Clare Kaczmarek

Tue 3/5/24, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 3/12/24, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Mirrors"

Tue 4/2/24, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 4/9/24, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: "Creativity, Voyage into Confusion" by Sam Lane

Tue 5/7/24, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 5/14/24, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Sculpting with Light"

Tue 6/4/24 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 6/11/24, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: TBD

Tue 7/2/24 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 8/6/24 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Aug - Sep PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Lexington Park Library

Tue 9/3/24 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 9/10/24, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: TBD

9/18/24 - 9/22/24 ST. MARY'S COUNTY FAIR

Tue 10/1/24 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 10/8/24, 7PM: COMPETITION: "Minimalist"

Oct - Nov PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Leonardtown Library

Tue 11/5/24 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Tue 11/12/24, 7PM: COMPETITION: "End of Year"

Tue 12/3/24, 7 PM: Holiday Gathering at Nicoletti's.



Until further notice, we will hold our meetings with ZOOM, an app made for video conferencing. Following is the process:

In order to join a Zoom meeting you must first join the Coastal Camera Club by paying membership dues at:


Once CCC membership is verified, you will be sent an email with the Zoom meeting link.

Then contact SMCCC to request joining the CCC SOMD Critique Special Interest Group by sending an email to:


Click on the link we'll provide. If you haven't used Zoom before you will be taken to a site where you can download software. The meeting should then pop open.

SMCCC meetings will begin at 7:00.
CCC meeting times vary - check the CCC Events list at:


We suggest that you join the meeting a few minutes early.

When the Zoom window opens on your PC, there should be a control bar for Zoom on the lower edge of the screen. In the left corner is a picture of a microphone, if you click on that you can unmute your microphone. Please mute yourself as with a number of people online there could be significant noise. Obviously if you have a question or comment you can unmute to speak. Please be polite when trying to speak as it is pretty easy for us to talk over one another, and that doesn't work as well online as it does in a face to face meeting.

Updated August 5th, 2023