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The goal of the Club is to present a wide variety of programs, that appeal to photographers of all skill levels. This years programs include how-to demonstrations, hands-on workshops, slide and digital shows, photo shoots to iconic locations,  both in-house and tri-club competitions  as well as lectures by local and regional photography professionals.

For directions, click here

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Slide shows and digital shows are typically set to music or be taped or include live commentary. We try and include shows that have a “location” theme such as member’s photographic journeys to Costa Rica or journey along the length of the Appalachian Trail. Other shows are of mini themes meant to entertain or inspire with their visual impact or dram

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Workshops provide instruction along with the ability to set up and photograph various objects of interest or of using different techniques. We vary our workshops to  include tabletop setups, rear projection, portraiture or bring in a distinguished speaker for special lectures or educational events.



Swan-2-webSharing Images A large part of our program is devoted to sharing images in a non-competitive environment. During the coarse of the year, we host image critiques by a panel of CCAA Camera Club master members discussing how images might be improved. Members of all skill levels are invited to bring in images to share and discuss.


Photo Shoots to places of interest, led by our members are becoming an increasingly popular event. This gives us an opportunity to share our photographic experiences with others, get to know each other better and have a good time. Good ideas for locations of photo shoots will alwys be welcomed.


gallery_1[1]Exhibits Our camera club has the unique advantage of being part of an established art association. You may enter the four Open-Juried Exhibits the Cape Cod Art Association offers and if accepted may exhibit and sell your work. There will be many other outside venue exhibits that the CCAA and the Camera Club will set up for the display of your work.

Social Activities We will have events during the year and details will be announced. One event is the Holiday Party in December with the Awards Banquet, which will recognize those that have achieved various honors in either competition or service to the club.


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Guest Speaker - Speaker #1 Essdras Suarez – click here Boston Globe Photojournalist                              


Member Competitions Our plans this year, are to have competitions among our members for color and black & white prints, color slides and projected digital images. Look in the meeting schedule tab for a complete listing of dates. Members will be awarded ribbons for first, second, and third places, as well as honorable mentions.

For member ranking, select the year 2013 or 2012

To view award winning entries from 2013 Press Here

To view digital award winning entries from 2012 competitions Press Here


loneliness-webCompetition Guidelines

Digital Projected Image Competition 1. Digitally projected images must be submitted as JPEGs and received by midnight the Monday before the competition. Email them to

2. Digitally projected images should be 1024 pixels wide (maximum horizontal allowed dimension) or 768 pixals tall (maximum allowed vertical dimension) JPEG images.  Images may be entered in each of three categories but no more than 2 per category.  Remember, total of three digital & printed images combined are allowed.

The file naming convention is “image title – category – makers first initial and last name”

Example: Gee Whiz – O – BSinger …where “Gee Whiz” is the title for an Open category image by Bob Singer. Note dashes, NOT underscoring lines — are used to separate the three file name segments. No underscores should separate words, just dashes for segments. You should NOT include your competition class in the title (this may change in the future, but we’ll give lots of notice).

If you need instructions on how to save your digital images and correct size:

  • Click here for Photoshop
  • Click here for Lightroom

Print Competition:

  • Bring your print entries with you, but early enough to enter that evening before the meeting begins.
  • These must be matted and properly labeled on the rear. (Yes, they may be clear-bagged to protect the matted from labels).
  • Labels are available at the entry table prior to the meeting if you do not yet have any.
  • The only acceptable size is 16×20 including mat (or drymounted without mat).
  • NOTE: You are allowed to enter up to 3 images, but no more than 2 images per category.


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Interclub Competitions

We’re excited to announce that we will enter competitions with other camera clubs through the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) in pictorial and nature categories. Our panel of judges will select the best of our images from the member competitions to send to the interclub competitions. We will occasionally host the judging of an interclub competitions where you have a chance to see first-hand the work of clubs from around the region.

2013 Tri-Club Competition

The 5th Annual Tri-Club Competition will be held at the Falmouth Art Center on October 30th, 2013 at 6pm. This year’s event will be hosted by the Upper Cape Cod Camera Club. The Falmouth Art Center is located in the Falmouth Artist’s Guild at 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. For directions click here  As in the past, there are 25 categories in the competition. For a printable list of the categories, please refer to the details page

More information relative to the rules, regulations and how you can participate  can be found here



Image of the Year The Image of the Year competition takes place at years end. Check our calendar for the exact date. All ribbon winning images from the year’s competitions may be entered. Then a rejudging to determine the best photos from each catagory.


Meetings are held at CapeAbilities in Hyannis We meet the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month in the CapeAbilities building in Hyannis at 895 Mary Dunn Rd. This is at the intersection of Independence Drive. From Route 6, take exit 6 towards Hyannis. At the intersection of Rt 132 & Independence Drive (next to Sam Diegos), take a left onto Independence Drive. Follow this until the end. Take right onto Mary Dunn Rd, then right into CapeAbilities parking lot. We meet in their lunchroom, enter the building, take a right down the corridor and into the warehouse. Thru the warehouse and the lunchroom will be on the left. Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting as a guest.

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Camera Club Membership only $40 Annually

Anyone is welcome to join the Cape Cod Art Association Camera Club as a Camera Club only Member at any time of the year upon application and payment of the $40 annual Membership fee. Join Now!

Camera Club only Membership

allows you  full access to all meetings, lectures, presentations & workshops.

Participation in Club competitions and critiques

Member of the New England Camera Club Council, it’s events and Summer Conference.

Opportunity to compete for scholarship monies


 Camera Club & Associate Membership to CCAA  $85 Annually

By joining both the Camera Club and also joining the Cape Art Association as an Associate Member  you can:

Exhibit and sell your work in Open Juried Shows held at the Art Association

Exhibit in outside venues

Receive the monthly issues of the CCAA newsletter, the Palette

Receive discounts on most CCAA classes and workshops


Camera Club & Juried Artist Member to CCAA $95 Annually

To become an Artist Member , a candidate  must submit a portfolio of five pieces of their recent works. A panel of three judges, overseen by one of the Directors, reviews the work. Portfolio Review is conducted ten times a year. For rules for the Portfolio Review click here.  As an Artist Member you have all the benefits of an Associate Member plus:

  • You may enter your work into all Artist Member exhibits where your work will be displayed and offered for sale.
  • You may jury works in the  Gallery Gift Shop where they will be offered for sale.
  • You may offer for sale up to 5 prints of your work, which will be displayed in the Gallery Gift shop.
  • You may also offer for sale note cards of your work, which will be displayed in the main lobby of our building or in the Gallery Gift Shop.