The Monadnock Camera Club’s goal

is to help photographers at all levels improve skills in a variety of photographic areas. The club provides a wide range of photographic educational opportunities, photo field trips, speakers, and members that welcome and help each other.

The Monadnock Camera Club is affiliated to the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) and each year we participate in NECCC circuits and competitions.

At each June meeting we submit black and white prints, color prints and digital images. Three or four images in each category are selected to be sent to a NECCC representative. These entries are combined with entries from other clubs in the New England area. A judge is selected to make commentaries on these images which often include suggestions for improvements. During the year our club receives all of these images with a taped commentary from an experienced judge. We find these commentaries to be educational and entertaining. Ribbons are awarded to entries deemed to be the best.

Every other month our club selects prints and digital images to be submitted to a NECCC contest. Ribbons are awarded for prints and digital images, but there is no feed back on why one image was chosen over another. Clubs receive points for submissions.

Our club has some members who are highly experienced in using Adobe Photoshop. We also own a DVD which offers basic lessons in the use of Adobe Photoshop which we use to offer a short tutorial at each of our meetings.

The members of the Monadnock Camera Club have exhibited there work at many locations. Every other year we exhibit at the Peterborough Library. Each year we have an opportunity, for a small fee, to exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center. We have also exhibited at the New Hampshire Audubon Society, Hancock Library, and the Bagel Mill in Peterborough.

Members of our club enjoy socializing as we participate in an annual pot luck dinner and many field trips through out the year. We have been to Vermont to shoot water falls, flowers and fall foliage. One group went as far as Canada in search of spectacular foliage. We have been on many trips to Magic Wings to photograph butterflies. Each trip has improved our skills in close-up photography.

Every member has an opportunity to share their work whether it is a print recently taken or an entire show. Guests are always welcome. Dues are $25 a year which helps pay for our meeting room and fees to the NECCC.

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