Becoming a Member of the Dallas Camera Club

Becoming a member

Membership is open to anyone interested in photography, and joining the Dallas Camera Club is easy. You can start by filling out the Online Membership Form and pay your membership dues online using Paypal, Mastercard or Visa. To make a cash or check payment, or for assistance with online payment, see Sharon Collins, membership chair, at our next meeting.


Membership

  1. Individual membership is $60 per year.
  2. Full-time students may join for $35.
  3. Out-of-state non-competing members may join for the student rate.

Guests of members may attend club meetings, field trips and other functions but will not be able to enter images in competitions or field trip slide shows. If a spouse occasionally attends meetings and functions, and does not compete, they need not join the club, and of course, are always welcome.

A member must reside near the DFW area and be willing to attend at least 4 meetings a year in order to compete in the print or digital images competition.

Meetings

The DCC usually meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at the Congregation Shearith Israel. Please check the home page for exceptions. Guests are always welcome. Programs are announced in the newsletter and on our home page.

Meetings start promptly at 7:30 and usually run to at least 9:30.

Competitions are held 10 months out of the year—May through February—with images being submitted at the first meeting of the month, and the results of the judging presented the first meeting of following month, in the form of a slideshow showcasing the images, as well as the judge’s comments and scores. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention winners will be announced at this time.

The fourth Tuesday meeting is dedicated to special programs featuring outside speakers or club members presenting on a wide range of photography-related topics.

Education

Training classes on topics of general interest are often held at 6:15 p.m., prior to the 7:30 meeting. You will find information about these classes on the home page, at the meetings and in the newsletter. Education Groups will be offered on specific topics, as well as Study Groups that gather to discuss and critique your images.  You can read more about the pre-meeting training on our Education page.