The Racine Camera Club

Welcome to the Racine Camera Club. We are a group of photographers in the Racine, WI area with a wide range of skills, from beginners to advanced amateurs and a few professionals.

We all share a common love and passion for photography, whether it be landscape, portrait, macro, action, still life, night or even astrophotography. Images created by our members can be found all over this website. All of the images in the random banner at the top of our pages were created by RCC members. We present galleries of images from our competitions and outings, as well as some members' personal galleries of images.

You can also find us on Facebook:

Our Meetings

The club meets the second Thursday of every month, September through June, from 7PM to 9PM. Starting with the February 12, 2015 meeting, our new meeting location will be the Gateway iMET facility in Sturtevant. If you are not familiar with the facility, there is a map at the bottom of this page.

Attending & Joining

We invite anyone who has an interest in photography to attend our meetings, no matter what your skill, knowledge or experience level might be. You do not have to be a paying member to attend our meetings. However, you do have to be member to compete in our semi-annual competitions or to hold an elected office in the club.

Related Organizations

RCC is a member club of the Wisconsin PSA, which is a chapter of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). We are also a member club of Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization (WACCO).

A Special Note:
We've had the wonderful pleasure to have experienced an increase in our membership, along with starting up some new programming. Unfortunately, this has meant that it has become a tight fit meeting at the Racine Arts Council (RAC). RAC has been our home for over ten years and we have been the beneficiaries of their warmth, hospitality and facility.

In order to accomodate our growth, we have found a new location for our meetings. Gateway has a facility in Sturtevant called the iMET and we have arranged to use their facility for our meetings starting in February. For those of you unfamiliar with the facilities, a map to the location can be found below.
Our Next Meeting

It's summer! Finally.

For us, that means no meetings for a couple of months, but a lot of time for work, vacations, relaxation and probably shooting a few (millions of) pictures.

Our monthly meetings will start again in the fall, with our first meeting on September 13.

Summer Scavenger Hunt Competition

With summer approaching (or here), it is time to announce the ten topics for our annual Summer Scavenger Hunt. This competition is open to anyone, not just members. Judging will take place at our first meeting in the fall on September 13th and we encourage you to attend the Fall meeting, since everyone that is present will vote on the winning images.

Everyone (member or not) is encouraged to enter ONE image in each of the categories (or as many categories as you want). The topices are listed below and some of them are very unique. The images must be taken between when you read this and the final submission date of September 9.

Members can submit their images through the member section of the website.

All others can submit their images via email to Emails must be received before 10PM (Central) on September 9th. If you are not a member, submit your image for each category in a separate email, and be sure to include inch category the image is being for in either the subject or body of the email,

2018 Summer Scavenger Hunt Topics:
  1. Happy
  2. Human Silhouette
  3. Glass
  4. Rock
  5. Adjective
  6. Boat
  7. Musical Instrument
  8. Fly
  9. Sticky
  10. Rain
You may notice that some of the topics seem pretty broad or even vague. That's intentional. It gives you the ability to use your imagination and creativity.

Member Highlights

If one of your passions is photographing nature, we have an outstanding web site for you. Gerry DeBoer, one of our members, has created a great website, "The Wandering Naturalist" that you will want to check out.

Besides a blog about his photography, he has created a map that contains hundreds of birding sites, national wildlife refuges, state parks and forests, nature study and observation sites, lighthouses and general photographic points of interest.

So far, most of the locations are in the US and Canada, but he is expanding it to include locations around the world.

If you spend more than a few minutes on the site, you will probably have your next several vacations planned out.