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

Our next meeting isn't until September. September 14th to be exact. We take July & August off from our meetings. That doesn't mean we won't be taking any pictures. In fact, one of our favorite competitions happens only during the Summer. That is our Summer Scavenger Hunt.

We pick ten topics (see below). Some of the topics are intentionally vague or can be interpreted in multiple ways. We want you to use your imagination. And make us use ours as we judge them.

Our, and your, mission, if you decide to accept it, is to shoot and submit one image for each topic, or at least as many of the topics as you want. The images must be taken between the time the topics were announced and the submission date.

We keep saying you. And we mean it. This competition is open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the Racine Camera Club to submit your image(s) for this competition.

All images must be submitted by 10PM, September 10th. At our meeting in September, everybody that is present (that includes you if you show up) will pick their favorite image from each of the categories, with the winner for each category being the image with the most votes.

So how do you submit your images. Email. Please send one image per email. In the subject, put in the category title from the list below. We'll have your email when you submit your images (so we can tell you if you won), but please include your name in the body of the email. And don't forget to attach your image. We'd like the images to be jpg's, 1920x1080 pixels in size, and less than 4MB each, but we also understand that not everyone has software for editing your images. Email your image(s) to:
You can use the same email address if you have any questions.

By the way, your images are your images. You retain all rights to your images. The only thing we will do with them is show them at the meeting. And possibly post small versions of them on our website, if you win a category and allow us to post it.

So go start shooting and submit your best image in each category (or as many categories as you would like).
  1. Eyes
  2. Black & White
  3. Abandoned
  4. Machines
  5. Something wet
  6. Night lights
  7. Action
  8. Smaller than a mouse
  9. Things with stripes
  10. Yellow

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.