Learn about the Twin City Camera Club
To encourage and develop an interest in photography...
The Twin City
Camera Club, Inc. (TCCC), a non-profit corporation, was organized
in fall of 1933 and has met continuously ever since. The Club, governed by
an elected Board of Directors, meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month,
September through June (See
Calendar for the current program year).
The TCCC holds meetings in our Club Building located at 521 Elm Street at the corner of State Street in downtown St. Joseph (See the Directions & Map section for location and directions). The second Monday of each month is the Competition meeting and the forth Monday is the Program meeting. Our Program meetings include educational and how-to demonstrations, workshops and critiques by club members and guest speakers, sharing their expertise on a wide range of topics relating to photography, to encourage, inspire and motivate us to improve our photographic skills and knowledge.
Except for the forth Monday in February (our Business Meeting), Holidays and any specially called meeting, all of our meetings are open to guests with the exceptions of our Business Meeting and Digital Workshop Classes, that are reserved for members only. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. We welcome visitors and prospective members to our meetings.
Who We Are
We are a group of over 90 men and women photographers, representing all levels of photography from beginner to advanced amateur and professional, who come together to inspire one another, to share and improve their photography skills and to enjoy each other's pictures and company. We always welcome new members. For Membership Information, see the section on Get Involved or use the Email link.
What We Do
What We Do Photo Pages - it's all about
photography and having fun)
We take pictures - hundreds of pictures - with many different kinds of film and digital cameras. We have a wide range of activities for all skill levels that include, conducting monthly photo competitions, workshops and educational programs, along with taking the occasional field trip, with one interest in mind ... photography. Our club house facility includes darkrooms for both monochrome and color negative developing and printing (members provide their own chemicals and printing paper). We also have a computer with software for manipulating your downloaded digital images with final output to CD, DVD or USB storage device.
Public and Civic Contributions as a community service: Twin City Camera Club has a long history of public and civic contributions to groups, organizations, libraries, schools, hospitals and communities.
We support the Lighthouse Forever Fund
Purposes of the Camera Club include:
1. Promoting an interest in amateur photography.
2. Promoting photography as a means of communication.
3. Furthering the exchange of knowledge and techniques of photography.
4. Conducting photographic competitions, educational seminars, meetings and conferences.
5. Supporting the promotion of photography as a hobby or profession.
To encourage and develop
an interest in photography
Ken McKeown - President
Memberships: The Twin City Camera Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) for over 25 years and the Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (SWMCCC) for over 50 years. Use the LOGO links to visit their websites.
Member PSA for over 25 years. Member SWMCCC for over 50 years.
PSA Clubs and Councils Newsletter "The Projector, Fall 2012"
PSA Clubs and Councils Newsletter "The Projector, Spring 2012"
PSA Clubs and Councils Newsletter "The Projector, Fall 2011"
Twin City Camera Club Website was awarded First Place, Large Club category, in
the 2012 Photographic Society of America (PSA) International Web site Competition.
The Twin City Camera Club Website was awarded Third Place, Large Club category, in the 2010 Photographic Society of America (PSA) International Web site Competition.
Home page Photo Credits:
Top: Ken Zimmerman
Upper Half: From upper left to
lower right, Jim Lynch, Tom McCall, Bud Friesen, Jim Lynch, Tom McCall, Curtis
Drake, Dan Penrod
Lower Half: Susan Berry, Ron Bonczkowski, Ken McKeown, Jim Lynch, Jacqualyn Volker, Sherry Saenz, Tom McCall, Jim Lynch
Any problems, questions or comments about this website, please email the Webmaster.
Site designed & developed by Tom McCall
Additional About TCCC information Links
- What We Do captured in photos
- A Message from the Club President
- Anniversary message from the Club President
- 75th Anniversary Special Messages
- Members in the News - The place to read about TCCC members in the news
- The Featured Section and a place for an explanation or observation.
Featured Section: The featured section is Member supplied "Shared Recommendations". These are Links that are recommended by TCCC Members that have found them to contain helpful information, tips and techniques or tutorials.
While developing this website there have been times that I've wanted to be able to speak more personally to all of you when you visit. I hope that you are able to easily find your way around the site, see everything you came to see, enjoy your visit and return often to see more. The site was developed to provide members and visitors with a central location to find information, see images and assist in improving photographic skills.
The website is a work in progress and constantly going through changes. Check the What's New page for things that have been added or changed. In some instances it will be necessary for you to refresh your browser to see the latest additions.
Your suggestions are always welcome and please share your thoughts on how the site can be improved.
Please let me know if you have questions or encounter any problems during your visits.
Use this link to email me Webmaster
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