Camera Council (TCACCC) Member Clubs
The meeting times and places listed here for each club are pre-COVID. Many clubs have replaced in-person meetings with virtual meetings and online activities. Please contact the individual club for specific details about current activities.
3M Club Camera Club
Are you or someone in your 3M family interested in learning about techniques to improve your photography, understanding and mastering your equipment, or participating in photo-related projects? Then join us at our joint meeting with Tamarack Nature Photography Club every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Tamarack Nature Center, (5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Lake, MN 55110). Membership is $20 annually. For more information contact Mike Prokosch.
Bend of the River Photography Club
The Bend of the River Photography Club builds both enthusiasm for the amazing art of photography and provides opportunities to enhance our skills in pursuing it. Membership includes photography hobbyists of many different levels of experience. We aim to grow in our photography skills and share the passion of photography with others through community, friendship, practice, learning opportunities and gallery shows. The club meets every 4th Tuesday at the Emy Frentz Art Guild, 523 South 2nd Street, Mankato, Minnesota 56001.
Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bendoftheriverphotography/
Digital Photographic Society
The Digital Photographic Society is focused on artistic vision in photography, developing skills needed to advance that vision and seeking the best methodology for presenting the final image. We come together once a month to share images and to explore our successes and possible improvements in an encouraging environment. Our members range from beginners to advanced amateurs to artists striving for public success. The bonding element is the photographic image and the tools that make it happen. Friendly competition and sharing the how-to’s are critical to what we are as a club. You don’t have to know much to start – you only have to have the desire to try something new. What makes us different is the desire to develop an artistic vision and expand our skills with the newest digital darkroom tools. You won’t be required to leap mountains or create masterpieces, but you will learn and have an opportunity to share your images in a welcoming environment.
For more club information, contact Ron Timm: Rontimm@msn.com
Fort Snelling State Park Camera Club
The Fort Snelling State Park Camera Club (FSSPCC) began in 2010 with the general aim of supporting enjoyment and appreciation of the park by sharing photographs, techniques, and stories of our experiences with nature. We generally meet the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Thomas Savage Visitor Center in the park. Currently there is no fee to join and all interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend our sessions.
For more club information visit our website: http://www.fsspcameraclub.org
Kaposia Camera Club
The Kaposia Camera Club (KCC) was established in 1957. KCC is a club where beginners in photography learn new techniques, and advanced amateurs find challenges in frequent workshops and monthly salons. Subjects for competition, chosen by all members, are judged by TCACCC judges and professional photographers. The club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays from September to May at 7:00 p.m. at the Darts Building, 1645 Marthaler Lane, West St Paul, MN 55118.
For more club information visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kaposia-Camera-Club-1644208522574080/
Little Crow Photography Club
The Little Crow Photography Club is a young club dedicated to helping members improve their photo skills (prints and slides), in an atmosphere of fun. We have an educational program or contest at every meeting. Every member has been exposed to judging, at our level of competition. The club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 610 Highway 71 NE, Willmar MN 56201. The club has approximately 30 members.
For more club information visit our website: littlecrowphotographyclub.com
Mankato Digital Photography Club
The Mantako Digital Photography Club was started in 2009 with an emphasis on learning how to take better photographs with a digital camera and processing digital images on a computer with image processing software. All skill levels are welcome.
Minneapolis Photographic Society
The Minneapolis Photographic Society, established in 1935, is the only all-print club affiliated with the Camera Council. We welcome visitors and new members from beginners to advanced photographers. Monthly salon meetings on the first Monday of the month (delayed in September to a week after Labor Day), offer learning experiences, friendly competition and fun.
Please visit our website: http://www.mplsphoto.com
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Photographers’ Society
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Photographers’ Society is a group of photographers who want to express and share their passion of nature photography with the Arboretum and each other. Our general club meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Center Tree Room at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Meetings are open to the public (Arboretum membership or general gate admission required).
For more club information visit our website: www.arboretumphotographers.com
Minnesota Nature Photography Club
The Minnesota Nature Photography Club was founded in 1956. Its purposes are: continuing education in the art, science and technique of nature photography; evaluation of members’ photography; appreciation and enjoyment of the outdoors; and fellowship. The Club is affiliated with the Photographic Society of America (PSA).
Please join us at our monthly meeting currently held via Zoom until we can meet again at the REI store in Bloomington, on the third Wednesday of the month from September through May. Visitors are always welcome.For more club information visit our website (www.minnesotanature.org) or contact one of the club officers listed on the website.
Minnesota Valley Photography Club (MVPC)
The Minnesota Valley Photography Club (MVPC) was founded in 1984. It has a membership of over 100 individuals representing all ages, backgrounds, interest, and levels of experience. They all have a common interest in photography and a desire to expand their photographic skills. MVPC’s goals are to provide fellowship, continuing education, and the appreciation of the science, technique, and art of photography. Each monthly meeting consists of an educational program and monthly competitions based on theme and open categories.
Minnetonka Camera Club
The Minnetonka Camera Club (MCC) was founded in 1954.The club provides a friendly and social setting to share interest in photography with opportunities to grow technically and artistically. All levels of experience are welcome. Salons and educational programs alternate monthly. We also offer occasional outings and activities. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. We are located in the Minnetonka Community Center at 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, Mn. 55345.
For more club information visit our website: www.minnetonkacamera.org
North Metro Photo Club
The North Metro Photo Club encourages its members to develop their photographic skills in prints and digital media. Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m., September to May, at St. Philips Lutheran Church, Fridley MN. The church is conveniently located one mile north of 694 on Central Avenue. Our meetings include showing the current month’s images for competition and the judge’s presentations. Check out the photo gallery for the current winning images. Our programs are educational, inspirational and interesting. Membership is made up of amateurs and professionals who are interested in creating artistic images and sharing them with others.
For more club information visit the North Metro website: www.northmetrophotoclub.org
St. Croix Valley Camera Club
The St. Croix Valley Camera Club was formed in January 2014. Monthly meetings are usually held from 7:00 – 8:30 .pm., the third Monday of each month, at the Chisago County Government Center, 313 N. Main Street, Center City, MN. The usual meeting format is a short business meeting, followed by an educational program or presentation, a short break, and finally a photo sharing opportunity. Each month a photo theme is announced for the next meeting. Based on that theme, the club members are invited to bring a representative sample of their photos that reflects that theme.
St. Paul Camera Club
St. Paul Camera Club, the oldest (1893) in the area, welcomes members of all skill levels. It has 70 members. The club currently holds its meetings on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday evenings, October through May. The first meeting of the month is devoted to competition: two digital images in a category for each month, along with two digital images in an “open” category. The second meeting of the month is devoted to educational programs. Additional educational programs, field trips, outings, social events, and workshops are held throughout the year. In 2018, the club celebrated its 125th Anniversary. You can read all about its history here.
Tamarack Nature Center Photography Club
Are you or someone in your family interested in learning about techniques to improve your photography, understanding and mastering your equipment, or participating in photo-related projects? Then join us every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Tamarack Nature Center (5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Lake, MN 55110). The club is not restricted to nature photography. Membership is $20 annually.
For more information contact Pat Boudreau.
Thomson-Reuters Eagan Photo Club
Thomson-Reuters Eagan Photo Club, formerly called West Photo Club, was organized in 2004. The club brings together photography enthusiasts employed at Thomson Reuters in Eagan. The club takes a balanced approach to photography, with programs and salon competitions designed to include a good mixture of technical and artistic topics. The club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 5:15 p.m. and currently has approximately 30 active members. Meetings are open to Thomson Reuters employees and contractors, but only employees are eligible to participate in salon competitions.
Western Wisconsin Photography Club
The Western Wisconsin Photography Club is a group of photography enthusiasts from Western Wisconsin and beyond. Club meetings are both social and educational. We meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin for photo sharing, critique, judging and tutorials. Our meetings run from January through December with a year-end awards banquet held in January.
Photographers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Our members include beginning photographers using their first point-and-shoot cameras to advanced amateurs and aspiring professionals using digital SLRs.
Visit our website for more information: wiphotoclub.com
Women’s Color Photo Club of Minneapolis
For over sixty years WCPC has welcomed women photographers of all experience levels to learn, share and compete in a friendly creative atmosphere. Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., March through December. Visit our website for meeting locations.
Throughout the year, members attend various affiliated educational programs, field trips, social events, and workshops on photography, as well as our own local workshops and day trips.