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Welcome to Charlotte Camera Club! We are a growing, active club of photographers spanning all ages and skill levels. We offer a fun mix of opportunities and ways to participate.

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month except the months of November and December (no second meeting those months).  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 9:00 p.m. We normally meet at St. John's Episcopal Church at 1623 Carmel Road, in Room 205, but are having virtual meetings during the pandemic. Members and guests are invited to arrive a little early to socialize before the meeting begins.

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We hope that you will browse our website and visit a meeting soon.

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 22, 7:00 PM


Meeting: Zoo Photography


Speaker: John Scalera


This zoo photography lecture will give an in-depth overview of the workflow, composition, lighting, equipment, settings, techniques and tips that are utilized to capture intimate portraits of these animals. Each image will be analyzed and how it was created. Post processing techniques will also be examined


John Scalera is an award winning photographer who specializes in zoo photography hailing from the hills of Northern New Jersey. His fascination and passion for animals began at a very early age and continues today through his work. His viewers experience a very deep and personal relationship with the subjects he photographs. The beauty and expression of each animal is effortlessly expressed in each photograph.

Artist Statement

Wildlife and Nature have always been an integral part of my life. The World is such a magical and extraordinary place, a sanctuary for life from the smallest insects to the giants who cruise the deepest oceans. A powerful, oftentimes inexplicable bond has been forged between all living beings, and when I observe it through my camera lens, it brings me an unparalleled sense of awe: The stoic poise of a lioness relaxing in the sun in the late afternoon, the intensity of a jaguar's stare, or the mischievous play of lowland gorillas. It's my hope that my photography captures the majesty of those intimate moments that I am fortunate to bear witness.

Join from your home:

Club Meeting - Zoo Photography (John Scalera)
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

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A few people have mentioned a great 3-part documentary now available.

The GOAT of Sports Photography Captures the Greatest Athletes


Former member Robb Shaffer had this to say: “It's a fascinating look at what makes a great sports photographer (or any great photographer) tick. Walter Iooss is an unpretentious person but one who (it seems) is confident about his abilities. His backstories to how he got the great pictures is really interesting and, at times, funny. It was on CBS but it is an ESPN production.”

 Member Dave Warren said, “The series is about sports photographer Walter Iooss (https://www.walteriooss.com/) and his nearly 60 years of iconic sports images, his relationship with the sports icons, and many stories about how he got the shots.”

52 Week Photography Challenge

This challenge will encourage participants to take and process an image each

week for inclusion in the 52 Week Challenge Gallery on the Charlotte Camera
Club Website.

Rules of the Challenge
1. Use the attached list of Weekly Themes.
2. Images must be taken during the week of the challenge.
3. The weekly challenge runs from Monday to Sunday, and an image must be
submitted to the website by midnight on the Tuesday following the close of

the week. Images submitted after Tuesday will not be posted.
4. Resize images to no more than 1400 pixels on the long side by no more
than 1050 pixels on the short side.
5. The file name format:
<Week Number>-<Submitter’s Name>-<Image Title>.jpg
6. The image must be uploaded to the following link: NOTE: This is a new link.

8. Only one image per week per submitter is allowed.
9. An image does not need to be submitted every week. Some weeks can
be skipped, but do as many as you can.
10. There are no prizes beyond bragging rights.
11. Here is a link to the challenge document: 
52 Week Challenge
12. View your Upload


Queen Anne's Lace Bud


Magnolia Garden Grasses




Header Image: Gary Stiles; Body Images: John Scalera