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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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Next Meeting: Thursday, January 28


What: Club Speaker:Frank Smith - The Art of Photographing People

There is more to it than saying “Cheese”

People fascinate me everywhere I go. I love to photograph people. However, not everyone wants their picture taken and it is also considered taboo in some cultures - but I love the challenge!

Photographing people is not the true art, the true art is convincing people to let me photograph them. Just like in any photograph, lighting is key and sometimes it takes a little persuasion and some kind words to get just the right shot.

As an Olympus shooter one of the many benefits of the system is its size. The micro four-thirds system is much less intimidating then some of the other cameras and it allows me to get up close to people.

My goal in shooting faces is to capture the culture and to tell a story based on the  imagery. I have been fortunate to photograph people all over the world and with each image the story may be slightly different.

Frank will share his learned skill at defusing resistance, creating the shot, generating interest and sharing the image with the individual.


Frank T. Smith, Photographer

Frank is an artist, educator and mentor as well as an outdoor enthusiast photographer and philanthropic photojournalist. Frank has traveled the globe capturing people,  cultures, landscapes and architecture. He is energetic and gregarious, and he thrives  on meeting people and visiting new areas. Frank enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge and insights to encourage others.

When he is not traveling, Frank is photographing local sites including nature, historic sites and/or urban decay. Frank can see things others often pass by and will share his  ideas on how to creatively capture imagery.  Frank is an Olympus shooter and is a member of the Olympus Visionary program, an  elite group of photographers who are established, award-winning professional photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor.

When:  Thursday, Jan 28 at 7:00 pm. We’ll be on as early as 6:45pm if you’d like to log on earlier and chat with others.

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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







Header Image: Harvey Augenbraun Body Image: Frank T.Smith