The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except for August when the club is on vacation. There is no meeting in August. The meetings start promptly at 6:30 PM, and usually last about 3 hours. The length of the meeting varies depending on how many photos are submitted for critique sessions. For critique sessions, each member may submit up to 3 digital images via email prior to the meeting (click to see more on critique sessions).
Not all meetings will include the standard critique session. Some meetings will be a theme night where images related to a specific theme or subject are submitted by club members. On these nights, the images will be discussed, and suggestions for improvement may be offered. Each club member is allowed one entry on theme nights.
In addition to critique sessions and theme nights, other topics may be covered during the meeting. A meeting may include a short tutorial on post processing with Photoshop or other software. Occasionally, a photo slide show or presentation will be given by a club member or guest speaker. Other announcements such as field trip opportunities, equipment for sale, local events, and photo ops are also discussed.
There is always a break midway through the meeting to have refreshments and for attendees to discuss current activities. Refreshments are supplied by volunteers from the club; each meeting will have a volunteer signup sheet for the next meeting's refreshments.
Non members are always welcome to attend Placer Camera Club meetings.
Meetings are held in the Beecher Conference room of the Auburn Library. The Beecher Room is accessed by a door just to the left of the main library entrance.
The Auburn Library is located at 350 Nevada St. Auburn CA 95603. Nevada St. easily reached via its westbound I80 exit, or the eastbound I80 exit to Old Town Auburn. Unlike what your online map may show, the access to the library is from Nevada Street.
Each meeting begins at 6:30 PM; see you there.
Each year in July, the club holds an annual competition for best digital image, and best print. Each club member enters digital images (usually up to 8) from those images which have been previously critiqued throughout the year. Prints are brought to a club meeting where they are judged that night.
For digital images, a panel of judges selects a winner for the best image in each category. Judges also select the best digital image for the year from all images entered.
For prints, winners are selected for each category from the judge appointed by a club officer. There is also an overall winner selected for best print of the year.
Each year the Placer Camera Club hosts a summer picnic in August. The picnic details are emailed in advance to club members, and posted on this website.
The club has started a public group on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, you can click on the Facebook icon on this website to view and/or join the group. Club members use this group to post recent photos, and to provide information on upcomming events.