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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.

Learn more about us:

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 27th, 7:00 PM


Speaker: John Slonina


What: Dynamics of Wildlife Photography
This program will provide several techniques on how to take your Wildlife Photography to the next Level. Some examples are demonstrated with before and after photos and video making the viewer feel like there are right there onsite. We will also discuss how to get great DOF, Shutter Speed and compositions to make your photos stand out. This program will help you understand the light and use it to your advantage. What equipment to buy and how to use it this includes tripods, ballheads, gimbal heads, and long lenses. We also discuss blinds and window mounts. Planning is critical in wildlife photography. We discuss how to find the best places at the right time of year. We give techniques on how to get closer, how to photograph birds in flight and common mistakes. It is important to understand animal behavior, biology, and ethics.

Bio: John Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America. His work has been published in calendars, books, magazines and displayed in several galleries.

When:  Thursday, Jan 27 at 7:00 pm. Lorraine Shannon will be on as early as 6:45pm if you’d like to log on earlier and chat with others.

Where:  Login from your home.

 Club Meeting - Dynamics Of Wildlife Photography
Thu, Jan 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

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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
12. View your Upload





Header Image: Linda Harris; Body Images: Paul Motise, Gary Emord