The Capital City Camera Club in Raleigh, NC, is a social organization of amateur
and semi-professional photographers that provides an engaging forum in which
members of all skill levels and photographic interests share their work and
develop their photographic talents.
Meetings are generally held on the first and third Mondays of the month,
alternating between Abbotts Creek Community Center and online. Social time
begins around 6:30 PM, and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
The Club welcomes new members of all levels of photographic skills. We encourage
you to come see what we are all about. For any questions, please
We conduct educational presentations, competitions, field trips, workshops,
exhibitions, and civic activities.
Our meeting programs focus on different aspects of photography from the
technical to the artistic, ranging from presentations on photographic
techniques and creative artistic expression to critique sessions and contests.
Competitions and Critiques
We conduct print competitions and critiques throughout the year with feedback from the judges on our images. We also conduct a Photo of the Month competition online. We have an annual international photo competition with a club in Kingston-upon-Hull, Raleigh's sister city in the UK.
We go to a variety of locations, both local and out-of-town, sometimes connected
by a theme with a presentation and competition.
The Club holds public exhibits of members’ art every year in various venues
in the community. Exhibits may be open theme (any genre or subject), or themed.
In April 2023, the Club put on a monochrome themed exhibit at the Bond Park
Community Center in Cary, NC. Several members were invited to speak about
photography to a Girl Scout troop that meets in the community center.
In October 2023, the CCCC put on a hands-on photographic workshop at a studio
in Cary, NC. It featured Vanelli, a well-known educator, author and sports
and portrait photographer who is currently part of Skylum Software’s
Education Development team. The workshop was entitled "Snap, Flash, Wow!
Studio Lighting Made Exciting and Easy”. It featured instruction and
several stations with models where participants got to practice what they’d
learned. It was a huge success. Other special programs continue to benefit
Civic Volunteer Activities
For many years, club volunteers have worked with local, non-profit,
organizations to provide needed photographic services. Our Community
Service organization coordinates photographer services with the requesting
organizations to determine the uses of the finished product and the types
of photographs needed. It then organizes groups of club volunteers,
providing instruction and direction to create the desired results and
coordinates dates with the customer for photo shoots. Typical uses
for the photographs are for websites, archival documentation, periodicals,
and books. Photographs are group edited to assure club standards before
transferring the pictures to the customer. Work with this group can make
you a published photographer!
Some of the organizations the club has supported have included Preservation
North Carolina (PNC), Raleigh Historic Development Commission (RHDC),
City of Raleigh Museum, JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Society for the
Preservation of Historic Oakwood. Many of the websites and publications of
these organizations have used pictures provided by Capital City Camera Club
with recognition to the photographer. Photographic opportunities for this
group have taken our members all over the state of North Carolina and provided
inside views and appreciations not otherwise accessible.
The donation of thousands of member photographs to these organizations
benefits our community while offering our members the opportunity to use and
improve their photographic skills. Please visit our gallery showing a few
examples of members’ photographic skills
In April 2023, the CCCC assembled a volunteer team to provide
photographs for the Tobacco Road Relay Race, which started in Chapel
Hill and ended in downtown Raleigh. The event attracted relay runner
teams from not just the local area, but as far away as New York.
Photographers were stationed along the 75-mile route for this all-day
event with the last of the runners coming in well after dark. We
donated over 500 photographs.