About Us

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 share their work and develop photographic skills. Informative semi-monthly meetings feature photographic education and competitions. Most meetings are inspiring presentations by experienced photographers, and several meetings are for judged, or just critiqued, prints. Fun field trips are usually conducted on many weekends. Members also happily contribute their time and talents to community service projects.

For any questions, please contact us.
Visitors are always welcome. Come and check us out!
The Club welcomes new members of all levels of photographic skills.

Civic Activities:

Historic North Carolina
Since 2008, members have volunteered to shoot for Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the Raleigh Historic Development Commission (RHDC), and Historic Oakwood. All of these organizations are charitable nonprofits working to preserve North Carolina’s historic homes and commercial properties. On their request, we photograph buildings where PNC is working to prevent demolition, to find buyers that will renovate, or to document renovation and re-use. We photograph existing and newly-designated Raleigh Historic Landmark buildings for RHDC. In 2014, the Club received an award from PNC for donating over 2,700 photos to them over a six-year period.

The volunteer work benefits our community while offering our members opportunities to use and to improve their photographic skills. A gallery showing a few example photos is on our website.

More information about these preservation organizations is at www.presnc.org, www.rhdc.org, and www.historicoakwood.org.

Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood
Every year, the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood (in Raleigh) conducts a Candlelight Tour of about a dozen Oakwood houses, and prints a calendar featuring twelve large photos of Oakwood homes. This is managed by the Society’s Calendar Committee. In the fall of 2015, we did the photography for this year’s Tour ticket and calendar. Under the guidance of Community Service Chair David Strevel, we responded and nine club volunteers spent many hours photographing Oakwood homes and editing the images. We submitted about 200 images and the committee selected those to be used. The committee was very pleased with the work of the club volunteers and have requested us to continue the project for next year.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
In 2012, the Club helped the Museum capture the grand opening of the new wing. Several of the members donated their time and images to this cause.
City of Raleigh Museum Exhibit
Since 2012, the Club has displayed dozens of prints and a projected slideshow of our Club’s images in downtown Raleigh at the end of the year.
JC Raulston Arboretum
In July of 2016, the CCCC, in cooperation with NCSU’s JC Raulston Arboretum, put on a photographic seminar held at the arboretum. It featured Tim Grey, a well known author and expert on Adobe Lightroom. The topic was entitled "Optimizing Photographs with Lightroom and Photoshop.” It was a huge success with over 100 people attending. Other special programs continue to benefit the organization.