Welcome to the Internet home page of the Santa Maria Camera Club.
Don't let the name fool you. We're not so much a camera club as we are a photography club. Our cameras, film and digital, are tools to a purpose. Most of our program meetings are about photography rather than equipment. And with eleven monthly competitions each year plus the judging for annual awards, we're clearly interested in what resulting images we can produce with our tools.
In addition to our meetings, we take day trips, weekend trips and ventures of a week or more to pursue our photographic interests. The results often reveal how we each see same and similar subjects differently. You can view photos highlighting the different and unique styles of our members by visiting the Photo Gallery page.
You're also invited to join us at one of our meetings. We generally meet twice a month, the first and third Wednesdays, 7:00 pm in the Activity Theater of Merrill Gardens, 1350 Suey Road, Santa Maria, CA. The first Wednesday is a business and program meeting, while the third Wednesday is our photo competition meeting. There are occasional exceptions; contact us if you need to verify a meeting date.
SMCC Photographic Image Competitions
We hold photography competitions nearly every month. Categories include monochrome prints, small and large color prints, slides, and projected digital images. Photographs displayed here are among the award-winners. Only winning images submitted for posting on this web site are shown. Other printed winning images may be seen each month in the Santa Maria, CA Public Library.
All SMCC entries must have an entry tag. Use Entry Tag (pdf) or Entry Tag (xls). Entries must be consistent with Competition Rules (pdf). For entries to digital projection, members should be familiar with Guidelines for Digital Submission.