Welcome to the home page of the Santa Maria Camera Club.
We are friendly photographers who pride ourselves in having members of all ages and photographic abilities. Our members enjoy a varied program of internal, external and interclub competitions in addition to field trips and visiting guest speakers.We try to cater to everyone.
- Would you like to meet with a friendly group of like-minded people who love to help and support each other to bring out the best in everyone's photography and to pass on their knowledge to help each other make better images?
- Do you want to learn more about taking great images or post processing?
- Do you want to be able to enter competitions?
- Do you want to see presentations from guest speakers?
- Do you want to have FUN?
Our Program meeting is the first Wednesday of the month (excluding January, July, August and December). We have guest speakers sharing their ideas and talents, as well as club members sharing "Show and Tell" images for everyone to enjoy.
Our Competition meeting is the third Wednesday of the month (excluding December) where club members bring in their print photos, digital images and slides for competition and are judged by local photographers. We have an annual Awards and Installation Dinner, Pizza Party, Summer Barbecue, and Christmas Potluck. We have Saturday Chats at a local restaurant and numerous field trips for those who are interested.
We meet at Merrill Gardens Retirement Center, 1350 N. Suey Road in Santa Maria, CA. Call us at 805.801.2879 for help in getting through the locked gate. Annual Membership Dues are $30 for an individual; $45 for a family; $15 for a student; and $20 per year to participate in competitions. If you would like to know more about us, please call 805.801.2879.
SMCC Photographic Image Competitions
We hold photography competitions 3rd Wednesday of 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.