The Eastside Camera Club (ECC) is an active in-person year-round club that provides a friendly and positive environment for anyone interested in photography in Macomb County and surrounding areas of Michigan. Our informal and relaxed monthly meetings and frequent group shoot activities allow members with all levels of skill, interest and equipment to share and enhance their photography skills while enjoying the club's comraderie. Please see our About Us page to learn more about our club and what it has to offer you.


Upcoming Events

Color key:   [Monthly Meeting]   [Group Shoot]

Thursday March 14, 2024, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Indoor Group Shoot, across the hall from our regular meeting room at Room 1 of the Shelby Township Activities Center, 14975 21 Mile Rd (north side of 21 Mile Rd, just west of Hayes). Might be Portraits, Might be Still Lifes, Probably will involve Food Photography!! Bring backdrops, bring portrait and macro lenses and tripods, bring fun stuff to shoot, like we did at our prior Indoor Group Shoot.

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Suite 4 at the Lexus Velodrome: Photograph fast-moving racing bikes in this low-light setting. Germaine has reserved suite #4 for this event, which will cost each member between $20. Bring your admission money to the February club meeting to reinburse Germaine for her reservation outlay. Suggestions for lenses for this event range from a 24-105 zoom to a 70-200 zoom. So bring your lenses from 24mm to 200mm to cover all bases. And search Youtube beforehand for panning photography techniques to improve your chances for a great photo.

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Diagonal Lines".

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Barns".

Saturday, April 27, 2024: Windsor night shoot of Detroit skyline.

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "HDR".

(tentative) Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM: Ren Cen / People Mover (People Mover is free for all of 2024) (might add Monroe Street Midway, near Campus Martius Park to this Group Shoot)

Thursday, May 30, 2024: Last day to email your digital 1920x1080 photo for the PSA Photo Evaluation competition to Bill Buchanan.

(tentative) Friday-Sunday, June 7-9, 2024: 33rd Annual Antique Tractor Show & Pull at Fowlerville Fairgrounds, 8800 W Grand River Ave, Fowlerville, MI

(tentative) Thursday, June 13, 2024: Eastern Market Murals, in support of August's "Abandoned" special assignment, with a 5:00 PM meal at Vivio's Eastern Market.

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Farm Animals".

(tentative) July, 2024: Bedrock Properties Tour in Downtown Detroit. Bill has a contact for Bedrock. (might add Michigan Central Station before or after this if it's now open)

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Bridges".

(tentative) August, 2024: Ann Arbor / Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum / possible photo-tour of Michigan Theater or State Theater

Thursday, August 15, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Abandoned".

(tentative) September, 2024: Detroit Night Shoot (might add Michigan Central Station before this if it's now open).

Thursday, September 19, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Landscapes or Seascapes".

(tentative) Saturday, October 12, 2024 (Rain date October 19): Belle Isle, Conservatory, Fountain, Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Thursday, October 17, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Street Photography" [definition]. Also, your prints for the 2024 Annual Print Competition are due at this meeting.

(tentative) Saturday, November 9, 2024: The Parade Company: theparade.org/tours/

Thursday, November 21, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Night or Nighttime".

Saturday, December 7, 2024, at 7:45 AM: Pere Marquette 1225 - the North Pole Express from Owosso to Ashley - ECC's fifth (almost) annual extravaganza! (and a stop at the Holly Dickens Festival on the way home) [Our 2023 itinerary] [Photos from our 2023 trip] [Photos from our 2019 trip] [Photos from our 2018 trip]

Thursday, December 19, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting for Members Only: Holiday Pizza Party, submit 10 photos taken (preferably) during 2024.