The Eastside Camera Club (ECC) is an informal and relaxed club for anyone interested in photography in Macomb County or the surrounding areas of Michigan. Members have all levels of skill, interest and equipment.

Meetings:Our Monthly Meetings begin at 6:30 PM on the 3rd Thursday of the month in Room 1 of the Shelby Township Activities Center, 14975 21 Mile Rd (north side of 21 Mile Rd, just west of Hayes), Shelby Township, Michigan. The meetings usually consist of about 30 minutes of club business and news, 15 minutes of education usually geared toward the latest software for post-processing, and an hour or so of viewing photographs on a large flat-screen TV which members submitted as detailed here. This is a great way to improve your photography since your photographs are seen by a friendly group of fellow photographers. As each photograph is shown, it is accompanied by comments, praise, compliments and/or suggestions for improvement. Submission of photos is not required if you'd prefer not to. Submitted photos are deleted after each meeting, unless you agree to have them displayed on this web site (see the Historical Events tab below). After the meeting a few members typically go out for a snack at a local restaurant.
Activities:We also organize club outings called "Group Shoots" to interesting places for photography every month or two. Attendance is optional, of course. We hold an annual print competition once per year with a cash prize for the best black-and-white and best color print. By agreement between the two clubs, ECC members can attend events of the Seven Ponds Photography Club, probably best publicized on their Facebook Page. Members of the Seven Ponds Photography Club are welcome to attend our Group Shoots.
Education:We feature a brief educational presentation at many of our meetings, and publish a set of educational articles about photography written by our members.
Library:We retain a library of books and videos about photography that our members are welcome to check-out. Contact jeff.bondono@gmail.com to check-out an item from our library.
Membership:Everyone age 16 or older is welcome to attend one or two meetings as a test drive, then join the club for a pro-rated annual membership fee in order to begin showing photos at meetings, entering the print competition, attending club outings, and attending our annual pizza party during December.
Contact:You can find us on Flickr and Facebook, or email us at EccMacombMi@gmail.com

We welcome you to attend an upcoming Monthly Meeting and see how much fun it would be to become a member.


 

Color key:   [Eastside Camera Club Meeting]   [Eastside Camera Club Group Shoot]   [Seven Ponds Event]

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 11:30 AM: CRAMBA Bike Snow Festival in Riverbends Park

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Part of the Whole".

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Locks/DoorKnobs/Chains".

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Unbalanced".

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Thursday, June 15, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Thursday, July 20, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Urban Angles".

Thursday, August 17, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Thursday, October 19, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Thursday, December 21, 2023, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Pizza Party, submit your 20 best photos from 2023.

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: ($25 Annual Dues) Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Future Group Shoot Ideas