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.
Library:We retain a library of books and videos about photography that our members are welcome to check-out. Contact Glenn Hewitt (glennhwt@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 send us an e-mail.

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, July 9, 2022 (rain date Sunday, July 10): Selfridge Open House and Air Show 2022. Meet at 11:00 AM in the Shelby Twp Activities Center parking lot (our monthly meeting location) and either carpool or caravan to the end of Continental Drive (off 21 Mile Rd, Chesterfield Twp) to photograph the planes with a long lens from about noon until about 4 PM. Or, you can meet us on Continental Drive. If you'd like to attend, please inform Glen or register here.

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Starbursts".

?? Thursday-Saturday, July 28-30, 2022: Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022, 7 PM - 9 PM: SPPC Becoming a National Geographic Explorer, by Amy Sacka

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 3PM-9PM: Romeo Porch Fest

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Street Photography".

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: ($25 Annual Dues), Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Spider Webs".

October, 2022: Cuyahoga Valley National Park (3-hour 10-minute drive, see some example photos Jeff has taken there and this article about the best time to visit: clue: May or October).

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:30-9:00 PM, Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "TBD".

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Thursday, December 16, 2021 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Pizza Party, submit your 20 best photos of 2021 (or before).

Thursday, December 9, 2021 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Stahl's Auto Museum by Neon Light

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Marketplace, Farmer's Market".

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Statues".

Saturday, October 16, 2021 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Eastern Market (a great chance to get November Special Assignment shots of "Marketplace" and "Farmer's Market") and Selfridge Air Museum.

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes]: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Black and White Flowers".

Thursday, September 2, 2021 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Dow Gardens, Midland, and Dahlia Hill and The Tridge.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes]: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Silhouettes".

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Fort Street Presbyterian Church and Historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

Thursday, July 15, 2021 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] First post-pandemic in-person meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Dutch Angle".

Thursday, June 17, 2021 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Shoot from the Boot" (photograph with the camera low to the ground).

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Eastern Market Murals. Either meet at 10:00 AM at Eastern Market in front of Vivio’s Restaurant (2460 Market Street, Detroit), or meet at 9:30 AM at Panera Bread on Van Dyke south of 16 Mile Rd if you'd like to carpool or drive in a caravan. We'll walk around Eastern Market taking photos of wall murals and other various sights. We'll eat lunch at Vivio’s Restaurant, its a cool older restaurant in Eastern Market. Some useful links are: https://easternmarket.org/ and https://www.muralsinthemarket.com/.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "A vintage-looking photo of a vintage item".

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Rochester Municipal Park

Monday, April 19, 2021 Group Shoot: [Scavenger Hunt Photos] [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Photo Walk through Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, followed by lunch at Mexican Village.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Rule of Space". Education video presented by Glenn Hewitt: Lightroom Classic Tips You Need To Know, by Matt Koslowski.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "High Key". Creating Realistic Reflections presentation by Lorell.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Phobias ". Presentation of Detroit composite photo on display at the Mt Clemens Library by Jeff.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Taken Through Something".

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Holiday/Christmas 2020".

Thursday, November 20, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Fences".

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Cemeteries".

Thursday, September 24, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] [Education - ISS transit of the Moon] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Duotones".

Thursday, August 27, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Bugs and Insects".

Thursday, July 23, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Tools of the Trade".

Thursday, June 25, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Long Exposure".

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Online meeting conducted over ZOOM video conference: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Vanishing Point", Limited to 3 photos per person in any categories you wish (the two CC's count as only 1). We also reviewed the submissions to the Library Print Competition.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 Monthly Meeting cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19.

April 2, 2020 Email Meeting to select 6 photographs to print, frame and hang in the Mt Clemens Library [Submitted Photos]

Thursday, March 26, 2020: Monthly Meeting cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19, Email Meeting held instead on April 2.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] [Minutes] Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Silverware"

Thursday, January 23, 2020 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Holidays"

Thursday, December 19, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] 20 best photos from 2019, at the annual pizza party, to be held at Total Sports, 40501 Production Dr, Harrison Township (near I-94 and North River Road) in lower level suite 1.

Saturday November 30, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Pere Marquette 1225 - the North Pole Express - Owosso / Ashley - ECC's third annual extravaganza! See my site scouting report. We'll in the Walmart parking lot at M-59 (Hall Road) and Mound, in the parking spaces nearest to Arby's. We'll leave as a group in one or two cars at 8AM, arriving in the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso at 9:15AM to take some photos of the train getting a head of steam. The train departs at 10AM, and we'll have a few selected spots along its route to beat the train to, set up for photos, then jump back in the car to the next spot. By about 11 AM we'll be in Ashley to watch the train back up and disappear into its own steam, then take photos of the kids and elves and other festivities. We'll eat lunch and return back to Walmart by about 4PM.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "disappearing technologies".

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Terror on Tillson Street, in Romeo (4pm daylight photos, 5:30 Thee Office Pub, 7:00 nighttime photos)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "a funny ad using any item, like a plunger being advertised as a party hat"

Sunday, September 29, 2019 Group Shoot: Picnic at Mike and Nat's house.

Thursday, September 25, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Books"

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Main Detroit Library, in support of September Special Assignment "BOOKS".

Thursday, August 22, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Motion"

Thursday, August 22, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Concert behind the library after our meeting

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Architecture"

Sunday, July 7, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Commemorative Air Force AirPower Tour at Oakland County Airport

Thursday, June 27, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Smoke or Steam", Print Competition Results

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Cars 'R' Stars, at Packard Proving Grounds, West side of Van Dyke, south of 23 Mile Rd. Meet after $5 ticket purchase, near entrance area

Sunday, June 2, 2019 Group Shoot: 4th Annual Colors of Hope 5k Run/Walk (meet at Riverbends Park, off 22 Mile Rd, at Hickory Grove Pavillion)

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Store Fronts", submit Print Competition Prints (one color, one monochrome, each on 16x20 foam board)

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Monthly Meeting: [Submitted Photos] Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Island of Light", club dues ($25) were due

April 7, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Impromptu walk in Stony Creek Metropark

Thursday, March 28, 2019 Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Find the Face"

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Ice or Snow"

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Seats", also go to Freddy Fabris Renaissance Series and use arrow keys to scroll through the photos.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] Ford Piquette Plant, David Whitney Building, Guardian Building

Thursday, December 13, 2018 Monthly Meeting: 20 best photos from 2018, at the annual pizza party

Thursday, November 29, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "Orange or Halloween"

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Group Shoot: [Photos Submitted to Meetings] North Pole Express (Pere Marquette 1225)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Red or Apples"

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment "Houses or Places of Worship"

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment "Rustic/Weathered"

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Group Shoot: Mt. Clemens photo-walk, with a challenge to photograph doorways and music.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment "50mm"

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "Boats"

Thursday, June 14, 2018 Group Shoot: Baseball Game at Jimmy John's Field in Utica, General Admission Ticket is $6. Gates open at 6PM, game begins at 7PM.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Group Shoot: Cars 'R' Stars @ PPG at Packard Proving Grounds, West side of Van Dyke Ave, south of 23 Mile Road.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Group Shoot, Special Assignment "Flowers"

Thursday, April 26, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Group Shoot, Special Assignment "Wet"

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Group Shoot, Special Assignment "Cookies"

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Group Shoot: Stahl's Automotive Museum, New Baltimore, at 11:00 AM, open until 4 PM. Cameras permitted, no tripods, monopods, selfie sticks or large camera bags. Sale of photos is prohibited. Meet at Gus Coney Island at 9:30 AM for breakfast if you'd like, Gratiot just south of 23 Mile Rd. Also visited the New Haven Grand Trunk Railroad Depot, with a nice view of the New Haven Farmer's Elevator next door.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Color General, Group Shoot, Special Assignment "Levitation"

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Group Shoot, Special Assignment "Railroad"

Saturday, January 13, 2018 Group Shoot: Detroit Institute of Arts, and a drive through southwest Detroit. Intended to also visit the Detroit Public Library, but it was closed in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday on the 15th), and the Scarab Club, but it was closed for renovation.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Twenty Best Photos from 2017, shown while we enjoyed our annual pizza party.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Group Shoot: Pere Marquette 1225 passing the Carland Grain Elevator, and in Ashley, Michigan, and railroad sights in Owasso and Durand, Michigan

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Fall"

Saturday, November 10, 2017 Group Shoot: Scouting the Carland Grain Elevator

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Color General, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Portrait"

Monday, October 9, 2017 Group Shoot: Astrophotography on Ray Center Road

Thursday, September 28, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "What I Did This Summer"

Thursday, August 24, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Three Photos That Tell a Story"

Thursday, July 27, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Antique and Vintage"

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Color General, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Arches"

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Outside"

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Group Shoot: Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Fruit Dropped Into a Glass of Water"

Thursday, March 23, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Peppers"

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Color General, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Piles of Things"

Thursday, January 26, 2017 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Night Lights"

Thursday, December 15, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Twenty Best Photos from 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Election"

Thursday, October 27, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Group Shoot, Special Assigment (I can't remember)

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Color General, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Historical Photo With a Story"

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Color Creative, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Panorama"

Thursday, August 4, 2016 Group Shoot: Royal Oak

Thursday, July 28, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Nature, Group Shoot, Special Assigment (I can't remember)

Thursday, June 23, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Monochrome, Group Shoot, Special Assigment "Paint on the Wall"

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: The Washington Township Fire Station

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Delia Park, Model Shoot

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Zombie Walk, Hart Plaza, Detroit

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Masonic Temple, Detroit

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Holiday Lights, Rochester, Michigan

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Model Shoot, Mt. Clemens Library

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Annual Palm Sunday Orchid Show, Madison Heights

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Belle Isle Conservatory, Aquarium, Lighthouse Shoot, Detroit

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Lake St. Clair Voyageurs Encampment, Harrison Township

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Civil War Reenactment, Wolcott Mills Metropark, Ray Township

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: Tillson Street Halloween Decorations, Romeo, Michigan

Group Shoot prior to June 2016: George George Park, Clinton Township