Eastside Camera Club
Mt. Clemens, Michigan

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 meetings begin at 6:30 PM on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Mt. Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Ave, in Mt Clemens, Michigan. The meetings usually consist of about 30 minutes of club business and news, 30 minutes of education usually geared toward the latest software for post-processing, and an hour or so of viewing photographs on a projection screen 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. After the meeting a few members typically go out for a snack at a local restaurant.
Activities:We also organize a club outing to an interesting place to photograph every couple of months. 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.
Membership:Everyone age 16 or older is welcome to attend one or two meetings as a test drive, then join the club for an 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 an email to Glenn.

We welcome you to attend a club meeting and see how much fun it would be to become a member.

 

Here are some recent photos created by our club members, and here is how members can add their photos to this display.
 




 

November 21, 2019: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment "disappearing technologies". Meeting to be held in the small conference room with the wall TV.

December 19, 2019, 6:30PM: 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.

January 23, 2020: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

February 27, 2020: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

March 26, 2020: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

April 23, 2020: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

May 28, 2020: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

June 25, 2020: Nature, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

July 23, 2020: Color Creative, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

August 27, 2020: Group Shoot, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

September 24, 2020: Monochrome, Very Best, Special Assignment TBD, Meeting room TBD.

Postponed: Michigan Transit Museum (used to be Mount Clemens Railroad Station), on Grand Ave, just North of Cass, along the tracks East of Groesbeck. We can photograph the new Caboose #96, and possibly other rail cars, plus two dressed-up railroad workers, and see the museum. Call Ed O'Donnel with questions.

Saturday November 30, 2019, 7:30AM (rain date is December 7): 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 7:30AM, arriving in the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso at 8:45AM 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 3PM.

January 2020, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM: Frozen Lighthouses of Western Michigan (St Joseph Lighthouse, South Haven Lighthouse, Hog Wild BBQ, Holland Lighthouse, Grand Haven Lighthouse), in early planning stages (4 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Early Summer 2020, Charles Ilsley Park, on the north side of Predmore road (31 Mile Rd), between Rochester and Dequindre. This outstanding nature park will be in full bloom, with a huge first field of Black-Eyed Susans, butterflies and other bugs, and an eastern field with Beebalm flowers and lots of dragonflies and bees. Bring extension tubes or macro lens if you have them or if not, there are plenty of overview and flower shots to be had as well. Here are some photos I've taken here during 2019. Directions from the south with least dirt road travel: take Rochester Road 7 miles north from University, turn right (east) onto the dirt Predmore Road, in 1 mile you'll pass Parkway Trail on the left side, now watch for the large mailbox on the left in 0.3 miles past Parkway Trail and turn in there. There is a small wooden sign at the turn-in with the name "Charles Ilsley Park". GPS Coordinates for the entrance are 42.785352, -83.108802, or 42°47'07.3"N 83°06'31.7"W. Call me (Jeff) if you get lost. If coming from Mike & Nat's, take 32 Mile Rd west, turn south on Dequindre, then west on Predmore, 0.6 miles to the entrance (on the right).

Someday: Ohio State Reformatory at 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield OH (the Prison featured in the movie Shawshank Redemption, a 3-hour drive) (2 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Henry Ford Museum and/or Greenfield Village (2 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: People Mover Jump on / Jump off

Someday: Renaissance Center

Someday: Detroit Zoo (3 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Eastern Market (2 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Elmwood Cemetary / Belle Isle (1 vote in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Fisher Bldg (1 vote in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Cranbrook grounds, institute of science and art museum (2 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Historic Fort Wayne (3 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Selfridge Air Museum (2 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Howell Hot Air Balloon Festival (3 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Durand Railroad Days (1 vote in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: Civil War Re-enactment at Wolcott Mill (2 votes in November 2017 group shoot survey)

Someday: River Walk - Ren Cen - Campus Martius (1 vote in November 2017 group shoot survey)

How to add your meeting photos to the 'Submitted Photos' links below

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 15, 2016: Twenty Best Photos from 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Terror on Tillson Street, in Romeo (4pm daylight photos, 5:30 Thee Office Pub, 7:00 nighttime photos)

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2PM: Picnic at Mike and Nat's house.

Saturday, August 24, 2019: Main Detroit Library, in support of September Special Assignment "BOOKS".

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 11AM: Commemorative Air Force AirPower Tour at Oakland County Airport

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 11AM: 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, 9AM: 4th Annual Colors of Hope 5k Run/Walk (meet at Riverbends Park, off 22 Mile Rd, at Hickory Grove Pavillion)

Sunday, January 20, 2019: Ford Piquette Plant, David Whitney Building, Guardian Building

Saturday, November 17, 2018: North Pole Express (Pere Marquette 1225)

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

Thursday, June 14, 2018: 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: Cars 'R' Stars @ PPG at Packard Proving Grounds, West side of Van Dyke Ave, south of 23 Mile Road.

Saturday, March 3, 2018: 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.

Saturday, January 13, 2018: 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.

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 4, 2016: Royal Oak

The Washington Township Fire Station

Delia Park, Model Shoot

Zombie Walk, Hart Plaza, Detroit

Masonic Temple, Detroit

Holiday Lights, Rochester, Michigan

Model Shoot, Mt. Clemens Library

Annual Palm Sunday Orchid Show, Madison Heights

Belle Isle Conservatory, Aquarium, Lighthouse Shoot, Detroit

Lake St. Clair Voyageurs Encampment, Harrison Township

Civil War Reenactment, Wolcott Mills Metropark, Ray Township

Tillson Street Halloween Decorations, Romeo, Michigan

George George Park, Clinton Township