The Racine Camera Club

Welcome to the Racine Camera Club. We are a group of photographers in the Racine, WI area with a wide range of skills, from beginners to advanced amateurs and a few professionals.

We all share a common love and passion for photography, whether it be landscape, portrait, macro, action, still life, night or even astrophotography. Images created by our members can be found all over this website. All of the images in the random banner at the top of our pages were created by RCC members. We present galleries of images from our competitions and outings, as well as some members' personal galleries of images.

You can also find us on Facebook:

Our Meetings

The club meets the second Thursday of every month, September through June, from 7PM to 9PM. Our meeting location is the Gateway facility in downtown Racine. The address is 1001 S. Main St, Racine, WI 53403 (just south of downtown Racine). If you are not familiar with the facility, there is a map at the bottom of this page.

Attending & Joining

We invite anyone who has an interest in photography to attend our meetings, no matter what your skill, knowledge or experience level might be. You do not have to be a paying member to attend our meetings. However, you do have to be member to compete in our semi-annual competitions or to hold an elected office in the club.

Related Organizations

RCC is a member club of the Wisconsin PSA, which is a chapter of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). We are also a member club of Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization (WACCO).

Our Next Meeting

The Racine Camera Club will be starting our 2020-2021 programming year with our first meeting on September 10 @ 7 PM. The meetings will occur monthly on the second Thursday of the month from September 2020 thru June 2021. We are taking the necessary precautions for social distancing in this COVID era. Gateway is restricting access to their facilities for clubs and outside organizations during this time of social distancing. So we are doing the next best thing: Zoom meetings.

If you do not already have a Zoom meeting account (they are free), we strongly encourage you to get one. That way, you can check your computer camera and microphone for proper operation before the meeting. Web cameras aren't required, but if you don't have one, we can't see you when you are talking; we just see a blank square with your initials. We're going to add a phone number to the sessions so you will have a different option if your computer doesn't have good audio or you want to use your phone instead.

The September meeting will be our most significant technical and social challenge, as many have not met in person since early this year. For this reason, the meeting invite will start at 7 PM. We're going to open the meeting early, around 6:30 PM, so everyone has time to join and get all the technical issues sorted out.

We look forward to seeing all of you on the 10th!

Member Highlights

If one of your passions is photographing nature, we have an outstanding web site for you. Gerry DeBoer, one of our former members, has created a great website, "The Wandering Naturalist" that you will want to check out. (Former member because the commute from Colorado to come to our metings` is just a bit longer than he is willing to make)

Besides a blog about his photography, he has created a map that contains hundreds of birding sites, national wildlife refuges, state parks and forests, nature study and observation sites, lighthouses and general photographic points of interest.

So far, most of the locations are in the US and Canada, but he is expanding it to include locations around the world.

If you spend more than a few minutes on the site, you will probably have your next several vacations planned out.