Welcome

Welcome to Charlotte Camera Club! We are a growing, active club of photographers spanning all ages and skill levels. We offer a fun mix of opportunities and ways to participate.

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month except the months of November and December (no second meeting those months).  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 9:00 p.m. We meet at St. John's Episcopal Church at 1623 Carmel Road, in Room 205. Members and guests are invited to arrive a little early to socialize before the meeting begins.

Learn more about us:

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We hope that you will browse our website and visit a meeting soon.


Next Meeting: Thursday, June 13, 2019

 

Shooting for the Stars, a beginner’s guide to Astrophotography will discuss the key aspects of capturing stars and the Milky Way, including equipment, planning, camera settings, and post processing

 

Speaker Biography: Jim Covill retired from the chemical industry after 40 years.  He held many positions in manufacturing operations and business management culminating in his role as Global Head of Operations based in Basel, Switzerland.  Prior to retiring, Jim returned to the US to finish his career. 

 

 An amateur photographer since his early 20’s Jim began first with a Yashica rangefinder camera and then a Minolta SLR.   Over time his interests developed into different areas of photography.  He used his first digital camera to shoot sunsets, underwater photography and birds.  This developed into a keen interest in wildlife photography and in 2009 got his first Nikon DSLR.  During wildlife photo trips to the Galapagos Islands, Kenya and Alaska he also became more interested in Landscape photography.  On a NatGeo/Lindblad expedition to Alaska, he met a young National Geographic photo instructor named Matt Siegel.  Matt had a book of photos he had shot out west of the night sky which peaked Jim’s curiosity, having no idea how to do this.  The two kept in touch over the year and Jim went out to Utah and Colorado to spend a week with Matt learning to shoot the night sky.  Since then, wide angle astrophotography has become Jim’s passion, searching for new opportunities and locations to shoot. 

 

Jim has received two Second Place awards at the 2017 Night Photography Summit and 4 editor selections from National Geographic MyShot.

 

You can see some of Jim’s work on his website:  JHCOVILL.myportfolio.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resting Leopard

by Harvey Augenbraun

Winner, Award of Merit

PSA Nature Division Round 3


See our Calendar for more information about events and activities.

 

 

Header Images: 2018 CCC Image of the Year Award Winners (L-R): Gary Emord (1st place), Ralph Besnoy (2nd place), Phyllis Peterson(3rd place)