Mission Statement

The Bloomington Photography Club provides an informal, friendly, and supportive environment for photographers at all levels of experience and with interests in all types of photographic imagery. The club fosters and encourages growth of artistic vision and technical knowledge, exploring the connection between the eye, the camera, and the spirit. Members share ideas and knowledge with each other and help to promote interest in photography in the community through exhibitions and other events.

The club has about 150 members, who come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience, from beginners to professionals. It offers several field trips a year to places of photographic interest in Indiana and nearby. It also offers occasional workshops, free to all club members. There are three or four club-sponsored exhibits each year, including an annual juried exhibit at the John Waldron Arts Center. 

The monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone is welcome to come and try out the club! The meetings are on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month, 7:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. Parking and entrance are at 7th and Lincoln Sts. The meetings alternate between photoshares and guest speakers. Annual membership is $30 for individuals, $40 for families, and $10 for full-time students. 

The club has the following FOCUS GROUPS, which are smaller groups within the club for members with particular interests. The groups meet at different times and in different ways. Some meet regularly; some take field trips together. All offer a chance to share ideas with people with similar interests, learn more about photography, and have fun. 

CREATIVE TECHNIQUES
LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE, WILDLIFE, AND NATURE (LAWN)
MACRO
OFF-CAMERA FLASH
PANORAMA
POINT-AND-SHOOT
PORTRAITS
SPORTS/ACTION
STREET, PHOTOJOURNALISM, URBAN, AND DOCUMENTARY (SPUD)