about us

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. We share ideas and knowledge with each other and help to promote interest in photography in the community through exhibitions and other events.

Members. The Club has about 150 members. We come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience, from beginners to professionals.  Membership is open to anyone.  We use digital, film, point & shoot, rangefinder, video, pinhole cameras, and cell phones.  It is not even necessary to own a camera, just have an interest in photography. Annual membership is $30 for individuals, $40 for families, and $10 for full-time students. 

Monthly Meetings. The monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come and try out the Club! We meet on the first Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 221 E 6th Street. Parking and entrance are at 7th and Lincoln Streets. The meetings include photoshares, tech tips, and guest speakers.

Activities. The Club 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 two or three club-sponsored exhibits each year, including an annual juried exhibit at the IVY Tech John Waldron Arts Center. 

Focus Groups. Focus groups are smaller groups within the Club for members with similar interests. The groups meet at various times and locations. Some meet regularly and some only take field trips together. All offer a chance to share techniques and ideas, learn more about photography, and have fun. 

Governance. Club activities are planned at an annual meeting held in November, with input and decision making by all members who wish to participate. The Board of Directors makes arrangements for and implements the planned activities. The board is headed by the president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer, with the remainder of the board members distributed throughout various committees. Committees cover programs and special events, exhibitions, field trips, workshops, the newsletter and web site. All members are welcome to participate in board meetings.

Web Site. This web site is a product of the Bloomington Photography Club, Bloomington, Indiana, ©1999-2019. All rights reserved. All photographic images on this web site are copyrighted by the named photographers and may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or in any medium without specific written permission from the named photographer. Quoted material is the copyright property of the originator. Web design and development by James J. Kellar.

A special thanks to Juliet Frey for help in editing the site.

The Bloomington Photography Club's logo was designed by Victoria Voelker.