About the PSCC

The Puget Sound Camera Club (PSCC) endeavors to provide fellowship and to advance the skills of the serious amateur photographer. We encourage a free exchange of ideas on both the artistic and technical aspects of photography. We feel the input gained from comments and critiques by other members is invaluable to building our skills as creative artists.

To further this aim, PSCC holds bi-monthly competitions/evaluations that enable members to show their latest work and receive feedback. The club also organizes field trips, visiting different locales in the area. These informal outings focus on camaraderie, the sharing of tips and techniques and insight  into the creative instincts and methods our members use when photographing similar scenes.

The club is here to assist our members, whether they are just starting out or are seasoned photographers. We honor classic technique as well as the latest ideas and processes popular in current photography.

Located in Edmonds, the PSCC was founded by Lucille Ainsworth and Kathryn McDowell in September, 1984. The current president is Lauren Heerschap.

Membership in the Puget Sound Camera Club is open to all people interested in photography regardless of camera brand or type. Both digital and film shooters are welcome.

The PSCC is an affiliate club of the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs (NWCCC) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). These associations provide regional, national, and international opportunities for competition and communication between chartered camera clubs. The PSCC is an active member within these larger organizations and regularly submits images from its members’ portfolios for a wider degree of competition and recognition.

Yearly dues schedule

Individuals: $40

Couples: $60

Students: $20

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Meetings and Location

We meet at: 

Maplewood Presbyterian Church
19523 84th Ave W.
Edmonds, WA 
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Switch to “satellite view” and zoom in to see which entrance to use. Disabled parking is adjacent to the entrance. 
(Puget Sound Camera Club has no religious affiliation)


  • 2nd Monday – Digital Projection Night. Members submit digital images for judging and commentary. Categories include Assignment, Open, Wildlife and Altered Reality. Details and rules can be found here
  • 3rd Monday – Board Meeting. Board meetings are open to all members. Location can change from month to month. If you are interested in attending, ask a board member at a meeting or use the Contact Page to confirm location. 
  • 4th Monday – Print Night. Members submit prints for judging and small group commentary. Categories include Assignment, Open, and Altered Reality. Divisions include Color and Monochrome. Details and rules can be found here. A short time of instruction usually follows. 
  • 5th Monday (if there is one) – Education Night. We feature special topics or a speaker on subjects of photographic interest. This can include photographic techniques, post-processing and detailed image analysis. See the Club Activities Calendar and the club Meetup page for details. 

Special Events

The Holiday Banquet replaces Digital Projection Night on the 2nd Monday in December and is a time for sharing food and socializing. A white elephant gift exchange is a big part of the festivities. This is our only event in December.

The Annual meeting and Awards Banquet is held in June, alternating between the 2nd and 4th Mondays from year to year. In 2018, it will be held on June 25. We recognize and award members for outstanding images entered during the last year. We also present the Presidential Awards of Merit, the Ray Thorsteinson Memorial Award for best Photojournalism, the George Ferrara Mentor Award, and the Lucille Ainsworth Service Award for outstanding service to the club. New officers are also elected during this meeting. More details can be found here

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Popular Images

Images recently voted most popular or highest rated by our judges.

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