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: $30

Couples: $50

Students: $20

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Meeting Times and Location

General meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7 to 9pm

We meet at:

Maplewood Presbyterian Church
19523 84th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA
Click here for map.
Zoom in and switch to ‘Satellite’ view 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. Categories include Assignment, Open and Altered Reality
Participation Rules: Digital

3rd Monday – Board Meeting. Open to all members. We meet in the church basement. Enter from the east parking lot behind the building.
4th Monday – Print Night
Members submit prints for judging. Categories include Color Assignment, Monochrome Assignment, Color Open, Monochrome Open, and Altered Reality
Participation Rules: Print
5th Monday (if applicable) – Education Night.  We will feature a special topic or bring in a speaker on subjects of general photographic interest. See the Upcoming Events menu for more 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 holiday 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 2016, it will be held on June 27. We recognize and award members for outstanding images entered during the last year. In addition , we also present the Presidential Awards of Merit, the Ray Thorsteinson Memorial Award for best Photojournalism, and the Lucille Ainsworth Service Award for outstanding service to the club. New officers are also elected during this meeting.


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Popular Images

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

Click on the thumbnails to display the entire image. Click on “Show as slideshow” to view as a slideshow.

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