The Fargo-Moorhead Camera Club was organized in October of 1938 and has been in continuous operation since that date. It is affiliated with the North Central Camera Club Council(N4C). Meetings are held twice monthly beginning in September and continuing through May. The first meeting of each month consists of a contest or salon held on the first Thursday. The second meeting of each month is held on the third Thursday and consists of an instructional program, hands-on shooting session, or a presentation. An annual meeting is held in April. This includes election of officers and selection of the assigned salon subjects for one year in advance. A Christmas party is often held in place of the December instructional meeting. An awards banquet is held the last Thursday in January to celebrate the winners of special trophies and awards. Members submit entries according to the club rules published on the website. The entries are judged prior to the meeting and the judge critiques the photographs and gives educational comments as the entries are shown at the meeting. Meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church basement across from the downtown Fargo Post Office. The principal goal of the club is to help its members improve their photographic skills through educational activities and competition. The competition serves to challenge us to try various subjects and techniques. The recent emphasis on digital cameras and techniques has created a need and opportunity for education and experience. New members are helped and encouraged by others and there is an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings and activities. Please see our Membership page for additional information. In 2013 the Club was incorporated as a North Dakota non-profit corporation and exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. To find out more about the Fargo Moorhead Camera Club, please visit our website: http://www.fmcameraclub.org/ You can reach us by sending an email using the form below or leave a message on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fmcameraclub
For those of you unfamiliar with the Camara Club operations, We hold 2 meetings per month (except September) from Sept to May. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Fargo. THe first meeting of each month consists of our Monthly Salon (photo contest). These salons are open to every member and participation is highly encouraged, though not required. Our Second Meeting is our Educational Meeting. We try to hold different ed nights each month talking about everything from Photoshop to Light paintin.Visitors are welcome.