The Silver Spring Camera Club is comprised of a diverse group of individuals passionately dedicated to the pursuit of photographic excellence. We believe the best method of understanding the art of photography is through education and sharing of ideas. For over 50 years SSCC has maintained a high standard of integrity and quality. Our reputation as the friendliest club in the metropolitan area is the basis of our success. We welcome new members of all ages and skill levels who share our interest in photography – please see our membership page for details.

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The club meets from September through May of each year. All regular meetings are held at Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church, 33 University Boulevard E., Silver Spring (Corner of University and Colesville Rd.). An annual banquet is held in mid-June.

General Meetings

General Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Usually a speaker will deliver an illustrated talk on some aspect of photography.


Competitions are held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 9:30 PM (Depending on the number of images to be judged, competitions may end later). Images may be entered in Advanced or Novice classes, in categories of color print, monochrome print, or projected digital images.

Third Thursdays

The Third Thursday meetings are “hands on” workshops in photo techniques, conducted by visiting experts or advanced SSCC members. Meetings are held from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Fourth Thursdays

The fourth Thursday of every month is devoted to the club’s open forum, normally let by Dave Powell. The forum features short presentations, reviews by club members, and sharing of photos, often with a theme.

Field Trips

One field trip is held every month on a Saturday in the middle of the month throughout the club year (September thru May). Most trips are to sites in and around the Washington, DC, area, although we occasionally visit locations in Baltimore, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Field trip members usually meet and then depart from the Giant parking lot on Arliss Street in Takoma Park at about 9:30 a.m. Please contact Field Trip chairperson for more information. (See Calendar for dates and trip locations)