of Lexington, KY

Creative Camera Club 

New Member Guide

The Creative Camera Club (CCC) can trace its roots back to the Lexington Camera Club of 1930s. Our membership is comprised of 
photography enthusiasts spanning novice to amateur to professional. We welcome everyone who embraces our purpose: To promote an interest in, and an understanding of, the art and science of photography, for individuals of all levels of expertise.

Annual Print Show

One highlight of Club membership is participation in the Annual Print Show.  For over forty years, the Club has hosted a public gallery displaying members’ print images.  Members can elect to sell their images, with a commission taken by the gallery.  Only paid members who have attended six Club functions by November are eligible to participate.

Tracking Your Participation

Membership has its rewards:  participation in the Club’s offerings – whether attending meetings, participating in competitions or workshops – earns points for the member.  As points are accumulated, members are elevated in achievement Levels. The Club awards a plaque and subsequent achievement rewards as members advance through the Levels program.


The CCC puts out a monthly newsletter. It is emailed to membership and also placed here on the website. The newsletter contains the Club calendar, information to members-only workshops and field trips, samples of members’ work, and much more.

The Club is open to any individual upon payment of annual dues. All members are eligible to serve on or chair committees, and hold office in the Club

  1. Annual dues are $25.00 for individual memberships and $32.00 for family memberships.
  2. Junior memberships, (under age 18), are $6.00. Junior members enjoy the rights of regular members except that of holding office.
  3. For new members who join during or after Nov, membership dues are applied in full to the next calendar year.
  4. Membership is renewed each January.
  5. You may register to become a member at any Club meeting or click this link for a Membership Signup form (Print only)

    Benefits of Membership

    • Access to Members-Only Workshops
    • Members-Only Field Trips
    • Programs from Professional Photographers
    • Community Outreach through photography
    • Vendor discounts* (varies by year)
    • Member of LexArts

What Does The Club Do?

Club members meet twice a month on the First and Third Thursday s unless otherwise published in the Club calendar.  First Thursday, as the first monthly meeting is called, is an informal gathering designed to give members “hands on” opportunities to work with one another to learn how to use equipment or new technology / software; to provide mentors and mentoring opportunities for new photographers; and provide workshops, field trips, and the display and critique of images created by members.

Recent offerings include:

  • Aboretum Photo field trip / shoot
  • Carter Caves Photo Shoot
  • Night scenes photo shoot
  • Digital Black & White photography
  • Create a slideshow workshop
The club meeting held on the third Thursday of each month offers member competition (digital images) on alternating months, and programs / presentations delivered by guest speakers.  The Board of Directors selects program topics with broad appeal and publishes them in January’s Newsletter.  Competition topics are selected by the membership and published in August.