Learning, Sharing, Growing

Established in 1886, the Syracuse Camera Club is one of the oldest photography organizations in the United States. The first members were all men, mostly in professional fields, interested in what was then a relatively new art form. Today, our members are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life.

We are avid amateur and semi-professional photographers who meet to promote the enjoyment and mastery of the art and craft of photography. We hold competitions, slide shows, workshops and other events where we share and learn from each other, as well as from top experts. Prospective members and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings.

We have monthly slide shows where members give presentations on a topic of their choice. It could be a travelogue or organized around a theme that helps us to see the world around us with fresh eyes. Recent shows have taken us sailing and to Tibet. You can find out what's coming up on our activities page.

We usually round out the month with a workshop. This might be one of our members sharing a special technique, a professional photographer demonstrating how to light a portrait, or someone from the Syracuse Newspapers sharing their portfolio and talking about what their work day is like.

club outing

All Are Welcome

Membership is open to everyone who loves photography, from beginners to professionals to those who just enjoy seeing exciting images. Our meetings are held at the Reformed Church at 1228 Teall Avenue, on the east side of Syracuse just south of James Street (directions). Visitors are always welcome. For information on joining the club, see the membership page.

Syracuse Camera Club images on Zenfolio

You can view the work of some of our members on the following web site:
(click on the image to go there, the site will open in a new window)

syrcam Zenfolio website


Where You Can See Our Work

In addition to our monthly competitions, and the Zenfolio website where some members show their work (see below), the Syracuse Camera Club has organized exhibitions at local galleries and other venues. We have had group exhibits at the Image City Gallery in Rochester, the Delavan Art Gallery and the Technology Garden in Syracuse, and at the Liverpool Library and Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Individual club members have also exhibited at these and other spaces, and have had their work accepted into many regional photography and art shows.

There is a list of all current and upcoming shows on the exhibitions page.


Last modified: December 15, 2017