Camera Clubs

Camera Clubs in Maryland

Directory of U.S. Photography Organizations

If you are an amateur or professional photographer from Maryland, joining a camera club or a photography organization can help improve your photography with a supportive community, skill development opportunities, and resources like workshops and equipment.

  • Joining a camera club is a great way to learn new skills and techniques from experienced photographers and fellow enthusiasts.
  • Camera clubs often organize photo walks, workshops, and competitions, which are excellent opportunities to challenge yourself and connect with other photographers.
  • They can also provide access to studio space, equipment rentals, and professional guest speakers.
  • If you're a beginner, don't be intimidated! Most clubs are welcoming and supportive, and there are often members of all skill levels.
Most camera clubs in Maryland will allow you to attend a meeting (sometimes several) for FREE - before you decide to join and pay any membership dues.
📸 Did you know?
Some of the most iconic photographers, like Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Capa and Edward Weston, were once members of camera clubs.

Not sure if you should join a camera club?
Need more help to decide? Be sure to read this article about why you should join a camera club.


Select your city in the state of Maryland:


Camera Club
Harford County Photography Group
Aberdeen, MD


Camera Club
Digital Photography Club of Annapolis (DPCA)
Annapolis, MD

Meetup Group
Photo Society MD/VA/DC
Annapolis, MD


Meetup Group
Charm City Camera Club
Baltimore, MD

Camera Club
Creative Photography Society of Baltimore (CPS)
Baltimore, MD

Camera Club
Baltimore Camera Club
Baltimore, MD

Camera Club Council
The Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA)
Baltimore, MD


Meetup Group
Photographers of the Washington/Baltimore Metro Area
Beltsville, MD


Camera Club
Bowie-Crofton Camera Club
Bowie, MD


Camera Club
Central Maryland Photographers Guild
Columbia, MD


Camera Club
Tidewater Camera Club
Easton, MD


Meetup Group
Howard County Photographers
Ellicott City, MD


Camera Club
Frederick Camera Clique
Frederick, MD


Camera Club
Gaithersburg Camera Club
Gaithersburg, MD

Camera Club
CCACC Photography Club
Gaithersburg, MD


Camera Club
Goddard Photo Club
Greenbelt, MD


Camera Club
North Bethesda Camera Club
Kensington, MD


Camera Club
Antietam Photographic Society
Maugansville, MD


Camera Club
NIH Camera Club
Potomac, MD


Meetup Group
Montgomery County Camera Club of Maryland 
Rockville, MD

Camera Club
North Bethesda Camera Club
Rockville, MD

Camera Club
Gaithersburg Camera Club
Rockville, MD

PPA Affiliate
Maryland Professional Photographers Association
Rockville, MD


Camera Club
Arundal Camera Club
Severna Park, MD


Camera Club
Fotocraft Club
Silver Spring, MD

Camera Club
Rossmoor Camera Club
Silver Spring, MD

Camera Club
Silver Spring Camera Club of Maryland
Silver Spring, MD


Camera Club
Bowie-Crofton Camera Club
Temple Hills, MD


Camera Club
Carroll County Camera Club
Westminster, MD

Use this link for a list of National Photography organizations.


Types of Camera Clubs in Maryland:

Camera Club

A camera club is an organized group of photography enthusiasts in Maryland who gather regularly to share their passion for photography, learn from each other, participate in workshops, and often engage in competitions and exhibitions.

Camera Club Council

A regional camera club council acts as an umbrella organization coordinating activities, competitions, and events among multiple Maryland camera clubs, fostering collaboration and shared learning opportunities within a larger regional or thematic area.

PPA Affiliate

A regional photography group that is officially recognized by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), allowing its Maryland based members access to PPA's resources, educational programs, and certifications. Learn more about PPA in this article.


This listing of camera clubs in Maryland is provided and maintained by Photographer and Photo Educator Joe Edelman.

Inclusion on this page is NOT an endorsement.
Groups are listed here either because I have personal experience with them OR I have reviewed their website, investigated them using Google, and did not find a compelling reason to exclude them from the listing.

Help me keep this listing up-to-date and accurate. If you find any errors or if you are aware of a group that should be included, please submit current details about your organization.


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