Camera Clubs

Camera Clubs in New York

Directory of U.S. Photography Organizations

If you are an amateur or professional photographer from New York, 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 New York 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 New York:


PPA Affiliate
Capital Champlain Professional Photographers of New York
Athens, NY


PPA Affiliate
Professional Photographers Society of Central New York
Baldwinsville, NY


Camera Club
Two Rivers Photography Club
Binghamton, NY


Camera Club
Art Bureau
Brooklyn, NY


PPA Affiliate
Professional Photographers Society of New York State
Canandaigua, NY


Camera Club
Suffolk Camera Club
East Patchogue, NY


Camera Club
South Towns Camera Club
Hamburg, NY


Camera Club
Huntington Camera Club
Huntington, NY


Camera Club
Southeast Queens Camera Club
Jamaica, NY


PPA Affiliate
Finger Lakes Professional Photographers Society of New York
Le Roy, NY


Camera Club
Great Neck Color Camera Club
Levittown, NY

Camera Club Council
Photographic Federation of Long Island
Levittown, NY


Camera Club
Rockland Photography Club
New City, NY


Camera Club
Manhattan Miniature Camera Club
New York, NY

Camera Club
Park West Camera Club
New York, NY

Camera Club
Photographic Society of New York
New York, NY

Camera Club
Professional Women Photographers
New York, NY

Camera Club
Baxter St Camera Club of New York
New York, NY


Camera Club
South Shore Camera Club of New York
Oceanside, NY


Camera Club
Science Museum Camera Club
Orchard Park, NY


Camera Club
Finger Lakes Photography Guild
Rochester, NY


PPA Affiliate
Hudson Valley Professional Photographers Society of New York
Rock Tavern, NY


Camera Club
Gateway Photographers of Staten Island
Staten Island, NY


Camera Club
Syracuse Camera Club
Syracuse, NY


Camera Club
Twin Cities Camera Club of Western New York
Tonawanda, NY


Camera Club
Two Rivers Photography Club
Vestal, NY


Camera Club
Wantagh Camera Club
Wantagh, NY


PPA Affiliate
Dutchess Regional Professional Photographers
Wappingers Falls, NY


Camera Club
Color Camera Club of Westchester
Westchester County, NY

Use this link for a list of National Photography organizations.


Types of Camera Clubs in New York:

Camera Club

A camera club is an organized group of photography enthusiasts in New York 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 New York 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 New York based members access to PPA's resources, educational programs, and certifications. Learn more about PPA in this article.


This listing of camera clubs in New York 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.


Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman is an award winning Photographer, Photo Educator and the host of The The LAST FRAME LIVE, which is viewed by photographers in over 100 countries.  Follow this link to learn more about Joe or view his portfolio.
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