San Luis Obispo Camera Club

Photography the Fun Way

Enjoy the camaraderie of people with a common interest! Whatever your level of experience, if you are interested in photography you'll probably enjoy our activities and members. We have a good time while learning from each other. See some of our member's images on the Photo Gallery page.

Our club is a non-profit organization devoted to photography as a hobby. Membership is open to all who have an interest in photography, no matter what your level of experience. We welcome digital as well as film photographers.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except December) at the Guild Hall (formerly the Grange Hall) in San Luis Obispo.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. Come to a meeting and get acquainted!


Next Meeting - July 2019 Program

July 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Video Night at the Grange


Our program will be the documentary Disfarmer , the true story of a mysterious, local small town portrait photographer, whose photographs are highly sought after by collectors.    

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from Wikipedia…

Born Mike Meyer in Indiana, he moved with his family to Arkansas in 1892.  He changed his surname to “Disfarmer” possibly to break with his family’s agrarian roots, the first move in a maverick career that embraced both obscurity and a rigorous aesthetic.  Disfarmer maintained a portrait studio in his hometown of Heber Springs, Arkansas, and photographed members of the local community for small fees.  But his “penny portraits” were far more than mere keepsake photographs.  Employing a stark realism and often lengthy, unnervingly mute sitting sessions, Disfarmer produced a consistent stream of portraits that, according to some, strip his subjects into an uncanny intimacy.  His photographs are said by some to capture the essence of a particular community in a particular time with piercing solemnity and a touching simplicity. His reclusive lifestyle has left many details of his life obscure or uncertain.

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Annual Dues:

Our new fiscal year begins July 1st, so now is the time to pay your dues.

If you would prefer to mail a check, here is the address.

PO Box 1524
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Please make checks payable to San Luis Obispo Camera Club or SLOCC.

Dues are $40 for a single membership or $50 for a family membership.

If your contact information (address, phone number or email) has changed, please reply to this email with the changes, so our new directory will be up to date.

Next Fieldtrip - June 2019 Field Trip

SLOCC Photo Scavenger Hunt

SLO Scavenger Hunt Field Trip continues into July!

Due to the Scavenger Hunt occurring at the end of June, and that many of our club members are out of town enjoying vacations, we are extending the field trip until the end of this month.  Grab another member or two of the club, or just get out on your own.  Later in the month we will decide on the best way to show the images and will send out a message on how to send them in.  In the meantime, have fun and start shooting.  Here’s the list of things to photograph: SLO Camera Club Photo Scavenger Hunt
All subjects open to your own interpretation!
All subjects open to your own interpretation!

        It’s all a blur                         Spread your wings

        Sky’s the limit                      Please be seated

        Drop me a line                     Full circle

        Good food                            Empty space

        Windows to the world          People pusher

        Itsy bitsy                                It’s about time

        Have a drink                         On your feet

        Give us a smile                     Black and white