Welcome to the Crystal Lake Camera Club

The Crystal Lake Camera Club, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, was started about 1980 to provide our members with the opportunity to enjoy the hobby of photography and improve their photographic abilities.

The Crystal Lake Camera Club’s mission is to welcome photographers of all skill levels and interests and to help them grow through a nurturing environment, which provides and promotes good techniques and practices, educational workshops, photographic opportunities, challenging competitions, and open discussion set in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Our club is a member of The Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA), an active group of about 40 clubs. Winning prints in our competitions are entered in their monthly competitions.

Our meetings:

-- first Tuesday of each month
-- 7:00 P.M
-- Home State Bank, Community Room
611 South Main Street, Crystal Lake, Illinois

We cordially invite you to join our group, whether you are a novice or a professional photographer, and visitors are always welcome. Membership is open to all who have an interest in photography as a hobby. Members may elect not to compete and still enjoy all the other activities of the club.

To join the Crystal lake Camera club, please print the application form found at the link below and bring the completed form to the next meeting. Annual dues are $25 to be paid by January each year.

Crystal Lake Camera Club Membership Application Form


Small Groups

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of a special area of interest in photography, the Crystal Lake Camera Club offers a selection of small groups to help. View the list of the small groups currently available. These groups are fun and informative. For more information on small groups, email crystallake_cameraclub@yahoo.com

Small Groups List


Directions to the Meetings:

Google Map

Calendar of Meetings/Programs

August 9, 2016--7:00 pm, Community Room of Home State Bank, 611 South Main Street, Crystal Lake, Illinois. Peter Pelkewill explain how easy it is to create scads of special enhancement Layers and Masks to do all sorts of neat things for your images. Bring a laptop containing an installed copy of Elements 10 or higher and a mouse. To register, send an email to Chuck Rasmussen at chuckr@camira.com

About two or three days before the class, all those who register will receive an email containing a half-dozen work images. Copy these to your computer for practice during the demonstration.

All current CLCC members receive these classes as a membership perk. If you are not a member, bring along $25 in check, or exact cash, and you’ve now purchased a full club membership for 2016, entitling you to participate in all club activities including classes, competitions, excursions and other exciting events.

August 13, 2016--8:30 am, Colonial Cafe, Crystal Lake Saturday morning PhotoBug breakfast meeting.

August 23 2016--Deadline for newsletter inputs

September 6, 2016--7:00 - 9:00 p.m. CLCC September meeting. Show and Tell Theme: September Song. Program: Sharon Peterson--How Judges Judge.
Home State Bank, Community Room, 611 South Main Street, Crystal Lake.

September 10, 2016--8:30 am, Colonial Cafe, Crystal Lake Saturday morning PhotoBug breakfast meeting.


Club Newsletter--August 2016

August 2016 Large Print Newsletter

Club Outings Photos

Interesting Events for Photography

Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL. Summer Schedule: ttp://www.irm.org/schedule/