Chasco Camera Club is a group of photographers who meet twice a month at 1:00 PM on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Hudson Library located at 8012 Library Road in Hudson, Florida. (Note: meeting times and locations are subject to change. Please see the "Calendar" tab for more information.)
Our members have experience at all levels - from professionals to beginners - and we are dedicated to our chosen love of capturing the view from our eye to the camera. Members specialize in all types of photography, including Black & White, Infrared, Digital and Computer Enhanced photography.
Competitions are our essence. We have developed a system over a forty year period wherein each member may submit monthly up to twelve images (six digital and six print). Fellow club members judge them and one experienced member, skilled in both the photographic arts and oral communication, critiques them. In this way we learn from each other and grow our photographic skills together. We have a monthly assignment and the best entry in both the digital and print assignment category is designated “photo of the month”. In honor of our member, we display below the most recent photo of the month:
Photos of the Month
Little Bird by Bill Lester, Dancing Octopus by Nancy Lester, Lotus Elegance by Marge Keyes, Spirit by Kim Rexroat, On the ruffled edge by Bill Lester, Changing of the guard by Bill Lester, Big footing it by Nancy Lester
We welcome new members and encourage you to visit any of our meetings. For more information regarding meetings and club activities, please use the form on the "Contact Us" page to send us an e-mail. Thank you for your interest in the Chasco Camera Club - we look forward to hearing from you.
I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits jst around the corner. - Alex Webb
On September 4, 1973, the first meeting of the “Chasco Camera Club” was held at the Recreation Center in New Port Richey, Florida. Fourteen members in attendance presented an interesting display of their slides and prints. Although the location of club meetings has changed over the years, the club has continued to grow, and at present, has 40 members meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Hudson Library (Subject to change).
The club participates competitively in the Florida Camera Club Council (FCCC). Displays of county wide, as well as, worldwide images have been held at the City Hall of New Port Richey and Zephyrhills, Government Centers at New Port Richey and Dade City, Pasco Hernando Community College, Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, in addition to local libraries.
In 2016 we developed and conducted educational workshops both in the field and at our library meeting facility featuring such diverse subjects as portraiture, controlling and managing outdoor and indoor light, architectural photography, wildlife photography and utilizing lens blurring and background.
We love educational workshops
The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. - Aaron Sussman