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:
May 2016 Print Photo of the Month
Assignment: The Color Blue
Blue Orchid by Joan Bold
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 has participated competitively in the Florida Camera Club Council (FCCC) and has been a long time member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). 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.
We try to schedule field trips each month, traveling out of county at times, but also making good use of the “old town scenes” in our own county. Just traveling through the back roads in any direction has given us many pleasant and rewarding images of local culture.
We love our field trips
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