Founded in 1985, the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club mission is to enable members to share their photos and expertise, to learn and grow in their photography, and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow photographers. We come from diverse backgrounds, with photographic skills ranging from beginners to professional photographers.
Our meetings are free and open to the public, no membership is needed. If you would like to enter your photographs into our competitions or exhibits, you need to pay the membership fee. Dues are $35 per person or $55 for a family membership payable in September. The club year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31. Dues shall be reduced to $25 for individual or $40 for family membership for those joining at or after the March competition meeting. Students may join for free by sending us your information using our contact form.
Our monthly meetings
- The first Thursday is our Mentor Night where club members work with fellow members to improve their skills.
- The second Thursday is our Program Night where external or internal speakers deliver photography workshops. We strive to make these hands-on activities.
- The fourth Thursday is our Competition Night where external judges score and comment on all photos.
Our competition season runs annually from September through June, with a few fun activities in the summer. In the Spring, we hold an annual competition and exhibit at the C.H. Booth Library when “photos of the year” awards are designated. In the Fall, we have a “Newtown and Beyond” exhibit at the Newtown Municipal Center. Other activities involve field trips and community service projects.
Flagpole Photographers also enters photos in the regional New England Camera Club Council competitions. NECCC encompasses about 60 camera clubs in the New England states. Flagpole Photographers is also a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA)
How to pay membership dues
You may pay by check or online. When using the online payment process your payment information (PayPal, Venmo, Debit or Credit Card) is only visible to PayPal. Flagpole Photographers does not have access to, or store, any of your payment card information. To pay by check, request the treasurer’s mailing address using our contact form.