The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except for August when the club is on vacation. There is no meeting in August. The meetings start promptly at 6:30 PM, and usually last about 3 hours. The length of the meeting varies depending on how many photos are submitted for critique sessions. For critique sessions, each member may submit up to 3 digital images via email prior to the meeting (click to see more on critique sessions).
Not all meetings will include the standard critique session. Some meetings will be a theme night where images related to a specific theme or subject are submitted by club members. On these nights, the images will be discussed, and suggestions for improvement may be offered. Each club member is allowed one entry on theme nights.
In addition to critique sessions and theme nights, other topics may be covered during the meeting. A meeting may include a short tutorial on post processing with Photoshop or other software. Occasionally, a photo slide show or presentation will be given by a club member or guest speaker. Other announcements such as field trip opportunities, equipment for sale, local events, and photo ops are also discussed.
There is always a break midway through the meeting to have refreshments and for attendees to discuss current activities. Refreshments are supplied by volunteers from the club; each meeting will have a volunteer signup sheet for the next meeting's refreshments.
Non members are always welcome to attend Placer Camera Club meetings.