he Dallas Camera Club (DCC) was organized in 1934 by 52 printmakers meeting twice a month to improve their photographic skills. Color slides were added, presumably in the 1940’s, and color print competition was added in 1970. In 1998, images from digital files were first accepted into DCC competitions. In 2005, slides were combined with projected digital images to create the projected images category. Slides were eliminated in 2008, so club activities are now focused on color prints, monochrome prints and digital projected images.
The objective of the club is:
the mutual entertainment and education of its members in all forms of amateur photographic art.
The DCC hosts contests and events including monthly competitions, field trips, workshops, programs of general interest, an Annual Awards Banquet and an annual competition with the Fort Worth Camera Club. The DCC emphasizes intra-club competition as a learning process. Importance is placed on helping the beginner, or new member, feel at ease, ask questions, learn and participate.
Numerous club members have become recognized locally, nationally and internationally through exhibits, and awards in newspapers, magazines and other competitions.