About Us:

History & Purpose:

The Shades Valley Camera Club, serving the Greater Birmingham, Alabama metro area, was organized in 1954 and has functioned continuously since its inception. The club's purpose has not changed - sharing the fascinating hobby of photography. Photographic knowledge is shared through competitions, workshops, field trips and friendships. The club embraces all photography styles across both film and digital mediums.

Club Officers for April 2020 - March 2021 Are As Follows:

President - Penny Wegener

1st Vice President (Programs Committee Chair) - Delos Johnson

2nd Vice President (Competition Committee Chair) - Dori Boyd

Statistical Secretary - Kevin Cooke

Treasurer - Dan Connell

Historian & Archivist - George Ritchey

Recording Secretary (Communications Commitee Chair) - Ken Gables

Member At Large - Boris Datnow/Barbara Maisonville

Webmaster - Jeff Ligon

Projectionist - Bob Quarles

Social Media - Jeff Ligon

Hospitality Committee - Bill Crotwell, Jim and Mary Georgeson

Field Trip Committee - Dori Boyd, Jean Dent, Brenda Miller, Julia Washburn, Penny Wegener, Barbara Maisonville, Jenine Bastas

2020 Projected Images, Ralph Boseman Award: Ballerina

2020 Projected Images, Ralph Boseman Award: Ballerina

Terry Yarbrough

2020 Artistic Print Image of the Year: Sprinter

2020 Artistic Print Image of the Year: Sprinter

Delos Johnson

The Club Handbook:

Everything you always wanted to know about the Shades Valley Camera Club's charter and operation: Just click HERE

Club Meetings:

Unless noted otherwise on the calendar, all regular competition and business meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month (except December, where there is no regular meeting the third Thursday). Meetings are held in the auditorium of the Vestavia Hills Public Library (1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216: (here's a Map). Meetings begin at 6:30PM and end no later than 8:000PM.

Due to COVID-19 our current meetings are virtual and will continue to be so until further notice.  This is to protect our club members and any visitors and is also a restriction put in place by our normal venue.  Please contact us through this web page for meeting information and an invite.  We would love to hear from you.

No Shades Valley Camera Club mail should be sent to the above meeting address. Instead it should be sent to: Shades Valley Camera Club, 5762 Lake Cyrus Blvd, Hoover, AL 35244

And don’t forget, you can also join The Shades Valley Camera Club on Facebook.

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