North Central Camera Club Council (N4C)
Our Des Moines Camera Club is an active member of the N4C - North Central Camera Club Council - an organization of camera clubs whose purpose is to promote the enjoyment, skills, and science of photography. N4C publishes a website, a monthly newsletter, and a handbook. N4C provides educational materials and programs, and promotes photography through contests. Our members have the opportunity to enter a number of monthly contests in various subject categories. Our club judges several contests for N4C each year, enabling our members to see photos from other clubs in our mid-west area. Our judges are required to attend a local judging workshop. Individual memberships to N4C are also available.
Photographic Society of America
Our Des Moines Camera Club is also affiliated with PSA, the Photographic Society of America, a large national organization of about 20,000 individual members and over 1,000 camera clubs. PSA members receive a monthly magazine, the PSA Journal, with information about the PSA activities and competitions.
For information about PSA, please write to their headquarters at 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 103, Oklahoma City, OK73112, or contact one of the board members.
Iowa State Fair
Our Des Moines Camera Club is one of the sponsors of the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. Many of our members enter this competition to help support fine-art photography in the Midwest.