Welcome to the Hilo Photography Club!

The Hilo Photography Club is based on the Big Island of Hawaii and has been meeting monthly since 1978. Our members have a common interest in both technical and creative photography and enjoy sharing their craft/profession/ hobby with others. Member skills range from novice to professional. There are currently over 50 members from all parts of the island. HPC is a volunteer organization and members are encouraged to assist with exhibitions and various other activities.


Check out our blog page for the most up to date announcements.

The monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, 7 pm, at the Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana Street (above Kinoole) in Hilo. Visitors are welcome to attend.

The meetings feature slideshows by members and guest photographers, contests, critiques, and information about the latest camera and digital techniques is shared. Past demonstrations and lecture topics have included matting and framing, digital infrared, Photoshop classes, programs about the pioneers of photography and much more. The HPC has frequent group field trip outings and occasional camping trips.

Our monthly newsletter is filled with member images, meeting reviews, information about upcoming club activities, exhibitions and photographic articles.

Our July 2016 Newsletter has been posted.

July 2016 Newsletter

We have an active board of directors who meet monthly for a potluck and planning session. Members are welcome to attend board meetings and can get information on the date and location from any board member.

Current 2015 Board Members:
President: Ramprasad Rao
Treasurer: Michael Poore
Secretary: Open
Outings Chair: Linda Halsted
Program Chair: Doug Halsted
Newsletter Chair: Tom Whitney
Website Chair: Christian James, Claudia Hagan (and Ram)
Photo Review Chair: Charlie Wood

HPC Community Projects:
Hospital Project Coordinator: Chris Butcher
Keaau Humane Society Animal Photography: George Jensen, Steve Clark
Relay for Life Photography: Jenn Griffith