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.
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.
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: Christian James
Vice President: Ramprasad Rao
Treasurer: Michael Poore
Outings Chair: Linda Halsted
Secretary & Program Chair: Mary Goodrich
Newsletter Chair: Tom Whitney
Website Chair: Claudia Centorame-Hagan
Photo Review Chairs: Doug Halsted , Ken Goodrich
HPC Community Projects:
Hospital Project Coordinator: Chris Butcher
Keaau Humane Society Animal Photography: George Jensen, Steve Clarke
Relay for Life Photography: Jenn Griffith