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Padre Trails Camera Club has been active on the Monterey Peninsula since 1948. Our meetings are free and open to the public and involve image and technique sharing, informational programs and friendly monthly competition. Beginner or experienced, if your goal is to create more compelling images, Padre Trails can help.

The technology used to create striking photographic images has changed massively since 1948 but the sharing community of photographers has remained constant. PTCC strives to nurture that community through a relaxed meeting atmosphere, print and projected image sharing and discussion, professional critiques and group outings.

Learning more: Using the MENU tab in the upper righthand corner, explore our galleries, calendar, award-winning newsletter, Bits & Pixels and PTCC’s history and organization. Visit “Membership” to see how easy it is to become part of PTCC. A special “Member Resources” section is full of help for our members in a variety of categories.


Upcoming Events

Meetings - The next physical meetings of our club have been placed on hold due to Covid-19 Virus Pandemic. In the interim, we have initiated online virtual meetings for club members - check the club calendar to get the most recent information on future in-person and virtual meeting status:
Monthly Calendar

  • See winning images of Pictorial #4 - B&W - Abandoned Places competition shown on Wed 07/20/2022 Club Meeting

  • Saturday 08/13/22, 8am-11:30am - Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk at Carmel

  • Sunday 08/14/22 - Club Board meeting - Pebble Beach CSD Board Room

  • Wednesday 08/17/22 - Club meeting (via Zoom) - Returns of directed Nature Competition - Shore Birds

  • Friday 08/19/22 - Club Group Shoot at Pacific Grove/17 Mile Drive - Concours Auto Rally

  • Sunday 08/28/22 - Last Day to submit images for Travel competition

  • Wednesday 09/07/22 - Club meeting (via Zoom) - Barbara Bullock Wilson presentation

  • Wednesday 09/21/22 - Club meeting (via Zoom)- Returns of Travel Competition.

  • Images of the Year