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Our 175 members meet in Rockville, MD on most Wednesdays from September through May.  We strive to challenge members with stimulating monthly competitions, educational programs, exhibits, field trips, an annual photo essay show, and a monthly newsletter, the Lens and Eye.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about NBCC. If you have questions, please   Contact Us.

What's New

Video of November 30th Presentation by the Silver Water Collective

The Silver Water Collective discussed various topics related to their photography and mission as a group of all female photographers who met online during their MFA Photography classes as part of the Savannah College of Art and Design graduate program. This powerhouse of photo-based artists joined forces to create, collaborate, and inspire other photographers in their artistic endeavors.  Video is in the Members Only area here.


Video on Photo Essay Creative Process

A very helpful video on creating Photo Essays is now posted here in the Members Only area courtesy of the Photo Essay Study Group. Please look at this inspiring video and consider creating your own Photo Essay.


Virtual vs. Hybrid Meetings

All meetings are (H)YBRID (held in person at the church with a Zoom option) unless identified in the calendar as (V)IRTUAL (only on Zoom and not in person.) Links will be sent by GordieGram.


New Procedures for Meetings

Details are on page 3 in the September newsletter.

Print competitors

Remember to send in your jpegs no later than 7:30 pm on the Sunday preceding a competition. Also, your prints need to be at the church by 7:20 on the competition night.

Check out our Members Only area for access to:

  1. Online member directory;

  2. Member renewal;

  3. Club member photo essays;

  4. Selected program handouts

  5. Selected videos


Learn how to set up your sign in credentials here or watch a demo.


Starting in September, all events will be (H)ybrid (held in person at the church with a Zoom option) unless specifically identified as (V)irtual (only on Zoom and not in person). Links will be sent by GordieGram.


Masks (N95 or KN95) will be required by all in attendance except for the speaker/judge and presenters.  Food will not be served during the break. You may bring water but are asked to only drink it when not in the meeting room.


Board meetings will be (V)irtual.

November 2022 Winners: Black & White, Open
1st - "Quiet Escalator"
1st - "Quiet Escalator"

©Todd Epstein "Black & White, Open EIC - Novice

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2nd - "Dancer"
2nd - "Dancer"

©Jennifer Nguyen "Black & White, Open EIC - Novice

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HM - "Terns Fighting In Air"
HM - "Terns Fighting In Air"

©Dick Pelroy "Black & White, Open" Print - Advanced

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1st - "Quiet Escalator"
1st - "Quiet Escalator"

©Todd Epstein "Black & White, Open EIC - Novice

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Upcoming Events

December 2022

January 2023

Dec 14
Board Meeting (Virtual)
Dec 21
Program: Three Panel Critique (Virtual)
Dec 28
No Meeting: Winter Break
Dec 28
Submissions Accepted for January EIC Competition: Open (Unique Rules)
Jan 1
Submissions Closed 7:30PM for January EIC Competition
Jan 4
Competition: Open (Unique Rules) EIC
Jan 4
Submissions Accepted for January Print Competition: Open (Unique Rules)
Jan 8
Submissions Closed 7:30PM for January Print Competition
Jan 11
Competition: Open (Unique Rules) Print
Jan 18
Board Meeting (Virtual)
Jan 25
Program: Tech Night
Jan 25
Submissions Accepted for February EIC & Print Competition: Window Light
Jan 29
Submissions Closed 7:30PM for February EIC & Print Competition

February 2023

Feb 1
Competition: Window Light EIC & Print
Feb 8
Program: Master Photographer Cat Simmons
Feb 15
Board Meeting (Virtual)
Feb 22
No Meeting: Ash Wednesday
Feb 22
Submissions Accepted for March EIC Competition: Nature

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