Frequently Asked Questions Printable Copy

Who founded the Fresno Camera Club?

The Fresno Camera Club was organized in 1891 by Percy Fenton (Adelsbach) Adams and three friends, with Adams it’s President.  He was an early Fresno Photographer and later a newspaper publisher, founding the Kingsburg Recorder and the Porterville Recorder.  The club has been active since that early beginning. 

Adams’ son, Raymond, a Fresno Court Reporter, was president of the club in 1939-1940.  Percy Adams honored the Club with his attendance at a meeting in 1961.  He passed away at age 88 in 1962. 

Membership and cameras have changed over the years, but interest in and enthusiasm for photography has remained high.

            Percy Adams


When and where does the Fresno Camera Club Meet?

Meetings of the Fresno Camera Club take place at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month (except July – which is a BBQ, August and December).  Meetings are held at the University California Center at 550 E. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710, frontage road on Shaw near Angus, opposite of Fashion Fair Mall.

The Fresno Camera Club also hosts a instructional program night on the second Tuesday of the month at Hope Lutheran Church at Fresno and Barstow at 7 p.m.


What happens at meetings?

At each meeting there is a competition either of prints or digital images by members.  See the calendar for  which competition is at the current meeting.


Can anyone attend?

Guests and visitors are welcome at all meetings.


Is there a charge?

There is no charge for attending the meetings.  Membership is required to be take part in monthly competitions.


How much does membership cost?

Membership Dues $30 annually for Single, $45 for Family and $15 for a Full Time Student. Membership follows the calendar year.