Miniature Camera Club is one of the oldest existing camera clubs in New
York City. It has a history of bringing pleasure to its members. In
addition to our scheduled events, we
occasionally get together informally to share our knowledge and
enjoyment for our hobby. We invite you to participate in all our
activities, whether you are just starting out or have a great deal of
in this Club provides many benefits. These include, but are not limited
to: forming friendships with people who share the same interests,
improving your photographic know-how, teaching others by sharing your
knowledge and understanding, showing your work, learning more about
photography, seeing the work of others, and sharing our love of
photography -- and having a good time, too.
with any organization, our Club is run solely by its members. We depend
on everyone to pitch in, whether on an ad hoc basis when something
needs to be done or on a longer term basis by serving on one of our
committees. Your participation does make a difference. Read about the
various committees, then volunteer your services. We encourage you to ask questions.
Why "miniature"? When our Club was founded, back in 1933, "miniature,"
or 35mm, photography was new and exciting. In fact, the Leica, the
first successful 35mm camera, had been introduced only eight years
earlier. The term "miniature," meaning the smallest standard format,
was much used until the 1950s, and though the word no longer applies to
35mm cameras, we proudly keep it in the official name of our Club, both
because it indicates that it is one of the oldest clubs in the
metropolitan area and because it is the name by which the Club is
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