About Us


Welcome to the Poly Photo Club website.

Are you looking for a friendly club that will
  • Help you grow as an artist?
  • Give you a venue to share your work and view the work of others?
  • Take part in competitions?
  • Enjoy the fellowship of members at photo shoots?
  • Learn through workshops and presentations?

If so, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn what we’re about.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to bring together photographers of all types to share in our enjoyment of photography, develop new skills, receive constructive feedback, and most of all, have fun.

Monthly judged competitions:

Are held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month in the Photo Arts Building, in Balboa Park. Guests are welcome to come to observe. We invite a different outside judge each month. Three categories are judged: Project, Altered Reality and Realistic.

 (For recent award winners, see the Competition Winners page. For past awards, go to the Winning Images Gallery).

Workshops and Presentations:

Are held the third Saturday of each month. Learn about macro, tabletop photography, matting and many more topics. (View the Calendar for topics and dates.)

Club photo shoots:

These can be local or out of town. Local trips have included San Diego Botanic Garden, Los Angeles and San Juan Capistrano. Longer trips have been to Yosemite, Sedona, Zion, St. George and Santa Fe.

Why should you join?

We are a club that enjoys fellowship along with learning new, and improving old skills. We welcome all people from beginners to those who are or have been professionals. We invite you to visit us at 1780 Village Place, Balboa Park (next to Spanish Village). If you like what you see, you can normally join Poly Photo for only $40 a year.

Note: During the 2021 membership year, due to the pandemic, membership dues are only $20.

Club ByLaws:

Our club is under the umbrella of SCACC (Southern California Association of Camera Clubs) and, as such, our Bylaws reflect that direction.