We welcome photography enthusiasts of ALL levels with any camera type.
We are here to share and learn from each other.
We encourage guests to attend our meetings to find out what we are all about,
and we hope you stick around and consider becoming a member.

... to provide a forum for networking, supportive analysis, exhibition and education for photographic artists of all levels.

Latest News

2015 President’s Message


Welcome members to another exciting year for South County Photo Club. As you heard at the last meeting, we are fortunate to have the Aliso Viejo library as a partner for the coming year. Last year, 2014 we received confirmation as a non-profit corporation. That status has many benefits and responsibilities. In the coming months […]

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San Juan Capistrano Night Shoot SmugMug Gallery

The SmugMug Gallery links for the San Juan Capistrano Night Shoot are now available.

Click here to learn how to use SmugMug Galleries.


Outings Committee is Off and Running! (new updates)

The Outings Committee has planned a number of exciting opportunities for the club.   Some are encores of past favorites and some are brand new adventures!   Our new sharing relationship with the Inland Empire Photo Club (IEPC) is providing even more opportunities.  Just a few highlights are listed below.  Click to see the details.

San Juan Capistrano Night Shoot – Wednesday, January 28th

San Juan Capistrano Antique & Classic Car Show – Saturday, January 31st

** NEW**Heritage Hill Historic Park – Saturday, January 31st

** NEW **Hawk Watching – Saturday, February 7th

** NEW ** San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary – Postponed Until March TBD

** NEW IEPC ** The Getty Museum & Annenberg Space for Photography – Sunday, February 8th

*NEW* San Diego Day Trip &  Night City Lights – Saturday, February 21st

San Diego Safari Park – Saturday, February 28th

*NEW*IEPC* Yosemite Horsetail Falls – Sunday, February 22 Through Tuesday, February 24th

Even more in March …


Committees Still Need You

Hi Members.  The committees still need you to jump in. Whether you offer your time, expertise, suggestions or comments we need you on a committee to help direct the club in the coming year. It requires no long-term committments. You can just attend one meeting or attend them all as time permits.

Please look at the list below to see how you might best serve. Contact the committee chair directly to get involved.

Outings Committee

The outings committee meets to discuss and plan outings throughout the year. You can offer to lead one or make suggestions of great opportunites for the club to get out and shoot. Doesn’t matter if it’s been done before because we are always getting new members and the light is always different.

Contact Gilbert Portugal at gilbertportugal@gmail.com

Workshop Committee

The workshop committee plans hands-on workshops in processing and shooting. If you are skilled in any area, we can plan something you can teach. If you want to learn, join the committee and tell us what you need.

Contact Rick Valesek at rickvalasek@gmail.com

Membership Committee

Membership needs volunteers to staff the desk at the meetings and help with enrollments and renewals. Again, you can volunteer for one meeting or more. It’s a great way to get to know the members.

Contact Moyra McCaffrey at 2moyra@gmail.com

Outreach Committee

We are getting more serious this year about giving back to the community. The outreach committee looks for ways we can use photography to serve those around us. These are real needs in our community. Not everyone in SoCal can afford professional photography. We hope to go into many areas this year as we expand our impact.

Contact Steve DiAnda at skdianda@gmail.com

Communications Committee

Gary will be needing help updating mailing lists, maintaining the website and keeping club members informed about everything that’s happening. He can’t do it alone, so those of you who are tech-savvy get onboard and help with this effort.

Contact Gary Cox at ngcgac@gmail.com