2021 January Meeting

The meeting for January 2021 the Spartanburg Photography Guild will not be haveing the usual group social. Because of the still uncertain risks of Covid-19 this has been canceled. We are still having our meeting via Zoom so be sure to join, Click Here.

Our speaker in January will be Scott Kelby, his website here. We are excited to have this world class speaker join us.

In the January we will announce the results of the Blue Ribbon Task Force for revamping the contest rules, regulations and procedures. We will also present a more complete list of speakers and outing (hopefully sooner, than later) for the coming year.

Pay Your Dues Online

Now on the Forms page we have a link to be able to pay your dues online. It is for the calendar year, and it is $42.00 for the membership and includes a small service fee. Join the Guild now, so you can be a part of all our online meetings through Zoom!

Paid membership give you benefits like: Admission to all Zoom! meetings, the ability to enter contests and will prizes, participate in photo critiques, 10 in 10 demonstrations, get access to the closed Facebook page for news on outings like the newly resumed small group outings shooting the Milky Way, Macro photography at Hatcher Gardens, Sunflower expeditions and waterfall excursions; all with plenty of social distancing.

Get it all for one low fee, and see your photography skills improve.

Zoom Meetings

We now have the hang of Zoom Meetings, so the format of our regular meetings is not different than the previous meetings.  Click here for our Zoom Meeting instructions.

We will continue to have Flickr Photo contests and Challenges.  10 in 10’s and Critiques of photos submitted by members.  We have Zoom guests lined up and we hold you will join and attend.  Membership forms are here.

The only thing that has changed is we are not going out on group outings, but we have several lined up and can’t wait to get started!

We want to see you at our next Zoom Meeting.

Meetings and the Corona Virus

NOTE: There will be no group meetings being held until after the Corona-virus situation is resolved. 

For the foreseeable future we will not be having group meetings.  Since our meetings are usually 35 to 40 people, and civil authorities have deemed those sized gatherings as unsafe will have stopped for the time being.  Our outings have also been canceled, unless you are meeting with less than 3 individuals.  We discourage groups of more than 4 gathering.

We will only be meeting by Zoom on our regular meeting night and time.  Our open FaceBook page is available to everybody to share and post.  Our closed Facebook page is members only.  Visit our Zoom Meeting page here.

Once the Corona virus situation is under control and civil authorities deem it safe, we will start up the group meetings and outtings again.

New website!

It seems like such a long time in getting everything together, but now we have our new website up and running!   Please look around, sign up for our emails and see what is happening. Oh, and please come to the monthly meetings, every 2nd Tuesday of the month at SpartanPhotoCenter.

How to join in 2020

If you are looking to join the Spartanburg Photography Guild, all you need to do is come to the January social, fill out the form and pay your $40.  The January social is going to be held on the 2nd Tuesday in January, like a regular meeting, but we will have a BBQ dinner and a speaker.  This year it is renowned photographer Richard Bernabe.  See his website here.  this is a great time for members to get to know each other, make new friends and eat a bit of Spartanburg’s Best BBQ.

We will have information on hand, and the Board members and Officers will be on hand to help and answer questions.

Want to Join now?  Click here for our membership form

2018 Social

2018 Member Social

Spartanburg Photography Guild

Spartanburg Photography Guild

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Spartanburg Photography Guild is to encourage
photographers, of all ages and experience levels, to increase their knowledge of
the art of photography through training, sharing, and educational grants, as well
as opportunities to participate in challenges, photo outings, and charitable photo

Monthy Competitions
There are multiple opportunities to submit digital photos for consideration in Guild monthly competitions.

Since the contest rules and categories are being revamped we removed the old rules for clarity sake.