The principal goal of the club is to help its members to improve their photographic skills through educational activities and by means of competition. The competition serves to challenge us to try various subjects and techniques. The recent emphasis on digital cameras and techniques has created a need and opportunity for education and experience. New members are helped and encouraged by others and there is an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. Visitors and guests are always welcome at all meetings and activities.
Due to security a member will be stationed at the door until 7:10 pm. If you know you will be late, please email the club the day before to make arrangements to be let in.
FMCC 2020 Annual Banquet
Thursday, January 23rd @ Bonanzaville Event Center
1351 Main Ave W., West Fargo, ND
Social 6:00 PM - Dinner 6:30 PM - Program/Awards following dinner
Guest Speaker Zachary Hargrove is a meteorologist and photographer who resides in Bismarck, North Dakota, with his wife and three children. As a boy, Zachary became fascinated with extreme weather after a tornado nearly struck his home in northern Georgia. While attending college in North Carolina, studying meteorology, he took up the hobby of storm chasing, which led him into the world of photography. He began teaching himself photography theory and technique, aiming to capture the drama of the extreme weather he witnessed in a single frame. After graduating in 2012, Zachary married his college sweetheart and they moved across the country to North Dakota. It was here where he began to take his hobby to a new level and expand it to a new passion: rural exploration and abandoned photography. In 2018, Zachary had three images recognized in the annual North Dakota Governor’s Photography Contest and in 2019, two of his images were recognized. Additionally, one of these images won the Best of Show award in 2019 and the same photograph also received the honor of being named Decade’s Best.