Since its foundation in 2005, the Kiawah Island Photography Club has evolved into an active organization with over one hundred members. What makes the Photography Club so popular? The boundless energy and enthusiasm of our members, who love photography!
The Club meets most Monday mornings from June through May. Starting in March of 2020, in recognition of COVID 19 safety recommendations, we have conducted our sessions virtually using Zoom. Meetings range from monthly programs featuring internationally-known professional photographers to weekly workshops. Both program types are geared to all skill levels. They are focused on helping members become more familiar with cameras, software, and shooting techniques.
We also conduct instructional group photo shoots both on Kiawah Island and at other nearby locations.
Our non-competitive monthly challenge and its resulting video presentation are especially popular with members.
In addition to our educational programs, the Club’s outreach program benefits our local community and its students. Each year club members photograph activities such as sporting events and proms at Johns Island schools. The resulting images are donated to the schools and are among those we display at the Johns Island Library for the community to enjoy.
The Club created a video and published a book honoring Johns Island and its history, from which all profits were donated to local charities. The book, John’s Island – A Moment in Time, is available for purchase HERE.
Finally, we have established a photography scholarship program at Trident Technical College whose first recipient was awarded in 2019.
We invite you to enjoy the additional information available throughout our website. Here you will find workshop notes, videos of guest professionals, monthly challenges and how-tos as well as links to popular photography websites, and more.