About Us

The Focus Photo Club was founded in 1989 for the enjoyment of all photographers, from the amateur to the professional.

Each monthly meeting includes:

  • Announcements from 6:30 - 7:00 pm,
  • A speaker, workshop or presentation from 7:00 - 7:40 pm,
  • A short snack break from 7:40 - 7:50 pm,
  • And a competition for club members from7:50 - 8:50pm.
  • The building closes at 9:00pm.


You must be a paid member to compete at the meeting. Deadlines:

  • Competition print submission is 7:10 pm at the meeting.
  • Projected digital file submission is 11:59 pm on the Monday before the meeting. Use the "Projected Competition" link at the bottom right on the Home page for file upload.

Other photographic and social activities are planned according to the members' wishes.


NEW!! - The Club meets at:

The Central Christian Church
1200 Forrer Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45420

on the first Thursday of every month (except for holidays and in June when we have our annual Banquet) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Guests are invited to attend at any time.

MAP - Click here

Dues - The club year runs from July through the following June. Individual dues are $25.00 per year and family dues are $20.00 for each additional family member.

(2015-2016) To Join - To download the membership form click here and mail to:

Focus Photo Club
PO Box 2352
Dayton, Ohio 45401

Each monthly competition features the following categories (paid members only)

  • Black & White Print - Open & Theme
  • Color Print - Open & Theme
  • Extended Print - Open & Theme
  • Projected (JPG max. 1,500 pixels on longest side) - Open and Theme (Color, B&W); & Extended
  • Novice - Open & Theme
  • Monthly - a special category, such as portraits.

Throughout the year, a special competition may be held in areas such as portrait photography, images from field trips, etc.

Awards - Ribbons are awarded in each division. At the June banquet, awards are given for total competition points and for service to the club.

Theme Challenges

December 2016 Toys / Still Life
Projected Special Category - Black & White
January 2017 Vintage
Projected Special Category - Portrait (of live people only!)
February 2017 Babies
Projected Special Category - Macro
March 2017 Impossible
April 2017 Peeling
Projected Special Category - Still Life
May 2017 Vanishing Point
Projected Special Category - Landscape
June 2017 Awards Banquet - No Competition
Projected Special Category - Black & White
July 2017 Wood
Projected Special Category - Portrait (of live people only!)
August 2017 Flash
Projected Special Category - Macro
September 2017 Musical Instruments
Projected Special Category - Black and White
October 2017 Critters
Projected Special Category - Still Life
November 2017 Cemetery
Projected Special Category - Still Life
December 2017 Caption This
Projected Special Category - Black and White



The club holds several learning activities in addition to monthly meetings. These activities include:

  • Exhibits
  • Road Rallies
  • Photo Hunts
  • Workshops
  • Model Shoots
  • Field Trips