The McLean Photography Club offers a variety of events and activities, including lectures, demonstrations, field trips, workshops, competitions and critiques, and social activities. Links within the club Web site replace a monthly newsletter, and links from these pages provide access to area photographers and a window into emerging technologies.
Club membership comprises a variety of interests, from traditional to digital, with a full range of expertise, from beginners to recognized experts. The club also conducts "members-only" workshops and meetings in alternate locations such as member's homes, professional studios, and places of interest to photographers.
Photographic competitions are held 3 times each year, with novice and advanced categories in black-and-white, color slides, and color prints. The club operates on the philosophy that the artistry of the end product is the prime goal, and does not differentiate between conventional and digital photography.
All competitions are judged by experts from outside the club. The competitions provide constructive individualized critiques, and emphasize personal improvement rather than competition for its own sake. The competitions are for members only, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Winning work may occasionally be put on public display at various locations in the area or shown in the web site's photo gallery.
Club members are automatically included as members of NVACC - the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs which allows members to visit other clubs' presentations and activities..