140711 CCC300Postcard_1024The Channel City Camera Club

The Channel City Camera Club welcomes all people interested in photography. Founded in 1939, the club has a long history of providing photography enthusiasts with a variety of social, instructional, and recreational events. Meetings were held each month other than January, August, and December at 7:30 pm in Farrand Hall at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Please click on Club News above for details.

Until we return to a post-pandemic world, we are meeting virtually.


Due to plugin issues, we may be forced to remove the club’s events calendar. In the event that happens, see the Angle for event information.


Photography exhibitions are held on the first Tuesday of the month. The club provides exhibitions in a variety of categories in print and digitally projected images. Local professional photographers and club members critique the images and provide constructive feedback.


Photography programs are held on the third Tuesday of the month. The subjects range from photographic techniques to digital photography and provide a learning experience as well as visual enjoyment. The speakers are experienced club members and recognized professional photographers.

Education/Training Night

The fourth Tuesday of each month is Education/Training Night. Experienced members and local photographic instructors present a topic relevant to neophyte and experienced photographers alike.

Field Trips

Field trips enable members to join other photographers in photographing interesting sites and viewing photographic exhibits.

Print Shows

The club participates in several major art exhibits in Santa Barbara displaying members’ prints in both open-air and gallery environments.

Social Events

A summer barbecue offers a relaxed social gathering for members and their families. A winter awards banquet honors members for their contribution and exhibition throughout the previous year.

Join Us

The public is always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge to attend. You must be a member to enter competitions and participate in field trips. Our members range from beginning photographers to advanced amateurs. If you want to join us, please fill out the Membership Application and Event Waiver. If you would like more information, attend a meeting or contact our Membership Chair


Please send postal mail to:
Channel City Camera Club
Attn: <Officer>
P.O. Box 30453
Santa Barbara, CA 93130-0453

Email: <officer>@cccameraclub.com

Finding Us

Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Driving Directions

Exit Hwy 101 at Mission Street and drive towards the mountains at the off-ramp stop light. Turn left on Laguna Street and drive towards the Mission. Turn right onto Los Olivos, stay to the left at the “Y” as the road becomes Mission Canyon. Cross a small stone bridge. Turn left at Las Encinas, the second street after the bridge. Turn left again at the stop sign onto Puesta del Sol towards the Museum. Parking is on the right at the end of the street. Walk through the Museum’s gate to the left of the pay-phone and follow the sidewalk to Farrand Hall.