Our History

The f:67 Camera Club was established more than 60 years ago by a group of photo enthusiasts from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.  The club’s name is derived from the shipyard’s Shop 67 where some of the original members worked.

Since the club’s inception, members have participated in the continuous evolution of photography, beginning with the early days of the twin-lens reflex camera and black and white film, to the introduction of color print film, ASA 10 Kodachrome slide film, the emergence of the 35 mm single lens reflex camera as the dominant camera type, the rise of Nikon, the introduction of built-in light meters, the introduction of zoom lenses followed by autofocus lenses and image stabilized lenses, the explosion of digital photography and the death of film and the wet darkroom, and, finally, the fall of Nikon from dominance (pushed aside by Canon).  Club members have kept pace with the relentless progression of photographic technology through shared experiences, informal discussions, and formal classes.  The F:67 Camera Club was one of the first camera clubs to purchase a digital projector, eliminating the need to convert digital images back to film or prints for display.

The F:67 Camera Club currently meets on the third Monday of the month (with some exceptions). Digital image projections and prints are presented.  A business meeting is held on the fourth Monday.

In addition to digital and print competitions and presentations, the club holds an Annual Banquet and Salon which includes a competition and awards ceremony.  Field trips, education programs, picnics, and a Christmas party are some of the other activities enjoyed by club members.


Bremerton Ferry by Steve Martin