GCPC's mission is to educate, shoot, share and socialize with other photographers in the greater Cincinnati photographic community in a dedicated effort towards the overall betterment of photography.
Anyone may be a part of GCPC - no matter their geographic location. We welcome and respect the stranger no matter their skill level. No prerequisites exist for participation in our photography Meetup club.
GCPC is devoted to acts of sharing. The sharing of our time, our talent, our knowledge and our friendship. The value of sharing is unconditional. Sharing does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
In order to preserve the spirit of sharing, our photography club seeks to create educational and social photographic environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our members from such exploitation.
GCPC highly encourages photographic self-expression. GCPC encourages the individual photographer to discover, experiment and trust his or her inner photographic vision. Our club values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect photographic works of art, and methods of photography instruction that support such interaction.
We value social photography. GCPC organizers and members who help organize Meetups do so freely for the photographic benefit of our community and endeavor to communicate tips, tricks and first-hand experience that promotes radical photographic self-expression to participants.
GCPC respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
GCPC is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual photographer, or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve through doing. Everyone is invited to participate. Everyone is invited to play. We make photography real through actions that open the heart.
We are not a clique. We will go out of our way to make you feel welcome should you join us in the never-ending, fascinating, exploration of photography.