Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show


Welcome to the Enchanted Lens Camera Club

The next meeting will be on
Thursday, Mar. 5th


Our Speaker will be
Doug Bennett


We meet at the
State Bar of New Mexico Center
5121 Masthead NE
Click here for more info

Greg Smith

Doug Bennett

Dabbling with photography back in the ‘70s, Doug didn’t really begin to pursue photography until 2003 when he bought a disposable film camera to photograph his tulips. With a rekindling of his passion for photography, he began a pursuit to learn how to capture images of the landscape that is all around us.

His love for landscape photography can be traced back to his childhood and family sightseeing vacations touring the western U.S. and Canada by car. These early experiences were further fueled by his father’s “Arizona Highways” magazines, which always left him in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef Muench.

In his landscape photography, Doug learned that nature often makes her own expression and statement in ways that are unique to the scene and the moment. In many cases, this takes the form of unique lighting when nature is putting on her best show. From there, Doug works the image to put his own vision and expression into the scene with a goal of portraying his own emotional response to nature’s show.

Doug’s landscape photography is showcased at Kemper Galleries in Colorado Springs, CO.

The objective of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club is to provide enjoyment and knowledge of photography to its members through their participation and efforts in club activities.

Doors open by 6:30 pm, presentation starts at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in joining, please arrive early! See the Meetings page for details about our bi-monthly meetings. Our meetings are open to the public and free to attend!

Membership entitles you to:

  • Workshops
  • Field Trips
  • Having your photos evaluated in monthly exhibitions
  • Communicating with members via our email list

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is eligible for membership.

Membership dues are $50.00 per year for individuals and $75.00 per year for couples or an additional family member. ELCC offers a reduced membership rate of $25 to students.

The dues pay for:

  • Speakers and Judges Honoraria
  • Monthly and End-Of-Year Awards
  • State Incorporation Fees
  • Meeting Facility Rental fees

See Club Info for more details about yearly dues and club by-laws.