8,500 Members!

In 2006, a small group of photographers met on a hot summer day in Millennium Park, Chicago. There were 15 of us gathering to shoot the architecture around the park. Back then, our meetup group consisted of 50 members. Rob and I soon took over the meetup because the original organizer, Brad, couldn’t handle the expanding size of the group. We soon grew the group to 100 members and it just kept growing from there.

This year we celebrate a huge milestone – breaking the 8,500 member mark!! We’ve watched our group become the largest photography meetup in the Chicagoland area, as well as a major force in the photography community at large.

We want to thank our members for their active participation in our group and also our team of mighty assistant organizers without whom we could not achieve this amazing success.

Keep up the great support and participation! Let’s grow our group to the 10,000 member mark!!

Now We have a Blog!

Note: If you have reached this website looking for The Chicagoland Digital Photography Meetup Group, please go to our official Meetup.com website to join the best photography website on the Meetup.com network!

Who We Are

Based in Chicago, the Chicagoland Digital Photography (CDP) Meetup Group is the world’s largest private photography group. CDP’s focus is on digital photography and helping members find ways to develop and share their passion for photography. Our goal is to help one another fine tune our photographic technique and discover new avenues in photography, while growing a global community of digital photographers of all skill levels.

Do you wish you could take better, more artistic photographs? Do you want to learn more about digital photography? Maybe you just bought a new digital camera and want to learn how to use it? Are you looking for answers to your questions on digital photography? The CDP Meetup Group is for you!

Whether a beginner or seasoned pro, you’ll find something in CDP to interest you. Our Meetup group features:

  • Photo outings & events
  • Photography classes, lectures, & workshops
  • Members-only Photo galleries
  • An highly informative discussion forum
  • Monthly assignments to challenge and improve your skills
  • Members’ only discounts and opportunities
  • And much more!

Learn photography. Take and share your photos. Meet new friends! Membership is totally FREE and open to all! Even if you are not in the Chicagoland area, you will find CDP helpful in your photography!

We created this secondary website to host our blog. We will also be posting behind-the-scenes information on our group and its organizers. We’ll also post information related to the world of photography that you may find interesting and informative.

Stay tuned to the latest updates and news!