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Here are the winners of the February 2019 Competition “Open Theme”. Facebook-Button

 

To view all the entries click on the link below.
After clicking on the link then select one of the three competition types by clicking on one of the “Select” buttons.  Once the competition is shown click in the “Show All Images” checkbox to show all the images. Then click either on the “Slideshow” or “Thumbnail” button.  Enjoy!   –>  Display Competition Images

The People’s Choice winners of the first Informal Challenge “In My Kitchen” is Italian Splendor by Anna Jo Noviello and Hot Pepper by Matt Klinger. A warm congrats to both Anna Jo and Matt. Click on the image to view it larger.  The theme of May’s Informal Challenge is Windows! Join the fun.
General Meeting April 8,  2019 – Nikhil Bahl Presents “The Power of Simplicity and Expression”

Please Join us from 6:15 – 8:00pm for Nikhil Bahl presentation on “The Power of Simplicity and Expression”.  What are you trying to say with your photography? Since photography is a form of visual communication, all photographers should strive for simplicity in their photographs. With a complicated image, the message may not be obvious to the viewer. Simplicity and clarity in thought, process and technique can lead to expressive images that evoke emotion.

In his presentation, Nikhil will discuss the inherent connection between simplicity and expression, share ideas on how photographers can make their images more meaningful and convey their message in a distinct style.

April  22, 2019  – Camera Academy – The Photographic Composition

 

Come a little early on April 22nd, 2019 and take in Jeffri Moore’s  presentation on Photographic Composition. We meet at the Marks Street Senior Center, Orlando, Fl., class is at 5:00 PM – 6:15PM.

Photographic Composition is a large collection of rules, or suggestions, depending on your point of view. Rule of Thirds, Balancing Elements, Leading Lines, Symmetry and Patterns, Viewpoint, Background, Depth, Framing, Cropping and Experimentation to name just the top 10! Come see Jeffri and get a handle on this complex topic.

 

General Meeting April  22,  2019 – Competition Night – Theme is Reflection

Please Join us from 6:15 – 8:00pm at Marks Street Senior Center, Orlando, Fl. to see what members have entered for this challenging theme. Reflection images should have semblance to an object but shows a different scene. Images may include but is not limited to boats reflecting on a lake, a bride in a mirror, trees reflected on the glass windows of a high-rise building. The objects that are being reflected may or may not be included in the frame. Be sure to get your entry in early (the deadline is midnight Monday 4-15-19).

*** OCC Shootout -MOVED TO TUESDAY, MAY 7TH – Mead Botanical Garden ***

Join host Julie Lee at and co-host, Ansa du Toit, at Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Dr.  in Winter Park, Florida to practice flower photography techniques discussed in Julie’s presentation at OCC’s March 11 meeting. We will be on hand to help with camera settings and techniques and to assist in a shooting workflow to make sure you maximize the photo potential of each bloom you find in the gardens. Prior to the Shootout attendees should print out page three of the handout located in Member-Only Digital Content and bring it with your camera, macro lens, extension tubes, and/or telephoto lens to the Shootout. Small reflectors and diffusers are helpful tools as well.

Admission is free, we will have a short discussion at 7:45am then spread out to capture the urban oasis that is Mead Botanical Garden. Meet in the main parking area near restroom/bicycle racks.

Presidents Message

Greetings, and welcome to The Orlando Camera Club website! The Orlando County Camera Club is the largest, most active and, in my not so humble opinion, the best in the Central Florida region. This club represents a wide range of very talented photographers.  A membership offers every member the opportunity to learn from the very best.

For over 14 years, every photographer, beginner, advanced and pro, has had access to learning opportunities, from basic to advance, and help with your quest to learn along the way to becoming a better photographer.

 

CAMERA ACADEMY – One of our main goals is to provide high quality educational programs for our members.  One way we accomplish that is through our Camera Academy.  These classes meet prior to our general meetings and cover topics ranging from novice to intermediate.

GUEST SPEAKERS – Besides some of our very own local talent, we also have well respected photographers from various parts of the country speak and give workshops for our members.  Some of our past speakers include: Bryan Peterson, Onne van der Wal, Rick Sammon, David Hume Kennerly and Parish Kohanim, to name a few.  Our upcoming programs will be exciting with new speakers that will hold everyone’s interest.

SHOOT OUTS – Our field trips or, as we refer to them as, “SHOOT OUTS” give members the opportunity to go out as a group to put some of the things they learn into practice.  Shootouts are a great way to get to know fellow members and learn from one another as you build friendships with those who share the same love for photography.

COMMUNITY SERVICE – Members of the Orlando Camera Club donate many hours of their time and talent photographing events for not for profit organizations. This activity has proven to be a very rewarding experience for not only the organizations but also for the photographers themselves. For more info visit our Community Service Page

COMPETITIONS – Six times a year, we have photo competitions where members can enter their best images and have them critiqued by a panel of three judges.  Over the years these competitions have proven to be a great tool to help members improve the art of seeing, capturing and processing great images.

From my beginnings as a photographer back in the early sixties, with an old Argus C-3, to my transition to a DSLR, and now to the newest technology available, a new mirrorless camera, I never expected the honor of being asked to be president of the Orlando Camera Club.  I’ve met new friends and progressed in my own learning process, trying to master my camera.

So, if you have a passion for photography, want to learn from some of the best talent around and have lots of fun doing it, come join us at our next meeting.  You don’t have to join right away.  Come as my personal guest for a test ride.  I look forward to meeting you!

Ronald Lawrence
President Orlando Camera Club

 

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