Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

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.
March 11, 2019  – Camera Academy – Know Your Camera

Come a little early on March 11th, 2019 and take in Matt Klinger’s Camera Academy Presentation on Camera Basics. We meet at the Marks Street Senior Center, Orlando, Fl., class is at 5:00 PM – 6:15PM

Camera Basics (or Know Your Camera) will cover a variety of basic camera settings and operations including mode selections, ISO, focusing, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, memory cards, and more.

We’ll also cover basic camera and lens maintenance/care, sensor cleaning and other items related to getting the best performance out of everyone’s cameras. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras with them to this session.

General Meeting March  11,  2019 – Creating Expressive Flower Images Utilizing Emotion and Principles of Design by Julie Lee

Please Join us from 6:15 – 8:00pm for Julie Lee’s presentation where she will take you on a tour of her thought processes when creating expressive botanical images. She will reinforce principles of color, light, and the arrangement of visual elements within the frame using knowledge gained from portrait, landscape, and macro photography. See images that didn’t make the cut and learn why. Watch an image unfold from the first RAW image to the final post-processed artwork. See you there.

March 25, 2019  – Camera Academy – The Exposure Triangle Demystified

Come a little early on March 25th, 2019 and take in Wayne Bennett’s Camera Academy presentation on The Exposure Triangle Demystified.

The Exposure Triangle is the governing force that affects all photography, whether you are shooting in manual or letting the camera do the work, the rules of the triangle govern how your image turns out. Once you learn these rules, you will never be in the dark again! We meet at the Marks Street Senior Center, Orlando, Fl, Camera Academy is from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.

General Meeting March 25,  2019 – Becca Basic – Marketing your Creative Business

Please Join us from 6:15 – 8:00pm for Becca Basic’s signature workshop, Marketing Your Creative Business, will take you from overwhelmed to confident about your marketing. Create the foundation to help you make strategic decisions about how to promote and sell your creative works. Come listen to Becca and learn how to further promote your work!

*** OCC Shootout – March 19th 2019 – Architectural Photograph at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts ***

Join hosts, Armand Gelinas, Ron Caimano and Julie Lee at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center from 4:30pm – 8:00pm to photograph the interior architecture of the lobby and theaters. Attendance is member-only and by reservation. We will separate into three groups and rotate throughout the building accompanied by security personnel and OCC representatives. Meeting time is 4:30 pm for security check and we will photograph the interior from 5 pm until 8 pm. Note: we will NOT photograph the Pugh Theater as it is reserved for a rehearsal. Those wishing to photograph the exterior may stay into the evening though there is extensive construction on the north side of the property (you will need to get creative for the exterior shots.)
Gear suggestions:
1) Wide angle lens
10-24 mm (APS-C) or 14-35 (full frame). The wider the aperture the better especially if the photo is made handheld. Of course, any other lens can be used for specific purposes, for example: photographing a doorknob or other details close up. If you have a tilt-shift lens, it would be the best choice. A fisheye lens might be interesting as well.
2) A good full-size tripod and a small tabletop one as well (for special angles like a stairway)
3) A flash (optional)
4) Polarizer to help eliminate reflection on Windows (optional)
5) Use the exposure bracketing feature on your camera
6) Make panorama photos by shooting multiple layered shots and stacking them in Photoshop
Make your $10 reservation with Julie Lee or our Treasurer, George Stedronsky, at any of our meetings up until the event. Attendance is limited.
Suggested Public Parking is at City Commons Parking Garage: 460 Boone Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 (rates vary depending on downtown events.)

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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