Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Here are the winners of the April 2017 Competition. 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

 

Meeting: April 24th

Join us at 5:30pm in the Oak Room for Camera Academy 1 – Composition Basics – presentation by Jeffri Moore. This is the third and last session for Camera Academy 1 and this session will focus on Composition Basics.  For most photographers, technical skills – knowing how to use your camera to achieve the best possible exposure – are of the utmost importance. It is also important to know how to compose your images in order to create images that grab a viewer’s attention. With the understanding of a few guidelines and some practice, that goal is within every photographer’s grasp! Cameras will not be used at this session.

The General Meeting continues afterwards and we have a special guest, Mike Moats, a Pro Macro Photographer who will present “Tiny Landscapes”.

Mike Moats Macro Bootcamp with Mike Moots

There are still several seats available for the Mike Moats Macro Boot Camp weekend April 22 & 23. Use this link to reserve your spot Mike Moats Macro Boot Camp

**Photoshop World 2017**

Kelby Media Group is offering OCC members a 20% discount on Full Conference Passes to Photoshop World to be held in Orlando, April 20-22. To access the member discount code and a special link, Log in and under Member Area click on Photoshop World 2017 and follow their directions. The discount will save you $159.80!

FCCC 2017 2nd Triannual Print Competition

JOIN US! The Orlando Camera Club will be participating in the next FCCC Print competition on May 25th, 2017.

Are you interested in participating and submitting an Image for the Print Competitions with FCCC? There are just a few steps to get started. To learn more visit F3C.org, make sure to join if you haven’t already and become a member, the process to join takes a few days. You will automatically become a member of FCCC after registering, as long as you are a member of the Orlando Camera Club.  Again, it takes a few days to verify your membership with Orlando Camera Club so get started today.

Once you have joined you’ll be able to submit your prints beginning on April 29th.  Make sure to read the Rules and Regulations: https://f3c.org/competition/rules-and-regulations/

Online Entry submission begins on April 29, 2017 and our Club Deadline for you to deliver your prints is at our May 8th meeting.

If you have any questions, contact us at education@OrlandoCameraClub.com.

 Presidents Message

Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club where our membership encompasses all categories of photographers from novice to advanced and enthusiast to full time photographic professionals. We come from around the world with many varied  professions and photography interests. Some of our members are “snow birds”, attending during their winter stays in Florida and participating long distance while at their summer homes. One thing we all have in common is a desire to learn together and share our images, techniques and fellowship.

OCC hosts Competition Nights during even numbered months where images  are critiqued by Central Florida photographic and art professionals. Categories for competition include Beginner, Advanced, Monochrome and Creative. Education is a high priority and there is the Camera Academy 1 and Camera Academy 2 covering a series of topics for novice and intermediate photographers that meet before the General Session (we are currently revamping our offerings so check our club calendar for upcoming sessions.)

Monthly field trips, called Shootouts, are timed to coincide with competition themes, bird migrations, local events and member desires. Many of our members donate their photographic services to charitable organizations via our Volunteer Coordinator. Our Program Chair brings in some of the biggest names in photography for our monthly General Sessions. OCC’s advanced members present their specialties regularly at club meetings and are available before and after meetings to help with questions relating to cameras and post-processing.

Orlando Camera Club has a vibrant Facebook page for its members ( Facebook: Orlando Camera Club ). Here we share our creations, travel photos, and conversations on photographic topics. It is a 24/7 social community. As a member of OCC, we are also members of the Florida Camera Club Council (F3C.org). At F3C there are opportunities for further digital and print competitions, discussion boards, and a statewide conference that happens every few years.

Lastly, organizations thrive by mentoring those who will lead in the future. OCC’s offerings would not exist without the tireless efforts of our volunteers, past and present, who truly care about the success and growth of our club and its members. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your President and would love to hear from you at: president@orlandocameraclub.com!

Best Regards,
Julie Lee, President
2016-2017

P.S. If you are not yet a club member, please be my guest at one of our General Meetings, introduce yourself, and try Orlando Camera Club on for size.



 

Welcome to Orlando Camera Club