Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Here are the winners of the April 2020 Competition “Macro and Close-up”.

 

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 winner of May’s Informal Challenge “Bicycle Parts” is Armand Gelinas.  A warm congrats to Armand. Click on the image to view it larger.  The theme of July’s Informal Challenge is  Still Life! Join the fun.

Virtual Meeting June 8th – Competition Night – Theme is Humans

Join us in this virtual video presentation from 6:15pm-8:00 where the results of our June competition themed Humans will be presented with helpful judge’s commentary. The video link will be posted here on June 8th. Members who wish to enter the competition may do so until midnight of June 1st. Please enter early so any login issues can be handled.

Virtual Conference June 16th – Why I Didn’t Win A Ribbon?

Join F3C Competition Director Dr. Christine Cook on June 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm where she will reveal the six key qualities in the top winning images from the first digital competition of this year. Then she will review images that did not win ribbons and make suggestions to improve them. Christine is a careful reviewer and does so in a way that does not offend, but certainly helps. Those who have RSVP-ed will receive an email to how to join the conference.

Virtual Meeting June 22th – Presentation: The New Nature Photography

Join Lisa Langell on June 22th from 6:30pm-8:00pm for her presentation The New Nature Photography: Trends for the Future.

Photographers venture out seeking the right light, action, moment, and composition—but often do not think first about the differing “criteria” for creating work appropriate for the various design elements of home or office interiors versus the classic criteria for magazines and calendars.

Get in-the-know! This live, interactive and fun webinar will help you to better understand how to differentiate photography markets and shoot for them in order to create modern nature photography that is desirable to consumers looking to adorn their interiors.

You will learn to:
• Identify the difference between “Classic Nature Photography” and the new nature photography for today’s artistic decorative trends.
• Spot the right photographic compositions for modern decorative art.
• Identify and apply photographic techniques that elevates your work from traditional to art-worthy for of today’s interior trends.
• Incorporate mixed-media and “found objects” into your creations.
• Apply simple—but impactful post-processing techniques .
• Discover images in your archives that, with a few tweaks, can be translated into the New Nature Photography.

YOU MUST REGISTER TO GET LINK TO ATTEND: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-nature-photography-orlando-camera-club-tickets-104260608286

Youtube preview of presentation: https://youtu.be/_GS5F2JU4IY
Website: http://www.langellphotography.com

 

 

Older News…

George’s Real Estate and Architectural Photography video is available under Member Only->Digital Content part of the website.

Results of the OCC April 2020 Competition

*** OCC Shootouts Postponed until Further Notice ***

 

Presidents Message

Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club website! Our membership is comprised of several hundred photographers of all skill and experience levels – from seasoned professionals to hobbyists and students. This diversity makes our club a great place to learn about photography as well as just enjoy related activities with like minded enthusiasts!  Membership in the OCC puts a vast wealth of knowledge and opportunities at your fingertips.

GUEST SPEAKERS – We are fortunate to have some very talented photographers and speakers as members of our club.  They share their knowledge and experience with all of our members on a frequent basis.  Additionally, we have many other noteworthy photographers that educate and entertain us both at our club meetings as well as private workshops.  A list of speakers that have visited with us in the recent past includes Frank Lee Ruggles, Bryan Peterson, Rick Sammon, David Hume Kennerly, and Parish Kohanim, to name just a few.

SHOOT OUTS – Our Central Florida Shootouts are popular field trips for members who enjoy meeting other photographers, learning new techniques and just socializing and talking shop. They are great way to build friendships with others who have a shared interest in photography.  And you may just find a new favorite photo shoot location!

COMMUNITY SERVICE – We are very proud of the many members of our club who donate their time and photographic skills to various charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the Central Florida area.    Want to get some real world event photography experience?  Well, this is a great way to do it.  And speaking from personal experience, it’s very fun and rewarding as well! For more info visit our Community Service Page

COMPETITIONS – OCC conducts formal photo competitions six times each year where members can enter their best images and have them critiqued by a panel of experienced judges.  Very popular with our members, these events provide great feedback focused on improving our abilities to see, capture, and process great images. During the other six months of the year when there is no formal competition scheduled, we hold “Informal Challenges.”  Similar to formal competitions, members submit images for the challenges theme but instead of being rated by a panel of judges, the entire club membership has the opportunity to vote for their favorites.

Photography has become a second career for me, and without reservation I can say that the OCC has had a significant impact on my growth and development as a photographer.  Equally, I have met scores of great people at our club, all with an interest in photography, and many of whom I now call friends.

So, if you have a passion (or even just an interest) in photography and want to learn and share photographic skills with a group of great people, I invite you to come to our next meeting.  No obligation to join in order to attend your first meeting or two – we welcome visitors who want to come see what we’re about.  And when you do visit us, please make it a point to find me and say hello – I’m always happy to meet a fellow photographer!

Matt Klinger

President Orlando Camera Club

 

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Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 AM – 2 PM

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