Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Although the Orlando Camera Club isn’t meeting in person right now (due to Covid-19 restrictions), we are partnering with Top Notch photographers from all over the country to bring you excellent learning opportunities, and the best part is, you can learn from the comfort of your home. Please stay tuned to the OCC website, OCC newletters, emails and the Orlando Camera Club Facebook group for news and updates.

Here are the winners of the June 2020 Competition “Humans”.

 

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 “Still Life” is Mary Wood.  A warm congrats to Mary. Click on the image to view it larger.  The theme of September’s Informal Challenge is  Palm Trees! Join the fun.

September 14th – Interactive Webinar about Technology, Gadgets and Gear hosted by OCC President Matt Klinger.

Great turnout for last nights meeting and it was so nice to see familiar faces. Many members showcased some of their favorite gear and here are some links to some of the gear. Links provided by Lee Hepburn and Ansa  du Toit. Tripod Leg Covers,  Spider Camera Holster StrapSelfie Stick Tripod with a Bunch of Cool Fixtures and Lensbaby Omni creative filter system for creating in-camera creative effects.

 

Zoom Meeting September 28th“The Power of Observation: Creating Opportunities By Seeing More Deeply.”  by Sarah Marino

Join us here at 6:00pm. Sarah Marino will present “The Power of Observation: Creating Opportunities By Seeing More Deeply.”

Using photographs and stories from her time spent photographing nature, Sarah will discuss how bringing an open mind, observing more deeply, and taking your time helps open up opportunities for creating personally expressive photographs of any place you visit, all while finding more joy in the creative process. Sarah’s presentation will include many case studies and suggestions of activities you can use while out photographing, all of which will help you improve your observational skills and learn to see more opportunities in the landscape.

Bio:Sarah Marino is a full-time nature photographer, photography educator, and writer who splits her time between a home base in rural southwestern Colorado and nomadic traveling in an Airstream trailer. Sarah’s portfolio features a diverse range of subjects including grand landscapes, intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of nature, and creative portraits of plants and trees.  Sarah’s teaching, through speaking and in-person workshops, ebooks, and video tutorials, focuses on personal expression, seeing opportunities in any landscape, photographing nature’s small scenes, and a slow style of photography focused on exploration and connecting with nature.

Register in advance for this meeting:
Visit the club’s digital content section of the website for a link to the Zoom meeting!  http://orlandocameraclub.com/digital-content/

Older News…

Results of the OCC August 2020 Competition

Results of the OCC June 2020 Competition

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

 

The  Amazon link is your starting point for all your Amazon purchases.
You are not limited to photography equipment. The club receives benefits from your purchases at no cost to you.


Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 AM – 2 PM

"Where Better Photos Are Just One Click Away"