Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Here are the winners of the March “Solitude” 2018 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

General Meeting June 11th 2018 – Competition Night “Weather” is the Theme

Join us at 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm to see all the entries submitted for “Weather” and hear what the judges have to say. It is a great learning opportunity. The window to entry this competition is currently open and closes June 4th at 11:59pm. Please do not wait until the last minute to enter.

 

Meeting June 25th 2018 – Selling Your Photographs As Art by Peggy Ferran

Join us at 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm for a presentation where Peggy Farran will discuss how to create your brand by putting together a cohesive portfolio, telling your story and tying it all together with a great website and marketing.  You’ll learn how to develop a plan to start selling your artwork.  Topics she’ll discuss include:

  • What makes a good portfolio of work?
  • What is the best way for you to sell your work?
  • How do you get into art shows, art fairs, galleries or online galleries?
  • What are other markets in which to sell your art?

Peggy will also discuss common mistakes photographers make in trying to sell their work.

 

** June 16th, 2018 Shootout – “McKee Waterlily Festival ***

Join us on Saturday June 16th from 8:30 am – 2pm McKee Waterlily Festival at McKee Botanical Garden, 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32962

“McKee Botanical Garden will host its 14th Annual Waterlily Celebration on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Come enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Garden during this special time of year. Waterlilies have been McKee’s most striking plant collection from its onset in the 1930s. McKee’s current collection consists of over 80 species of waterlilies and over 200 potted and 90 free-range plants. These majestic plants bring color in flowers and leaves, and fragrance and texture to the ponds and waterways.”

The gardens are opening early for the festival enabling us to make images during the best light of the morning. Bring a diffuser to enable shooting as the sun climbs higher. Other gear recommendations: macro lens, telephoto lens, extension tubes, small reflector, tripod

Bring your Harry P Leu Botanical Gardens (Orlando) membership card (or go purchase one several weeks in advance to allow time to receive your card by mail) to enter McKee Gardens at no charge as they are an AHS reciprocal garden. Adults – $10, Seniors – $9

 

Presidents Message

Greetings, and welcome to The Orlando Camera Club website! The Orlando Camera Club is the largest and most active camera club in all of Central Florida and it is my honor and privilege to serve as President.
Our club is made up of a wide range of talented professional and hobbyist photographers. Membership offers the opportunity to learn from some of the best photographers in the country.
For over 13 years, novice and advanced photographers have benefited greatly from our programs. Programs ranging from those geared to the very basics of photography to others covering much more advanced techniques.

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 photographer’s 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.

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.

Personally, The Orlando Camera Club has helped transform me into a much better photographer than I ever thought was possible. During the process I not only improved my skills but I also have made a whole group of new friends along the way!

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!

George Crudo
President Orlando Camera Club

 

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Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 AM – 2 PM

"Where Better Photos Are Just One Click Away"