Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Here are the winners of the February 2020 Competition “Open”.

 

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.

 

Update on General Meeting April 13th – April 13th Competition Is On!

Orlando Camera Club, we hope this note finds you all healthy! Do you miss our meetings as much as we do? We truly hope so!

We have some great news!!! We have been working hard to bring you a little bit of OCC love! I know many of you have been wondering how, what and when we will have another meeting. Though in person will not be feasible at this time, we are going to have our competition meeting! Sure, the format will be different than before, but our Macro themed competition is a go for April 13th!

Submissions are the same as you have always done it, the rules are same as always and there will still be judges scoring and critiquing our members images. The only difference is that the slideshow will be brought to you online. It will not be in real time but a slideshow/video that you can watch in the comfort of your home. The judge’s critiques will be recorded in our competition software and displayed in the slideshow for your watching and reading pleasure.

Please take part and try something new, it’s about pulling together and still pouring time into our shared passion! Entries close April 6th so focus on the small beauties around you and let’s have a great competition!

Your OCC Board

PS: If you’re new to OCC, the competition website is separate from the club website and you would have to request a log in via the OCC website, just go to competitions tab for more info and allow our volunteers some time to get you setup. For our veterans here is your https://orlandocameraclub.photoclubservices.com/default.aspx

Future Meeting – Orange County has Closed of Mark’s Senior Center due to the Coronavirus. Please watch your emails for future updates.

 

 

*** OCC Shootouts are TBD for now  ***

Watch your email, OCC Facebook and your newsletter for updates.

 

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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