Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Here are the winners of the August 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

 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.

 

Meeting: August 14th – Competition Night

Join us at 5:30pm in the Ballroom for Social Hour and the 50/50 raffle. Come and socialize with your fellow OCC members. Bring your camera and ask questions. Snacks are provided.

The General Meeting continues afterward from 6:30pm to 9:00pm  for Competition Night, theme is Open.  Deadline to upload images is August 7th. You will have to log go to the Competitions page, located in the Member Area drop down menu. You will have to register to be eligible to enter images into the competition.

 

Meeting: August 24th – Post Processing Workflow

Join us at 5:30pm in the Ballroom for Social Hour and the 50/50 raffle. Come and socialize with your fellow OCC members. Bring your camera and ask questions. Snacks are provided.

The General Meeting continues at 6:30pm to 8:00pm with Joe Drivas presenting Post Processing Workflow. His presentation will focus on his particular workflow capturing, captioning, preliminary editing, preliminary adjustments to the raw files, and finally the finishing touches utilizing Photoshop CC 2017 and various third party plug ins and software. He will also be discussing the importance of calibration, such as your monitors, printers as well as creating custom settings for your digital cameras using i1 hardware and software, as well as backing up all your work preventing catastrophic data loss. There will be wealth of information presented in a short period of time so clear your minds and come ready to learn and be enlightened. You can read about and view a sample of Joe’s work on his website at www.joedrivas.com

*** August 19th Shootout: Architecture Of the Orange County Convention Center ***
This is the event we all want in August, indoors and air conditioned! We will meet at the North Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center at 9:00am and walk through finding architectural elements, abstracts and reflections until 1:00pm. This is limited to 25 participants. You can buy tickets  for $5 on Competition Night, August 14th. You must have a ticket in advance to participate as we are strictly limited by the venue on number of people.

 

 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