Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Here are the winners of the December 2019 Competition “Long Exposure. 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 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.

 

General Meeting  February 10th,  2020  – Competition Night – Theme is Open

Join us from 6:15 – 8:00om to hear the competition results.  If you entered the competition the feedback from the judges can be a learning experience.  Hope to see you tonight.

 

General Meeting February 24th – L O N G Exposure

Join us  from 6:15 – 8:00pm where Wayne Bennett and Julie Lee present an interactive presentation using member participation to identify and work through various long exposure situations. In the end we will all better understand the concept and uses for long exposure.

Subjects covered are what is the definition of a long exposure? …a long shutter speed? an image that conveys motion? an image with proper exposure?  Situations when and why you should consider a long exposure. Situations when and why you should consider a long exposure. Suggested equipment and apps to increase your options for success. Audience participation in guiding members through the thought process of setting up and executing the image. Join us to explore your creative options!

*** OCC Shootout – February 15th Shootout Gatorland ***

Join Gary Shaver and Julie Lee from 7:00 – 11:00am at Gatorland for close up birding and other wildlife photo opportunities. Gatorland is located at 14501 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, Florida 32837.

“The famous Gatorland Bird Rookery was created in 1991 as an alligator breeding marsh. This unique habitat has grown into one of the largest and most accessible wading bird rookeries in Florida. Today, this area provides protected nesting, foraging, and roosting area to over 20 different species of birds, many of which are listed as Endangered or Species of Special Concern. Gatorland’s boardwalks provide birders and photographers with close access to these incredible birds, allowing people to safely observe them and capture stunning photographs.”

We will meet at the SOUTH gate at 7:00am to purchase a Photographer’s Pass – $25 per person for 1 day or $50 for the birding season (Feb-May). Seniors (55+) can get the 4-month pass at $40. See the link below for more information on photography at Gatorland. After shooting we will gather up at Gators Dockside in Hunter’s Creek for an lunch: 13701 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837

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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