Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Here are the winners of the December “Nature” 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

Wishing all our members a Happy Holidays for 2017.


Meeting: January 8th 2018 – Vinny Colucci Presents “Photographing Mammals in the Wild and in Habitat”

Please join us at 6:15-8:00pm for a presentation by Vinny Colucci on “Photographing Mammals in the Wild and in Habitat”.  Wildlife Photographer, Vinny Colucci, will present his techniques for photographing wildlife. Vinny’s approach both in the wild, as well as in habitat, will be discussed. He will share his camera settings and equipment techniques. He will also discuss how to use the histogram and proper white balance for capturing stunning photos of mammals. The use of polarizing filters and flash will also be discussed.

Meeting: January 22nd 2018 – Camera Academy and Dan Biferie Presents “From Analog to Digital”

Please join us at 5:00-6:15pm for the first series of Camera Academy Camera Basics or Getting to Know Your Camera”. Matt Klinger will cover a variety of basic camera settings and operations including mode selections, ISO, focusing, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, memory cards, and more. We’ll also cover basic camera and lens maintenance/care, sensor cleaning and other items related to getting the best performance out of everyone’s cameras. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras with them to this session.

The meeting continues from 6:15-8:00pm with a presentation by Dan Biferie on ““From Analog to Digital”.  Dan Biferie is an active artist and has displayed his photographs in more than 150 different exhibitions nationally, including 20 one-person shows. His works have been widely published and are represented in major public collections including: the National Museum of American Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; the High Museum; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University; and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. He has lectured and conducted workshops at numerous colleges and museums throughout the nation. He was awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for his work in 1996 and 2008. In 2012 he received the Honored Educator Recognition from the Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Region.


*** January Shootout:  January 13, 2018 Sunrise at Florida Polytechnic University and Circle B Bar Reserve ***
Join Julie Lee for a Shootout in the Lakeland, FL area. We’ll start first with SUNRISE at the Florida Polytechnic University at the intersection of I-4 and Polk Parkway. Meeting time is 6:50am. Sunrise at 7:20am. We will photograph the Science and Technology Building designed by Santiago Calatrava which has been designated by architects as one of the World’s “16 most breathtaking buildings!”
Some of the best sunrise shots come BEFORE the sun breaks the horizon so give yourself plenty of time to set up and bring your tripod.
Florida Polytechnic University
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805-8531
After sunrise, we will journey on to Circle B Bar Reserve, south of Lakeland, for a nature hike along levees surrounding woodlands, marsh and ponds. Prepare to photograph landscape, nature, wildlife and travel as light as possible as these are walking trails only.Sitting along Lake Hancock between Lakeland and Auburndale, Circle B Bar Reserve encompasses more than 1,200 acres being successfully restored to its original wetlands habitats feeding the Peace River basin. An extensive network of trails with an outer circuit of nearly 6 miles is atop the levees through the vibrant wetlands.
Circle B Bar Reserve
4399 Winter Lake Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33803

Please email Julie with any questions at fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com.


 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 1 and Camera Academy 2. 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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