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  Matt Klinger  

President

 

 

 

president@orlandocameraclub.com

 

 

Matt worked in the food service/hospitality industry for over 27 years, followed by another 5 years in the luxury transportation field.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University, and is originally from south central Pennsylvania. He now works full time growing his photography business and lives with his wife Julie in Winter Garden.
Although a photography enthusiast for many years, Matt only began shooting seriously within the last ten years.  He has photographed weddings, business conventions/meetings, portraits, real estate/architecture, fine art images, and digital composites, and sold work to various clients in all of those genres.
Samples of his work can be viewed at http://www.mattklingerphotography.com/
Ansa du Toit
 

President Elect

 

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Ansa du Toit, who grew up in South Africa, resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and two children.  Originally inspired by her father’s enthusiasm for photography, Ansa now works as a professional photographer, shooting creative portraits, headshots and weddings.  She also produces fine art images that includes landscapes, abstracts, macro and amazing high-speed water photography.  Ansa’s work has been exhibited at Crealdè School of Art, Osceola Arts, the Winter Garden Art Gallery and a show titled ‘Composing with Color’ in Paris.  She is a certified Florida Camera Club Council (F3C) judge and has taught high school photography.

As an artist, Ansa feels that capturing the light is everything!  Its elusive quality can transform a figure or a landscape in just a matter of seconds.  She strives to convey that sense of place and emotion by capturing its fleeting magic with her camera.  Her work wins many awards from the Orlando Camera Club and achieves high scores in F3C competitions.  Samples of her work can be viewed at www.AnsaduToit.com.

 

 

Francisco Gonzalez

 

 

Vice President

Director of Competitions

 

vicepresident@orlandocameraclub.com

competitions@orlandocameraclub.com

I am a photographer.  I take my camera everywhere I go and try to capture life.  I want to showcase my work for my entertainment and possibly the entertainment of others.

I have always liked taking pictures mostly of family and the mandatory vacation pictures. I have delved a little bit into astrophotography as an amateur astronomer for a couple of years.  It wasn’t until a trip to Europe in 2017 that I realized how much fun photography can be.

I decided to join the OCC to learn and share photography.  My background is in IT which helps with the technical part of the hobby.  I always have my camera with me and can photograph anything that gets in front of me but, my favorite subjects are Landscape, Nature and Cityscapes.

Take a look at some of my pictures at www.photographypixels.com

 

Sue Lawder

 

Secretary  

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George Stedronsky Treasurer

F3C liaison

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Ron Lawrence

 

Past President (2018-2019)

Sponsorship Chair

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Lee Hepburn

 

Director At Large directoratlarge@orlandocameraclub.com
 Carol Winardi Carol Winardi Librarian

Community Service

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Originally from Rhode Island I moved to Florida in 1985 with my husband.  I began in photography with a Pentax K1000 and ME Super.  Landscape, travel and family photography were the things I focused on at that time.  I began using digital when my son began rowing for the Edgewater Crew team.  I became one of the team photographers and have continued to expand and improve my photography skills ever since.  As a member of the Orlando Camera Club I became involved in Community Service photography for various groups including Ronald McDonald House, Volunteers for Community Impact, Dreamflight, and numerous other charitable organizations. I have been involved with Community Service since as the Chairperson and have a wonderful group of photographers who regularly help me out with those projects.  I recently have developed an interest in wildlife photography and love to take weekend trips to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. I continue to improve my skills with the help of those at the club and lots of practice.
Christian Mildh Judging competitions@orlandocameraclub.com
  Christian, an emigre from Finland, has spent the main part of his professional life as an illustrator and designer.  As he entered the digital photography world about a dozen years ago, he naturally gravitated towards photography centered around the interpretive possibilities, attempting to focus on imagery “about something” rather than images “of something”, on images that have an emphasis on mood and style, that pay particular attention to the underlying graphic structure and balance, while often having an editorial bent.  He has a strong preference for images that are “interesting/engaging” rather than just aesthetically pleasing. Lately he has been exploring the potential of photo sequences.  Christian has served for several years as Judging Director for the OCC and gives monthly talks on illustration/design and the transition from the analog to the digital world at the full Sail University in Orlando.  Some of his photography based work can be seen at https://500px.com/cmildh and and illustration samples at https://www.behance.net/gallery/15456267/miscellaneous-set
  Holly Manus Programs and Events programs@orlandocameraclub.com
 

Ruben Rodriguez

 

Audio Visual av@orlandocameraclub.com
  Julie Lee

 

Past President (2016-2017)

Field Trips

 

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Julie has broad photographic experience from portraiture, events and sports to nature/landscapes, to abstracts.  She likes to find beauty in her subjects and strives to create still images that portray what it felt like to be present in the moment of capture.  Her long-term personal projects include macro flower and infrared photography.  Julie’s images can be viewed and purchased via her website www.julieleephoto.com, at 500px.com/julielee or on occasion at 127 SOBO Art Gallery in Winter Garden, Florida.   Follow her on Instagram  @julieleeusa and on Facebook at facebook.com/julieleephoto.
 Kathy Bargar  

Kathy Bargar

 

Communications

 

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My interest in photography started when I earned my girl scout badge for photography and was inspired by my Dad’s interest in photography.  After moving to Orlando, I discovered Crealde School of Art, where I took every photography course available and spent many hours in the dark room developing black and white images.  After a long break from photography, I returned to my passion when digital DSLR cameras became mainstream.  With a used camera and a couple of lenses, I joined the Orlando Camera Club to take advantage of all the learning opportunities they had to offer.  It is just incredible how much knowledge is being shared today through social media that was not available in the film days.  What I most love about photography is how it opens your eyes to the world around you while you take a closer look.  I love to go off to new places to discover what may appear before my lens.  I am always looking to learn new things and improve my photography.  My favorite subjects are wildlife, sports, and landscapes.

My images can be seen on Kathy’s Flickr Account

 

 

Mary Wood

 

Director of Membership

 

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After a 35 year career as a corporate pilot/flight instructor I was looking for a new challenge in my retirement. I was introduced to digital photography thru a friend. I love the technical aspects of shooting plus the fact that it forces you to ‘live in the moment’. Each picture is unique and never the same. My favorite genre is studio glamour shots of pet rabbits although I have broadened my talents thru the Orlando Camera Club which I have been a member of for 10 years.
 

 

Rita Ritner

 

 

Director of Membership

 

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I have been a photography enthusiast since I received my first “Brownie Camera” in elementary school. I have always been interested in all forms of art, and now I’m adding “digital art” to the list. I graduated from FSU in 1981, and started my Masters Degree in Art History in Florence, Italy…never finished it as life got in the way.

I am now elevating my passion for photography, and taking it to the next level, and that started when I joined the Orlando Camera Club in 2015. I recently retired from my career as a legal receptionist for the last 25 years, and am trading in my headset for a Sony A7iii Mirrorless with all the accoutrements…I like to say that I’m now “unplugged and rewired!”

I like all genres of photography, but my personal favorites are macro (flowers), landscapes, nature and architecture. There is no better place to explore this passion than with OCC.

 

 

Tim Carr

 

 

Social Media

 

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I am a photography hobbyist who enjoys trying new things with my camera. If forced to pick my favorite subject area, it would be landscape or cityscape photography primarily because it gets me outdoors into nature. I especially like to go to new places I have never seen before.

I work with my wife who is a family law attorney at her small firm. It is wonderful to be able to work together for a mutual purpose!

   

Wayne Bennett

 

Parliamentarian

 

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Pat Husband

 

Director of IT and Web Master

 

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  Pat is a third generation Floridian whom has spend her professional life as a software engineer working on training and simulation software systems for the military as a defense contractor. Pat is currently retired and taken up photography as a hobby.  Pat is a novice but passionate photographer who does not yet call herself a photographer.  She is striving to improve her photography thru education and practice.  She mostly focuses on nature but practices with all subject matter.  Pat’s photography history can be seen here Pat’s Flickr Account
George Crudo Past President (2017-2018)
George specializes in food, real estate and architectural photography.  He is a food photography instructor for the Bryan Peterson School of Photography and was recently ranked in the top 18 real estate photographers in Orlando, Fl.  His food images are sold internationally for use in cookbooks, restaurant menus, advertising and on the web.   He is represented by agencies such as Getty Images and Stockfoodhttp://www.georgecrudo.com/
   

Barry Kirsch

 

Past President (2015-2016)

 

Photographer Barry Kirsch, is a veteran photojournalist and commercial photographer with over four decades’ experience behind the lens.  Barry says his early photojournalism days helped imbibe him with a deep love of story.

“I find that the smallest details are often what reveal the biggest and most intriguing facets of a story,” says Barry.  “My work leverages those often over-looked details to create stunning images that captivate viewers and beckon them to lean in and discover more.”

Barry’s signature style is anchored in: his mastery of unconventional lighting techniques; his use of uncommon angles and composition; and his artful ability to powerfully communicate complex feeling and mood with a single photographic image.

Barry is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, WPPI, Lightstalkers and founder of iPress News and Iron Robot Films.  His new role as Director of the feature film, “Chasing Photons” is the logical next step in his career.

 

 

Cliff Morris Jr.

 

Past President (2014-2015)

 

I am Dean Emeritus of the Department of Mathematics at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. I retired in April of 2005 after 30 years both teaching and managing the Department of Mathematics.  I continue to teach Mathematics both in the US and abroad annually in Cape Town, South Africa.

I am a photography hobbyist who enjoys taking lifestyle images, landscapes, and occasional portraits.  I began a more serious photographic journey while raising my children with my wife Angela.  My first camera was an Olympus OM-10 film camera.  We made beautiful images over a significant period of our younger lives.  With teaching and continuing my graduate schooling, I fell away from photography.

I was invited by People to People International to visit the country of South Africa with 37 Mathematics colleagues in the year 2000. Digital photography was just seriously hitting the markets.  A great friend and manager of the Valencia bookstore Dee Dee Tighe first offered, then sold me a Sony digital camera to take to South Africa.  It was an immediate hit with both the travelers (we viewed the daily images at an internet café each evening and sent 10 – 15 images over the web to my wife, an elementary school teacher) and the children and school staff we encountered.  Our colleagues on the trip, Angela’s faculty cohorts, and I were enthralled with this burgeoning technology and I was hooked. Needless to say, I have collected as of this date, over 37,000 images taken over the last several years. I currently own a Nikon D700 and Fujifilm xt-1.

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