|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.|
|George Crudo||President Electemail@example.com|
|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 Stockfood
|Director At Large
|Melody Martin joined the Orlando Camera club in June of 2014 when she moved to the area from Sarasota, Fl. She has been a professional photographer since 2010, but was a photography enthusiast for the previous 25 years. Always the historian of the group, taking photos rather than being in them. When digital photography began it opened a new world for her and she jumped in with both feet. Melody started as a portrait photographer, taking photos of children and families. Melody is also a Real Estate agent and decided to focus on Real Estate photography the last 4 years which included Aerials. She recently became FAA compliant and certified as an Unmanned Aircraft Remote Pilot. Again, taking her photographer to new heights.
To see her work, visit www.sunshinecapturedphotos.com and click on Virtual Tours.
| Richard Fredericksen
|Born in Milwaukee, I grew up in Los Angeles (UCLA, USC), then jobs in medical school libraries in San Diego, St. John’s, NFLD., Birmingham, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale and, now retired, Orlando. I became interested in photography while in the Army Security Agency learning Morse code intercept practices where I met another soldier who had an SLR and lots of photography magazines, purchasing my first 35mm camera in the Fort Devens PX. While in Birmingham, I became involved in a Special Studies Program with many photography offerings and remarkable Dean who brought in renowned photographers for off-campus weekend workshops: Ernst Haas, Ruth Bernhard, Galen Rowell, and Sam Abel were the ones I remember. I love the immersion process presented by the Maine Media Workshops (a week each with courses by Brian Patterson and later, Harvey Lloyd). Early on, I was inspired by the work of Pete Turner. I like to explore unusual color found in mostly man-made objects, tending toward abstraction. I use Picassa 3, Paintshop Pro, Smart Photo Editor and some other programs. Everything is an experiment. I have work at http://72dpi.com/gallery/fredernail and on Flickr.
“The thing that’s important to know, is that you never know. You’re always kind of feeling your way.” -Diane Arbus
|Matt Klinger||Director of Competitionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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/
|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, 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|
|Wayne Bennett||Programs and Eventsemail@example.com|
|Director of Membership
|Gregg started his photographic journey in the mid 1960’s with a Kodak Instamatic, and over the decades has evolved to currently shoot with the digital Olympus Micro Four Thirds system. Along the way he began photo documentation of construction projects at work and has over 20,000 “work” photos. His favorite subject is a sunrise. The swiftly changing colors and light at sunrise are a great challenge and produce some of the most stunning photos there are.
For a sample of his images go to greggnelsonphotography.com
|Mark has been a pharmacist and photographer most of his adult life. He got his start as a photographer in the 70’s as a photographer at Children’s Photography Studio at University Square Mall while attending the University of Florida. Upon transferring to The University of Florida he enjoyed a stint as College of Pharmacy Year Book Photographer. After graduating U of F he landed part-time work photographing the Tampa Bay Buck’s home games for Pro Football Weekly Magazine. Now retired, Mark concentrates on Landscape Photography and his photography business, Mark Wilhelm Photography. Examples of his photography can be viewed at http://markwilhelmphotos.com. He is an artisan at Artisans of fifth (no apostrophe or Capital f) in Mount Dora, has landscape photos on display at Lilly’s On The Lake in Clermont, and gives photography lessons in the Clermont area. Mark is Parliamentarian on the OCC Board, and looking forward to meeting members, and sharing photography stories or helping members with their photographic experience.|
|Pat Husband||Director of IT and Web Masterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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|
|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.