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Annual Speaker, Banquet and Awards

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calling all Members! Orlando Camera Club’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet 2019 is September 26 at the Embassy Suites on Jamaican Court at I-Drive, We are honored to have special guest speaker, Frank Ruggles! Frank will be speaking with us about his behind-the-scenes “making of the images” versus simply showing a selection of his stunning photographs, so this should be a very interesting and informative presentation. He will also bring copies of his books for purchase and will be signing them after the presentation.

We will enjoy a buffet dinner,  present awards for the top images of the year in each category from competitions throughout the year, present the Wayne Bennett Image of the Year Award and the Ken Blye Award for Outstanding Service, bid farewell to President Ron Lawrence and swear in our new president, Matt Klinger.

This event promises to be a unique experience and is only open to Members and Guests of the Orlando Camera Club.


Frank Lee Ruggles has been a working photographer since 1992. He’s been fortunate to have served every Presidential Administration from Reagan to Obama as a Soldier, Federal Contractor and Federal Employee. His final government assignment was his favorite. He served as an Official Eminent Photographer for the National Park Service from 2007 -2011, visiting every US State and producing some 80,000 images for the NPS as the lead photographer for the Digital Imaging Project. Now a civilian, Frank is retracing the steps of fellow National Park Service Eminent Photographer Ansel Adams. Frank will be re-photographing Adams’ entire 1041/42 Official National Parks portfolio, shot-for-shot on the same day of the year and hour of the day. He’ll be recording these images with the same Deardorff 8×10 model that Ansel used for his assignment, and on the 79th anniversary of each shot. With 70 Year being the average lifespan of an American citizen, Frank will be able to provide a side-by-side comparison of the two sets of images, noting what has changed in one lifetime from when Adams was on assignment. He’s currently on a self-funded 16 month research project to locate the exact spots where Adams shot his amazing images, which ironically, was the only bit of information that Ansel never bothered to record. The 79 Years Project kicks off on October 14th, 2020. Find out more and to donate to the research fund, visit www.79Years.com


September 26, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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