Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club website!

Although the Orlando Camera Club isn’t meeting in person right now (due to Covid-19 restrictions), we are partnering with Top Notch photographers from all over the country to bring you excellent learning opportunities, and the best part is, you can learn from the comfort of your home. Please stay tuned to the OCC website, OCC newletters, emails and the Orlando Camera Club Facebook group for news and updates.

Be sure to check out Image Gallery page. It features original bodies of work by OCC members and includes past competition results for both formal competitions and informal challenges. You can find it under Contact Us or https://orlandocameraclub.com/image-gallery/

 

April Schedule
April  12th – Competition Night – Theme is “What is it”

Please join us here at 6:30PM for competition night to see what our member submitted for this unique theme “What is it”.  The Judges will discuss each image during this live presentation.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ufuCqqDMuH9dychWaNGAqd5eaWs55vnAr?fbclid=IwAR3_aGhneRP5mhlNbxm_P8TjkqpsWL0gFExWx2Wt56U_NQ3W-U3Sq2VW11A

April  26th – “Fine Tuning Images Images Using Photoshop” by Julie Lee

Please join us here at 6:30PM for a live  presentation by our very own Julie Lee.

There is a saying that “you don’t know what your don’t know.” My live presentation will bring awareness to the possibilities available using Photoshop to elevate your images and provide a step-by-step outline for novices ready to take the leap. There is no need to learn everything Photoshop offers at once. Start with these baby steps and add to your knowledge over time.
Photoshop contains unique tools for fine tuning images. I’ll demonstrate how to make a post-processing plan and put that plan into action by adding non-destructive layers to remove elements, reduce distractions, and retouch to enhance color, contrast and sharpening. This live presentation will start with basic processing solutions to get the novice Photoshop user started and then move into more advanced layer techniques and blend modes to put the final polish on your images. Questions will be moderated from the live Chat and answered as time permits. Attendees will receive a resource list with links to more in-depth skills and to reinforce what is covered in the presentation. Your success with Photoshop is directly associated with the amount of time spent learning and practicing. The most current version of Photoshop CC will be demonstrated though most skills shown can be completed in earlier versions.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudOmprTwpEtGaqxzZr5sibb1FkvAhpRvh?fbclid=IwAR28Lxa5ZWhbhdFAt22ICEOvbRHBQORp65YNS2OVwZShZF1Ybq19sD_k-qA

May Schedule

May 3th –OCC Special Interest Groups Monthly Meeting

Please join us here at 6:30PM for the March meeting of  our Special Interest Groups on zoom. We will break up into groups to discuss special areas of interest. Special Interest Groups include such photographic topics as: Landscape, People, Abstract, Nature, Post Processing, Drone/Video.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvc–upz8tG9yaGRsV3jLCfmZPT1rgnXUU?fbclid=IwAR3z3J_G74dGuuYpPUUBugx_nWTY0BN2YiTHx3jknvCb7GIMLnrQ0dnt-bw

 

*** Brevard Zoo Shootout –  April 13th at 9:30AM ***

Please join Rita Ritner and Co-Host, Betty Walden, for an exciting outing on Tuesday, April 13th at 9:30 A.M. to the BREVARD COUNTY ZOO!

http://www.brevardzoo.org

Address: 8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
The zoo has timed entries only, and tickets are purchased online, so please go to the website above, and purchase your ticket(s) for the above date and time.  Also, if you RSVP to fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com then I will know to wait for you. Masks are required. Tripods, snacks and bottled water are allowed. Going during the first time slot of the day, I hope we will capture the animals while they are bright eyed and bushy tailed! See you there!

 

Presidents Message

I want to personally welcome you to the Orlando Camera Club, a place where enthusiastic photo professionals and hobbyists of the greater Orlando area gather, learn, create, and support each other in their photographic adventures. Our club has been a local favorite since April 2004 and was founded Ken Blye, Dwain Cunningham, Wayne Gautreaux, Mary Berger and Bob and Jane Riley. Our continued success is attributed to our members who are actively involved and committed to growth, in numbers, skill, creativity and camaraderie.

Our group of 300+ photographers meet at the Marks Street Senior Center and hope to return soon from our digital/pandemic hiatus. During this time, we are still meeting every second and fourth Monday evening albeit in the digital realm. Last year we have been entertained by a fantastic lineup of speakers, to the likes of Bryan Peterson, Sara Marino, Eva Pollak, Charles Needle, Herb Paynter and covered topics ranging from Impressionistic Photography, Photographing in Small Spaces and How to Reveal Hidden Detail in your Photos.

When you step into our space, you are sure to feel welcomed and inspired by our friendly and skilled photographers. Experience levels range from new beginner, to novice or professional, though they all have in common a passion for our art and are keen to learn together.  If you are looking to find a kindred photographic spirit or maybe just a quick mentor moment, you are guaranteed to find it here at the Orlando Camera Club. We have members who shoot a wide variety of subjects like birding, wildlife, portraits, abstract, landscape, macro with a wide variety of camera brands, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Fuji, and other camera brands. Our members also enjoy jumping feet first into new techniques such as light painting, double exposures, intentional camera movement and more.

As part of our program line-up, we also offer competitions every even month that are judged, scored, and critiqued and may be entered in our annual competition. Our informal member challenges run every odd month and is an opportunity to experiment and share and is honored by member voting. We also host an exceptional library with over 270 books free to our members.

Field Trips and community volunteering are some of our member highlights as these solidify additional chances to shoot, give back and socialize, with our Annual Meeting and Banquet being the cherry on top.

If you are a current member of our club, I thank you for your friendship and membership. Exceptional, touching, inspiring and award-winning work come out of our club and our talented members are awe inspiring. It is with a thankful heart that I personally look back on my growth as a photographer and pinpoint my decision to join this club as a pivotal step to my proficiency. As president my sincerest wish is to return this invaluable support to all of you, the members!

Ansa du Toit

President Orlando Camera Club

 

The  Amazon link is your starting point for all your Amazon purchases.
You are not limited to photography equipment. The club receives benefits from your purchases at no cost to you.


Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 AM – 2 PM

"Where Better Photos Are Just One Click Away"