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/

 

February Schedule
February 22st – “Editing Images in Lightroom” by Tony Baldasaro

Please join us here at 6:30PM for the presentation on “Editing Images in Lightroom” given by Tony Baldasaro.  Sponsored by Hunt’s Photo.

As a landscape photographer I would much rather spend my time out in the field then in my office post processing my images. That being said, some post processing of raw files has to be completed prior to publication or printing, so I developed an efficient post processing workflow in Lightroom to bring out the best in my images.

In this webinar, Tony Baldasaro an educator and photographer from the New England coast will share his Lightroom workflow from raw file to published image starting with global adjustments, then moving to more localized and finely tuned adjustments in an image.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdOysqzMqE9XOYtC9hhw9SEvgmyv9op91

 

March Schedule

March 1st –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

March 8th – “Black & White Photography” by Lewis Katz

Please join us here at 6:30PM for the presentation on Black and White Photography by Lewis Katz. Lewis began his photography life when he was 15 shooting black and white with a rudimentary darkroom in his basement. He was encouraged by his father who always had a camera nearby, many years later Lewis ended up living in Baltimore and joined the Baltimore Camera Club. Further inspired by his peers, Lewis became an award winning photographer and photography teacher. He currently teaches for Johns Hopkins University and Capitol Photographer Center in addition to his private students and online courses.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrduqhrjMjH9xWFAD_zLNj4Kx1WWzOqYPh

March 22st – “Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography” by Colleen Miniuk

Please join us here at 6:30PM for the presentation on Seeing the Light  in Outdoor Photography by Colleen Miniuk,  Learn to understand the behavior of natural light so you can take your photographs to the next level without pressing any buttons on your camera!

Are you seeing the light with your outdoor photography? How a photographer utilizes and records light in an image can make the difference between an award-winning shot and one headed for the trash!

Join professional outdoor photographer and writer, Colleen Miniuk, for this educational and enlightening 90-minute webinar aimed at helping you see light and shadow in the natural world.

Learn how to:

  • Create the illusion of shape using the natural light’s direction
  • Tap into the color of light to convey mood and meaning in your compositions
  • Predict the changing color and quality of light throughout the day
  • Make the most of weather phenomena like rainbows, the Earth’s shadow, and fog.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-msrjktHdR5aaGQpp1lbMPf_iFQsffT

*** Bok Tower Gardens Shootout March 11th 9:00AM ***
Rita Ritner and co-host, Pat Husband, invite you to join them at the beautiful BOK TOWER GARDENS in Lake Wales on Thursday, March 11th, 2021. (1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, FL 33853)  It’s about 56 miles from Orlando, so depending on where you live, the drive will be approximately just over an hour.  We will meet at the entrance at 9:00 a.m., and then fan out from there, observing social distancing.  Masks are required by the Gardens at the Entrance, the Visitor Center Complex, when interacting with staff, and in the interior spaces.  Tripods are allowed.
They recommend that you bring bottled water (the water fountains will not be available), and a snack, but the Blue Palmetto Cafe will also be open for a snack or a light lunch.  You may even place your lunch order on their website and pick it up at the Cafe Terrace.  The singing Carillon will give a concert at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., which might be a nice time for a snack break and enjoy the ambiance of the gardens.
Admission is $15.00,(they also have reciprocal admission for participating gardens), and $12.00 if we have a minimum of 10 attendees. We will need to let them know in advance, so please RSVP to fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com no later than March 4th.  We hope you will join us for this fun outing to Bok Tower Gardens!

 

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

 

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You are not limited to photography equipment. The club receives benefits from your purchases at no cost to you.


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