Three opportunities to meet every month: in-person and/or on Zoom! Please see our Club Benefits page for more details.
1st Monday of the month is Special Interest Group meetings.
2nd Monday of the month is In-Person meetings.
4th Monday of the month is Zoom meetings.
Please stay tuned to the OCC website, OCC newletters, emails and the Orlando Camera Club Facebook group for news and updates.
Also be sure to visit the members Image Gallery page. You can find it under the About Us menu or Click here.
January Schedule – Happy New Year
January 2nd – SIG Meeting
Please join us here at 6:30PM for our monthly 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 and Nature.
Please register in advance for this meeting:
January 9th – Meet, Greet and Share Session
Please join us at 6:30pm at Marks Street Senior Center for a Meet, Greet and Share Session. Please bring 2-3 prints of your favorite photos to the meeting to share your work with other members. Each photographer will have table space to display their work and be able to discuss it with other members. Start planning now, get your photos printed (no larger than 16×20) and ready to show. Let’s get to know each other this year and celebrate our work! This is an in-person meeting only.
January 23nd Zoom Meeting – “Artistry Beyond the Lens – Turning Your Images Into Art With Texture by Gerri Jones
Please join us at 6:30pm over zoom for Gerri Jones presentation , “Artistry Beyond the Lens – Turning Your Images Into Art With Texture.” This presentation will show how to transform images, such as Zoo captures or Flowers and blend textured backgrounds into your subjects to create works of Art. Any program, such as Photoshop, which uses layers and brushes can be used with success.
Please register in advance for this meeting:
*** Upcoming Shootouts – TBD ***
Hello and welcome to the Orlando Camera Club web site. We are a family of photographers, ranging from professionals, hobbyist, to beginners.
I say we are a family because we support each other, teach each other, and care about all of the members in the group. Our main goal is to further our photography skills and join other members in friendship and creativity. Here at OCC we love the art of photography. I know we all miss the camaraderie of pre-covid times, that is why I would like to invite everyone to take a look at the club’s new activities.
We have been meeting during the pandemic on zoom and now hold in-person and zoom meetings. Consequently, the club has been able to present guest speakers from around the country, such as, ICM and landscape photographer, Stephanie Johnson, lighting expert and bird photographer, Christopher Smith, and infrared photographer, Laurie Klein. It’s great to learn from the best and with Zoom presentations we can achieve that.
We have formed special interest groups to act as mini clubs within the membership which focus on landscape, nature, abstract and people photography. These groups have their own shoot-outs, as well as, joining the main membership on field trips and all the other activities of the club. We recently went to the Gypsy Horse Farm in Ocala and the Polytechnic University in Lakeland. We also stay local and have visited downtown Winter Garden and Sanford, in addition to, the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, and Leu Gardens.
Competitions are another important feature of OCC. We have been able to attract experienced, qualified judges to critique our work during the six themed competitions that are held each year. There is also a year end judging. This is a great way to share the members’ work and learn from friendly contests. Informal challenges are held each month which are voted on by the general membership. This is a wonderful chance to receive casual feedback on themed photos.
I have many more exciting ideas for the club which will be announced soon. Those ideas include workshops, themed shootouts, and more volunteer opportunities. Our biggest asset is our membership, these are the people who make the Orlando Camera Club what it is. I would like to thank you all for stepping up and offering your ideas and knowledge. Your support, dedication, and love of photography makes us a family.
There’s so much more I could tell you about OCC but I don’t have the space in this format. What I can tell you is that I have made great friends and memories here. I have grown as a photographer and a person. If you are trying to find an outlet for your photography I’d love to have you in our group. I encourage you to browse the OCC website and Facebook page, talk to a member or contact me so you can experience the OCC family yourself. For our members, I look forward to working with you all and making it a great year.
Happy and creative photos everyone,
Orlando Camera Club President