Welcome to the Orlando Camera Club

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.

September Schedule
September 4th – 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:


September 11th  –  SIG Share and Town Hall Meeting

Please join us at 6:30pm at Marks Senior Center for our annual Town Hall meeting and where the SIG group will showcase their photos. The first part of our meeting on September 11th will be our annual Town Hall Meeting. This will be when current club members can vote for the board position nominees. Members will also have an opportunity to voice their suggestions and any concerns they may have for the club.

The second part of our meeting will be a SIG (Special Interest Groups) showcase. Each SIG group will provide a few of their member’s pictures from this past year to be shared with the club. They will also share what they have been up to throughout the year such as their projects, field trips, etc. SIG groups are special interest groups that focus on specific genres of photography. Any current member can join at any time. Our groups include abstract, nature, landscapes & people.
SIG members should send their pictures to [email protected] by Friday, Sept. 8. Please size the pictures to 2000 pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi.
Also at the September 11 meeting, club members can bring in their prints for the banquet to be included in the gallery exhibit during the Annual Banquet at Heller Hall. If you haven’t submitted your images for the Heller Hall exhibit here’s how: Send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Heller Hall Exhibit” and include a thumbnail of your image, the title of your image, and how you would like your name printed on the card that will be displayed next to your image.
You may enter up to two images, but please note that due to available space, we may only be able to accept one. Those accepted will be notified by September 7th.  Accepted work must be printed no larger than 16×20 and mounted on a foam core board no larger than 16×20. You may print smaller to allow for framing, but please mount the image to a 16×20 board. We will supply self-stick cardboard easel backs to display your work in an upright, easy-to-view position.
If you are not able to bring your final product to the September 11th meeting, make arrangements to drop off your artwork with Stephanie Drake ([email protected]) or Deborah Seaman ([email protected]) no later than September 14th. For more information about our annual banquet and to purchase tickets, please visit the Annual Banquet page in the Member Area of our website,
September 17th – Annual Banquet
Please join us for our Annual Meeting & Social Gathering Sunday September 17th, 2023 between 1pm -4pm at
Heller Hall
21 E Plant Street
Winter Garden FL 34787
Tickets are available 8/1-9/3 and must be purchased in advance.
Please visit the Annual Banquet page in the member section of the OCC website for purchasing information.
Join us for a delicious meal, delightful fellowship, and fun raffle prizes as we celebrate YOU, our talented members and your achievements this past year. Competition results will be presented, new board members will be introduced, and a photo gallery will showcase our members’ work. Family & Friends are welcomed and encouraged! Dress code is smart casual.
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Presidents Message

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,

Deborah Seaman

Orlando Camera Club President



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