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/

 

January Schedule

January 3th – OCC Special Interest Groups Monthly 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:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-yorjgjHdEq1vi42LhEsPhlygKByIXI

January 10th  General Meeting – Light Studies – Exploring the Light Atmosphere of a Place with David  H. Wells 

Please join us here at 6:30PM for a presentation by David H. Wells “Exploring the Light Atmosphere of a Place“. 

Certain places call out to us to be contemplated and explored. Whether they are a big city or a small town, public or a private space. Bodies of work that explore the light and atmosphere of such places are often called Light Studies. Light, shadow, night and twilight are the tools that David H. Wells uses as he makes his award winning “Light Studies.” Train stations, shrines, city centers, buildings and the like are just a few potential subjects for such “Light Studies.”

Topics to be explored include:                      

  • Specific issues of time of day / morning vs. evening light
  • Quality and direction of light
  • •Scouting a location with a compass to plot the play of light
  • The importance of the photographer’s position
  • •The use of lines, light and dark
  • Lens choice / composition
  • Framing to create dramatic images when no dramatic light exists
Please register in advance for this meeting:

 

January 24th  –  Critique Night

Please join us here at 6:30PM for Critique Night. Take your photography to the next level during  Critique Night.  We’ve selected a panel of Club Members to critique your images.  This is your opportunity to learn and grow through thoughtful comments about your photography.  For those photographers who would like to participate and keep their identity confidential, we’ve got you covered!  Simply request to keep your identity private when you submit your images.

To participate, send up to 3 images to Programs@OrlandoCameraClub.com by January 15th.   Share the name of each photo and let us know if you’d like your name to be included or be kept anonymous.  All images must be received by January 15th so start picking your favorite photos now!  This will be an outstanding opportunity to enhance your work.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

 

***  January Shootouts – See below ***

January 15, 2022 – Asian Lantern Festival

Every year the President of our club hosts a special field trip.  Our President, Pat Husband, has chosen the ASIAN LANTERN FESTIVAL: INTO THE WILD at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden in Sanford. [3755 W. Seminole Blvd., Sanford 32771]
The event will be on Saturday the 15th of January.  Tickets need to be purchased ONLINE ($20.00 per person) and are for scheduled timed entries.  6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, etc.  We would like to shoot for 6:00pm.  Please purchase your tickets soon, as there are limited entries for each time slot.  If the 6:00pm is full, 7:00pm would be fine, too, we will all still be there together.  It is a wonderful experience, prepare to be amazed by these lanterns!
Bring a zoom lens and your tripod for some fantastic night photography! Please RSVP to fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com so we will know to look for you!
Thanks, and hope to see you there!
January 12, 2022 Field Trip – SEA LIFE ORLANDO AQUARIUM
On January 12, 2022 between 9:00am and 11:00am we are going to the SEA LIFE ORLANDO AQUARIUM located in ICON PARK on International Drive.  We will be shooting before they open to the public, which is very exciting!  My thanks to Ansa du Toit for arranging this wonderful opportunity for our club!
In lieu of the admission fee, we are asked to reciprocate our high resolution images with the Aquarium.  Flash photography is NOT permitted.  We are limited to 30 attendees, so please be prompt and arrive no later than 8:50am, as we will be going in as a group.  It’s important that you RSVP to fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com, and if for some reason you need to cancel at the last minute, please let me know at the same email address BEFORE 8:50am, thanks!  Hope you can join us, see you there!
Rita

 

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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