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/

 

November Schedule

November 1st – 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/tJUtf-2upj0jGdD7onmVIfJKlIzWVkh6PUo1

November 8th  General Meeting – “Street Photography” by Jeff Leimbach

Please join us here at 6:30PM to see the Jeff Leimbach’s presentation on “Street Photography”. Street photography basics from ethics to stories to ideas. All told with imagery from the street itself. Gear and lenses are discussed to get the most from your outings. We even discuss time of day and what to do with all those images you capture.  This class is for everyone, regardless of skill level, camera brand or type.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

 

November 22nd General Meeting – “Shoot for the Stars Techniques to Improve your Astro-Landscape Photography” by Peter Baumgarten

Please join us here at 6:30pm for the presentation on “Shoot for the Stars – Techniques to Improve your Astro-Landscape Photography” by Peter Baumgarten. Photographing at night has challenges and opportunities that just don’t exist for the regular landscape photographer. Join Peter Baumgarten for this how-to seminar that will help you create impressive night sky images. Starting with a look at the basics of shooting at night, you will also discover low level lighting techniques, live composite star trails, the value of time lapse sequences, photo stacking to reduce noise, and the creation of surreal time-blend images.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsduispz8vGdTLBgcIBWVBTllHfww4zfPc

 

***  November Shootouts – See below ***
Greetings OCCers!
We have TWO field trips scheduled for November!
NOVEMBER 6TH FIELD TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER –  Saturday, November 6th we are planning a sunrise shoot at the Sunglow Fishing Pier in South Daytona Beach. [3701 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, 32118].  Sunrise will be at 7:40 am, dawn will break around 7:15am, so I recommend setting up between 6:45am and 7:00am so you’re ready to shoot.
Brunch will be at Crabby Joe’s right there on the pier.
It would be a shame not to make the short ride down to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse while we’re there [4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, 32127],  it opens at 10:00.
Admission:  $6.95
Finally, a visit to the Southeast Museum of Photography at Daytona State College  [1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, 32114] would be a great way to wind up this field trip, it opens at noon.
Feel free to do one, two or all three of these events…just thought we’d make the most of our visit!
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Please join my Co-Host, Deborah Seaman, and me on the following Saturday, Nov. 13th, for the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire in Tavares!  [12835 County Landfill Road, Tavares, 32778]  Every dollar from this event goes to the pubic schools of Lake County, a very worthy cause. You will find colorful characters in colorful costumes, music, food and entertainment….even jousting! The Faire is from 10:00pm- 5:00pm, and tickets are $15.00 plus $1.82.  We’ll have fun!!
As always, please RSVP to fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com. Thanks!
Rita Ritner

 

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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