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.


October Schedule – Happy Holloween

October 3nd – 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:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldO2oqzksGdUA2LPtNwbvoz-FC7FS7Cou

October 10th  – Competition Night  – Theme is Nature

Please join us at 6:30pm for Competition Night, the theme is Nature. This meeting is an in-person meeting at Marks Street Senior Center. This meeting is also available over Zoom.  Please consider coming in-person to see how our member choose to meet this challenge.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldO2oqzksGdUA2LPtNwbvoz-FC7FS7Cou

 

October 24th  – How to Photograph Nature in High-Key Style by Lisa Langell

Please join us at 6:30pm on zoom for a special presention by Lisa Langell “How to Photograph Nature in High-Key Style.

High-key photography is a powerful, evocative, and often ethereal type of photography. It involves creating images where there is a dominance of white or bright tones. For nature photography, it is a type of photography that goes against most “traditional” styles and rules of nature photography. It requires the right circumstances – the right light, subject, and setting—in order for the magic of High Key photography to work.

When it all comes together, the results can be spectacular! This class will introduce participants to the genre of High Key photography, which can be one of the most artistic forms of nature photography that can be done in-camera and/or a combination of in-camera and post-processing.
This video class will help you put it all together and begin photographing in high-key style! You may even find a treasure trove of images in your archives that could work perfectly for this approach!

You will learn:
 What lighting conditions are best (and worst) for high-key photography
 The settings that are generally recommended for creating high-key work
 What foregrounds and backgrounds work best for high-key photography
 Composition tips for this style of photography
 Post-processing tips to create the final look

To learn more about Lisa and see more of her work please visit  http://www.langellphotography.com

Please register in advance for this meeting: Note that this Zoom linking is provided by Lisa Langell. Be sure to fill out the form after clicking on the link.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4eyP4EdMQqCPutcBAP78mQ

 

***  Upcoming Shootouts – TBD ***

Presidents Message

Are you a photographer looking for a local camera club in the Orlando area or considering taking up photography as a new hobby? Are you looking for a group of photographers just to hang with? If yes to any of this, please consider joining the Orlando Camera Club. We have lots to offer to both the beginning and seasoned photographers.

During the pandemic we migrated to a Zoom format which gives us access to a rich set of speakers all over the world. We are currently moving to a hybrid of Zoom and in-person meeting format as we come out of the pandemic. We meet twice a month on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

We offer monthly field trips to a variety of places in central Florida. We also have Special Interest Groups (SIG) dedicated to Abstract, Nature, People and Landscape photography. The Special Interest Groups meet the first Monday of the month over Zoom to plan outings, goals and challenges and each SIG decides how they wish to run their group.

We have formal competitions and informal challenges. The formal competition is theme based and formally judged with a panel of three judges. The competition results are presented during one of our meetings so members can learn how to improve their photography. The informal challenges winners are determined by our members who vote on their favorite images.

We also offer opportunities for community volunteering for those members who wish to practice and giveback to the community.

For our current members we also have a rich library of materials on the OCC website which are Zoom recordings of past speakers which include Nic Stover, David H. Wells, Lewis Katz and many others. There are also downloadable materials on a variety of subjects.

So, lots of opportunities to interact with fellow members and learn from each other. For me personally I joined as a beginner and have learned so much and have matured both as a photographer and as a person. I never envisioned myself as president of the OCC but here I am. As president my main priority is the members and success of the club. If you are reading these and wish to test the water before joining please email me at president@orlandocameraclub.com and I will be happy to invite you to one of our meetings.

Pat Husband

President Orlando Camera Club

 

The  Amazon link is your starting point for all your Amazon purchases.
You are not limited to photography equipment. The club receives benefits from your purchases at no cost to you.


Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 AM – 2 PM

"Where Better Photos Are Just One Click Away"