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/

 

October 17th – Annual Meeting and Social Event
Ticket sales are now live. Please visit the Annual Banquet Page for all the details, including how to have your work exhibited in our own art gallery in the Enzian theater.  You will need to log into the website to buy your tickets.
This will be a great opportunity to catch up and socialize in the theater or under the oak trees. Seating is limited so get your tickets now. Members are encouraged to bring a significant other.
Meeting will include announcing the winners of our annual competition winners, the images that are eligible for the annual awards are shown on the Annual Banquet page (link above).

 

 

September Schedule

September 6th – OCC Special Interest Groups Monthly Meeting

Please join us here at 6:30PM for the September 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, Nature, Post Processing, Drone/Video.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtf-2upj0jGdD7onmVIfJKlIzWVkh6PUo1

September 13th  General Meeting – Creative Abstract Photography by Mary Louise Ravese

Please join us here at 6:30PM to see the presentation “Creative Abstract Photography” by Mary Louise Ravese.

Abstract photography allows the photographer the freedom to discover and explore “ordinary” subjects from a fresh perspective – appreciating their color, shape and texture. Learn how to get in the right state to encourage creativity, improve your photographer’s eye, think creatively, and create images that are uniquely your own. Amazing photo opportunities are right at home.

Please register in advance for this meeting:
September 27th General Meeting – Waterfowl Photography by Brian Zwiebel

Please join us here at 6:30pm for the presentation on “Waterfowl Photography” by Brian Zwiebel

What does it take to make stunning duck portraits? How can you best capture action and behavior in your waterfowl photography? Which exposure mode should you use? Why is wind direction so important in waterfowl photography? Attend the program “From the Duck’s Eye View” presented by Brian Zwiebel to learn the answers to these questions and much more with each talking point supported by Brian’s award-winning photography.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-qtrzspE9W9-dvOiuYI_EPH21BbrK2r

***  Sept 26th – September Shootout is Downtown Deland ***
Greetings OCCers!
For our Sept. field trip we will be traveling to beautiful downtown Deland! We will meet at 8:30am at the corner of New York Ave. (Hwy 44) and N. Woodland Blvd. (Hwy 17) in front of the Museum of Art.  Deland, founded in 1876, has beautiful architecture, including the Athens Theater, as well as  interesting sculptures, and murals.  After walking the downtown area, I thought we could scoot up the road to Stetson University, named after the famed hat manufacturer, John B. Stetson.  For lunch we will stop at the Swamp House Riverfront Grill (488 W. Highbanks Rd, DeBary) on our way back to Orlando.
Please RSVP to fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com, thanks and I hope to see you there!

 

 

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

 

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"