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/

 

July Schedule

July 5th –OCC Special Interest Groups Monthly Meeting

Please join us here at 6:30PM for the July 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://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvc–upz8tG9yaGRsV3jLCfmZPT1rgnXUU?fbclid=IwAR3z3J_G74dGuuYpPUUBugx_nWTY0BN2YiTHx3jknvCb7GIMLnrQ0dnt-bw

July 12th  General Meeting – How to be an Artist with a Camera by Eva Polak

Please join us here at 6:30PM for the presentation “How to be an Artist with a Camera” by  Eva Polak. This presentation will be a talk on the artistic side of photography. “How to be an artist with a camera” is an introduction to the visual language of photography with an emphasis on capturing expressive and artistic images.

The main aim of the talk is to encourage people to try out various approaches of image-making and help them develop their own way of photographing.

 

Please register in advance for this meeting:
July 26th  General Meeting –The Language of Art … studying Master Artists by Liesl Huddleston

Please join us here at 6:30pm for the presentation “The Language of Art … studying Master Artists” by Liesl Huddleston. Your camera is in the hands of an artist.

Take your photography to the next level by building your visual intuition as an artist. In the pursuit of mastering photography, it is a valuable exercise to study master artists as most classical art students have done. By analyzing master artworks you can develop instincts to help you experiment with style and composition choices.
In this session, we will break down some processes master artists used in their studies and their master-works, and we will learn from a list of helpful cues to self-critique our work.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuduuspjwtHdIIY70P66Q0QNJiiuBwcn8j?fbclid=IwAR1lyf8ivSE8Ro0D_soZ-CbgI2dZMvHZohytukcE_xuV9kBBj0r26dGG5UQ

***  July 25th Shootout is Winter Park  ***

Hello OCCers!  For our July Field Trip, let’s meet in WINTER PARK at 8:00am Sunday, July 25th.  [There is FREE public parking behind City Hall]   As we drove two hours to McKee Gardens on our last field tip, I thought this month we would keep our outing close to home.
We’ll meet at the Peacock Fountain at the south end of Central Park by the rose garden.  Park Avenue has something for everyone…quaint architecture and little hidden courtyards, you will find patterns and textures, to say nothing of all the flowers everywhere you look. You can practice Street Photography, ICM/long exposure, and though the trains won’t be running on Sunday, the train station even provides interesting “Kodak Moments.”  Between 11:00 and 11:30 we will meet for brunch at Burger-Fi.  Please RSVP to fieldtrips@orlandocameraclub.com so that I know you’ll be joining us, thanks!  See you on the 25th!
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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