Tuesday, May 26, 2015

6:30 p.m. – Capital High School

Our speaker for the May General Meeting will be Patrick Dixon.

Patrick Dixon is a photographer and writer whose works have been published by The Smithsonian, The Nature Conservancy, Oregon Coast, Pacific Fishing magazine and Alaska Geographic, among others.

Patrick lived in Kenai, Alaska for 23 years, where, after attending the Ansel Adams Workshop in Yosemite in 1979, he was inspired to make photography a full-time part of his life. A year later he landed a job teaching black-and-white darkroom photography. He taught at Kenai Central High School and was an adjunct instructor at Kenai Peninsula College until he left Alaska to teach darkroom and digital photography at The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, and at Centralia High School until his retirement in 2010.

Patrick will share a few stories from his experience at Yosemite with Ansel Adams and Paul Caponigro, plus discuss his renewed love affair with black and white, as well as macro and night photography (time allowing). Also a poet, Patrick will share a few of his photography-related poems.

The purpose of the Olympia Camera Club is to learn how to be better photographers through sharing, teaching, guest speakers, and field trips.

Our club includes photographers of different skill levels and with varied interests.  You will enjoy the camaraderie of interacting with those at your own skill level or with similar interests.  You’ll also have opportunities to grow and learn from club members who have more advanced skills.

We have three regular meetings each month to meet varied interests and skill levels.  Members are also invited to attend monthly field trips and other club events.  Take a look at our Calendar to see what’s coming up in the near future.


You are invited to attend any and all of our meetings.  See the calendar for details.

The Olympia Camera Club is a member of the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs (NWCCC) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).