January 8 – 7:00pm – Practical Photography – What makes up good images for competition.  How should you prepare images for competition.  Winners of past competitions will present to the members images that won in competitive events and what they think you should do to choose and prepare your image for competition.

January 15 – 7:00pm – Member Sharing – We have some catching up to do for member sharing. Our member sharing meeting in December would have been on Street Photography, but that was the night of our Holiday Party. So, in January we need to double up with images of Street Photography and HDR images to catch up. You may bring a combination of Street images and HDR images with a total of five images, five Street images, or five HDR images. You may also share print images but whatever combination you chose the limit is five images. Please size your digital images to 1024 on the long side. Be prepared to tell us a little about your image.

January 22 – 7:00pm – General Meeting – This month’s General Meeting presentation is just in time for those dark rainy winter days.  If you’re looking for motivation to continue to photograph – yet stay dry (and warm) inside, you don’t want to miss this month’s presentation by Pam Hoaglund on “Smoke Photography”.  Pam will cover everything you need to know to get into “smoke therapy”, including equipment, set up (including flash), camera settings/flash settings, and how she post-processes her images in Photoshop Elements. 

See the OCC Calendar for further information
about each of these meetings.

All Meetings are Held at
Capitol High School – Pod A
2707 Conger Ave NW
Olympia, WA.

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Saturday, January 12-13 – Skagit Valley/Skagit River Winter Bird and Scenery PhotoTrip.  Again, please see the calendar for complete details.

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).