The Olympia Camera Club is for anyone who loves photography. It is our goal to help others 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 , but you’ll also have opportunities to grow and learn from club members who have more advanced skills. We serve Thurston County, Washington and the surrounding areas.
Annual Business Meeting – Our annual business meeting was held on June 28, 2022. Officers for the 2022-23 years were elected. Our officers are President: Ed Tromble, Vice President: Meredith Rafferty, Secretary: Tammy Mandeville, and Treasurer: John Damitio.
Thurston County Fair – After missing the past two county fairs we are excited that we will be again sponsoring the Open Class Photography Exhibit at the Thurston County Fair. In order to do that we’ll need quite a few volunteers. Please see this page to learn more about what we need and to sign-up.
Traveling Images: Each month OCC Members are invited to vote for their 5 favorite images from different clubs who are part of the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs. The link to the current club’s images and how to vote are posted in the Member Only Area under NWCCC Traveling Images. The deadline for voting is always the 28th of the month.
We have entered into a partnership with the Olympic Peaks Camera Club of Sequim to share guest speakers. For the remainder of the year our General Meetings will be via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of each month using the OPCC Zoom link. The meetings will be posted to our calendar and you can find the OPCC Zoom link in our Members Only Area.
Upcoming Meetings and Due Dates are listed in the column to the right by date. Click on the links for details.
In-person Meetings – We had hoped to get back to in-person meetings by now, but with the Covid-19 Omicron variants, that has not been possible. If all goes well, we hope to get back to in-person meetings in the fall.
We are finally able get back to having regular outdoor field trips. We’ll still take precautions like socially distancing and much as possible and hopefully all participants will be fully vaccinated and continue wearing a face covering when in close proximity. It will be wonderful to get together again.
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge – If you went on this June 24 field trip to, please upload some of your images to the field trip gallery. You can go to the “Upload Photos to a Gallery” page to upload or put them in the Field Trip folder in the Member Sharing Dropbox folder.
Tami’s Garden – If you went on this May 21st field trip to Tami Shaughnessy’s flower garden, please upload some of your images to the field trip gallery. You can go to the “Upload Photos to a Gallery” page to upload or put them in the Field Trip folder in the Member Sharing Dropbox folder.