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 Planning Meeting & Potluck – The Annual Planning Potluck Picnic and potluck will be held on August 21 at the Rose Garden of Squaxin Park (formerly known as Priest Point Park). Details will be posted on the Calendar as soon as they are finalized.

Thurston County Fair – July 31 – August 4, 2024. The Olympia Camera Club sponsors the Open Class Photography Exhibit at the Thurston County Fair each year.  Click for more details. FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – we need help preparing the images for display prior to the fair and staffing an information desk during the fair.  OCC Members who would like to participate can sign-up on the schedule here.

Membership Dues – if you’re finding you can no longer log into your OCC web account it may be because you did not renew your membership for 2024. Please visit the Membership page to get paid up for the year and we will reinstate your account.

Practical Photography meetings are live at Capital High School and also on Zoom.  Member Sharing is only via Zoom.  See the Calendar for complete details.

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.

When meetings are recorded – You can find videos of previous meetings in the Members Only Menu under RESOURCES > MEETING NOTES & VIDEOS

Upcoming Meetings and Due Dates are listed in the column to the right by date.  Click on the links for details.

Field Trips

July 13 – Lakewold Gardens – We’ll meet at the gardens in Lakewood at 10:00 am. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and military. A macro lens is recommended. For more information see our calendar.

Past Field Trips If you went on any recent field trips, please add some of your images to the corresponding Field Trip gallery by choosing “Add Images to a Gallery” from the Members Only menu. See our past field trip galleries here.

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