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’re Now Meeting on ZOOM!

Due to COVID-19,  in-person meetings of the Olympia Camera Club are canceled until further notice.  We are now scheduling virtual OCC meetings and will be releasing meeting information as it becomes available.  Watch this space.

Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 pm – Practical Photography –This month, we will continue the post-processing theme. I have posted four RAW or DNG images to the Member Sharing Folder in DropBox. There will be a different genre of photography represented by each image. So, if you plan to participate, select “one” (1) image to share your post-processing with the group. Please be prepared to show us your workflow from start to finish in your post-processing software of choice.

Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 pm – Member Sharing – This month our theme will be “Still Life.” In a nutshell, a still life is a work of art that focuses on inanimate subjects. Usually, the subjects are commonplace objects. That can include both man-made objects (such as vases, items of clothing, consumer products like toy figures) and natural objects (like plants, food, rocks and shells). Tell a story with your image, create a mood and most of all have fun.

Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 pm – General Meeting – This month we are fortunate to have Brent Paull presenting to the club. Brent is a professional nature photographer, instructor, and photo tour leader specializing on the American west. After nearly two decades based in Utah he now lives in Tulare California. His presentation will focus on Yellowstone and The Tetons, it should be a good one.

All meeting are on the Zoom Platform.

To participate you will need a microphone.  A headset with an attached microphone is helpful. Most laptops come equipped with a built-in microphone.   A Web Cam is nice, but not required.

Meeting Link:
Members, if you have misplaced the link to the teleconference, you can find the link posted in the “Members Only” area on the OCC Webpage.

If you are not a current member of the Olympia Camera Club but would like to join our “virtual” meetings, please visit the Membership page of our website and choose an option for paying your annual dues.  Once you have joined, you’ll receive a “Welcome Letter” that will include the link to our meetings and access to the Member’s Only Area of this website..

Virtual Field Trips

No field trips are scheduled at this time due to COVID-19.  Instead we will conduct a series of virtual field trips in the monthly newsletter and with Field Trip Galleries.

An International Virtual
Field Trip

We can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Soon we will be able to travel again and get on a train, or plane, or bus, or whatever we like.

So, let’s think big. This virtual field trip is from around the world.

Share with the OCC your best international travel photos. Dig through your photo library and remember travel. Maybe you can share an experience that will inspire others to get on a plane?  So dig through your photo library and inspire us to plan our next international travel trip.

Images are due by February 4, 2021.  Members may contribute up to 5 images per person to the newsletter for each virtual field trip, but you may also upload up to 10 of your images to the club’s website gallery by logging into the website and choosing ‘ADD IMAGES TO GALLERIES’ from the Member’s Only Area.

Please size your images to 2048 pixels on the long side and reduce the file size to 2MB or less. Put a watermark on the image and title each image. Example for the title: Milky Way over Mt Rainier_Pam Hoaglund. Please send the images as an attachment to an email to [email protected]

Upcoming Virtual Field Trips – These are the basic topics and due dates for the upcoming months of 2021.  Watch the newsletter and calendar email announcements for additional information on each topic.

March 4 – Ridgefield NWR
April 8  – Cape Disappointment
May 6  – Oregon
June 3 – Capitol Grounds and Rotunda
July 8  – Beaches
August 5 – State Parks
September 9 – Mount Rainier (Sunrise, Paradise)
October 7 – Waterfalls
November 4 – California
December 9- Mount St Helens

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

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