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December Meetings

December 10, 7:00 pm – Practical Photography – This month we will have a demonstration of editing software by On1. It seems there are more and more options to Adobe being developed and On1 seems to be one of the most promising for general editing. So if you are looking for an alternative to Lightroom or just tired of the monthly fee model come to the meeting and take a look.

December 17, 6:00 pm – Members Holiday Party – RSVP required. See your December newsletter for details.  There is also more information posted under Field Trip notes in the Member’s Only area of this website.

We’ll take the rest of December off.  See you on
January 14th for a new Practical Photography meeting.

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

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See the Calendar for more details and for other
opportunities for photo fun
that are not official OCC Field Trips.

The Twelve Words of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt – You are invited to participate in this month long project.  Click here to see the details.

Friday, December 13, 4:00 pm – Capitol Christmas Tree and Night Photography – We will start inside at 4:00 at the Legislative Building – Rotunda at the Capitol Christmas tree. There should be plenty of parking at this time of the day.  The building closes at 5:30. We will then go outside, walk to the backside of the Washington State Supreme Court building to the Law Enforcement Memorial where we will do some night photography of Capitol Lake.  Dress warmly. You will want to bring a tripod and wide-angle to a mid zoom lens. You can also try some pano photos and videos with your phone.

Saturday, December 21, 5:00 p.m. – Tacoma Winter Solstice Walk – Pam Hoaglund will lead a walk in Tacoma along the Thea Foss Waterway.  We will meet in front of the WA History Museum on Pacific Ave at 5pm. There is public paid parking in the history museum parking lot. For those not familiar with Tacoma here are the directions: I-5 north, take exit 133 “City Center”, follow exit toward the city center and then take the 21st St exit. At the light turn left toward Pacific getting in the far right lane to turn right onto Pacific Ave. Right after you turn onto Pacific the entrance to the museum parking lot will be on your right.

You will need a tripod and wide angle to mid zoom lens. We will photograph boats along the waterway decorated for the holidays, reflections on the water, light trails from the bridge, the Museum of Glass, and many other interesting objects along the waterway.

January 11/12 – Once again, we are planning a weekend field trip to photograph the winter birds of the Skagit Valley and River.  We will be putting together more details very soon.  See the calendar for more 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).