The purpose of the Olympia Camera Club (OCC) 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.

OCC serves the area surrounding Olympia, Washington.

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.

Members – Be sure you vote by the 28th of each month
for the current

NWCCC Traveling Image Competition.
April mages are now posted.

Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 pm – General Meeting – This month we will have a presentation by Jim Koepnick. Jim is an aviation photographer of vast experience and a Sigma ambassador. So if you love aviation or photographing anything in flight don’t miss this one.

All meeting are on the Zoom Platform.

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.


May’s Virtual Field trip is to Oregon. The photo opportunities are endless and can take us from the Columbia River Gorge to the Alford Desert to the coast and endless areas in between. Please share with us your favorite area to photograph in Oregon. If you haven’t been there, maybe now is a good time to plan a short photo trip to Oregon.

Images are due by May 6, 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

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.

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 these fine organizations:

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