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.


In-person Meetings – We are slowing getting back to meeting in person for some of our meetings.  We will be holding our Practical Photography meetings as Hybrid meetings – both in person and on Zoom – on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Check the calendar for 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

We are finally able get back to having regular outdoor field trips.  It has been wonderful getting together again.

March 18 – Signs of Spring at Mima Mounds – This month Bruce Livingston will be leading a field trip to the Mima Mounds Natural Area on Waddell Creek Rd near Littlerock starting at 9:00.  We’ll look for early spring blooms, emerging plants, buds (and if this weather keeps up-water drops).  This will be primarily close-up and macro photography so bring a close focusing lens, camera support that will let you get low down and something to keep you dry when getting low because the ground will almost certainly be wet.  See the calendar announcement for more details.

April 8 – Quinault Rain ForestMeet at 10:30 am at the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station Address: 902 N Shore Rd, Amanda Park, WA 98526. National park pass or America the Beautiful Interagency pass required per vehicle.  Bring: a lunch, water, camera gear, warm clothes, and rain gear, a rain covering for your camera is advised.  Camera Gear: Bring a telephoto such as a 24mm-70mm and a macro lens.  see the calendar for complete details

January 28 – Museum of Flight –  if you attended this field trip, please upload some of your photos to the Museum of Flight gallery by clicking on the “Add Images to a Gallery” link in the Members Only menu.

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