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, October 20 – Member Sharing – Our theme will be Reflections. This opens up a wide variety of photo opportunities. We look forward to seeing your creative “reflection” photos on October 20th.

We are using a new format where you will have a time limit to talk about your photos. We found that somewhere between 6 to 10 photos works best for the timing to work. Please size your images to 2048 pixels on the long side. Put a watermark on the image and title each image. Example for title: Milky Way over Mt Rainier_John Brown.

Tuesday, October 27 – General Meeting – Darrell Gulin will be our special speaker this month.  Darrell was one of our judges at the Thurston County Fair in 2019.  We had a lot of positive feedback regarding how helpful the judges’ comments were about why they choose one image over another and other comments on composition and winning images.

Darrell will take us on a journey to all seven continents and include images of Wildlife, Landscape, and Travel.  He will discuss how many of these images were taken and also show examples of what could be a winning image in competition.

Darrell is one of Canon’s Explorer of Light Photographers.

All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. using
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. 

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.

Starry Starry Night

Join us in a walk through the night by sharing your Astro and night photography in a virtual field trip to our night sky. Show us a variety of your photos taken of comet Neowise, the Milky Way, cityscapes, the Moon, night time long term exposures, and maybe a total eclipse or two. Took a photo in the dark? Share with fellow club members what you photographed in the darkness. It is recommended that you work backward through your photo library, and share photos from the 21 Century unless you have an absolutely amazing shot from the last millennium.

GUIDELINES for IMAGES:
Images are due by November 5, 2020.  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]

Planning Ahead:  We’ll have one Virtual Field per month.  Here are the titles & due dates for the next few months.  See the calendar for more details.

  • December 3: Gratitude in the time of Covid19

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.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

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).

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