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.


Annual Election of Officers – This year we will hold our annual meeting on June 22 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Thurston County Fair – Canceled – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously in support of cancelling the 2021 Thurston County Fair.  Read the Full Press Release Here..

Upcoming Meetings and Due Dates are listed in the column to the right by date.  Click on the links for details.

Traveling Images – Members, please vote for your favorite 5 images by the 28th of each month.  Find complete information here.

We recorded the May 22nd Zoom meeting with Jim Moats on Macro Photography, so if you missed it, head over to the Members Only Area, and under Resources, click on Meeting Notes where you’ll find the link to the video.  You’ll also find a link to specials on Macro gear offered by Hunt’s Photo.

Zoom Link:  Members, if you have misplaced the link to the teleconference, you can find the link posted in the “Members Only” menu.

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.

Virtual Beaches

Be it our Washinton State coastline or the Oregon coast, or the beaches of a faraway land, let’s all go to the beach. Waves, stones, shorebirds, blowing sand, sandcastles, beach blankets, maybe even a picnic basket it is all photographically available at the beach of your choice. You can also use just about any camera lens combination you choose; a tripod is optional, but be sure to take along your sunscreen.

Images are due by July 8, 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.

Guidelines for Images
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.

July 8  – Beaches
August 5 – State Parks
September 9 – Mount Rainier (Sunrise, Paradise)
October 7 – Waterfalls
November 4 – California
December 9- Mount St Helens

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