Upcoming Meetings

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, August 11 – Pactical Photography – This month we will have a presentation by Ed Tromble on “Stacking” ( AKA “image averaging”), and is primarily used when taking night photos of the sky, Milky Way, Comets etc. to reduce “noise” and render stars with points.  The months of August and September are the last “predictable” months this year to have clear skies, so if you are into social distancing, night photography may be your ticket.

Tuesday, August 18 – Member Sharing – The theme is the COVID Kitchen. Since we have all been subjected to staying home, our kitchens have become the heart of our homes. This should be a fun and creative way to display the talent in the club. Think of anything that passes through or is a part of the kitchen.  Here are some ideas:  Photos of food; Still Life; Macro shoots; Family Fun; Food Action Shots; Food and Animals; Food & Humor; Abstracts and more. Anything you can think of. Get your creative hats on and let’s see what you can do. Go to Google Images for ideas. Enter anything food related. It will inspire you!

Tuesday, August 25 – Annual Planning “Picnic” – We won’t be able to hold a potluck picnic this year, but we can still gather virtually to share ideas for the coming year.  We will go over the results of the Member Survey and discuss ideas on how to continue to share our love of photography during these difficult, social distancing times.

All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. using the
GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.

New to GoToMeeting?  Get the app now and be ready when the meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/177630701

To participate you will need a microphone.  A headset with an attached microphone is helpful. Most laptops come equipped with a built-in microphone. If you are not familiar with the GoTo Meeting application, you may want to log into the meeting 5 minutes early and familiarize yourself with the interface.

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.

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.

City of Olympia

A Virtual Field Trip to the City of Olympia. We have all been there many times; the Capitol, Farmer’s Market, Bud Bay, Priest Point, Woodard Bay, Percival Landing, and downtown Olympia. Let’s share our view of the wonderfully close places to take photographs. Show us the diversity of our Washington State. Everyone can learn about someplace new, nearby, and just around the corner. As things open up, our neighborhoods can be our first trip to photograph out and about in our community.

Please send up to 4 images by August 6 to Pam Hoaglund for publication in the August newsletter.   You may also upload up to 10 images to the City of Olympia online Gallery by logging in to the website and choosing “Add Images to Galleries” from the Members Only Area menu.

Images should be 2048 pixels on the long side and less than 2 mb file size.  If you need to reduce the file size, check out IMG2GO for a free image compressor


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).

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