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Welcome to the Oakland Camera Club formerly known as the Pontiac Photographic Society.  Our goal is to share our photographic knowledge and skills with our members.   Our club has been in existence for over 40 years.  We are also affiliated with the Greater Detroit Camera Club Council (GDCCC) which is comprised of 10 clubs including one in Windsor Canada and the other in Toledo Ohio.   The GDCCC has been in existence for over 80 years.

Our meetings are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building in the Conference Center (which is on the eastern most side of the complex) located at 2100 Pontiac Lake Road - Bldg. 41 West in Waterford Mi 48328.   Here is a link for the complex map:

https://www.oakgov.com/edca/resources/Documents/Maps/map_eob.pdf

Our club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM except July and August.  We only meet on the 1st Tuesday in December.

For the 1st meeting of the month (the 1st Tuesday),  we will have a Print competition with two categories:    Monochrome and Color.  We also have an assignment which changes monthly.    We divide the groups into 2 levels:  Beginner and Advanced.

The 2nd meeting of the month (the 3rd Tuesday) will be our DPD competition with five categories:  Color Creative also called 'Altered Reality', Color General, Monochrome General and Nature.   We have special assignments in this division as well which also changes monthly.    Again, we divide the groups into 2 levels:  Beginners and Advanced.

We have various programs during our meeting nights.  Beginners receive OCC ribbons for their wins in the monthly competitions:  1st, 2nd, 3rd or HM's.  We have an End-of-the-Year Banquet in April or May where we compete for the Best of the Best.  

There are GDCCC competitions where we compete against the other clubs in the council.  During the year there are six print and six digital competitions during the year of which each club can only enter five.  Six different clubs will host these events and judge the other clubs entries.  The hosting club does not enter when they judge.   At the end of January, the GDCCC also has an End-of-the-Year Banquet where the all winners from these six competitions will compete AGAIN for the Best of the Best.  At this banquet, you will get a chance to win a medal or medals along with HM ribbons.  It's a fun night and a great time to see wonderful work from your fellow photographers.

Our meetings are always open to the public.  You are welcome to come as often as you like but please note, that if you want to compete, you have to join.  So...if you like taking pictures, if you want to improve your photographic skills, if you want to meet others with the same interests, and if you'd like ideas on when and where to photograph, Oakland Camera Club is the place to be.

Our dues are $25 a year.   Please do come and visit - we'd love seeing you!!

 Oakland Camera Club Officers - 2017
 President Roger Bower
 Vice President Joann Snavley FGDC
 Treasurer Ed Rapin
 Secretary Carolyn Jensen
 Webmaster Ed Rapin/Judy Yaker
 DPD Director Bruce Michelotti
 Print Director Judy Yaker FOCC Hon FGDC
 Co-Record Directors TBD/Judy Yaker FOCC Hon FGDC

 

 OCC Print Judges 2017 - January thru December (deadline Mon. noon)
 Print Judges
3-Jan Ken Zynda
Pat Lindsay
John Pambid


7-Feb Joyce Carmichael
Allen Calopisis
Bob Dombroski


7-March  Joann Snavley Bob Dombroski
Joyce Carmichael


4-April Bev Wolf
Roger Bower
Skip Roche

 
2-May Allen Calopisis
Ken Zynda
Joyce Carmichael


6-June Pat Lindsay
Ed Rapin
 Bruce Michelotti

 
5-Sept Bev Wolf
Carolyn Jensen
Ken Zynda

 
3-Oct Allen Calopisis
Roger Bower
Bob Dombrowski


7-Nov
No Competition - Program or Outing - TBD
13-Nov  We Host the GDCCC 6th Print Competition (Monday)
14-Nov GDCCC EOY Print Judging  (Tuesday)
5-Dec Carolyn Jensen
Bruce Michelotti
  Ed Rapin
     
  OCC DPD Judges 2017 - January thru December (deadline Mon. noon week before mtg.)
17-Jan David Morse
Joann Snavley
John Pambid
Judy Yaker
Skip Roche
21-Feb Joann Snavley
Pat Lindsay
Bruce Michelotti
Roger Bower
Carolyn Jensen
21-March Bruce Michelotti
Ed Rapin
Judy Yaker


18-April Bev Wolf
Judy Yaker
Bob Dombroski


16-May Skip Roche
Roger Bower
Carolyn Jensen


20-June
Ed Rapin
Allen Calopisis
Pat Lindsay


19-Sept Bruce Michelotti
Roger Bower
Joann Snavley

 
17-Oct Judy Yaker
Bev Wolf
Ken Zynda


21-Nov Allen Calopisis
Ed Rapin
Bob Dombrowski


19-Dec
No Meeting

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