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About the Oakland Camera Club

Stereo photography — 3-D photography — is the marvelous craft of making pictures with the illusion of depth.

The Oakland Camera Club is a San Francisco / Bay Area organization of stereo photography enthusiasts. Join us at a club meeting to learn about the art of stereo photography and experience fantastic printed and projected 3-D photos.

The Oakland Camera Club was founded in 1934 and is a member of the Photographic Society of America. The Oakland Camera Club is a non-profit organization.

Club News

"The Art and Craft of Stereo Photography," A Presentation for the Berkeley Camera Club
posted March 19, 2014

The National Stereoscopic Association and Oakland Camera Club present an introduction to 3-D photography to the Berkeley Camera Club, Tuesday, March 25th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Northbrae Community Church (about a mile from the Albany Community Center). A stereo slideshow of the Oakland Camera Club's "best of" images from 2008 to 2013 follows the presentation. Oakland Camera Club members are welcome to attend and participate.

2014 Field Trip
posted March 3, 2014

Saturday, April 12: Shoot stereo at the Oakland Zoo with your fellow Oakland Camera Club stereo photographers! Learn more.

2014 Special Competition List
posted January 28, 2014

Poll results are in. Our 2014 special competition and clinic schedule is posted.

Congratulations 2013 Hollywood International Placeholders and Acceptances
posted December 4, 2013

The 2013 Hollywood International Stereo Exhibition features winners from several Oakland Camera Club members.

In the digital slide category, John Ballou received three acceptances, Jack Muzatko received two, and Mat Bergman also received two acceptances along with an Honorable Mention.

The 2013 Hollywood International also featured a card section, with John Ballou receiving three acceptances.

Congratulations John, Jack and Mat!

Congratulations to Cascade International Placeholders and Acceptances
posted November 6, 2013

Oakland Camera Club stereographers are well represented in the Fifteenth Cascade International Stereoscopic Exhibition results.

John Ballou took second place, altered reality (digital section); one open digital section acceptance, and two stereo card acceptances.

Jack Muzatko took an honorable mention, altered reality (digital section), plus two open digital section acceptances.

Mat Bergman received one acceptance in the open digital section.

Club Documents Online
posted October 28, 2013

The Oakland Camera Club's Club Handbook and Bylaws are now available online, along with a fascinating history of the Oakland Camera Club and revised guidelines for guest judges.

Latest Digital Slide Specs
posted September 18, 2013

We've invested in a new display adapter for our 3D projection system! Learn how to prepare digital slides for our upgraded projection PC on the updated Preparing Digital Slides article.

Next Club Meeting


Monday, April 21, 2014


7:30 pm


Albany Community Center, Albany, CA

Special Competition:

Oakland Zoo

Enter up to four digital slides and/or four stereo prints of any subject (including "creative") taken at the Oakland Zoo during our 2014 field trip.