“I enjoy studying a scene to see what is constant and what is changing (light, water, wind, people). I then strive to capture that feeling in a photograph so the viewer gets a sense of what it was like to be present in that moment. My interests vary between fine art urban and rural landscapes, botanical, macro, and infrared photography.”

Julie Lee is a Central Florida part-time professional photographer. What started as organizing a group of friends for photo excursions led to joining the Orlando Camera Club and organizing field trips.

Julie has a broad knowledge of photographic styles from wide-angle landscapes and cityscapes to nature, abstract, portraiture and families. Always up for a challenge, macro and infrared photography are of particular interest as they involve unique ways of seeing a subject. As opposed to taking pictures OF a subject, she strives to capture thoughtful images that are ABOUT the subject while conveying what it felt like to be present at that moment via the use of creative techniques.

Julie served as Orlando Camera Club’s 13th President and spent five years leading field trips for OCC.

Julie has offloaded her heavy DSLR gear and embraced the Fuji X mirrorless system for its quality and lighter weight. She feels that the ability to shoot from early morning until sunset and beyond is important for a busy photographer without the distraction of being weighted down by heavy gear. While a camera is only "the pencil to the poetry", it certainly is nice to have a fine and reliable "pencil!"


Instagram: @julieleeusa

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Upcoming Events:

Macro Photography for Beginners Workshop at Live Wonderful Photography (Orlando)               Jun 13, 2020
Creative Flower Photography at Casements Camera Club, Ormond Beach, FL                            Jun 25, 2020
Southwest Photo Tour with Wayne Bennett Photography (4 spots remaining)                               April 2021


Past Events:

Long Exposure Photography presentation with Wayne Bennett at The Orlando Camera Club      Feb 24, 2020
Long Exposure Photography presentation with Wayne Bennett at Sanford Camera Club             Feb 26, 2020
Long Exposure Photography presentation with Wayne Bennett at Camera Club Brevard             Mar 3, 2020

Understand Photography Show and Podcast    August 16, 2019
Presentation to The Orlando Camera Club: Creating Expressive Botanical Images Combining Emotion and
Principles of Design (public welcome)    March 11, 2019

Picturing Success Podcast with Rick Sammon and Larry Becker, Episode 103    February 25, 2019
Presentation to Ikebana International - Winter Park Chapter at Leu Gardens   February 14, 2019
Presentation to Indian Harbor Beach Garden Club (private event)    January 16,  2019
North Shore Birding Festival (Photo Tour Guide, sunrise and birding trip #20) sponsored by Orange Audubon    January 17-21, 2019
Orlando Wetlands Festival (Photo Tour Guide)    February 2018
Presentation to Central Florida Rose Society (private event)    June 2018
The Understand Photography Show on YouTube    December 2017


Member: Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Member: North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA)

Board of Directors: Orlando Camera Club 2015 - present

President: Orlando Camera Club 2016-2017

Field Trip Chair: Orlando Camera Club 2015-present

Director-At-Large 2015-2016: Orlando Camera Club

Fine Art Chair 2015-2017: Orlando Camera Club

Julie’s work is hung in private home collections, commercial installations, and has been included in public displays at the following locations:
     127 SOBO Gallery (Winter Garden, FL), monthly exhibitions 2013-present
     The Orlando Mayor's 3rd Floor Gallery at Orlando City Hall, August 2015, 'Insight' Exhibition
     Aloft Orlando Downtown (Orlando, FL) May-June 2015, 'Insight' Exhibition
     Jai Gallery (Orlando, FL), 'Insight' a juried Photographic Exhibition by The Orlando Camera Club,
     March-April 2015

Julie is available for private or small group instruction for landscape, macro and infrared photography in addition to post-processing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop. She offers group presentations on documentary and creative botanical photography in the central Florida area.