“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. In 2020 she will be co-leading a photo tour with Wayne Bennett Photography.
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 is volunteering in her fifth year leading field trips for OCC. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors guiding the club towards its vision of educating members in various forms of photography. She places often in their monthly competitions and has earned awards in OCC Annual Competitions including 2018 third place Monochrome; first places in Monochrome and Color Advanced in 2017; third place Color Advance in 2016; first place Monochrome and third place Color B in 2015.
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!"
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
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,
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.