Come and join the friendly folks of the Plano Photography Club. Spend an evening with people who share your
passion for photography. You may become a member or just visit to see what the club is all about.
The Plano Photography Club meets at West Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Road, Plano, Texas at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month (except December).
Frank Richards: Sharing Thoughts on His Photography
Frank Richards started shooting film and printing images in the darkroom when he was 20-something. After retiring in 2001, he taught Photoshop at a local high school – he had never used PS before, but was a faster study than the students. Being impressed with Photoshop’s capabilities, he bought a digital camera and is now immersed in processing and printing his images. Recently, he spent several years working his way through the photography and art courses for a Photographic/Imaging Associate Degree at Richland Community College. He’s also attended quite a few workshops with internationally recognized photographers.
© Frank Richards
Amarylis VI © Frank Richards
Frank’s interests are eclectic, but tend toward general pictorial images as opposed to fauna, portraiture or PJ. When asked, he’ll generally say that he enjoys shooting anything that does not move, with his favorite subjects being landscapes, places and things. He usually prefers straight images, but also plays around with creative manipulation from time to time. In his mind, there is nothing like holding a fine print in one’s hands. He has put a lot of effort into improving his printing skills – especially monochrome – and he’ll bring some prints for us to see.
He joined the Dallas Camera Club in 2005 and participates in the club’s monthly print and projected image competitions in the Masters group. He’s a Fellow and has held several offices in the club. He’s also won numerous high-point and image-of-the-year awards in all competition categories. He teaches classes and workshops for the camera club and other local groups.
Cozumel © Frank Richards
Frank has been fairly successful in outside competitions with winning images in the State Fair of Texas, Trinity River Contest, Photographic Society of America International Exhibition, North American Body Painting Championship (yep, you read that right) and others. He’s been published in a few newspapers, magazines, calendars, websites and books. And he has images hanging in both private and public collections.
With photography being an important part of Frank’s life, he’ll share his thoughts on it and talk about some of his images. His program will include how he got started, general philosophy, approaching an image, the importance of composition, undertaking photo projects and the camera club. He’ll also touch briefly on the gear and the post-processing tools that he uses.
Morning Fog © Frank Richards
Creativity Discussion by Parvin Stiles
Club members and visitors are welcome to come early, at 6:15 pm, January 21, to meet in the Library, just down the hall from the PPC meeting room.
The November contest is open for submissions. The theme for this contest is “Portrait of Character.” Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight November 30. For help in understanding the contest theme, please download this PDF document: Description of Competition Subjects. Each club member may submit one image.
The maximum width for images submitted to the contest web site is 1400 pixels. The limit on the height of the image is 1050 pixels.
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Several club members have won awards in the GSCCC contests and in the annual Richardson Photo Contest. Please see the
Honors page for a list of these individuals.
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The Plano Photography Club website received a 2nd Place in the
2015 PSA Website Contest.
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