Come and join the friendly people 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.
Photographer of the Year - 2012/2013 by Marea Downey
Marea Downey, a member of the Plano Photography Club, in the Masters division for competition entries, will discuss her work, what inspires her, and how she plans and carries out a shot, (including her mistakes)! Marea has qualified as a judge for camera club competitions through the Photographic Society of America. She will share with you some of the things she looks for when judging, and will pass along some of the things she has learned from the friends and professionals who have helped her.
© Marea Downey
A native of Surrey, England, Marea lives in Dallas with her husband of thirty-five years, spends time at their ranch near Farmersville, Texas, and reserves a few months each year for her hide-away cottage in Cadgwith, Cornwall.
Marea’s work has been published in Outdoor Photography, Cornwall Today, travel guides and newspapers. In her books, For Love of Cadgwith, and In the Heart of Cadgwith, she recorded her tribute to this historic Cornish village.
© Marea Downey
In 2012 she provided seventy-eight images for the best-selling book The Fisherman’s Apprentice, authored by Monty Halls, which accompanied the six-part BBC series. The National Portrait Gallery in London acquired one of her portraits. Marea devotes her photographic talent to assisting charities, such as creating images for a calendar in aid of the Leukemia Trust in Cornwall. Her teaching support of the advanced art students at Fairhill, a Dallas school for students with learning differences, has helped many achieve honors in annual statewide photography competitions.
Trees in Sky
© Marea Downey
Snapshots! @ 6:15pm: Producing a Portrait by John Lehman
Come early to the meeting for a presentation at 6:15pm in the Music Room!
John Lehman will take an image from the recent PPC Model Shoot and show how it goes from being downloaded into Lightroom, through the selection process, basic editing, then into Photoshop for further touch up and editing and on to being a finished portrait that can go onto the web or be printed. He will also introduce you to Nik plug-ins including Color Efex 4 and Silver Efex 2 which can be used within Lightroom or Photoshop to enhance the image further. John focuses most of his photography on people. His Flickr site has had over a million views. His website is thewizardofpixels.com.
Watch for: Producing a Landscape Image and Producing a Still Life/Macro Image to come in 2014.
The November contest is open for submissions. The theme for the competition is “Stopped Motion.” For help in understanding the contest theme, please download this PDF document: Description of Competition Subjects. Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight November 30. Each club member may submit one image.
The maximum width for images submitted to the contest is 1400 pixels. The limit on the height of the image is 1050 pixels.
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Ron Lin’s “Lotus Flower,” placed second in the October Pictorial Projected competition for GSCCC.
© Ron Lin
Sharlott Hasty’s photo, “Lilac-Breasted Roller, Botswana”, earned a 2nd Honorable Mention in the November Nature Projected Digital Contest for the GSCCC.
Lilac-Breasted Roller, Botswana
© Sharlott Hasty
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