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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).

Club Meeting, February 18

John Murray: Take A Longer Look - Impact and Visual Polarity

John Murray

John Murray, Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman, received his Bachelor’s degree in Business from North Texas State University in 1983. He was awarded the Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America in 1991. John has one hundred twenty four Exhibition National Merit Awards with twenty-three International Loan print awards. Three were chosen to be displayed at Florida’s Epcot Center. Twice, he won the Past President’s Trophy at the SWPA competition and once received the Best Of Show By A Master. He holds many distinguished print awards. John is one of the first to hold the “Excellence In Imaging Award” presented by the PPA. His articles have been published in the American Society of Photograpers Magazine, Professional Photographers Magazine, Southwestern Image, and the Texas Professional Photographers Magazine.

Fishing First Light © John Murray

John Murray is a second generation photographer following his father, Paul Murray, who pursued portraiture as a business since 1948. Through nine years of apprenticeship and a continued lifetime of experience, John is acquainted with proper exposure for emotion, good lighting for appeal, and excellent printing of the photographic print and is dedicated to lifelong learning and teaching of photography. He currently teaches high school at Faith Christian School in Grapevine, TX. He is well known in the industry as a mentor and critic used by the masters while helping many professional photographers achieve their Master’s Degrees from the Professional Photographers Association.

Overwhelmed © John Murray

Program Overview

“Take A Longer Look” is about his approach to a photograph which will lend the image depth, the critical element for drawing any viewer into the image. The program is filled with illustrations and tips to entice the viewer to maintain emotion long enough to connect with each piece. His thirty four years of competing for the national award merit print in the PPA have given way to technical approach and applied philosophy in light, color, line, and circular observation which have influenced his 85% success rate for meriting an image.

The Stand at Yosemite © John Richards

Snapshots! @ 6:15 pm


Club members and visitors are welcome to come early, at 6:15 pm, February 18, to meet in the Library, just down the hall from the PPC meeting room.

Monthly Contest

The January contest is open for submissions. The contest theme is "Photojournalism" and will follow Photojournalism rules. The restrictions for Photojournalism are found in the Description of Competition Subjects.

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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Photographic Society of America Website Contest

The Plano Photography Club website received a 2nd Place in the 2015 PSA Website Contest.

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