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).
Graham Hobart has been a professional photographer for over thirty years. He was born in a British colony in Africa and lived in London before moving to Texas 17 years ago.
Graham's commercial work has been featured in books and magazines from the USA to the Russian Federation, making the cover photo on Nikon's flagship publication Nikon World. Graham's wildlife photography was exhibited at the National Geographic gallery in London in 2012-2013, and on the "Wall of Fame" at Nikon's Imaging USA exposition in Atlanta, GA. He also travels on a regular basis to lecture and show his work for photography sponsors which include Canson Papers, the Booth Museum in Atlanta, and Nikon USA. Most recently, Graham contracted with a the Cultural Heritage Art Gallery in Arusha, Tanzania (near Mt Kilimanjaro) to have a number of large pieces of work permanent exhibit. Graham is currently commissioned by the Booth Museum to photograph the American West and contribute an infrared image to their permanent collection.
Before showing some of his infrared wildlife work which also includes a short film Graham Hobart will take you on a brief visual journey through his early images and show the path that led to where he is today. He will also discuss his thoughts and ideas that will help you develop an individual style. This will enable you to not only stand out and be noticed but more importantly be heard as you develop your own visual voice. This is a much needed topic that comes at a time when mediocre, generic copycat images are all too often the norm.
This lecture is for all ages and levels of expertise. Graham believes that too often we are asking our cameras to merely record what is in front of us in the hopes that it will accurately represent the physical subject matter. Instead we should be asking ourselves how we feel about what is in front of us and what is the truest way to express that feeling (with the camera) so that it will bring meaning to the end viewer. This is not just for fine art photographers but commercial photographers as well because we are increasingly moving into a marketplace of services instead of manufactured products. Graham Hobart believes that, although we live in a over stimulated world of imagery, there is still room for well crafted images that speak directly to the hearts and minds of a cynical public.
Yes the task is daunting but think of the alternative where photography is no more valuable than a photo-copy and artistic expression has moved into other media because modern photography has lost all credibility. Let us all begin our personal search for our own Visual Voice.
There will be no May Snapshots! session. Club members and visitors are welcome to come to West Plano Presbyterian Church at 6:15 pm to meet and greet each other.
The May contest is open for submissions. The theme for this contest is “Entrances.” Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight May 31. 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 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.
Our “News to Use” email list is one of the primary means for keeping club members informed of club activities and events. To subscribe, please send an email request to the PPC email administrator. After your club membership is verified, your email address will be added to the distribution list, and you will receive a welcome message via email. The club does not share member information with 3rd parties, nor will we send out any messages not directly related to club business.
The Plano Photography Club website received a 3nd Place in the
2014 PSA Website Contest.
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