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 on the third Thursday of each month (except December).
*** Starting in May 2016: Training study groups meet at 6:00 pm.The evening’s program now begins at 7:15 pm. ***
6:00 pm: Training - Study Groups
The Club will meet for Training at 6 pm before the regular meeting at 7;15 pm. We will be meeting in small Study Groups covering topics such as Camera Fundamentals, Making Prints, Lightroom, Photo Assignments and Photo Projects. Please join us and choose a group to study with!
7:15 pm: Main Program - Dan Spigel: The House of the Generals
Dan Spigel was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a fine arts and drama major at the University of Texas. He also studied at Texas Christian University and the Hollywood Film Institute.
Dan is now retired from a career in commercial real estate, but his passion has been photography and filmmaking. In the ‘90’s he announced he was going to write a screenplay. Two years later he started filming “House of the Generals.” Now he speaks from coast-to-coast on his endeavor of making an independent film. Dan stresses the importance of how family photographs through genealogy played an important role in the screenplay. It took Dan years to discover cousins who were among the Russian émigrés arriving in Dallas. From them, he learned about more how about his mother’s family survived WWII and the story of her life in the General’s house.
Dan wrote, produced and directed the movie, which is filmed entirely in Texas with the exception of an opening scene in Paris, France. Dan has appeared on national television and on June 16 he is appearing at the Plano Photography Club.
Filmmaker Dan Spigel, producer of the independent film, “House of the Generals,” speaks on the importance of family history. He brings his family back to life through photographs to tell a historic tale of family survival beginning with the Russian revolution to the Holocaust, concluding with the miracle of the birth of Israel. As second generation Holocaust survivors, Dan and his wife, Tammy, have spoken to groups nationwide and appeared on national TV, discussing the 145-minute film.
Dan will begin the program by engaging the audience directly and then will proceed with a very short screen photo presentation on a video projector. The talk includes: why your photos are so important, the future and how the sky is the limit in photography, how photography engages all the arts, and how to be involved in all aspects of photography. Photographs led Dan and Tammy on a road of discovery for the last 20 years. He will talk about family they thought were lost and then discovered. Tammy will join Dan on the podium for questions and answers.
The May contest is open for submissions. The theme for the May contest is “Repetition.” 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 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.
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 2nd Place in the
2015 PSA Website Contest.
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