Y’all come and visit us!

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, October 15

The Developing Landscape by Elizabeth Mellott

Elizabeth Mellott

Elizabeth Mellott was born in Pullman, Washington. Her family moved thirteen times before settling in Keller, Texas. At 19, she moved to New York City for a short time, studying photography and fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, before moving back to Texas. She received a Master’s of Fine Art in Photography from the University of North Texas. Months after completing a MFA, Elizabeth began a full-time teaching position at Collin College. She teaches darkroom photography, alternative photography, artist’s bookbinding, landscape photography and history of photography.

As an artist, Elizabeth incorporates a mix of mediums, crossing boundaries seamlessly. The majority of her work is alternative and sculptural, with an emphasis on photography. The concept and viewer’s experience are paramount to her, allowing materials and structure to serve these mixed media objects. She has exhibited and spoken internationally and has artwork in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Harry Ransom Center and the Center for Creative Photography.

Scottish Countryside at Night, 2015 © Elizabeth Mellott

Program Overview: The Developing Landscape

1839 marks the announcement of photography to the world. One year later major exploration of the American West began. The camera, as a valuable tool, merged seamlessly with this exploration.

Timothy O’Sullivan, Shoshone Falls, 1874
Here the tradition of American landscape photography began. As the land changed, the American concept of the land changed as well, deeply etching the evolution of opinions in sliver gelatin and color prints.

Edward Weston, Hot Coffee Mojave Desert, 1937
This presentation will began examining the history of the American landscape photography and will end with contemporary approaches in landscape photography.

Brent Phelps, Beaverhead Rock, Montana, 2002

Snapshots! @ 6:15 pm

The Exposure Triangle by Bud Mallar

Club members and visitors are welcome to come early, at 6:15 pm, October 15, to meet in the Library, just down the hall from the PPC meeting room. Bud will discuss the importance of understanding the relationships between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

Monthly Contest

The September contest is open for submissions. The theme for this contest is “Abstract.” Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight September 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 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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