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).
Retha Moulder, PPC Rep for PSA, and Larry Blackwell, PPC Rep for GSCCC, present: PSA & GSCCC: The Inside Scoop
Retha Moulder has been a Point & Shoot photographer most of her life. When she retired from teaching, photography became important. In 2010, she joined PSA, signed up for their on-line Photography Course, and then became a member of their Digital Study Groups. After moving up to DSLR and Photoshop Creative Cloud, Retha pursued more classes, including Creative Live videos, Scott Kelby training, an SMU class, and other workshops. She’s been in the Dallas Camera Club and is a member of the Heard Nature Photographers. She’s had published photos in Galveston’s “Coastal Bend Newspaper” and the Texas Woodcarvers national “Chip Chats” magazine. Retha has been a member of PPC since 2006.
Larry Blackwell ran his high school yearbook photography staff for three years, which paid for the film, paper and chemicals to support his 5,000 images a year habit. After a long SLR hiatus, he re-entered that world five years ago, shooting about 15,000 images a year, many of his children’s activities, but also shoots portraits, nature and travel. Larry has been a member of PPC since 2014.
Retha will discuss the many benefits of being an individual PSA member. She will also explain how our Club participates in PSA. She will present the opportunities to attend the PSA conference at West Yellowstone. She will go into detail on the PSA Study Groups, and present opportunities available to first-time PSA members.
Larry will discuss the opportunity to compete in ten nature and photojournalism competitions each year in the five-state GSCCC region. He’ll share the secrets to winning images, the finer points of meeting the requirements of the categories, and our club’s successes.
If you’d like to expand your knowledge of photography, or improve your competition images and compete more often, you’ll find this program of interest.
The July Snapshots! session will be at 6:15 pm, July 16, in the Library, just down the hall from the PPC meeting room.
The July contest is open for submissions. The theme for this contest is “Shelter.” Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight july 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.
The “Surprise Topic” for the July contest was announced at the May Club meeting. The topic for July is “Shelter.” It is intended that you take a new photograph (taken on or after May 21) for this topic, rather than using a photograph from your archive.
Click here to view the current on-line edition of The Flash!
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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