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People who share your
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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.

Club Meeting, Sept. 22

Creative Photography by Chanellé


The photojournalistic art of Creative Photography by Chanellé was created in 2008. Chanellé studied advanced photography at the University of Arlington (UTA), and currently has memberships in prestigious national photography associations. 

She also taught digital photography at UTA’s 2012 Upward Bound and courses for seniors in 2014.  Furthermore, in conjunction with the Association of Grand Prairie Artists, she taught photography fundamentals to ex-offenders through the National Endowment for the Arts program. 

Chanellé has notable prizes for her fine art, and her work is currently displayed in art festivals, galleries, shows, international airports, and books. Her most noteworthy work has been featured in the JUST ENGAGED section in the national publication Essence Magazine online in July 2013 (read more).

More of Chanellé’s work can be seen by following this link.

Program Overview

Chanellé will discuss her approach to photography, including the influence of an early exposure to art and music and how music helps her convey “movement” and “feeling” in her artistry. She’ll examine how she brings her own artistry into the work she does for clients, who love her “eye” in capturing those sentimental, humorous, tender moments with a touch of creativity. 

Chanellé will also talk about the technical side of her photography, including creating simulations of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography to add extra punch and her use of negative space.

©Creative Photography by Chanellé
©Creative Photography by Chanellé
©Creative Photography by Chanellé
©Creative Photography by Chanellé


There will be no Snapshots! session in September.

Come to the normal meeting room (Wheelus Hall) at 6:15 p.m. to enjoy some snacks and to mingle and chat with other club members before the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Look for some signs around the room, such as "Portraits," "Landscapes," etc. to help you gather with other club members whose interests are similar to your own.


August Contest

The August contest is open for submissions. There is no assigned theme, subject or topic for this contest. Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight August 31. Each club member may submit one image. For help in understanding the contest theme, please download this PDF document: Description of Competition Subjects. Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight June 30. 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.


Click here to view the current on-line edition of The Flash!

GSCCC Winners

For the GSCCC contest year 2013-2014, which ended in April, the PPC received the following awards in the three Projected Digital divisions in which it competes:

Pictorial: 1st Place

Nature: 3rd Place

Photojournalism: 5th Place

In the year-end competition, the PPC received the following recognitions:

Pictorial: 1st Place Chris Caho “Make My Day”

Pictorial: 1st HM Ernie Tacsik “Economic Pressure”

Nature: 1st HM Ron Hasty “Cold and Alone”

Photojournalism: 2nd HM Dennis Fritsche “Home Stretch”

The following are the PPC wins for the new, 2014-15 club year, to date:

In the May GSCCC Nature Projected Digital competition, Ron Hasty’s “Alaskan Brown Bear With Catch” received First Place.

Alaskan Brown Bear With Catch ©/Ron Hasty

In the June GSCCC Photojournalism Projected Digital Competition, John Lehman’s “The Blacksmith” received First Place.

The Blacksmith ©John Lehman

In the June GSCCC Pictorial Projected Digital competition, Marea Downey’s “Sunset Over the Sea” received Third Place.

Sunset Over the Sea ©Marea Downey

In the August GSCCC Photojournalism Projected Digital Competition, Larry Petterborg’s “Socotra Fisherman Casting Net” received Third Place.

Socotra Fisherman Casting Net ©Larry Petterborg

In the August GSCCC Pictorial Projected Digital competition, Sharlott Hasty’s “Mother and Baby in the Snow” received Third Place.

Mother and Baby in the Snow ©Sharlott Hasty

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