Come by and join the friendly folks of the Plano Photography Club. Spend an evening with people who share your passion for photography. You are welcome to just visit to see what the club is all about, or to become a member to participate in club activities and contests.

The Plano Photography Club meets at West Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Road, Plano, Texas on the third Thursday of each month (except December).

Club Meeting, January 25

The host church requires the use of their facilities on the third Thursday, January 19th. Our meeting has been moved to Janaury 25th.

6:00 pm: Training - Study Groups

The Club meets for Training at 6 pm before the regular meeting at 7:15 pm. Several study groups exist to cover various topics. Please join us and choose a group to study with!

7:15 pm: Main Program - Irwin Lightstone: Up Close and Personal - The Magic of Macro

Hiding in plain sight, macros and close-ups are limited only by your creativity. Macros are that exquisite exploration of detail, or that miniature gem of a subject, or even a fascinating abstract study of textures. Join Irwin to discuss the techniques and strategies for photographing this wonderful world.

Irwin Lightstone lives in Dallas with his wife, one cat, and several thousand plants, mostly cuddly cacti and succulents. He is an award winning professional photographer who has specialized in plant photography. Also, Irwin is President of the North Texas Cactus and Succulent Society. View his website at IrwinLightstone.com.

Monthly Contest

The January contest is open for submissions. The theme for the January contest is “Special Effects.” Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight January 25. For help in understanding the contest theme, please download this PDF document: Description of Competition Subjects. Each club member may submit one image.

Image Sizing

The maximum width for images submitted to the contest web site is 1920 pixels. The limit on the height of the image is 1080 pixels.

Recent Changes

Changes to contests for the 2017-2018 contest year:

  • The annual themes of “Photojournalism” for January and “People Photography” for November have been dropped. New themes for the November 2017 and January 2018 contests have been announced by the PPC board.
  • There will be ten monthly contests that contribute to the end-of-year competition: May through November and January through March. All ten contests will count toward the end-of-year award; we are no longer dropping each member’s lowest score.
  • The April contest will be replaced by a special contest with two or more categories, which will include Photojournalism and Portrait photography. There will be prizes (such as trophies or ribbons) for the special categories but they will not contribute to end-of-year scoring.
  • Dropping April from end-of-year scoring will allow us to hold the end-of-year awards ceremony during our normal May meeting time, rather than having it as an extra meeting on a Saturday in June.
  • In the competition web site, each of the digital contests for the 2017-2018 year has been opened for entries, and will stay open until the contest deadline. This change will allow club members who are going to be traveling to submit their entries before they go out of town. Print contests will open about two months ahead of the date of the contest.

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